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Josh Round – Co-coordinator

Josh Round has 25 years of professional experience in ELT as a teacher, a teacher trainer, and academic manager.

He is the Group Academic Director for St Giles International (UK & Canada), and Co-coordinator of the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group.




Barbara Craig – Co-coordinator

Barbara Craig has been an active member of the TESOL professional community for 30 years, including 10 years leading in a university English language centre in Sydney, Australia. She has a passion for staff development and wellbeing and enjoys fostering the professional growth of others.

Her ELT work has been recognised in Australia, winning national awards for Academic Leadership, and also for Professional Practice. She is now a researcher, undertaking a PhD exploring the professional growth of middle leaders in ELT. She holds a Masters of Applied Linguistics, Masters of Research, Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, and a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Languages.

Alex Fayle

Alex Fayle (MLS, DELTA) loves seeing how people tick. Over the years, he has developed a passion that makes me get up each day and say “I get to go to work today!”

Passion is also what keeps him motivated when the universe decides to throw challenges his way. And over time, he’s realized challenges are no more than opportunities to grow.

He currently applies his passion to the role of Academic Director at Well & Will Language Academy in the Spanish Basque Country.


Tanya Livarda

Tanya Livarda (BA/MA in TESOL, Delta, CELTA) is an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, content creator, and oral examiner in Greece and abroad. She has attended and completed a plethora of courses delivered by universities in Greece and abroad. She is an avid supporter of lifelong learning. She has also presented in various conferences here and abroad and her articles can be found in magazines and academic journals.

Her main research interests are teachers mentoring, teachers’ observation and feedback as well as the introduction of Social Emotional Learning in the classroom. Finally, she is a board member of TESOL Macedonia Thrace Northern Greece, a member of TESOL Greece, and of IATEFL. 

Lucia Marotta

Lucía Marotta has been working in the EFL industry since 2007. She has vast experience teaching students of different ages, levels and contexts. She has taught English as a foreign language in primary schools, secondary schools, language schools, colleges and universities. She also counts 9 years of experience managing teaching teams, both in Uruguay and Ireland.

Lucía is based in Ireland, where she has been working as the Director of Studies of EC Dublin for the last two years. Apart from her Diploma in TEFL and other EFL-related qualifications, she holds a Diploma in Human Resources and the Cambridge International Certificate in Educational Leadership. She is currently undertaking her  MA in Professional Development in Language Education.

Katherine Martinkevich

Katherine is a past LAM SIG IATEFL scholarship winner (2016) and has given regular talks on English language teaching and academic management at IATEFL and other international and local conferences. She holds an M.Ed. from Minsk State Linguistic University (1999), Cambridge CELTA, IH CELTYL, Cambridge Delta, IH Certificate in Educational Management, and is currently studying towards her second Master’s at NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education).

From 2014 to 2019 she worked as an academic manager at the British Council Ukraine and is now a member of the British Council English Online team, as well as a Professional Skills trainer and course writer. She blogs about teaching, learning and managing at Kate’s ELT Crate

She spends her free time reading science fiction and fantasy, working out at the gym, listening to extreme metal, watching Asian dramas, or doing all of it at once.

Lou McLaughlin

Lou McLaughlin is the Executive Director of Eaquals (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality Language Services). She is the Founder Chair of ELT Ireland, the network for ELT professionals in Ireland, served on the IATEFL Board of Trustees as the Associates Representative until 2021 and has been a Trustee for the Bell Education Trust.

Lou holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Masters in ELT, DELTA, TESOL Cert. in Leadership & Management and Trinity TESOL Cert. Her special interests are Young Learner teacher training, teacher cognition and management in ELT. Lou is a frequent speaker at international conferences, she is the author of EFL Teacher Cognition (2012) and was the co-editor of Children Learning English: From Research to Practice (2015).

Sandra Pitronaci

Sandra Pitronaci is Newsletter Editor and Committee Member of IATEFL LAMSIG, and has been a member of LAMSIG throughout much of her ELT career. She also serves as the Convenor of English Australia AMSIG, is Contributing Editor with the English Australia Journal, and is one of a dedicated Admin team for the Australia-New Zealand #AusELT Facebook Community of Practice.

Sandra is National Academic Director ELICOS & Pathways at ILSC Australia, where she leads the academic teams across Australia’s five national campuses. As an ELT leader, she is a fervent believer in psychological safety as being key to building an exceptional school ethos.

Mike Riley

Mike Riley joined NILE as Deputy Director in 2020. He has worked as Teacher Training Manager at Macmillan Education and spent many years in academic management positions at International House Milan.

His role at NILE involves supporting strategic and organisational management as well as training and consultancy in a range of areas including educational management.