Executive Team Details
Executive Director & CEO
Richard became CEO of Malvern International in June 2020. He is the co-founder of the subsidiary Communicate School. Communicate grew quickly and was acquired by Malvern in July 2018.
Fahim Razzak joined Malvern Finance team in February 2020. Fahim qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton UK LLP. and he is also a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). Within finance, he guides the treasury, finance, audit and tax functions to pursue the company’s aggressive growth strategy and meet its clients’ and investors’ expectations.
Prior to joining Malvern, Fahim worked within finance function in Barclays Plc, and as auditor/tax advisor with Grant Thornton UK LLP. As an auditor, he was involved in various audit/tax related assignments within education sector. Fahim is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
UK Senior Academic Advisor
Prof. Ian Brooks has recently joined the group as the UK Senior Academic advisor. Professor Brooks has recently retired from his position as the Deputy Dean of the Business school. Now Director at Brooks International Education Limited and Visiting Professor of the University of Northampton, he was the Executive Dean of the Northampton Business School (NBS), at the University of Northampton until 2016. The school was nominated in 2014, 2015 for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year. He was also the University’s strategic lead for internationalisation, academic alliances, the taught portfolio and academic planning and Director of the University’s International Office and the Academic Partnership and Planning Office. A Fellow of the RSA, his teaching and research background lies in organisational behaviour and business strategy.
Professor Ian Brooks has published his work in many peer reviewed journals, including Organization Studies, the British Journal of Management and Long Range Planning. His popular text book, Organisational Behaviour, is in its 4th edition (5th shortly). He now combines a range of board level responsibilities with higher education advisory and consultancy activity in the private and public sectors in the UK and overseas. As a UK Senior Academic Advisor, Professor Brook will provide support to the executive team towards it programme and partnership expansion.
UK Head of Operations
Marza Mace, MA in TEFL, is a founder of Communicate School in Manchester. Marza has 10 years experience in building and managing teams and streamlining processes in the most effective ways.
General Manager & Principal, Malvern House International
Mr. Kris Hall became the General Manager of Malvern House in August 2017. He completed his Post Graduate studies at the University of Westminster – where he studied Health and Social Care Management – and has been a senior manager in the Private Sector, Third Sector and Education Sector for over 20-years.
Student Welfare and the student experience is a key focus for Kris and he has been the Safeguarding Lead at an organisational level for both a Pan-London charity and international education group over the last decade.
‘Our role in the journey of a student is extremely important – a good school with a supportive team of teachers and staff can make the difference between success and failure for the student. To be trusted with this responsibility is a very great honour and the best way we can repay this is with excellent customer service’.
General Manager, Malvern House Brighton
Richard Turnbull, DELTA, became the General Manager of Malvern House Brighton in September 2020. He has over 15 years experience in the ELT sector, starting as a Teacher, then Teacher Trainer, Director of Studies, eLearning Manager, School Director and most recently as a Business Systems specialist. He has a strong interest in the use of technology both in the classroom and in school management.
General Manager & Principal, Malvern Juniors
Emiliano Sallustri ,is a native of Italy and has grown up with a strong connection to the summer language school business. He has a wide range of organisational experience in the travel language industry and most recently has been directly responsible for the operations staff and smooth running of our existing and new summer schools. As a Level 3 qualified Safeguarding Lead, he is also in charge of welfare and safeguarding.