SI-UK UK Staff
Vicki Fox, Director
Hometown: Kent, England
Academic Background: Loughborough University
Vicki Fox is from Kent, England and is one of the founding partners of SI-UK Global. She graduated from Loughborough University in Computing and Management, before moving into the IT and management consulting industry. After a period of five years in Japan with SI-UK, she moved to London to head up the London office. She has counselled thousands of students regarding education options in the UK and is extremely well versed in the education sector. Vicki is responsible for company marketing, enhancing technology at SI-UK and business development.
Dwayne Gallagher, Director
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: University of Toronto
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Canada, Dwayne Gallagher has spent over ten years in the UK, Europe and Northeast Asia managing and directing companies related to international education. Dwayne has worked very closely with the British Council, a large number of government organizations and UK universities in the area of international student recruitment. Dwayne is responsible for overseeing the global management of SI-UK.
Orion Judge, Director
Hometown: London, England
Academic Background: University of Toronto, York University, McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier Univ: B.A., M.A., BEd.,LLB.
Orion is from London, England and holds degrees from four top universities including an LL.B specializing in International law, an M.A. and a BEd. After graduation, Orion co-founded a nationally recognized multimedia company. For the past 12 years, he has worked in the international education sector, promoting UK Education and closely collaborating with UK universities and the British Council. Orion is responsible for global operations, marketing, partnerships and strategic planning at SI-UK.
Robert Money, Oxbridge Consultant
Hometown: London, England
Academic Background: University of Oxford
Robert Money attended Eton College before going on to Oxford to read Classics, where he graduated with an MA. Having subsequently studied law at Middle Temple he worked for Barclays Bank and a number of education-related companies before joining SI-UK. He now deals with public schools and specialises in preparing high-calibre candidates for entry into Oxford and Cambridge, as well as providing a general service helping international students get into Universities and MBA providers across the UK.
Jaitee Parulekar, Managing Consultant (Toronto Office)
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: MBA, Bangor University, UK
Jaitee completed her MBA at Bangor University in Wales in the UK. As a former international student and with six years' experience of counselling students on options in the UK, Jaitee is well versed in the UK Education system and is a senior education consultant at SI-UK. Jaitee specialises in Law, Pharmacy, Business, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine programmes in the UK. Jaitee is our resident visa specialist too!
Tim Pilkington, Consultant (Vancouver Office)
Hometown: Essex, England
Academic Background: International Relations (BA)
Tim has worked in international education for close to ten years, having worked at the University of East Anglia, the University of Nottingham and at the University of Essex, where he managed the US and Canadian markets. Now working with SI-UK North America, Tim enjoys promoting the excellent opportunities that a UK education has to offer for North American students.
Laurence Kelly, Marketing Manager
Academic Background: English Literature (BA), University of Kent, UK
Laurence completed his BA in Comparative Literature, at the University of Kent, before spending a year teaching in Spain after graduating in 2015. On his return to the UK, he worked in Financial Services before moving to Toronto in late 2019. Laurence is responsible for company marketing such as events management, lead generation campaigns, social media and website updates.
Andrew Greener, Marketing Coordinator
Academic Background: History (BA), University of Stirling, UK
Andrew graduated from the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2017, achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Andrew has worked in both private education, teaching English as a foreign language, and in digital marketing. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 2018 and worked in digital marketing and sales for 3 years. As of 2021, Andrew has been employed by SI-UK North America, marketing UK universities to both Canadian and American prospective students.
Fareeda Chand, Consultant
Hometown: British Guyana and Canada
Fareeda is a marketing and business development professional with over 20 years of experience in international education. Previously working for the Australian government, she helped reposition Australia as a quality study destination in Canada. This experience provided her with strong industry knowledge and networks for partnership building between Canadian and British universities. Fareeda was educated in British Guyana and Canada and holds a diploma in International Marketing. Fareeda is a Senior Consultant at SI-UK and is experienced in supporting students in Medicine, Law, Physio, Pharmacy and many other subjects.
