Meet the NCC Education Team
We are passionate about our people and encourage employees to pursue their personal and professional goals. NCC Education has offices located in the UK, South Africa, China, Malaysia and Singapore. We believe in education and are committed to delivering high-quality service.
Meet the team
Contracts and Compliance Manager
Adrian has an MSc in Marketing (Communications) from Manchester Metropolitan University and a bachelor’s of Law from Leicester University. He works on centre contracts, risk management, data protection and facilities management and health and safety for the UK head office.
Outside of work, Adrian enjoys baking delicious treats, particularly fancy cakes! He dreams of being on the popular TV series The Great British Bake Off!
Favourite quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle
Chair of Examiners – Accounting and Economics
Aileen qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 2003. She has an MSc in Economic Management and Policy and a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde. She has recently completed a PG certificate in Teaching and Learning.
Aileen lives by the sea on the west coast of Scotland and enjoys cycling and swimming in her spare time.
Favourite quote: “What if I fail? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson
Chief Operating Officer
Allan is a Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor’s in Accounting from Monash University. He has more than 27 years’ experience in a vast array of industries including Education, in particular IT and automation, in Finance and Sales functions, at both Asia-Pacific regional and global levels.
A key member of the leadership team, Allan oversees the operational functions of NCC Education.
Outside of work he is an avid cyclist and runner and has competed in many triathlon and Ironman events. In his more youthful sporting days, he played Australian Rules Football both in Australia and Singapore.
Andrew is a true ambassador of British education with over 19 years’ experience in this sector. He has an MBA, BA (Hons) in Administration, and a Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
As a Sales Director, Andrew has opened new markets for NCC Education in Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Morocco, Russia and Jordan for NCC Education.
Outside of work he is a gardener, cyclist, fisherman and an amateur archaeologist.
Favourite quote: ‘Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.’ Malcolm X
Academic Development Manager
Antoney has over 30 years’ experience as a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Entrepreneurship at Segi College Kuala Lumpur. He has a professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and an MBA from the University of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Antoney ensures he spends time with his family every weekend. He also enjoys playing badminton and watching his favourite sport, football.
Favourite Quote: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Napoleon Hill
Becci is a former teacher of ICT & CS, who has worked in a variety of schools in England. She is a senior examiner for a major English exam board, and a consultant for STEM Learning.
Becci is a big Harry Potter fan and loves to travel whenever the opportunity arises.
Favourite quote: “The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
Head of Academics - Africa
Bev has been with NCC Education since 2003. She has a BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Cape Town.
Using her extensive knowledge and experience in education, Bev ensures our Accredited Partner Centres in the Africa region are delivering our qualifications to the best of their ability.
She is an exercise fanatic who goes to the gym every day before work.
Favourite quote: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
Business Development Manager
Chen Yu joined NCC Education in 2011. He has a BA in English Education from Hunan University of Science and Technology and a MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Renmin University of China.
Chen Yu builds and maintain partnerships in China, providing transnational education solutions to universities, colleges, schools and other education providers.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading and telling stories to his young daughter.
Favourite quote: “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” Confucius
Clare has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and Linguistics from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Manchester and was a language teacher for 11 years. Clare works on the University of Central Lancashire top-up degree programme, managing the student lifecycle from application through to graduation.
Outside of work, she spends a lot of her spare time looking after her seven guinea pigs. Clare also enjoys going for long walks in the countryside, having completed a 100km challenge in one month!
Favourite quote: “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” Dr Paul Farmer
Head of Product
Darrell has a MA in Education, a PGCE in Business Studies and Citizenship, and a BA (Hons) Business Studies and Commerce from the University of Huddersfield. He enjoys working with colleagues around the world and being exposed to different cultures.
Outside of work, Darrell likes to read and travel. Some of his favourite places include the Sahara Desert, The Black Forest in Germany, Kangaroo Island in Australia and the island of Utila in Honduras.
Favourite quote: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford