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Meet the Pestalozzi Staff

Below you can find out more about the team at Pestalozzi. 

Lesley Russell-Dean

Lesley Russell-Dean

Chief Operations Officer

My experience has been varied and following a Master’s Degree (MBA) I have worked in Insurance, Construction, Managing a training division for CIPD qualifications in London, owning a hotel and even working at a Veterinary Surgery. This has all helped me with the wide remit of the Chief Operations Officer role, which I have the good fortune to hold since August 2017. This role manages the Estate and Finance functions.

Email - Lesley Russell-Dean

Margaret Alexander

Margaret Alexander

Student Scholarship, Alumni Relations and Development Fund Manager

After a 10 year career in the Civil Service I decided to change career and work with young people. Before joining Pestalozzi in 2003, I worked with young people with special educational needs and emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have a BSc in Health and Social Care and a PG Certificate in Conflict and Development. I joined Pestalozzi after a year overseas and it offered me a perfect opportunity for the world to come to me and to continue my work with young people who are keen to make a difference in the world.

Email - Mags Alexander

Jo Mozley

Jo Mozley

Finance & Administration Officer

I started my working life in travel but changed career in 2001 when I moved into Accounting. I qualified as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2005 and have previously worked in a manufacturing environment in both Hastings and Bexhill before joining Pestalozzi in late 2017. I enjoy travelling and cycling and have completed long distance charity cycle challenges and have also been the local Girl Guide and Brownie Leader in Sedlescombe for the last 10 years. I enjoy volunteering, fundraising for charities and meeting new people from far and wide so when the vacancy arose to join Pestalozzi as the Finance Officer it was too good an opportunity to miss.

Email - Joanna Mozley

Hannah Banham

Hannah Banham

Marketing Officer

I've been working in marketing for the last 7 years, and have found the last 3 years at Pestalozzi very rewarding. After working in Brighton for a digital marketing agency for three years whilst living in St Leonard's, I wanted to find work closer to home. I'd heard about Pestalozzi and even visited when I was in primary school, so getting to know the students first hand and working for such an inspiring cause makes it a pleasure to come into work. I'm responsible for all of Pestalozzi's marketing including managing the website, social media and producing print materials such as the newsletter. The role is so varied and no day is the same. 

Email - Hannah Banham

Martin Colvin

Martin Colvin

Individual Fundraiser

My work experience has been varied starting as a film editor, I moved on to marketing, fundraising and organising events and concerts. I then moved to Wales where I ran a Pub, Restaurant and Hotel. After returning to Kent I qualified as a teacher with a BA (Hons) degree. I taught in various schools specialising in Emotional & Behaviour Disorders, working my way up to becoming a Head of School. I then had the opportunity to return to events and fundraising where I am now helping to improve the education of young people from around the world.


Email - Martin Colvin

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Student Programme Assistant

I work here as part of the Student Programme Team, coordinating student activities, providing support with their studies and mentoring across both year groups. Prior to this, I've worked and volunteered for several non-profit organisations, gaining experience in a number of roles across the charity sector. The curiosity, compassion and enthusiasm of the students is infectious and I feel very grateful that I get to work so closely them every day.

Email - Nancy Anderson

Fay Fellows

Fay Fellows

University Guidance Counsellor

Working at Pestalozzi is a perfect fusion with my background in International Development and teaching. I love to see the whole journey of the students from the beginning of the process at selection, arrival in the UK and then the individual personal development they all make. My day to day tasks involve overseeing a wide range of extra-curricular activities, arranging with education trips and assisting with university applications. One of the students who left in the summer sent me an email' a day of your work makes amazing changes in our lives', they really are my inspiration.

Email - Fay Fellows

International Volunteers

Helping us from overseas

Pestalozzi has been hosting and co-ordinating projects with a number of organisations overseas. Examples are - Erasmus+ 2018, AIPC Pandora, SPAIN and Breakaway. For more details click here.

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