Liam oversees Equal Education Partners’ teams working across Recruitment, Tutoring, HE & STEM Partnerships, Digital Solutions and eLearning.
Liam works closely with institutions including the Welsh Government, the Education Workforce Council (EWC) and the Department for Education (DfE) to address challenges facing the education sector – bolstering talent attraction & retention, tackling educational disparities, widening higher education access, and improving STEM education.
Liam has also worked in Investment Management at BW Group and Goldman Sachs, in Singapore & Norway. Liam is an Executive Committee member for the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), a member of Yale’s Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) and an external reader for the US-UK Fulbright Commission. In 2019, Liam was awarded a St Davids Award for expanding access to world class education.
As an undergrad, Liam studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) at Yale-NUS College and Yale University, graduating with a distinction. From September 2022, Liam will be pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and an MA in Education at Stanford University.
Liam is an avid tennis fan and a father to Telyn Aur (see below!).
Carolyn founded equal in 2011 alongside her son, Liam. She has overseen the growth of our education and training teams as well as developing new initiatives for the company. Carolyn’s main focus is on enabling schools to attract, retain and develop excellent education professionals.
Carolyn is a firm believer in ethical employment and ensures that all our team members feel respected, valued and supported, which is something we’re passionate about at Equal.
After completing a BA in European Languages and Institutions at Leeds University. She went on to become an experienced teacher of Spanish and French. Carolyn draws on her experience and knowledge to coordinate, produce, and deliver professional learning opportunities. Helping our teaching and classroom teams in collaboration with school improvement bodies, the Welsh Government and the Education Workforce Council.
Carolyn completed a BA in European Languages and Institutions (Spanish, French and Politics) at Leeds University and a PGCE (MFL) at Swansea University. In 2018, Carolyn completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme delivered by Said Business School at the University of Oxford in collaboration with Goldman Sachs.
When ‘school is out!’, Carolyn spends her time with her sons, three dogs and her ‘diva’ cat. We’re all multilingual!
Mallorca is Carolyn’s favourite holiday destination. And her favourite saying is ‘hay que desplegar las alas y volar!’, meaning ‘you must spread your wings and fly!’.
Carolyn’s motto: broaden your horizons and explore all that you can!
Kelly is a Senior Recruitment Manager at Equal Education Partners, working with schools & colleges across South West Wales to recruit high quality teaching, learning support and administrative staff for long term contract, permanent and daily supply positions. Kelly works with primary, secondary & Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and Further Education (FE) colleges.
Kelly is keen to speak with both experienced and newly qualified teachers, as well as experienced and aspiring teaching assistants, about career opportunities with us. Kelly prides herself on delivering high levels of service to both educators and partner schools.
Kelly has 10 years of experience in the education recruitment sector, prior to which she worked in the Property Management and Finance sectors. Kelly completed completed the Level 5 Institute in Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification with Cardiff University.
Kelly is a fun-loving, outgoing and (some would say) chatty person, who loves exercising, walking and spending time with family and friends, oh and food and wine.
“My favourite season is winter as I love cold nights ‘cwtching’ in front of the TV and most of all Christmas. If I had my way my tree would be up in September.”
Sian is our Senior Recruitment Manager. She works with schools & colleges across Wales to recruit high quality teaching, learning support and administrative staff for long term contract, permanent and daily supply positions. Sian works with primary, secondary & Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools and Further Education (FE) colleges, and leads on Equal’s highly successful Welsh-medium recruitment service.
Sian holds a BA in Business Management and French from the University of Glamorgan. And after graduating, Sian entered the world of Marketing, Media and PR. She held various management positions within these sectors for over a decade. This saw Sian working with high profile and private sector clients such as the Welsh Government, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff University Business School and various multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Prior to joining Equal, Sian was a Recruitment Manager at a regional recruitment company based in Cardiff. So, she knows a thing or two about helping people.
But when she’s not helping others at work, Sian takes good care of herself. As a keen swimmer and lover of yoga, she always inspires the rest of us to achieve greater balance.
