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The PIE People – who we are

Amy Baker – Managing Director and Co-Founder worked for a trade title from 1997 to 2011, for the majority of the time as editor of a magazine for education agencies, editing and refining her news-hunting skills in hotel bars around the world. She dreamed of a job with international dimensions after living in France for a year during her BA in Journalism at City University and loves to practise her rusty French if you’d like to engage her in a discussion! She works in leafy southeast London and is not very good at hoovering. E amy@thepienews.com T +44 203 535 0873 Twitter @amybakerThePIE


Clare Gossage – Marketing Director and Co-Founder has worked in international education marketing since 2000, for both private and public sector institutions – at University of the Arts London and St Giles International. She was also a member of the English UK Enterprises Board for 6 years. Having studied languages, taught English in Austria, worked in Paris and traveled extensively for work and pleasure, she is passionate about the benefits that can be gained through spending time overseas. When she’s not in front of a computer or looking after her two children, she enjoys pilates, swimming and running. clare@thepienews.com T(0)203 290 3389 Twitter @Clare_ThePIENews


Jane Gilham – Business Development Director and Co-Founder graduated in 1999 and started her journey in international education teaching English in Dijon, France,  where she acquired a love for all things French especially the cheese and wine! After returning to London, she spent the last 10 years organising conferences for ALPHE, travelling the world and meeting the fun and interesting international education community. Now a Mum to two gorgeous children, she has returned to her roots on the Wirral and can testify that it’s not ‘grim up north’. E jane@thepienews.com T +44 208 133 5178 Twitter @GilhamJane


Sara Custer – Deputy Editor hails from a small town in Oklahoma, USA. Sara (pronounced Sarah) received her BA in Chicago and then headed for Catalonia to teach English in Barcelona for four years. She landed in London to complete a Masters in international journalism. She has over five years experience writing for webpages and print publications. She’s fluent in Spanish and when she’s not navigating the streets of London on her red bicycle she’s trying to improve her Catalan. E sara@thepienews.com T +44 203 535 0872 Twitter @Sara_ThePIENews


BeckieSmithsquaredBeckie Smith – Reporter is a graduate from the University of Leeds who speaks Japanese after a year spent in Kyoto. An experienced student journalist and blogger, as well as international education, Beckie can be engaged in discussions about feminism, politics and the media. Originally from the Midlands, Beckie now based in London and is enjoying getting to know the Big Smoke. E beckie@thepienews.com T +44 203 535 0872  Twitter @Beckie_ThePIE


KatieDuncan2Katie Duncan – Reporter graduated in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Exeter. With a love of all things Spanish, Katie is fluent in the language and spent a year working in Madrid as an educational consultant before completing her Masters and working in marketing. In her spare time, she can be found running in picturesque settings or relaxing with her black Labrador, cat and 92-year-old tortoise. E katie@thepienews.com +44 203 535 0872 Twitter @Katie_ThePIE


Mark Bevan copy1Mark Bevan – Business Development Executive is a trilingual sales person with experience working in business development in various government, education and publishing industries. Based in London but equally happy in Ireland or Spain, Mark has many talents – he also took part in the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games. E mark@thepiereview.com


SSunderland1 Serene Sunderland – Business Development Executive graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in Modern Chinese Studies. She pursued her study of Chinese language and literature in Taipei, Taiwan and became fully conversant in Mandarin. She worked in China for several years, latterly as International Officer for the Sino-British College. Before moving back to London she gave birth to a baby boy, and after a short time off started work for The PIE. Outside of work Serene enjoys keeping fit and playing her guitar. E serene@thepiejobs.com


Hadil El-Agami – Recruitment Manager was born and raised in West London to Egyptian parents and grew up between London and Egypt, which allowed her to transition and experience both eastern and western cultures. She completed her University education in Egypt and graduated with a BSc in Business Administration in 2009. She moved back to London were she pursued her career in International Higher Education and Economic Development. Hadil enjoys socialising, traveling, learning about various cultures and attending creative events and exhibitions. Speaking both Arabic and English has given her the ability to communicate and extract the best from both cultures. E hadil@thepienews.com T +44 (0)208 133 1217


AndrewBsmallAndrew Baker – Accountant is the man who controls all the finance dealings of The PIE with pinpoint accuracy. A seasoned finance professional, Andrew is unflappable when faced with a strange invoice request or random Paypal statement. As well as a long career with Natwest Bank, then Lloyds Register of Shipping, Andrew managed a pretty good job of raising triplets, one of whom is PIE Director, Amy. Outside of work, Andrew spends as much time as he can as a cricket umpire or indulging his other passion of house hunting for houses his wife will never agree to. E andrew@thepienews.com


Jenny Findahl – Designer is a Swede with a BA Graphic Design from University of Westminster who, after living in London for 10 years, relocated her design consultancy to the Stockholm archipelago, an office with a sea view and a house in desperate need of renovating. She thinks it’s very exciting to be part of The PIE team which means being forward-thinking and creative. Apart from graphic design, she loves patterns and tries to get time for illustrations and doing her own prints. Often seen with a camera in her hand. Man, dog and 2 kids. Loves sailing and being outdoors. jenny@snowtrail.net T +46 8 54243700