Our team has EdTech start up, teaching, and government experience from around the world

Meet The Team

Jamie Martin

Chief Executive Officer

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Has fifteen years experience in the Education industry around the world. He is a former Special Adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Education, the Founder and CEO of Africa’s first EdTech incubator (www.injini.co.za) and a former Education Specialist at the Boston Consulting Group.

Adam Woodage

Chief Learning Officer

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Five years’ experience in the Education industry. He is a former visiting scholar in Central Asia, coach educator and e-learning specialist within the sporting world, and has taught in and worked on school improvement for prestigious UK schools.

Soeleen Kaur

Master Teacher

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A former Teach for India Fellow and experienced classroom teacher in low income schools in India. Soeleen helps English Direct design and iterate our practice problems, train teachers, and teaches lessons for us.

Sally Bui

Business Development

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Sally graduated from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam as the top-ranked student in 2012. Having worked as an English teacher in Hanoi for years, she has a profound understanding of the challenges that Vietnam learners have to deal with. Sally has also spent years working for several international companies such as Micro-star International (Taiwan), TechMahindra (India), Hebany Group (Dubai) and witnessed the diverse opportunities which young people can get hands on once they have good English proficiency.  

Ellen Jennings

Business Development 

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Graduate of the University of Birmingham, Ellen started with us as an intern and is now working as a Business Development Associate. Trained and prepared by English Direct. She is experienced working with young people in the UK after team leading for a national youth programme. 

Ashish Bohora


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Ashish started out as a Teach For India (TFI) Fellow post his M.Tech (Biotechnology) from the University of Pune (UoP), India .. After the Fellowship, he gained experience in Digital Marketing and went on to start his own Tech startup – Barefeet Analytics – in 2013.
Ashish has also Consulted for Bridge International Academies (BIA) and has worked with GEMS Education in their Education Intelligence Unit. Following his stint with GEMS Education, Ashish went on to study Law from Delhi University (DU), India.

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