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QE/QED Board of Directors

Carolyn Blackmore

Carolyn was the first Chief Executive of Quality English, taking up the role a few months after its incorporation in 2003. Beginning with a core of twelve schools (licensees), the Quality English brand developed steadily until, by 2016, sixty licensees located in eight English-speaking countries were accepted. Quality Education was founded in 2013. 

Carolyn’s first degree was in French and Education, followed by qualifications in teaching (French) and TEFL, and an Open University management diploma. She took up a teaching post at the Eckersley School of English in Oxford where she stayed on and off for 27 years, taking teaching, marketing and management roles, while also living in France for a period.

Since relinquishing the Chief Executive’s role, she continues to be involved as one of the Quality English directors while pursuing other interests both in the industry and outside it.

Sean LeGault

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Sean holds a degree in International Relations. He founded the European School of English in 1996 during his final year at university and went on to set up other institutions and companies in the Education and Hospitality industries in both Malta and the UK under Claret Group.

Sean believes that the Quality English brand represents a different unique dimension in the ELT industry, bringing together privately-owned and independent schools which strive for quality in all aspects of study travel service delivery, and believe in the merits of personalisation and relationship building with it's partners and clients.

He is currently Chairman of FELTOM, Malta's Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations. 

Timothy Blake

Timothy Blake is the owner and Chairman of The London School Group, which includes two QE schools:  The London School of English and The London School of English Canterbury. The London School of English was founded in 1912 and has been a hallmark of quality for many decades. 

Timothy qualified as a lawyer, but found an international working environment more appealing and started working as a teacher at The London School of English in 1970.  He has done a wide range of jobs there, including a significant amount of time involved with sales and marketing.  Very aware that running a school involves a lot more than making sure that the teaching is good, he did an MBA at Cranfield School of Management 1982-84.  He was Chair of ARELS, the UK English language schools association, in 1998-2000.  He retired from a full-time executive role in the school in 2012 but remains active as Chairman of the group.

Timothy has always felt that there are many ways in which competitors can co-operate productively.  He has been involved with Quality English since its foundation.

Still to come: Garth Younghusband and Valery Cullen

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