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Jonathan Swindell

Chief Executive

I was appointed as Chief Executive in early 2016. Throughout my career within the Education sector I have always strived to maintain and promote the highest standards wherever I have worked. Firstly with the General Teaching Council which served to regulate teaching in England and subsequently in my role with the Association of Business Executives (an international examination board and membership body) where I worked closely with private colleges all over the world.

More recently, when working at the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading I was introduced to the world of ELT and all its challenges and threats, but I was soon captivated by this incredible industry. Its a world full of passionate professionals that never ceases to surprise and excite.

As Chief Executive, it is my role to maintain the high standards of Quality English (QE) and Quality Education (QEd), always ensuring that our licensed schools and colleges meet the high expectations of international students and their parents.

If you are interested in finding out more about QE, QEd or how to apply for a License, please email me at

Kathi Gerth

Marketing and Operations Manager

After having worked for 6 years as Marketing and Operations Manager at Atlas Language School, one of the largest, independent language schools in Dublin, I joined Quality English as Marketing Executive in 2019. 

I had regularly come across Quality English on industry events and have always been curious about what they are doing and how they interact between schools and agents. I am now looking after the Marketing, both online and offline, and am organising the QE e-Missions (online events) as well as the QE Missions (face-to-face events). I also take care of product advancement and process development and promote the network of Associate Schools.

With a background in education and many years’ experience in working with schools, agents and students, I understand the needs and requirements of all parties involved.

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Axel Prada

Business Development Manager

I am delighted to introduce myself as the newest member of the Quality English team as Business Development Manager. My job will involve working closely with other members of the QE team, as well as with external partners and stakeholders. My goals are to increase brand awareness, help expand the QE Associate School portfolio and develop stronger strategic partnerships within the industry.

I have been working in the ELE industry for the past eight years. I worked at Galway Language Centre and collaborated with Select Ireland Schools during this time. Over the years, I acted as the office administrator, school manager, marketing coordinator and marketing assistant. I’ll graduate with my BCom degree from the University of Galway this year. I come to Quality English with a strong background in English language education, extensive experience in program management and a passion for international travel and culture.

In my roles, I had the opportunity to cooperate in several capacities with QE and participated in their overseas missions. I learned about their goal to improve access to education and enhance the quality of teaching and learning worldwide. I am thrilled to join this dynamic and innovative organisation supporting that mission.

There are many things that I am looking forward to in my new role at QE. First and foremost, I am excited to be part of an organisation committed to making a difference in the world through education. I also look forward to working with a team of talented and passionate professionals who share my values and goals. Finally, I am committed to upholding the high standards of quality and excellence that Quality English is known for and to helping positively impact the lives of our students and partners.

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