Staff Profiles

Meet some of our team.

Abbey College in Malvern currently employs staff that are fluent in the following languages, as well as English: Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Mandarin, Polish, Farsi, Bulgarian, Greek and Portuguese.

Malcolm Wood

Incoming Principal

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

I am proud to represent Abbey College in Malvern as Principal. Together with my dedicated team, I will do my utmost to continually improve the educational experience we offer. It is a pleasure and a privilege to help young people to grow in confidence and ability as they reach their academic goals.

I am involved in all areas of the school and have overall responsibility for ensuring all aspects of the academic and boarding sides of the college run smoothly and effectively. Key areas of responsibility include: Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Quality Control & Improvements, Marketing, Recruitment & Personnel Management. 

I have worked in British independent schools and boarding schools. I have also worked in education in Uganda, Turkey, France and the Czech Republic. As well as having experience of headship and deputy headship, I have been subject and phase leader.


Colin Spicer

Outgoing PrincipalMr Spicer

Joined Abbey College in 2014

Profile:

I am proud to represent Abbey College Malvern as Principal. I am a key member of the senior management team, and do my best to constantly improve the quality of service we offer. I also have an active, hands-on role in the development of the students and the staff, which is something I really enjoy.

I am involved in all areas of the school and have overall responsibility for ensuring all aspects of the academic and boarding sides of the college run smoothly and effectively. Key areas of responsibility include: Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Quality Control & Improvements, Marketing, Recruitment & Personnel Management. 

I have worked in international education in the UK, Spain, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Malta and China in a range of academic and senior management roles for more than 28 years. 

Education: BA (Hons) in Business Studies,  RSA Diploma in TEFL  

                    

         


Neil Morley

Head of Student Services

Joined Abbey College in 2016

Profile:

Having recently returned from 22 years in Portugal, l’m excited to be in such a beautiful part of the country and such a fantastic school. I’ll be helping ensure that in addition to high quality tuition our students have a truly unforgettable experience here at Abbey College.

In Portugal I spent a great deal of time preparing students for Cambridge exams and worked as a Cambridge Speaking examiner. It’s very important to have a holistic approach to learning language, and to do it in an enjoyable, memorable way.          

                                        

                                                    


Wendy Roberts

Director of Academic Studies

Joined Abbey College in 2010

Profile:

As Director of Academic studies I am Head of the Business departments and Head of the Science department, UCAS Manager and Examinations Officer. I am responsible for academic planning and timetabling, teacher development, academic development and pupil academic progression. I also manage the academic side of the foundation courses.

Abbey College is a progressive and rapidly developing college, open to change with excellent progression and development for teachers and students.

Education: Bsc Honours Degree in Brewing and Microbiology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Dip IOB.

                        

                     


Leo Kouniakis

Director of Studies (EFL)

Joined Abbey College in 2008

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I have been in education and specifically EFL for 26 years in a variety of roles. I started as an EFL teacher and later worked as Assistant DOS and Principal in an International Language School abroad.

My responsibilities include managing all English Courses and examinations (PET, IGCSE, IELTS). I work to ensure that all our students receive the attention and help they require to excel academically.

I am very proud to be working at Abbey College. Giving our students the knowledge and qualifications to go on and study at a University level is not just my job, it is a way of life.

Education: Dip Ed., DELTA, University of Cambridge             

                                                                   



Debbie Hughes

Academic Registrar

Joined Abbey College in 2000

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I am responsible for the whole admissions process for students enrolling on Academic Courses and our Medicine and Dentistry courses.  

Abbey College is a great place to work and is very family-orientated. I have been at the college now for 16 years and still enjoy my job very much.

  


 

                  



Elizabeth Rattley

Short Course Registrar and Marketing Officer

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

I promote short courses at Abbey College, including our summer school, short term academic courses and group stays. I also process short course applications. It is lovely to work in such a beautiful and truly international setting and it is a joy to welcome short course students at the college.

   

          

                            


Farman Kaveh

Director: Marketing and Recruitment

Joined Abbey College in 1999-2008, then rejoined in 2015           

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Overall responsibility for the promotion of the college and our courses through all the various channels, as well as the recruitment of appropriate students on to the courses.
It's great to have rejoined the college! I truly believe we can offer something unique to our students, in a spectacular setting. I'm looking forward to helping the college to continue to flourish in the coming years, and to seeing our students achieve what they are capable of.

Education: MSc Marketing Management, BSc International Relations

                              


Mehran Noor

Bursar

Joined Abbey College in 1986

Profile:

My first experience of Abbey College was as a student. I studied A Levels at Abbey College before moving on to University. My name is even on the board as student of the year in 1979! I returned in 1986 as a member of staff and have been here ever since. Whilst working here I have been involved in many different areas. The main departments I am currently responsible for are Finance, Contracts, Recruitment and Maintenance.

I am proud of what Abbey College achieves and the way our staff care for our students.

Education: P.G.Dip (Eng), M.Sc. Cert TEFL

                       

                   


Matt Groves

Catering Manager

Joined Abbey College in 2010

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As Catering Manager I am responsible for the menus, food safety, nutrition and cooking of all meals at the college. I have worked in many different places, previously winning “Worcestershire’s dining pub of the year” award, but my role at the college is the most enjoyable one. There are so many different nationalities to cater for and there are always new foods and meals to try.

    

                    


    

                   

                      


Mike Ruddick

Librarian

Joined Abbey College in 1995

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I’m the College Librarian and responsible for college resources. 

My job varies from day to day - monitoring the IT and audio-visual equipment, making travel arrangements for visiting professors, online research work, office printing and stationery needs and coordinating the college's internet and phone lines.

 

                                            

                   

                         


 

Isobel Merrett

International Student Recruitment and Development Officer

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

My main responsibilities are in the areas of student recruitment and marketing. Having studied and taught abroad, mostly in China, I am passionate about the benefits of an international education. It is a privilege to promote the Abbey College, and the exceptional student experience it offers.

Education: BA (Hons) Chinese and Spanish, MA Asia Pacific Studies, TEFL. 



Nicola Hunt

Accounts 

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

I am responsible for the student finances, agent accounts, collection of all fees, payroll and pensions. I enjoy working at the college in an environment with such a variety of different nationalities.








Chermaine Malcom                                                          

Head of Boarding

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

As I have a passion for developing young people, it is such an honour to have an opportunity to continue my work in education. I am responsible for the development and welfare of the students, to ensure that they stay safe, healthy, and happy and become responsible citizens of the world.

I have worked in international education in the UK and Switzerland, in a number of academic and management roles for last 8 years. 

Education: Postgraduate Degree in International Hospitality Management. Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland.

                  

Jodie Callow

Reception
Mr Spicer

Joined Abbey College in 2017

Profile:

My main responsibilities are general admin and helping with the student’s experience here at the college. I enjoy working with and meeting students and parents from a variety of different cultures and ensuring they have the best possible experience of the Abbey. It is a privilege to work in such a beautiful setting and a joy to work with the college.

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