Board Advisor / Mentor


London, Prague, Hong Kong, Melbourne

Business Experience

British Chamber of Commerce

School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London


Founder, Owner & Managing Director of 2 market-leading, high-end service, consulting & design businesses in education & travel.

Experience in every SME job function from HR to Finance, Sales & Marketing to Operations and Strategy.

Leading the creation, marketing & sale of unique, high-touch educational & travel services for clients across USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, India & China and others.

Successfully executing critical turnaround projects in the Covid era.

21+ years’ international, cross-cultural leadership experience.

Experiential education pioneer; Speaker at key educational events and conferences in USA, Czech Republic, Australia, China & Hong Kong.

Experienced NED for several SMEs in UK & Hong Kong including digital, management consulting & training.

Leadership & entrepreneurship, women in business speaker for several MBA programs.

Co-creator & judge for global hackathons.


Royal Holloway, University of London BA(Hons) in English Literature
Certificate in Marketing & Strategy, London Business School
Certificate in Strategy, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Founder & Managing Director of two business in Asia & Europe
  • Educational pioneer and 20+ years of educational design experience & delivery
  • Deep understanding of cross-cultural teams and multi-location businesses
  • Respected & proven ‘critical friend’ Excellent listener, holistic leader, experienced small-team mediator
  • Proven experience within agile & innovative environments
  • Inspirational speaker
  • Rallying the stakeholders to create win-win-win solutions


  • Established own business, International Study Programs sro in Prague in 1999, second business in Hong Kong 2011
  • £10mm+ annual sales
  • 10+ years remotely leading teams in Europe, Australia, South Africa & the UK, average 80%+ employee engagement
  • Experience in every function in start-up to scale-up
  • Chair of SME Committee, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, advising the Board on issues impacting SMEs in Hong Kong & the Pearl River Delta Region
  • Non-Executive Director of Hawtrey Dene (management consultancy) and Electric Dialogue (digital – taken to exit) in the UK; advisor & mentor to several business owners in UK, Czech Republic, Hong Kong & Australia
  • Advisory Board member of School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Former member of YPO Prague & Pearl River Delta chapters
  • Engaging & inspirational speaker
  • Values-led, purpose-driven
  • Active listener, highly collaborative, strategic visionary
  • Navigator through multiple issues – from strategy to values creation, across all stakeholder groups
  • Successfully led a company for 21 years, ultimately handing over the running to an excellent management team
  • Transformed businesses through Covid – with over 80% engagement from staff and managers