Meet The Committee


Elissa Williams

Institution: Keele University
Head of Global Opportunities

Gemma Proudley

Vice Chair
Institution: London South Bank University
Profile: I have been working in the International Education field for the past eight years. During this time I have established London South Bank University’s Study Abroad and Exchange programmes to give students the opportunity to enhance their studies and career prospects with international study and internship experiences and have worked with LSBU's TNE partners to increase their internationalisation agenda through innovative mobility opportunities.

Angela Phoenix

Insitution: Self-employed HE Consultant

Angela has held teaching and administrative roles at a number of universities. Her career in study abroad began at Lancaster University under the direction of Nigel Rogers. In later years she established and headed the Study Abroad Office at the University of Essex, creating university-wide international programmes. She then was Head of International Mobility at the University of Birmingham, and currently works as an HE consultant.

Andrew Walker

Events Officer
International Exchange Officer
Alliance Manchester Business School
University of Manchester

Andy commenced a short term contract at Alliance MBS in the summer of 2011. He was soon annexed by AMBS International Team in early 2012 and only allowed to leave for: BUTEX Symposiums/Conferences, EAIE, Terra Dotta: Kentucky NAFSA: Colorado, LA, Philadelphia and the odd Pastoral & Partner visit. Alliance MBS have around 60 undergraduate and postgraduate exchange partnerships across the globe.

Paul Beavitt

Marketing Officer
Paul started academic life as an anthropologist in the Archaeology department at the University of Leicester, then worked in the Study Abroad and Exchange Office, also at Leicester. He is now Regional manager for Europe at the University of Western Australia.

Jane Atkinson

Conference Officer
Institution: Lancaster University
Profile: I am Head of the Global Experiences team and have worked in the area of Study Abroad for 15 years, including Erasmus+.

Rich Dunning

Symposium Officer
Deputy Head of Study Abroad
University of Liverpool

Following his own mobility experience during his undergraduate studies, Rich has been working in the field of Study Abroad for just shy of 10 years. Rich started in outbound student administration before moving to a management role covering, amongst other things, the operations, marketing and partner relations of Study Abroad at the University of Liverpool.