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Henrietta Lightwood – London
Title: Global Director Marketing
and Student Recruitment
Henrietta started her career working for 16 years in public relations and marketing consultancy for big blue-chip corporates. Since 2004, Henrietta has worked for five top boarding schools in the UK and has spent 17 years working in international education. She sat on the strategy board for the British Council representing the UK independent school sector and is currently a board member for the Metropolis Group. She joined Dukes Education in 2017 and overseas the international marketing and admissions for the five colleges – Cardiff Sixth Form College, St Andrews Cambridge, Earlscliffe, Fine Arts and Rochester Independent College.
Vickie Li – Tirana
Title: Marketing and Recruitment Officer
Languages: English, Chinese
Regions: China Northern, SE-Asia, and Eastern Europe
WeChat & WhatsApp number: +86 186 9144 8896
Vickie has been working at St. Andrew’s College Cambridge for six years and has rich experience in global marketing and international student recruitment. She was educated at Communication University of China, UCLA, and Goldsmiths University of London. Vickie stays in close touch with educational agents, international schools and is always happy to support the students and look after them during their studies in Cambridge. She joined the Dukes Education Group in 2020.
Zack Abdulhamid – Istanbul
Regional Manager for MENAT region.
Languages: Arabic, English.
Zack was born in Libya then completed his education in UK. Started his career in education industry on 2009 where he was helping enrolling students from MENA region to UK universities. Since, Zack has worked with different of roles and regions such as MENA, Africa, South Asia, South Europe and North Africa with UK, Australia, US institutes. Also during this period, Zack has managed agents, schools and governments sectors relationship through his career.
Eden Xiang – Shanghai
Languages Mandarin, English
Eden is from Hubei China. She was educated and has lived in Malaysia and the UK for eight years where she completed a university foundation course at Malaysia Nilai College, her Bachelor degree at the University of the West of England and Master degree at Aberdeen University. She started working for St. Andrew’s College since December 2009 and covers the middle of China, joining Dukes Education in 2020.
Florence Chow – Hong Kong
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Florence was born in Hong Kong and was educated in Business at Douglas College, Canada. She has eight years’ work experience in recruitment for overseas summer schools all around English speaking countries and has been working as a regional manager for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China at large education groups for the last 10 years.
Tony Blignaut – Bangkok
Regional Admissions Director, Asia
Languages: English, Dutch, Afrikaans
Tony is a US citizen, educated in Colorado, USA, and South Africa. He has worked for top independent boarding schools in the UK as International Recruitment Director for South East Asia. Tony is the Regional Admissions Director for South-East Asia for Dukes Education.
Sharon Ehinwenma – Lagos
Regional Manager for Africa
Sharon is a Nigerian from the great Benin Kingdom and she was educated in Public Administration at the University of Benin. With five years of experience in educational marketing and student placement, she is the African Representative for Dukes Education.
Natalia Vochugova – Moscow
Languages: Russian, English, Latvian
Natalia was educated in Latvia and the UK, and has a background in Radio, Film, and Television productions. Since 2013, Natalia has been working in the international school sector, where she looks after the European, Russian, and CIS market for student recruitment and agent relations
Matthew McLarty – São Paulo
I began my career in international education aged 18 when I got a summer job as an Activity Leader at an international summer camp near London. Following a CELTA in 2010, I spent two years in Brazil before returning to the UK and working at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education in between working in Thailand, Australia and in Spain. After moving into management and student recruitment for a famous summer school provider in Oxford in 2017, I then made a transition to the independent education sector with Dukes Education in August 2021. Fluent in five languages and comfortable with public speaking, a natural relationships-builder and student recruiter, I am most at home in an international environment. Currently based in Sao Paulo and building new markets in Latin America.
Liz Li - Guangzhou
Liz Li has been working in the international education sector for eight years, marketing and recruiting students for UK, Europe, US and Australian institutions. She was educated at South China Normal University and Birkbeck, University of London. Liz bases in Guangzhou China and looks after South China market for St Andrew’s College and Dukes Education.