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
Julia Garvey
Deputy Director General
Ankita Patel
Financial Controller
Dave Smith
Head of Content
Jo Summers
Head of Events
Hayley Baptist
Head of Membership
Peter Doyle
Policy Analyst
Lois Mills
Deputy Head of Events
Megan Wiseman-Davies
Events Coordinator
Zoe Walmer
Executive Assistant
Hannah Kelleher
Administrative Assistant