Meet The Head Office Team

Lana Foster, Managing Director

 Lana Foster - Managing Director

Senior Management

Founder and Co-owner, Lana manages the daily running of the company.  


When not running the company, Lana enjoys manic spin classes and making bread.  

Cory Holden, Admissions & Market Manager

  Cory Holden

Admissions & Market Manager

Cory has worked with us for 7 years and manages our schools' placement service. As part of his role, Cory focuses on Market Management in some of our overseas target areas. This mean you may run in to Cory as he travels the world meeting our key partners, or in the UK, as he visits our partner boarding schools.


When he isn't at work, Cory can be found gaming or watching Japanese movies. Cory is also learning to speak Japanese.

Dear Cory

thank you very much for the wonderful and professional job that has been provided to us.Thank you again.

Christina Wang, Parent of Guardianship Student, He Yang (Nobel)
Su Warren, Guardianship Care Manager

 Su Warren

Guardianship Care Manager

Su is a senior member of The Guardianship Care team and offers parents a ‘one-stop shop’ for all matters relating to the programme. Su manages the department in terms of deadlines and customer care, to make sure the programme is running smoothly.


When Spanish-speaker Su is not looking after her students, she can be found at home enjoying tapas.

James Foster, Commercial Director

  James Foster - Commercial Director

Senior Management


Co-owner, James manages all financial, IT and office service aspects of Bright World.


When not paying the bills, James is a James Bond aficionado and a car enthusiast. 

Simon King, Senior Guardianship Care Manager

  Simon King

Senior Guardianship Care Manager

Simon is a senior member of The Guardianship Care team and offers parents a ‘one-stop shop’ for all matters relating to the programme. Simon specialises in Human Resources for us and manages our emergency telephone and holiday hotspot rota.


When not looking after students, Simon can be found watching his beloved Crystal Palace Football Club, playing PlayStation, watching Netflix. Simon is also a keen Photographer.

Proud to be Bronze partners of Child Safe International.

Jenny Rumble, Safeguarding & Operations Manager

 Jenny Rumble

Safeguarding & Operations Manager

Jenny ensures that our safeguarding standards are fully met and manages the work of our Local Coordinator network.


Outside of work, Jenny spends a lot of time building train tracks for her young sons and planning mini-breaks.

Dear Simon

Many thanks to brightworld and to you personally for your very friendly and professional care and all the arrangements.

We will certainly recommend Bright World

Volker, Parent of Guardianship Student Elisa

Established in 2000, to help overseas students find their perfect placement.

Charlotte Hamson, Sales & Marketing Director

 Charlotte Hamson - Director of Sales & Marketing

Senior Management

Marketing & Admissions
On our Senior Management Team, Charlotte oversees all aspects of Sales and Marketing and promotions for the organisation.


In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys singing and writing songs. She is also a big Andy Murray fan

Leanne Poole, Accommodation and Local Coordinator Manager

 Leanne Poole

Accommodation and Local Coordinator Manager

Leanne helps to manage our students' accommodation needs as well as managing our travel and transportation service, keeping our drivers trained and in check.


When Leanne is not allocating host families and booking transfers, she enjoys walking her black labrador George, visiting the theatre and keeping fit.

Lia Ferris, Finance and Credit Control Assistant

 Lia Ferris

Finance and Credit Control Assistant
Lia is in her fourth year with Bright World and works closely with James in our Finance Department making sure bills are paid.

Lia, when not taking care of student accounts, enjoys performing in local musicals and singing jazz.

Louis Allen, Sales & Marketing Assistant

 Louis Allen

Sales & Marketing Assistant

As Sales and Marketing Assistant, it is Louis' job to promote Bright World, and boost and maintain our sales via agent contact, and by managing our social media accounts, news feeds, and blogs.

Outside of work, his main passions are travel, music, and sport, and he can often be found in the gym, or on the football pitch..

Working with over 300 UK boarding schools, colleges and UK universities.

Theona Kyle, Russian Speaking Counsellor

 Theona Kyle

Russian Speaking Counsellor
Theona is our Russian speaking counsel­lor for those who opt for this extra service and is also our Host Family Inspector for Sussex.

In her spare time, Theona is a keen gardener, loves cooking, enjoys walking her dog and volunteers as a cub scout leader. 

Carol Gill, Admissions Manager

 Carol Gill

Admissions Manager
Carol was the first employee at Bright World 14 years ago. Carol manages our University Placement Programme and helps Charlotte and Louise in the Marketing Department.


Carol, when not working, spends her free time on the tennis court and going out for lunch.

Grace Wang, Chinese Speaking Counsellor

 Grace Wang

Chinese Speaking Counsellor

A leading light in UK guardianship.

Dear Kristine

Many thanks for your prompt response to my request for Grace's travelling information. Your professional service meant a lot to alleviate Grace's stress on her first time travelling by herself. Great work done!

Sam Wong, Parent of Guardianship Student, Grace
Hai Li, Regional Coordinator, China

 Hai Li

Regional Coordinator, China

Fiona Williamson, Accommodation and Travel Manager

 Fiona Williamson

Accommodation and Travel Manager

Fiona coordinates host family allocations and transfers on behalf of our students.


When not at work, Fiona enjoys watching BHAFC with her son, dreaming of her next holiday and watching anything that includes Jason Statham.

Casper Jones, Guardianship Care Manager

 Casper Jones

Guardianship Care Manager

Casper is a member of The Guardianship Care team and offers parents a ‘one-stop shop’ for all matters relating to the programme.


Outside of work, Casper’s main passions are music, travelling, acting and producing his own stage shows. When at home, he can often be found having cultured, intellectual conversations with his cats Barney, Ziggy and Suzie.

Robbie Piper, Guardianship Care Manager

  Robbie Piper

Guardianship Care Manager

Robbie is a member of The Guardianship Care team and offers parents a ‘one-stop shop’ for all matters relating to the programme.


When not at work, Robbie spends time watching West Ham or playing football for a local team. He also enjoys days out with his young family or taking his Dachshund puppy “stitch” out for walks through the countryside.