Meet the team at Global Academy Jobs

Wendy Stone


University of Cape Town, University of Ottawa, Manchester Metropolitan University

English, French

Wendy leads a young team here at Global Academy Jobs drawing on her expertise in marketing, management consultancy, HR and communications. She was recruited for the GAJobs role from a British university. With experience in seven countries for clients ranging from international telecoms groups to African artisans, she maintains strong connections with our portfolio of international clients as well as with the local business community.

Matt Smith

Higher Education Consultant

University of Worcester, University of Coventry


Matt is the lead contact for our Key Accounts and agency clients. He has a strong international background in Higher Education, having worked in universities in Poland and Austria, and has collaborated with researchers from around the world.

Matt has co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications (including 5 book chapters), h index of 25, reviewed numerous publications and proposals, and is an active Field/Associate Editor for peer reviewed scientific journals. He currently lectures in environmental science and geography and describes himself as ‘enjoying a portfolio career, maintaining a balance between teaching and consultancy, providing recruitment advertising solutions for university clients’.

Rehana Nasib


English, Punjabi

Rehana manages the administrative systems here at Global Academy Jobs and is the first point of call for clients with payment or other financial questions. She also keeps the office running behind-the-scenes, assists with HR for the team and keeps our operations and processes up-to-date.

Beth Williams

Digital Communications

Oxford Brookes University


Beth manages the various Global Academy Jobs websites, and co-ordinates our suppliers and subcontractors to keep academic opportunities flowing smoothly to our candidates around the world. She is completing her Computer Science degree at Oxford Brookes University and still finds time for a whole lot of dancing.

J. Romero


Oxford Brookes University

Spanish, English

J. is the lead contact for our clients in Southern and Central America, and provides research and sales support for the team. He is Venezuelan so the recruitment needs of the fast-growing universities in Latin America are close to his heart. As a student of International Economics at Oxford Brookes, J is particularly interested in how Higher Education impacts economic policy around the world.

Gareth Ridley-Demonick

Account Management and Candidate Communications

Oxford Brookes University, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

English, Swedish, French

Gareth joined GAJobs in 2017 to run our candidate communications alongside client account management. He has a background in publishing and communications and extensive experience in international working environments. Here at GAJobs we particularly value Gareth’s copy editing and graphic presentation skills along with his customer service approach.

Melissa Rowley-Noble

Editor and Digital Marketing Assistant

Liverpool John Moores University, Oxford Brookes University


Melissa is an MSc student studying Digital Marketing. She ensures that jobs with our university clients are posted on the Global Academy Jobs website correctly and assists with digital marketing projects.

Joe Purnell

Editor and Data Entry Assistant

Oxford Brookes University


Joe is an MA History student at Oxford Brookes University. He checks and edits the job listings from universities posted on Global Academy Jobs, and assists with research projects.

Robert Nixon

Junior Web Developer

Oxford Brookes University


Robert is a Computer Science student at Oxford Brookes University. He maintains the systems that import job listings from member universities onto and helps with development at our sister site,

Alumni, Placement students and Interns

Marzena Chochowska-Castle

Former Operations Manager

University of Warsaw

English, Polish

Marzena helped set up the administration, finance, HR and facilities systems for the GA Jobs team. Her substantial experience covers operations, customer relations and sales support in a wide range of capacities from SMEs to large chains in two countries. She now provides freelance operations support from her base in Gloucester.

Ksenia Gradova

Data Entry and Social Media in 2017 and 2018

Oxford Brookes University, Nagoya University

English, Japanese, Russian, Latvian

After gradating here in Oxford Ksenia has fulfilled her dream by moving to work in Japan.

Sami Asgher

Work experience student 2019

Sami is a student at Oxford Spires Academy, where he also runs the school blog site, The Spires Scoop. He spent a week with us in our Oxford office helping with data, research and social media.