Anna is the Teaching Talent Recruitment Manager at Equal Education Recruitment Partners and oversees the compliance & vetting of teachers and learning support staff. Anna is responsible for attracting education staff to Equal Education Recruitment Partners and supporting candidates through the recruitment process. Anna prides herself in forging positive working relationships with teachers and learning support staff to ensure their experience with Equal is a positive one.
Anna has worked in education recruitment for 17 years dealing with Primary and Secondary Schools across Wales. She is extremely passionate about education and supporting Teachers and Learning Support Staff’s professional development to secure a position in a school.
In University, Anna studied a B.A Hispanic Studies degree at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London. As part her degree she spent a year in Barcelona and she worked as a Teaching Assistant. Whilst living there Anna had the opportunity to learn both Catalan and Spanish and it gave her the opportunity to fine-tune her language skills.
Anna is a keen runner and has completed several marathons during lockdown, in the same breath she is extremely clumsy. She has several awards to prove it.
Matthew is our Recruitment Manager, with a focus on recruiting for permanent roles within the education sector. Matthew works across a variety of areas to guide education professionals into roles in schools, education technology, eLearning, and international schools.
Matthew graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in European Business in 2013. Seeking an adventure, he then spent several years teaching English as a foreign language overseas. This led to him recruiting teachers who share his passion for education to do exactly the same and make the move abroad. With experience living and working in France, Spain, and China, Matthew prides himself on having assisted countless education professionals in making the next steps in their careers.
Outside of work Matthew speaks several languages (with varying levels of success!), loves anything to do with Spain, and is a little obsessed with motor racing, football, and attempts at cooking new dishes.
Rebecca (or Becca) is Project Manager for our International Partnerships team and is our Compliance Manager. She supports the delivery of the MISTI Global Teaching Labs initiative and Seren’s summer programmes at Yale, Oxford and other institutions. This includes maintaining all safer recruitment procedures and coordinating with all schools & colleges, student-instructors and university partners.
For our recruitment team, Rebecca oversees the compliance & vetting of teachers and learning support staff. She is passionate about bilingualism and embedding Welsh cultural experiences in our programmes, as well as our daily office life.
Rebecca studied French and Spanish (through the medium of Welsh) as an undergraduate at Swansea University, where she earned a First Class degree, and went on to gain a Distinction in her MA in Translation and Interpreting. Whilst studying, Rebecca spent a year in the south of Spain, where she had the chance to spend a night camping in the Sahara Desert.
Rebecca recently discovered a newfound love for cold water swimming (brrr’), she is an expert on a Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP), and isn’t so bad at ‘Dobble’ either!
Lois is our Higher Education and International Partnerships Project Manager. She is responsible for running programmes in partnership with the Welsh Government and academic institutions worldwide.
Lois grew up in Gwynedd but went on to study French as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Oxford, gaining a Distinction in her Masters in Modern Languages. She spent a year abroad teaching English at two schools in Brittany. She considers it to have been the best year of her life (so far). During her time at Oxford, Lois became active in the field of access, outreach and widening participation through volunteering with various access groups and committees in the university. alongside working closely with Seren on various projects, including the Seren International Online Summer School.
Outside the education sphere, Lois has a keen interest in theatre, and she especially has a soft spot for 17th century French theatre. However, not living in 17th century France makes keeping up with this hobby a little tricky. So, she also enjoys 21st century things like literature and going to gigs.
As Professional Learning & eLearning Manager Lindsey works with the recruitment and tutoring teams to build, curate and manage online learning content for educators working with Equal. She also coordinates additional opportunities for learning during twilight and half term. Lindsey also works with the partnerships team to manage online teaching and learning communities for the Innovations in Education Professional Learning Programme with MIT, and Welsh Government Seren networks.
Lindsey completed a BSc (Hons) in Biology at Cardiff University. She then embarked on the TeachFirst programme in Wales, becoming Scientific Area Leader in a High School, before moving to Australia to teach Science. Lindsey is passionate about providing high quality education opportunities for all, and alongside teaching Science in Australia she dedicated time to support the education of Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander students. This was through the NRL Cowboys House Charity Foundation in Townsville.
