Head Office team

senior management team

Lana Foster

Lana Foster

Managing Director

Lana founded and co-owns the company with James. Lana is also Vice Chair 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.

Su Warren, Bright World

Su Warren

Director of Guardianships

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.

from a happy parent

Dear Jenny, First we would like to thank you and all of your colleagues for your cooperation and help! We are absolutely happy with your service during the all years together and truly would recommend your company to our friends!
Nikolay Tumbev

Guardianship Care Department Managers

Simon King, Bright World

Simon King

Senior Guardianship & Operations Manager

Simon manages our student care in Cumbria and Lancashire. Simon also manages our Local Coordinator team and oversees our emergency telephone and holiday rota

Robbie Piper, Bright World

Robbie Piper

Senior Guardianship Care Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Robbie is our DSL and ensures our safeguarding standards are upheld and our students are well looked after. He also manages student care in Kent and York.

Casper Jones, Bright World

Casper Jones

Guardianship Care Manager/University Coordinator

Casper manages student care in Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Surrey, Reading and Bristol. Casper also manages our University Guardianship programme.

Maria Novais

Maria Novais

Guardianship Care Manager

Maria manages student care in Bedford, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Scotland and Suffolk

Isabelle Amor

Isabelle Amor

Guardianship Care Manager and Sustainability Officer

Isabelle manages student care in London, West Surrey, Durham, Yorkshire, Kent West, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

Jieni Hua

Jieni Hua

Guardianship Care Manager

Jieni manages student care in South Wales, Dorset, Hampshire, South Wiltshire, Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and East Kent

from a happy school

Dear Simon, Thank you for including me on the communication to parents, it was good to read such professional and proactive communication.
Christopher Rondel, Wells Cathedral School

Accommodation and Travel Managers

Leanne Poole

Leanne Poole

Senior Accommodation and 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.

Annie Constable

Annie Constable

Recruitment and Safeguarding Manager

Annie manages the recruitment of host families for us and makes sure Safer Recruitment processes are followed.

Tori Percy

Tori Percy

Accommodation and Travel Manager

Tori manages students’ host family allocations ensuring that they have positive holiday times. She also helps to manage our travel service, keeping our drivers trained and ensuring they uphold our Drivers’ Charter.

from a happy host family

Very good e-mail communication and grateful for phone call. Gina was a lovely student and was polite and mixed well. We loved having her and would welcome her back anytime. We are very impressed with Bright World with the quality of your students and your excellent communication.
Peter and Lorraine, Bright World 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

Bright World Guardianships have been a long-standing partner with Aston Education since it first started. Bright World follows up on students closely with regard to their needs and individual situations at school. As a guardian, their role is extremely important, especially with younger students or when students are in need. Bright World is always quick to react when students need assistance. Their service is all rounded, and no matter if it is for a student’s travel arrangements during term breaks, or homestay arrangements, they are very caring throughout the student’s stay in the United Kingdom. We highly recommend students and parents to use Bright World Guardianship service.
Dahlia Leng, Managing Director, Aston Education, Hong Kong