About Us


The BESA secretariat is a small, dedicated team that works hard to find channels to market for education suppliers – both in the UK and Internationally – and to ensure the voice of the sector is heard.

Caroline Wright
Director General
Patrick Hayes
William Prieto-Parra
Head of Events - UK and International
Mark Rosser
Communications and Website Manager
Nina Iles
Head of EdTech
Ankita Patel
Financial Controller
Abi Ross-Jackson
Events Manager
Cléo Fatoorehchi
Communications Coordinator
Robert Harries
Membership Coordinator
Yasmin Barnett
Events Coordinator
Lois Mills
Events Executive
Roisin McHugh
Events and Communications Executive
Maxine Hoffland
Personal Assistant to the Directors