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Meet Our Team!


Samwarit Gebre

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Samwarit has a lot of experience of performing office administration and customer-focused roles to high-quality standards. Part of Samwarit’s responsibilities includes overseeing student queries and supporting the office team to ensure smooth running day to day activities.


Clare Skeffington

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Clare has worked for many years in customer service roles performing to a high level. Since joining OLC she has become a valuable member of the team in providing a first point of contact to our students and helping them resolve a range of issues.


Zoe Biggins

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Zoe has a level 2 in Health and Social Care and is currently studying and training at OLC in Student Services. She is completing an apprenticeship in Business which is a course with a 2 year duration. Eventually she would like to pursue a career in Business. Whilst at  OLC she is looking at developing her qualifications, experience, confidence and skill set. 

Kelly Haslam

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Kelly provides general advice and support for our students at the front desk in Manchester, working just over 5 years for the company as part of the reception team dealing with a multitude of student data and queries. 

Katie Smith

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With a L2 in business administration, Katie is a student welfare officer dealing with general office duties, student inquiries, logging student assignments and emailing students.

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Rafeed Hassan

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Rafeed is a member of the student services team with significant experience in safeguarding and protection. He has worked in the private sector in the UK and for NGOs abroad managing projects as well as designing policies with a strong focus on safeguarding. Rafeed graduated from the University of Salford with a degree in BSC(Hons) Economics & Business Studies and is passionate about helping others. Here at OLC he is a part of the pastoral care team offering valuable support to students and looking after their welfare.

Jane Kear

IT Assistant

Jane provides general advice and support for our students, working just over 5 years for the company firstly as part of the reception team and more recently as part of our IT Support. 

Luca Mihaila

Digital Marketer

Luca is currently undertaking a digital marketing apprenticeship with OLC supporting the wider IT function. Already with a Level 3 qualification in Art & Design Luca is looking to pursue a career in the digital world where he can showcase his graphical design skills.


Sarah Moraes

Director Of Curriculum Services

With a PGCE in education, teaching learners with additional needs Sarah is currently studying an Inclusive Education Masters Degree at Bolton university. Sarah is an internal verifier for HSC and is working on a new programme to deliver RQF healthcare practice for England.

Julie Semmens

Director Of Student Services

With a PGCE in education, teaching learners with additional needs Julie  is working on a new program to deliver RQF healthcare practice for England. Julie is the Pastoral Care Officer for the college and has a passion for the promotion of good mental health.

Bruce Fu

Director of Quality and Standards

After studying at Salford Business School for 8 years, Bruce is currently in the final stages of achieving his PhD in business management, Bruce is an internal verifier and has worked for assessment bodies such as Pearson.

Greg Paton

Director of MIS and Infrastructure

Greg has achieved QTLS teaching status, a BA in business studies, has multiple MCD’s and an MCSA, is ACIB qualified and tutors L3 and L5 academic sales development.

Frank Oates

CICM Tutor

As an ex-army officer, Frank has gained considerable experience in the trading and commerce sectors where he has worked as a financial coordinator, credit controller and has held many managerial positions.

Nichola Kenny

Programme Lead


Nichola has many years’ experience of higher-level management across a range of sectors, including retail, public services, and hospitality. Nichola has a PGCE level 7 and BA in Business Management and is currently working towards her MA in Educational Leadership.

Olu Akingbehin

Programme Lead


Olu has achieved a bachelor of business in management, a PGCE, CILT diploma and MSc logistics and supply chain management. Olu’s responsibilities include teaching operations management and marketing essentials.


Charlene Pattison

Business Tutor

Charlene specialises in financial and management accounting. Charlene has a BA in Accountancy, PGDE, QTLS status and has a TAQA certificate, her most recent academic achievement is a post graduate certificate in Inclusive Education. Charlene also manages our social media pages. #OLCColleges


Mohammad Rahman



Mohammad is an ex-OLC student, whom we are immensely proud of, Mohammad is a prime example of what our students can go on to achieve. Mohammad has achieved BA (Hons) in Business Management and has completed level 7 PGCE. Mohammad currently teaches across both the HNC and HND programmes.

Ernest Kwateng

Director Of London Seven Sisters Campus

With prior experience in consulting, Ernest has held senior education management positions since 2004 and is presently responsible for managing the London Campus.

