Meet the team at Global Academy Jobs

Patrick McDonald

Board member

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Oxford, Said Business School

English, Danish, Spanish, French

Patrick is a serial entrepreneur with a strong history in growing and globalising commercial and charitable organisations for the greater good. Patrick is fundamentally a determined problem solver. This is why he helped set up Global Academy Jobs to accelerate global academic mobility and collaboration.

Wendy Stone


Oxford, United Kingdom

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

English, French

Wendy is passionate about growing young businesses. Her expertise spans marketing, management consultancy, HR and communications, her most recent work was with a major British university. With experience in seven countries for clients ranging from international telecoms groups to African artisans, she maintains strong connections with her portfolio of international clients and with the local business environment.

Subiksha Krishniah-Davies

Research and Account Manager

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Oxford

English, Tamil

Subiksha is the lead contact for Asia. She has built a portfolio of high-impact relationships in key geographies and higher education institutions for GAJobs. Subiksha also helps take care of our clients from around the globe and ensure that GAJobs meet the highest of expectations. Her languages include Tamil, Spanish and French. Subiksha studied International Education Policy at Oxford University.

Matt Smith

Higher Education Consultant

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Coventry


Matt is the lead contact for clients in Eastern Europe. He is also an accomplished scientific writer and editor. He has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications (including 5 book chapters), h index of 14, reviewer of numerous publications and proposals, Field/Associate Editor for Aerobiologia, Grana & the International Journal of Biometeorology scientific journals as well as Alergoprofil magazine.

Diana Hayes

Head of Social Media

Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Brookes University


Diana is fascinated by the academic online community, from debunking non-science myths to peer advice on how to enhance your career. She spends her time searching the web for interesting and relevant posts to share with the GA Jobs community through the GA Jobs LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Her research and production of relevant content has created a strong network of engaged candidates and employers. Diana’s experience is in sales, marketing, event management and business development across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Marzena Chochowska-Castle

Operations Manager

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Warsaw

English, Polish

Responsible for all the administration, finance, HR and facilities, Marzena is the hub 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 is fluent in Polish. For the team she is an invaluable source of insight and reliable voice of reason.

Alexander James

Website and Digital Communications Manager

Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Brookes University


Alex joined the Global Academy team in October 2014. He is responsible for all aspects of our digital communications and has used his technical expertise and experience of higher education to advantage. He has totally redesigned our online presentation, our website and our profiles, and has made improvements to the way we manage our digital workflow and statistical reporting. His contribution has allowed us to expand our services to our clients and candidates. He continues to work with the team on new projects to further improve our online offering. Alex has achieved a great deal since he joined us alongside his intensive degree studies.