Our administration team are here to make your stay in Brighton as easy and enjoyable as possible by helping you before, during and after your course as required. We have a dedicated team of staff that organises everything in-house so that we can control the quality of our services.
Ali Passmore MA, BA Head of Accommodation and Welfare
Ali is Head of the Accommodation and Welfare Department here at ELC Brighton. She joined in 2010. Ali is originally from Johannesburg but studied in the US for 3 years before coming to live in England in 1999. Before joining ELC she worked for a school in London. She loves travelling and playing squash.
Maxine Bull Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Maxine works alongside Ali in the Accommodation and Welfare Department at ELC Brighton. She has recently joined in October 2019. Maxine is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and also lived in Zimbabwe before settling in the UK in 2006. Before joining ELC she worked for a school group travel operator in Brighton. In her spare time she enjoys presenting at a local radio station and travelling.
Camilla Danelli BA, MBA Groups and Marketing Officer
Camilla is responsible for the booking and coordination of groups at ELC Brighton. She joined us in 2019 having previously worked at our ELC Eastbourne school as the Social Activities organiser and for other language schools. Camilla is originally from Italy and has an MBA in Tourism Management.
Fergus Kavanagh BA (Hons), Cert TESOL Social Activities Organiser
Fergus is responsible for the social programme at ELC Brighton. He joined us in 2017 having worked previously as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages in the UK and abroad. Before joining ELC he worked for a school in Canterbury, Kent. In his free time he enjoys travelling and going on long walks in the countryside.
Hayley Brown BA (Hons), MSc Digital and Design Marketing Officer
Hayley is responsible for maintaining the school's website, blog and social media streams. She joined ELC in 2018 having previously worked for a small brand in Brighton, after completing her Master’s degree. Hayley has a love for photography, travelling and film.
Marta Graman-Betlej Enrolment Officer
Marta is responsible for front of house and is one of the first people you meet when you arrive at ELC. She joined ELC in July 2019, having previously worked for another language school in Brighton for 8 years as Office Manager. Marta is originally from Poland and is a keen photographer, traveller and tea lover.
Julia Sandiford BA (Hons) Sales & Marketing Administrator
Julia is responsible for all bookings and enquiries and will usually be your first point of contact. Julia joined ELC in 2006 having previously run her own business for many years. Julia is also a host family for ELC. Julia has a degree in graphic design and in her spare time loves visiting historical places and art galleries. She is also a keen gardener and cook.
Benita Rudkin AAT Finance Officer
Benita is reponsible for the day-to-day running of the Accounts Department, overseeing both our schools - ELC Brighton and Eastbourne School of English. She joined ELC in 2015 after many years' finance experience in other companies in Brighton. In her free time she enjoys travelling.
Sam Woods MAAT Accounts Administrator
Sam works in the Accounts Department. He joined us in 2015 following a number of Accounts and Sales roles. Sam studied for a Higher Diploma in Modern Music at Brighton Institute of Modern Music and has kept up his love of drumming ever since. He is also a keen photographer.
Phil Steere Buildings Manager
Phil is responsible for the maintenance of the school buildings and for Health & Safety at ELC. He joined ELC in 2010 having previously worked for other companies in London & Brighton. He studied lead guitar at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and is also a keen photographer.
Faustine Pruvost Administration Assistant
Faustine has many different administrative duties, working on reception and helping with social programme activities. She joined ELC in July 2019, having previously worked at our summer school ELC Loxdale. Faustine is originally from France, she loves to travel, learn new languages and discover different cultures.