In addition to being trained, qualified and experienced English teachers, our trainers have many years’ professional experience including: contacts throughout the legal, financial and commercial world, experience working with top management, gaining MBA and other business qualifications, knowledge of many world languages, experience of living in many countries and many have run their own businesses.
Lara looks after all our professional clients and manages the academic team for the Executive Centre. Lara has been with IH London since 1992 and has been an academic manager since 1993. She has extensive teaching and training experience both in the UK and abroad.
Iona has a history degree, a Graduate Diploma in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course. She also worked at one of the UK’s top city law firms, Macfarlanes LLP, where she qualified as a solicitor and specialised in Commercial Real Estate. After several years as a practising solicitor, Iona went on to qualify as a teacher and was awarded her CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English To Adults) at International House London in 2018.
Anya has been teaching for over four years and has a Masters in Sociocultural Linguistics from Goldsmiths University. She has taught in Australia, Tokyo, Seoul and the UK.
Charles has been working for IH London since 1975, with breaks for teaching in Sudan, Poland, Japan, Spain, and Morocco. His professional roles include: teacher, teacher trainer, business English teacher, business English teacher trainer, school director, and lecturer at London University.
Helen has had extensive teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. She worked for an international business school in the role of a business trainer and an academic manager before joining The Executive Centre at IH London. Elena has a BA in English Language and Literature and the Cambridge Delta. She completed an MA course in Linguistics and Business Administration. She speaks French, Russian and is studying Italian.
Melanie has been teaching for 27 years. Her wide-ranging experience includes delivering specialist courses in marketing, human resources, management, finance, journalism, politics & diplomacy and English for veterinary surgeons. In her classes at IH London, she has taught international sportsmen, CEOs of large multinationals, famous actors and TV presenters, as well as highly motivated, bright young professionals on the career ladder.
Nick has been teaching since 1983, working in Germany, Turkey, Poland, Lithuania, France, China, Russia and the UK. He has an MA from Edinburgh University and the RSA Diploma in English language teaching. He speaks at many industry conferences, specifically about Business English, and he co-wrote the book Five Minute Activities for Business English, published by Cambridge University Press.
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Ozlem has an MA from the University of Westminster and is studying for her PhD in Trainer Training in Intercultural Communication. She has been teaching English since 2007 and has been with The Executive Centre since 2017. She holds multiple language training certificates including TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA. In addition to teaching, she also works for ICC-Europe’s Language Association.
Sally joined The Executive Centre IH London in 2010 and teaches a diverse range of our clients in a wide range of sectors, including: HR, retail, management, management consultants, pharmaceutical, marketing, law, advertising/design, business owners – and more. She also teaches
in finance, including our regular HSBC clients. Sally worked in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 20 years, in management roles and with her own marketing communications company. She is currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law at university part-time.