Lindsey loves rugby league- particularly the NRL North Queensland Cowboys, scuba diving (although not so much in the UK!) and Stand up Paddle Boarding. Basically if there’s an ocean nearby, that’s where you’ll find her.
Bethan is the Assistant Project Manager for Seren collaborations created with Welsh higher education institutions, including online & residential summer schools. She helps Organise and execute collaborative events including information sessions, speaker series talks and celebratory events. Bethan is also responsible for the community management & engagement of Gofod, Seren’s digital platform and supports the running of multiple additional partnership programmes to widen HE access and improve STEM education.
Bethan grew up in Conwy County and attended a Welsh language secondary school, She went on to study History at the University of York. Pre-pandemic Bethan was able to spend 4 months in Costa Rica as a part of historical and anthropological research which led her to complete a dissertation in the field of environmental history. She has volunteered with numerous mental health organisations and was previously a tutor and mentor for university students with physical and learning disabilities. She also provides Welsh historical and cultural lessons to secondary school students in Cordoba, Argentina.
Using her creative skills is something Beth loves, however that doesn’t make her a master of all things. She’s pretty good at pottery & crocheting but (says herself) is a terrible painter. Despite this, she still paints frequently as she doesn’t believe you have to be good at the things you enjoy (this also extends to baking). Beth also hopes to learn to surf in Portugal and one day stand up on a surfboard without falling face-first into the water.
Amy is the Programme Manager for Equal’s Tutoring division. She is responsible for planning out tutoring requirements to meet the needs of schools, and managing the day to day running of the tutoring at Equal. Her skill set lies in people-management, strategic planning, reporting and collaboration.
Amy studied for her BA degree Religious Studies at Bangor University. With a strong passion for education and making a difference in young people’s lives, Amy set her sights on teaching. And after achieving a PGCE in secondary education, she found herself teaching in the English Education system at an outstanding school. Her career accelerated; becoming Head of Department and a professional tutor for trainee induction.
When not working she enjoys the great outdoors, specifically: gardening and growing her own vegetables. And she uses them to attempt cooking new recipes for her family. Other than that she also enjoys long walks with her dog, which often result in a very muddy, but happy dog at the end.
Stuart is our Tutor Recruitment & Induction Lead for our National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provision. He’s responsible for coordinating recruitment activity for our NTP, supporting tutors and liaising with partner organisations. Stuart is an experienced tutor who has taught a range of learners from Key Stage Three pupils to undergraduate students.
Before joining us, Stuart obtained his BA (Hons) in History and MA in Modern History from Swansea University. As someone who loves expanding his knowledge, Stuart is currently finishing his History PhD at Swansea University. The thesis explores Wales and the League of Nations, c.1918-1945.
However, away from working and studying you’ll find him running the streets, roads and hills of Swansea. And after he’s done running, Stuart likes to unwind with homemade hot chocolate and the latest sports updates.
Natalie is our Business and People Manager at Equal Education Partners. Natalie works alongside the Managing Director & Director dealing with the day-to-day running of the company. She also assists with corporate development. And that’s not it! Natalie supports sourcing new employees for internal and external permanent roles. A true people’s person.
Natalie graduated from Swansea University in 2014 with a degree in law. After graduating, she began her journey to qualifying as a lawyer. And after years of hard work, Natalie qualified in 2018 (life goal: check). However, in 2021 she took a leap of faith to leave life as a lawyer. Now she keeps us in order, phew.
Natalie is a real foodie and never says no to an invite to go out for dinner with her friends. Although, come 9:00pm she will happily retire home to a pot of tea.
Louise is our Payroll Manager. She has over 10 years’ experience in the Finance sector, working both at a large public institution and within a firm of Chartered Accountants servicing over 400 clients. She’s very good with numbers.
As our Head of Wellbeing, Telyn is responsible for putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Fully qualified in: ball chasing, treat eating, zooming (not the digital kind) and sleeping.
A lover of people, and a demolisher of treats.