Following sixth-form education at Cardinal Newman College, Preston, he gained extensive international experience on Quality Assurance in Process Engineering in the Oil & Gas sector. Following becoming an esteemed Research Fellow at the University of Salford Business School, Dr. Bamber, Managing Director & Dean, established OLC Europe 21 years ago.
Ernest has held senior management positions within education since 2004 which has resulted in a comprehensive knowledge-base of consulting, compliance, quality, project and people management. Having managed colleges in London, Ghana and Hungary and recruited internationally, Ernest operates from a uniquely global perspective with respect to operations within Further and Higher Education environments.
Ernest is a keen collaborator a point that is evidenced through several joint projects with university partners principally aimed at increasing student numbers for partner institutions. Examples include brokering university progression, franchise, validation and other partnership agreements with institutions such as Glasgow Caledonian University, UWE Bristol, Sunderland University and Teesside University.
An Economics graduate, Ernest recently completed the MBA in Higher Education Management from University College London, Institute of Education in 2018.
Harish is an engineer by degree qualification and has completed an advanced course in Business Management from London. Harish comes with more than 20 years commercial experience including; working for a telecom company in India and then as a banker for a couple of years with Citi Bank in the UK with the responsibility of handling clients in the field of education space and advising on investments in the UK.
His experience of banking in education space led him to venture into the same sector. Harish began with an education start-up college imparting courses to overseas and local students interested in pursuing studies in the UK and built a career thereafter. He has promoted UK Education in 5 continents and more than 32 countries across the globe.
Vibha holds an MBA in Human resource Management and is also a Licensed Immigration advisor for New Zealand (201700271). Vibha has successfully worked in the education space since 2008. Vibha is responsible for heading operations in South Asia for Unitek Associates.
From 1971 Ronnie spent 20 years in Secondary Education as Deputy Head & Head of Sixth Form at a North Manchester High School, teaching A & S Level Chemistry and Oxbridge Entry Papers. His former First XI Football Captain, Andy Anson, captained Oxford University and is now the CEO of the British Olympic Association – must have got something right! Then Ronnie spent 25 years in Further & Higher Education as the Assistant Director of Development & Innovation at Hopwood Hall College, part of the Senior Management Team for 18 years, and the last 7 years of public service as International Project Manager for Bradford College. At both Colleges, he was responsible for International Student Recruitment, and International Partnership development.
Payal is a finance graduate holding an MBA in Finance. Payal started Unitek Associates in 2013 and has been actively involved in recruitment of domestic and international students in the UK ever since.