webinar panel discussion with school headmasters, principals and industry experts 1st July 2020 - 1pm London time

Webinar: A Safe September Welcome to overseas students at UK Boarding Schools

Join our live Webinar Panel Discussion, hosted by Bright World Guardianships, on Wednesday, 1st July 2020 at 1pm London time. We have an impressive line up of panellists comprising UK boarding school Principals, Headmasters and industry experts. All our panellists have one thing in common - their commitment to welcoming international students to the UK and to getting them back safely for the Autumn 2020 half term.

Bright World has been speaking to many schools and industry leaders over the past few months and we are confident that by working together we will have a safe and successful start to the 2020/21 academic year.

meet our panel of experts

Gareth Collier

Gareth Collier Principal of Cardiff Sixth Form College

  • After serving 24 years in boarding schools in the UK and internationally in Kenya and Tanzania, fulfilling pastoral roles of Housemaster, Head of Boarding, Head of Pastoral, Senior Teacher and Headteacher as well as teaching, marketing and admissions roles, he joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in 2015, where he is Principal. Gareth is a passionate exponent of international boarding education and is proud to be associated with such a highly academic and top-performing institution as Cardiff Sixth Form College. As a Welshman, he is honoured to be able to contribute not only to one of Wales’ leading educational establishments, but also to one of its leading businesses.

Jeremy Quartermain

Jeremy Quartermain Headmaster of Rossall School

  • Jeremy was previously Deputy Head (Academic) at Brentwood School. He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School before studying for a history degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He completed an M.Phil. in medieval history at Trinity College, Dublin, where he also tutored undergraduates within the department. Following a period of teaching English overseas, Jeremy completed his PGCE at the University of East Anglia. Appointed to teach history and classical civilisation at Gresham’s School in 2007, Jeremy was subsequently appointed Head of Sixth Form in 2010. In this role he was responsible for the day-to-day running and strategic development of the Sixth Form. Jeremy has continued to work as a freelance educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust and, more recently, became a compliance inspector for independent schools.


Eve Jardine-Young Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College


  • Eve has been Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College since 2011, and has worked in the independent sector for over 25 years, including at Radley College, Blundell’s School and Epsom College. She had held academic and pastoral roles in both single sex and co-educational schools, having originally worked in industry having qualified from Cambridge University in Engineering Science. She is Chair of the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) and a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire. She has spoken recently on themes relating to education in Washington, London, Prague and Hong Kong, and is a trustee of the Barnwood Trust, whose work supports marginalised and vulnerable adults in leading more independent lives. Deeply committed to environmental initiatives, she also has an interest in social enterprise, microfinance and development economics, having been borne and raised in Malawi.

Cory Lowde

Cory Lowde Headmaster Box Hill School

  • Cory was the Deputy Head at Box Hill before becoming Headmaster in 2014. It is his first headship. Cory's 24 year career includes international placements, state sector and independent sector schools. Cory has been Head of Languages, Head of Boarding and Director of Pastoral Care. Cory is looking forward to reassuring parents and agents that Box Hill is ready to welcome students safely in September.

Adam Lubbock

Adam Lubbock Chair of AEGIS and Director of Kings River Education

  • Adam comes from an education background and has taught in secondary and Independent schools. As a Head of PE and sport he enjoyed getting the best out of his students.Adamwith his wife Cara and two daughters, took over the boarding at Woodbridge School and enjoyed seeing the numbers rise from the early 20's to over 60 by the time they decided to leave. As Director of Boarding and Housemaster, Adam championed the cause of the International student. Adam is the Chair AEGIS and has been involved in much of the working together that has been fostered between Guardianship and schools during the Coronavirus situation. Adam also has his own company called King's River Education which is centred around safeguarding in education. 

Charlotte Hamson

Charlotte Hamson Director Bright World Guardianships

  • Charlotte manages the Sales, Marketing & Admissions team at Bright World’s Head Office and China, in addition to the website, social media and Marketing Budget & Strategy. With over 7 years’ experience, assisting parents with their applications for UK Boarding Schools and guardianship, she has a real understanding of the needs and anxieties parents experience when sending their child overseas to study. Charlotte is passionate about promoting safe, accredited guardianship and is always looking for new ways to spread this message far and wide.


Suzanne Rowse

Suzanne Rowse Director British Boarding Schools' Network (BBSN)

  • Suzanne has been working in boarding schools’ marketing for more than 20 years after international marketing roles in industry. For eight years she was responsible for international marketing in a girls’ boarding school in Kent.  Suzanne has worked as an international marketing consultant for boarding schools and is a regular conference speaker. The BBSN leads the way in providing international marketing and student recruitment services to British boarding schools. Membership of the Network and the renowned British Boarding Schools’ Workshop (BBSW) enable schools to work successfully with a global network of professional, reference-checked agents.

Alex McGrath

Alex McGrath Global Director of British Council Schools

  • Alex is Global Director of British Council Schools. Prior to working within the British Council, he was the Headmaster of two prestigious UK independent schools: King’s Ely near Cambridge, and Leighton Park in Berkshire. His career in schools spans over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Durham; his Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of York; and MA in Educational Leadership and Management (with distinction) from the University of Nottingham. Alex is the author of two books on leading independent schools, “Lifting Our Heads”(2013), and “Classroom In The Cloud: Seizing Advantage In The Blended Learning Revolution” (2014), both published by John Catt Educational Press. The British Council is the UK’s organisation for Cultural Relations and Educational Opportunities.


Naomi Goldshtein

Naomi Goldshtein Senior Manager Fragomen LLP

  • Naomi is a Senior Manager and solicitor and has worked in the field of UK immigration law for more than 12 years. She has experience advising clients on a full range of applications covered by the UK Immigration Rules. Naomi leads Fragomen’s dedicated PBS Compliance & Audit and Education teams, advising start-ups, established global clients and establishments in the education sector on the requirements to secure and maintain a UK Sponsor Licence. She has experience providing strategic advice to companies, Higher Education Institutions, and independent schools on the maintenance of their immigration compliance and transactional programmes and the immigration implications of corporate restructuring including mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.

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