Meet our Sales Team

Our Market Managers help can help achieve the educational vision of clients, giving all the help and advice needed about courses and accommodation.

If you have any question, or would like to become an agent of The London School of English then please contact our sales team. We are always happy to help you. The general phone number for the sales team is +44 (0)20 7605 4142 and email is

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Jo Burns

As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Jo provides strategic guidance and all round help for the lovely people below. She has had a varied career spanning hospitality, gaming and ecommerce at The Guardian. She has now spread her horizons to the world of education and provides executive leadership for The London School Group.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8563 4174
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Russian 

Market Managers

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Rosie Ganne

Responsible for Germany, Taiwan and South East Asia, Rosie is also the person to answer your questions related to British universities, whether it be about your application or as someone to talk about your academic future. Previously, Rosie spent five years teaching our students here at the School. Nowadays she can be seen pedalling her bike to and from work.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8563 6506
Countries: Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines
Languages spoken: English, French 
What I love about learning a language: "I love learning a language so that I can fully understand another world, culture and its people."

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Porine Chhor

A lovely and welcoming individual who inspires confidence with all those who meet her, Porine is an experienced Market Manager who has spent ten years in the education industry. Amazingly, she knows three languages and is also proficient in the language of origami. With just a piece of paper, Porine can make some beautiful objects, some of which you can see around her desk.  

Phone:+ 44 (0) 20 7605 4141
Countries: France, Spain, Switzerland, Andorra, Lichtenstein
Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish.
What I love about learning a language: "Language is a complex score; learning a language is like playing with a new instrument, you enjoy it all the more when you get better and can compose your own music!" 

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Tulio Althoff

Tulio is known for his easy-going personality which allows him to connect with just about anyone! He has been living in East London for the last ten years and has become a true eastender, knowing all the best places to eat and gather. During his spare time, you can see him visiting his favourite restaurant, Bithrothesque, and listening to Kate Bush.  

Phone:+ 44 (0) 20 7605 4161
Countries: Brazil, Angola, Argentina, Chile, Israel, Portugal, Bolivia
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
What I love about learning a language: "Learning a new language is like getting a new key that opens to a new world of knowledge, culture, information and people that I would not have access to if I didn’t speak that language."

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Silvia Cupini

Starting her career as as a trainer, Silvia moved onto become a Client Sales Manager more than ten years ago. With experience in both teaching and client management, Silvia draws experience from all sides of adult English language teaching. 

Phone: +44 (0)20 7605 4177
Countries: Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Croatia
Languages spoken: English, Italian 

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Scott Bushell

Responsible for Japan, South Korea, Italy and Turkey and based in our Canterbury centre, Scott is a former actor and teacher turned Market Manager. With this expertise behind him, Scott says the best book for voice and accent training, 'Great Expectations' by the revered Charles Dickens. 

Phone: +44 (0)20 7605 4181
Countries: Japan, South Korea, Turkey
Languages spoken: English, Latin 
What I love about learning a language: "It unlocks people’s potential to communicate with others they might never have met."

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Faeza Afzal

Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Faeza is a global nomad with a career spanning banking, higher education and edtech. A Bangladeshi-Canadian, she studied at the University of Oxford and worked in Jeddah, Canada and London. Faeza’s diverse background allows her to bring an international perspective to her professional roles. Self-professed to having itchy feet, Faeza is often travelling and finds the best way to discover a new culture is to eat it. A few samples do make it back to the office.

Phone:+ 44 (0) 20 7605 4129
Countries: Corporates, Middle East
Languages spoken: English, Bengali 
What I love about learning a language: "Discovering unique phrases or expressions that exist in a new language which you don’t have in your own language." 


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Sara Oran

Before joining us at The London School of English, Sara used to be a teacher of German for five years, teaching international students around Vienna. She has a master’s in Turkish studies and is fluent in the Turkish language along with German (of course!), English, speaking a little of Spanish and French. She is currently adding to her exhaustive language skills by learning Brazilian Portuguese. In her spare time, Sara likes visiting the many beautiful cities around the UK, sipping her coffee outside a quaint café and basking in the occasional English sunshine. 

Phone:+ 44 (0) 20 7605 4124
Languages spoken: German, Turkish, English, Spanish, French.
What I love about learning a language: "So I can watch movies in their original language!"

Alumni Relations Manager

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Chris Newman

Chris knows the company inside and out, having worked here for 40 years.An alumnus of the University of Cambridge, Chris started his teaching career in Germany before becoming a teacher at The London School of English. As the School grew, Chris became the Market Manager for France, Germany and the Nordics and now has settled into his new role as the Alumni Development Manager. He is fluent in English, French, German and football, especially the chants of Manchester United and Hearts. 

Phone:+44 (0)20 7605 4121
Languages spoken: English, French, German

Digital Marketing Team

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Olga Podshibikhina

Olga is a warm and open individual with a wealth of knowledge in Digital Marketing. Her impressive career has spanned leading online companies and she is truly a global nomad having travelled many countries and has settled in many others. Her wandering feet have also led her to find the hidden paths and walks of London, so if would like to discover some of the more beautifully hidden walkways of London, then Olga is the person to ask! 

Phone: +44 (0)20 7605 4126
Languages spoken: English, Russian, French
What I love about learning a language: "I love learning a language so that I can fully understand another world, culture and its people."