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
Nina Iles
Head of EdTech
William Prieto-Parra
Head of Events - UK and International
Julia Garvey
Head of Membership and Marketing
Ankita Patel
Financial Controller
Yasmin Barnett
Deputy Head of Events
Mark Rosser
Communications and Website Manager
Lois Mills
Events Coordinator
Roisin McHugh
Events and Communications Coordinator
Robert Harries
Membership Coordinator
Maxine Hoffland
Personal Assistant to the Directors
Arianna Franculacci
Events Coordinator
Alexander Shea
Policy Analyst