meet the Head Office team

senior management team

Lana Foster, Bright World

Lana Foster

Managing Director

Lana founded and co-owns the company with James. Lana is also on the Board of Trustees of AEGIS, our accrediting body.

James Foster, Bright World

James Foster

Commercial Director

James co-owns Bright World and manages the all-important finances for all areas of the company. He makes sure everyone pays and gets paid.

Charlotte Hamson, Bright World

Charlotte Hamson

Director of Sales & Marketing

Charlotte manages the Regional Manager team at Head Office and China. She also manages our website, SEO, social media and Marketing Budget & Strategy.

Jenny Rumble, Bright World

Jenny Rumble

Director of Safeguarding & Operations

Safeguarding the students under our care is our priority and Jenny makes sure our policy is upheld. She also makes sure our infrastructure is in place to operate a successful programme.

Su Warren, Bright World

Su Warren

Director of Guardianships & Operations

Su manages the team of Guardianship Care Managers and Accommodation & Travel Managers to ensure that our programme is operated to the best of our ability and events are well organised and run smoothly.

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Guardianship Care Managers

Simon King, Bright World

Simon King

Senior Guardianship Care Manager

Simon manages our student care in Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Somerset, Lancashire and Bedfordshire. Simon also manages our emergency telephone and holiday rota.

Robbie Piper, Bright World

Robbie Piper

Guardianship Care Manager

Robbie manages our student care in Kent, East Sussex, West Surrey, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire and Cambridge.

Casper Jones, Bright World

Casper Jones

Guardianship Care Manager

Casper manages student care in Mid Sussex, East Surrey, London, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Reading and Bristol.

Jack Wilkin

Guardianship Care Manager

Jack is the newest member of the guardianship team and joins his colleagues in taking care of our students across the UK.

from a happy school

Accommodation and Travel Managers

Fi Williamson, Bright World

Fi Williamson

Accommodation & Travel Manager

Fi manages the host family allocations for a number of our students, strategically planning our events and making sure host families are all set for the holidays.

Leanne Poole, Bright World

Leanne Poole

Accommodation & Travel Manager

Leanne manages several students’ accommodation needs as well as managing our travel and transportation service, keeping our drivers trained and ensuring they uphold our Drivers’ Charter.

from a happy host family

Sales and Marketing Team

Cory Holden, Bright World

Cory Holden

Admissions and Regional Manager

Cory manages our school placements service and manages student enquries and offers support to our partners in Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, Europe non EEA and Central Asia.

Lia Ferris, Bright World

Lia Ferris

Digital Media Manager and Finance Assistant

Lia manages our social media and website, along with closely working with James in our Finance Department making sure bills are paid. You can also find Lia hosting our podcast channel, Bright Sounds

Carol Gill, Bright World

Carol Gill

Marketing Assistant

Carol is the longest standing member of staff at Bright World. Carol assists the Sales, Marketing & Admissions team with agent prospecting, system management and marketing visit follow up.

Hai Li, Bright World

Hai Li

Regional Coordinator

Hai is based in Beijing and assists our Regional Manager with our Chinese Counselling service and assisting our network of agents and parents in China.

Grace Wang, Bright World

Grace Wang

Regional Manager

Grace manages our Chinese Counselling service and our agent network in China.

from a happy partner