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 3 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.”
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.
As Junior Recruitment Consultant Georgia is responsible supporting primary and secondary schools across south and west Wales and delivering an excellent service. This involves recruiting teachers and teaching assistants for a variety of settings.
Georgia has experience working within the education sector. For her work experience, she worked in Ynystawe primary school where she shadowed a teacher and helped with lesson preparations. She is also experienced in the recruitment sector, she worked in Admiral and prior to that was a Crew Trainer at Mcdonald’s where she was responsible for scheduling interviews with potential new employees and well as the training of new staff members.
When she is not working, Georgia loves spending time with friends and family. Her hobbies include baking, going on nice walks and drinking iced coffee. Her favourite time of the year is Christmas when her house turns into a Christmas grotto full of decorations.
Owen is Managing Director for HE, STEM & International Partnerships at Equal. He works closely with various organisations, including the Welsh Government, universities, schools, colleges and Seren network partners, across Wales and beyond.
Owen joined Equal after two and a half years as CEO of a prominent Welsh children’s charity, where he oversaw an extensive change programme. Prior to that, he worked for a large education and training organisation in numerous leadership roles.
A qualified teacher (secondary Maths), Owen is passionate about the life changing opportunities which can be accessed through education and is particularly interested in expanding opportunities to under-represented groups.
Outside his role at Equal, Owen is a Trustee at TACT, the UK’s largest fostering charity, and sits on the Wales Advisory Committee for Barnardo’s. A proud Welsh speaker, his interests include most types of sport and enjoying live music.
Rebecca (or Becca) is Senior Project Manager for our International Partnerships. She leads on the delivery of the MISTI Global Teaching Labs initiative and supports the delivery of Welsh Government’s Seren Network’s national programme. This includes coordinating with all schools & colleges, student-instructors and university partners and maintaining all safer recruitment procedures. Rebecca 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 teaching 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, 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 Senior Associate for STEM & Professional Learning Lindsey works across a number of areas including partnerships, recruitment and eLearning. Lindsey works with the partnerships team to manage teaching and learning communities for the Innovations in Education Today Professional Learning Programme with MIT, and Welsh Government Seren networks. She also supports the MIT Global Teaching Labs project by providing instructor training and curriculum briefings.
In addition to Seren Professional Learning, Lindsey leads on the Seren Admissions Mentoring Programme that supports Seren Learners with applications to top universities. 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 in person opportunities for learning during twilight and half term, along with mentoring & coaching programmes.
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.
As a Project Manager, Lauren works collaboratively across existing and developing projects within the HE, STEM and International Partnerships divisions at Equal. These projects include the MIT Global Teaching Labs GTL in Wales Programme, Welsh Government Seren Network’s National initiatives, and has been an active participant on the Innovations in Education Today delivered via MIT.
Lauren is an experienced Creative Arts and STEM lecturer with a background teaching in further/higher and independent educational settings, including international academic summer schools in London and across South Wales. Lauren has over 13 years teaching experience delivering community-based workshops, curriculum development and delivery at GCSE, A Level and Undergraduate levels within established design and engineering departments. Most recently supporting engineering degree students with specialised design-tech projects and dissertation proposals. With a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Design, a PGCE in further/higher education from Cardiff and Postgraduate Professional Development from Goldsmiths University of London, Lauren has continued to develop personal research and exploration of learning practice within social and cultural contexts through the arts and emerging technologies.
Away from work, Lauren enjoys the great outdoors and is usually out exploring with her two rescue dogs and getting back into running half and full marathons after a two-year break. With 4 international marathons under her belt, sights are still on London, even after 10 unsuccessful attempts – fingers crossed for ballot attempt no.11!
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.
Neil is Managing Director for Teaching and Learning at Equal. He works closely with various institutions, including the Welsh Government, the Department for Education (DfE), colleges, schools, and universities.
Formally a design and technology teacher with 17 years of experience working with schools, Neil’s passion for education is centred around the philosophy that every child can achieve excellence. Educators are at the centre of this process and ensuring they receive the highest quality professional learning opportunities will give the young people in their care the best possible learning opportunities.
Previously a Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning at a leading 3-18 British International school and an educational consultant, Neil has a vast array of leadership experience within the education sector. Using his experience, knowledge and skills, he is determined to help Equal address the education sector’s challenges.
