Senior Management Team


Charles Penwarden 

Director of Studies 


Charles Penwarden studied at the University of Wales,

Aberystwyth (BA) and the University of Central England in Birmingham (MA). He was the Foundation Studies Art, Design & Media Course leader for 9 years at the University of South Wales. He has also taught at various F.E. colleges in the UK as well as at Huanghuai University in China. Charles is a practicing Artist and his work is in collections both in the UK and abroad. He has painted the official portraits of both the Bishop of Lewes and the Bishop of Truro as well as the Actor Godfrey Morgan.

Edward Jeavons 

Assistant Director of Studies 


Edward studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, Masters in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, and the University of Greenwich. He has taught at the University of South Wales, City Lit, Huanghuai University in China and is Lecturer in Drawing at Nottingham Trent University on the short course programmes. He is also an external examiner for Visual Arts for the International Baccalaureate. Edward continues to practice as an artist and exhibits in the UK and abroad.

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Stephen Vickers 

Senior Advisor/Consultant 


A former chief executive with over 30 years’ experience in education management, accreditation, human resources, assessment, training and development. Experience in planning and delivering projects to strict deadlines and to high standards, and around the world. Strong liaison skills with an emphasis on raising organisational profiles. Extensive experience of compliance with governmental and inter-governmental regulations. Recognised leadership and presentation skills. 

Saeed Rehman 

Director of Marketing & Planning 


I have worked in student recruitment and marketing for over two decades. I have participated in numerous British Education Overseas promotion events in South Asia, Far East, China, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. I have been providing guidance to our marketing department by evaluating and developing marketing strategies, planning and coordinating marketing efforts, communicating the marketing plans to those involved.


Abigail McCartney 

Course Leader  


Abigail McCartney studied at the UAL , Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. During these studies, Abigail achieved an outstanding achievement design award granted by the RSA, London and was selected to study a semester at F.I.T in New York. Her 22-year professional career within the Fashion and Textiles Industry spans globally from London to Australia. Abigail progressed her career from Design Manager for large retail operations, to Lecturer at RMIT University Melbourne. Here she taught Production Planning and Professional Practice alongside Trend Forecasting and Fashion Design. Abigail is currently teaching FE Fashion Retail and Business, within the UK. A fundamental portion of these courses covers technical, sustainable and ethical advancements and alternatives within the Fashion and Textile industry. Abigail is a practicing Fashion Designer, and Trend Consultant, both in the UK and Australia.