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
Operations Director
Ankita Patel
Financial Controller
William Prieto-Parra
Head of Events - UK and International
Nina Iles
Head of EdTech
Yasmin Barnett
Deputy Head of Events
Alexander Shea
Senior Policy Analyst
Hayley Baptist
Membership Coordinator
Lois Mills
Events Coordinator
Arianna Franculacci
Events Coordinator
Mina Patel
Book Keeper