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Meet Our Team!


Samwarit Gebre

Student Welfare And


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.

Elaine Batten

Student Welfare And


Elaine provides general advice and support for our students at the front desk, working just over 5 years for the company as part of the reception team dealing with a multitude of student data and queries. Elaine is also responsible for stock control across campuses and ensures consumables and stationary upkeep.

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. 

Kelly Haslam

Student Welfare And


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

Academic Administrator

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.

Christopher Bateman

Maintenance Officer

Christopher is responsible for the security and maintenance of the OLC campuses, this includes liaising with tenants regarding the upkeep of the premises, parking, emergency call-outs and support.


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.


Director Of Student


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

Internal Quality Audit Team

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 Data Services and

Faculty Management

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

Mohammed Rahman

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.

Stephanie Kennedy



Stephanie has 21 years of experience working in a range of Strategic and Management roles within the Motor Industry. Stephanie’s specialism areas are Enterprise, Professional Development, Consultancy and Economics. Stephanie has achieved her BA (Hons) in Business Management and her PGCE level 7.

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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

Healthcare Tutor

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.

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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.

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.

Mark Milaszewicz

Operations Director

Prior to joining OLC Europe in 2007, Mark had 30 years experience of a senior level in several multi national manufacturing businesses managing production facilities, purchasing, sourcing and HR. Mark was involved in introduction, process improvement techniques and streamlining operations within these companies. Mark is responsible for operations, finance, resources and HR within OLC Europe. 

Professor John Sharp

Director Of Academic Affairs

With over 16 years of industrial experience, Professor John Sharp leads the multi-disciplinary group of internal PhD students in the research centre for organisational excellence which he built from nothing. With a PhD in philosophy, John has graduated multiple PhD’s and has spoken at conferences worldwide where he is known for his scholarly activities.