Outside work, he enjoys walking the coastal paths around Pembrokeshire, where he lives, and keeping fit by attending CrossFit classes. He is also a huge rugby union fan, having played the sport for most of his life for teams in England, Qatar and Wales.
Stuart is responsible for coordinating recruitment activity for our tutoring programmes, supporting the project coordinator and liaising with partner organisations. He is an experienced tutor who has taught a range of learners from Key Stage Three pupils to postgraduate 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.
David is our Tutor Recruitment Lead, responsible for sourcing quality educators to deliver quality tutoring to students across the UK.
David has a PGCE in education and has delivered the Middle Leaders Developing Programme for the past ten years in London and Essex, so he understands what it is like to be on the coalface of the classroom and the pressures of middle management.
David went to Borough Road (now Brunel University) and studied Psychology and Sport Science. He first became head of Coaching Science whilst setting up a successful rugby academy for 17 to 19 year olds. He also teaches psychology, sociology, criminology, politics and PE at A level. He loves all sports, and still plays rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer. He is most proud of his daughter who is currently doing her A Levels and he adores animals. His wife and he have a dog named Bella and 2 horses named Bruce and Romeo.
Georgia is our Content and Events Manager here at Equal Education Partners. Her role involves working with multiple teams across the business to devise and develop content strategies for multiple brands under the Equal Education Partners umbrella and those managed on behalf of clients within the Education sector. Her work includes researching and writing relevant content for blogs, resources, press releases and social media.
Georgia graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts degree, a double major in Media Studies and Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing. She moved to the UK in 2020 arriving just days before the first Covid-19 lockdown, so you can say she has excellent timing. There she worked for The Safeguarding Company as the Marketing Content Manager responsible for the creation of content across the whole company.
In her spare time, Georgia works out at a CrossFit gym where she picks weightlifting over running any day. She is also a big true crime fan and is always up to date on the latest Netflix true crime documentary and loves watching “classic” horror films like Friday 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Jaws.
As senior digital manager, Liam is responsible for overseeing the digital and social media strategies for multiple brands under the Equal Education Partners umbrella and those of our clients. Co-leading on both business development and client relationship management for the marketing division, Liam has over eight years experience working in the education sector in Wales, with six years specifically in digital marketing.
In previous roles, Liam has been responsible for many education-based projects, including the Welsh Government Teaching Wales campaign, Qualifications Wales campaigns, Aberystwyth University, and in-house at WJEC working specifically on digital marketing campaigns developed to address key challenges and promote the education sector in Wales.
With a degree in BSc Business Management from Cardiff University, Liam’s a first language Welsh speaker originally from Gwynedd. Away from education, his passions include sport, specifically football, and is a keen follower of the Wales national football team home and away, politics, and all things digital marketing.
Abi comes to Equal Education Partners after just over three years of working in the creative sector of the advertising and marketing industry. She is part of Equal’s marketing team and oversees every aspect of brand and design from brief to execution, ensuring that both the internal company and clients receive high-quality creative. Abi has first-hand experience working with clients in a variety of sectors ranging from education and recruitment to healthcare and charities.
Prior to beginning her undergraduate studies, Abi earned a Certificate in Higher Education in Art & Design with an emphasis on Graphic Design, which sparked her interest in the field. Fast forward to 2020, Abi graduated from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David with a first-class degree in BA Graphic Design, where she discovered her passion for branding and design. Abi is a true creative designer at heart, with a strong passion for brand and typography driven design. Having numerous years of experience in both print and digital fields, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the team at Equal.
In her spare time, Abi loves going on long walks, drinking all types of coffee, attempting to go to the gym and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys going out for food and drinks and would never turn down an invitation to do so!
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.
Chelsea is our Compliance Administrator, ensuring that all of our supply teachers and learning support staff are fully compliant.
Chelsea has IT, Health and Social care level 2 qualifications – which means she’s very good at understanding people’s needs, and keeping things organised.
In her life away from work, Chelsea is a mum to two busy little ones. So she doesn’t often find herself with spare time, however, when she does she likes to settle down with a good book.
The ultimate explorer, Chelsea loves to visit new places with her family. So, you might see her out in the wild some time soon! But probably when it’s a little warmer, we hear that she’s not a fan of the cold.
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.
Still available for digital wellbeing meetings.