Currently working towards the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Ernest holds a BA in Economics and a recently achieved MBA in Higher Education Management from UCL Institute of Education.

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Allan Lawrence

Director Of Projects Beyond Borders

Allan has taught at colleges and universities for over 30 years and has held several managerial positions. He was awarded a doctorate from the University of Greenwich in 1993. Currently, he is a director of the consultancy, Projects Beyond Borders and of two social enterprises, one of which is The Enterprise Centre based in Bury and the other is the National 3D Printing Society. He has also worked as an External Assessor of project applications for the European Commission since 1999.

Liam Pepperell

Work Placement Officer

Liam is responsible for supporting students with finding and completing work placements, he will assess and supervise them throughout, for them to complete this part of their HND Health & Social Care course. Liam has considerable experience working as part of an Occupational Therapy team, in different mental health care settings; facilitating a drug & alcohol awareness group. Liam has a Level 3 Diploma in Criminology.

Waseema Salehuddin

Healthcare Associate Lecturer

Waseema has achieved PGCE in teaching learners with additional needs, a level 5 in health and social care and a masters in English language teaching (ELT). Waseema is a former intern from the University of Bolton and has 20 years of teaching experience to various levels of students in Bangladesh, Thailand and the UK.

Enock Tsapayi

Healthcare Associate Lecturer

With a passion for supporting young people, Enock has achieved a level 7 TLAN with a Merit in coursework and Distinction in practice. Enock has a PGCE (Merit), HE psychology, QTLS and community health diploma with a youth and community work BA(Hons).

Mathew Cox

Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care

As a lifelong learner of pedagogy Mathew has achieved a Masters degree in educational management and a degree in psychology BSC (Hons). Mathew is a QTLS qualified teacher with a level 3 diploma in health studies and psychology and teaches materials in HNC/D, BTEC business and HASC.

Kirsty Haslam

Healthcare Tutor

Kirsty has achieved a BTEC and national diploma in HASC, HND in HASC, BSC (Hons) in Health and Social care, a PGCE in Education and is currently working as a HASC tutor.


Sohana Taylor

Healthcare Tutor

Sohana has achieved a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a PGCE ( 14+) Teaching Learners with Additional Needs. Sohana Teaches Health and Social Care in Bolton and Manchester.

Zenab Desai

Healthcare Tutor

Zenab has achieved a degree in Sociology and a level 7 PGCE qualification. Zenab teaches the Health and Social Care course in both Bolton and Manchester trying to make lessons more interactive and inclusive to the group and their needs. 

Hafsah Hussain

Business Tutor

Hafsah has a BA in International Business and a PGCE Level 7. Hafsah is proactive in organising student engagement activities, supporting both local and national charities. Hafsah is also the editor of our student newsletter.


Sherryl Kikigue

Business Tutor

Sherryl has achieved BA (Hons) in Business Management and has completed level 7 PGCE. Sherryl currently teaches across both the HNC and HND programmes.

Dr. Chris Bamber

Managing Director

Before joining OLC (Europe) Ltd Chris worked as Operations Manager for a multi-national manufacturing company for 8 years and before this worked as Quality Manager for a leading U.K manufacturing organisation. Chris now draws upon over 17 years industry and business experience to provide OLC (Europe) Ltd with its strong leadership and direction.


Ronald Todd

Project Consultant

Graduating with a degree in Chemistry Ronnie spent many years in the public education sector progressing to senior management as international project manager at Bradford college. Ronnie has a passion for educational collaborations and currently operates as a director and trustee for a number of organisations seeking to promote educational excellence.

Professor John Sharp

Director Of Academic Affairs

Professor John Sharp is the OLC Emeritus Director of Academic Affairs and a founding father of OLC (Europe) where he retired from in October 2020. John has had an outstanding career in Engineering and Higher Education where he has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, presented over 70 conference papers and supervised to completion over twenty PhD graduates. John is continuing as Director of Studies for PhD supervision at the University of Bolton, Institute of Management with continuing research interest in Organisational Excellence, Higher Education and Business Improvement. John holds an Engineering Doctorate from Bradford University and held until 2009 a Professorial Chair in Organisational Excellence at the University of Salford.