The Business English UK Team

Business English UK is run by a committee which is elected by member schools every other year. The committee makes the important and relevant day-to-day decisions about the key issues within the association and the industry. The day-to-day operation is managed by the International Manager.

The committee is comprised of the following members:

BEUK Committee

Mark Waistell
Mark Waistell

Committee Member - Mark is the Senior Partner of Accent International, Senior Consultant at Accentuate, member of national bodies e.g. Former Chair and continuing committee member of Business English UK , Founding Chair and continuing committee member at English UK (South West) and member and Acting Chair of British Council Accreditation Advisory Committee. Mark has a first degree in Biochemistry, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, the RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults and has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

www.accent-international.com

Jo Burns

Committee Member - Jo is Director of Sales and Marketing at The London School Group, which has offered English language training for over 100 years as well as Communication Skills training and specialist online training. Jo worked for Wellcome Trust and Goldman Sachs as Director of Sales and Marketing for their multi-billion student accommodation business, following a career in media, as Head of Ecommerce at The Guardian before joining LSG in February 2018.

www.londonschool.com

Fiona Dunlop
Fiona Dunlop

Committee Member - Fiona is Academic Director at Wimbledon School of English. She has been involved in many aspects of ELT over the past 20 years, including teacher training, Business English and academic management. She is a trainer in ELT course design, training new teachers, teacher observation, academic quality and motivating long stay students.

www.wimbledon-school.ac.uk

Mike Hogan
Mike Hogan

Committee Member - a director of York Associates, Mike delivers language and communication skills and international team training to clients throughout Europe. He is a licensed coach for The International Profiler (for intercultural competency) and a practitioner of TMP (Team Management Profile) for international team development. Originally from Dublin, Mike recently moved to York after 13 years working in the corporate training sector in Germany.

www.york-associates.co.uk