TransformELT is advised, through the Consulting Committee, by experts in the ELT industry. They each bring their unique knowledge, skills and dynamic perspective to the organisation, providing a sounding board for innovation and strategic direction. We hold three meetings a year, one of these, face-to-face at IATEFL for those who will be in attendance. At these meetings, we put forward strategic plans for growth in addition to discussing current projects. Input from the Consulting Committee members enables the development of TransformELT as an organisation. Consulting Committee members also take an informal Ambassadorial role when and where appropriate.
Current members of the TransformELT Consulting Committee are:
Gavin is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E (TCE) - working in online training and consultancy in EdTech - and also module leader (MATALL) on the NILE / University of Chichester MAPDLE (MA in Professional Development for Language Education).
Gavin is a former Honorary Secretary and Chair of ElCom at IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). In his spare time, he sits as a Trustee on the International House Trust Board and is also a member of the Educational Writers Committee of the Society of Authors.
A regular keynote speaker at conferences worldwide, Gavin is also author of The Internet & The Language Classroom (CUP 2000, 2007) and co-author of the award-winning publications How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and Digital Literacies (Routledge 2014). His most recent book, Going Mobile, was published by DELTA Publishing in 2015.
Joanna (Jo) has been involved in English language teaching since 1989. She has taught in Kuwait, the UK, Bahrain, Sharjah, Dubai, Oman and Switzerland.
Jo has worked as a part time teacher, a senior teacher, a Director of Studies, a centre manager, an academic manager, a teacher trainer (CELTA and DELTA OC), an IH Visitor, an Eaquals inspector and Director Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services. Jo helped to develop Eaquals online Inspector Training and is also involved in inspector training.
Since November 2012 Jo has been working a freelance consultant and teacher trainer and in April 2013 she was elected onto the Eaquals Board as a trustee.
Andy is a trainer, coach, consultant, writer, and the coordinator of IATEFL's Leadership and Management Special Interest Group. He is also global lead trainer on the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM).
Andy is the co-author of “From Teacher to Manager: Managing language teaching organisations” (CUP, 2008) and “Managing in the Digital Age” (The Round, 2014).
He has extensive experience of managing large and small scale educational projects.
Andy lives in deepest Transylvania.
Julie WallisJulie has been director of The London School in Thiene, Italy for 25 years. The school is accredited ISO, Veneto Region, AISLi Eaquals and is currently undergoing IH World accreditation. She was the AISLi Educational Officer (www.aisli.it) for 8 years, both organising conferences and representing AISLi as a conference speaker Europe-wide. She currently sits on the committee and publishes materials and writes seminars, courses and workshops for the association. She has presented and run workshops internationally and published articles online and for a number of educational magazines. She works as a leadership coach, teacher trainer, materials developer and course writer. She is also an inspector for both AISLi and Eaquals.
Victoria is a director of consulting firm River Path Associates (www.riverpath.com), where her focus is on working with administrations in developing countries to strengthen education systems and service delivery. She is also a trustee of the Eden Academy (http://www.theedenacademy.co.uk), the UK's leading multi-academy trust focusing exclusively on special education.
Victoria is currently based in Beirut, where she serves as an adviser to the Education Minister on managing the deep impact of the Syria crisis on the Lebanese school system . She has previously taken on similar interim advisory roles within the federal government of Nigeria, and provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in north west Pakistan.
Dave has been involved in ELT since 1985, working with learners and teachers in the UK, Ecuador, Italy, Indonesia and China. He has worked as a teacher and centre manager and led the British Council’s teacher support programme in China for four years. He brought together a team of UK and Chinese ELT experts to design and implement an innovative training programme for state school teachers at a time of curriculum change and expansion of English learning. Since 2015, Dave has worked as a freelance trainer, coach and consultant specialising in diversity, inclusion and communication based in Southern California.