My interest in EFL began after gaining my first degree, a BA in Linguistics in 1980. This was consolidated with a PGCE in Teaching ESL, an MA in Linguistics & ELT, (both from the University of Leeds) and an MBA (University of Hull).
Following many years of teaching and middle-management positions in Finland, the Netherlands, China, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, I decided to pursue my career in the area of Business English. After joining EISU in April 2001 I set up the Business Management English (BME) Presessional Course, designing course materials and collaborating in a number of in-house publications. I directed this programme until September 2008, as part of my responsibilities as Director of Business English Programmes.