Dr. Muhammad Chowdhry, Medicine Specialist
Academic Background: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London
Dr. Muhammad Chowdhry is a Clinical Fellow with 8 years of clinical experience working in London. His main specialty is General Surgery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. He also received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Infection and Immunity from the same institution. Dr. Chowdhry supports our Medicine applicants with interview preparation and has been working with SI-UK for 5 years.
Sarah Finnegan, BVetMed, Ph.D. Candidate, Veterinary School Specialist
Academic Background: Ph.D. Student from the Royal Veterinary College, UK
Sarah Finnegan rejoined the Royal Veterinary College in October September 2017 to undertake a Ph.D. to investigate non-invasive ways to detect seizures in dogs with epilepsy. Prior to this Sarah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 as a veterinary surgeon. After graduating, Sarah worked for 18 months at a first opinion practice and then went on to do a one-year rotating internship at Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. She supports our veterinary medicine students with their applications to UK universities, preparing them for university interviews and reading through their personal statements. Sarah has been with SI-UK, assisting students with their Veterinary University applications since 2019. Each year, SI-UK supports students from North America with their application to Vet Med School in the UK.
Heidi Schulze, Senior Consultant
Academic Background: Archaeology (MA), University of Durham, UK
Heidi completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Anthropology with a minor in Classical studies and went on to complete a Masters in Classics at Durham University in the UK. She has six years of experience advising students on their applications to UK Universities and specializes in working with Law School applicants. Her passion for assisting students with applying to university stems from a desire to nurture and support applicants’ dreams of developing career prospects through further education.
Nnenna Asubo, Senior Consultant
Academic Background: Law (LLB), University College London, UK
Nnenna is from London, England and completed her LLB at University College London (UCL) in England before moving to Canada. Having studied Law in the UK, she is familiar with the application process and routes to qualification and can provide insight into the life of a law student. Nnenna has experience in assisting students applying for a range of courses.
Wajiya Amjad, Senior Consultant
Academic Background: Chemistry (BSc), Keele University, UK
Wajiya is from West Yorkshire, England, and completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Keele University. During her undergraduate degree, she completed an international year at the University of Guelph which has given her a unique insight into navigating both the North American and UK university systems. Now living and working in Canada, Wajiya is passionate about guiding students toward achieving their own international education goals.
Anne Byrne, Consultant
Academic Background: Dalhousie University
Anne is from Halifax, Canada and graduated from Dalhousie University with degrees in both science (BSc) and architecture (BEDS). Following the completion of her degree, Anne spent considerable time travelling throughout the UK, Europe, and South America. She has worked closely with several global Education Technology (EdTech) companies, to enhance and improve students' education outcomes in the virtual setting. Anne is passionate about helping SI-UK students achieve their educational goals.
Hiam Haddad, Consultant
Academic Background: York University, Canada & Law (LLB), University of Southampton, UK
Hiam graduated from York University with a BA in political science. She then went to the University of Southampton in 2014 and did a two-year LLB. program (JD pathway program). This program was catered to Canadian students particularly. Between 2016-2017 Hiam completed both NCA bar exams while articling. She articled for a criminal defence firm in downtown Toronto for 10 months. Hiam was then called to the bar of Ontario in June 2019. After articling, she worked as a lawyer from 2019 - 2021. She now works with SI-UK North America to advise students on the ins and outs of the NCA process, becoming a lawyer in Canada with a UK degree and what studying Law in the UK entails.
Samuel Sadler, Consultant
Academic Background: Nottingham Trent University & University of Hull
Samuel is from Wolverhampton, England and studied at both Nottingham Trent University and at the University of Hull. Samuel graduated with a BSc in Geography from NTU in 2016 and in 2021 he graduated with an MSc in Renewable Energy from Hull. Following his postgraduate study, Samuel moved to Toronto, Canada in 2021 to further his professional career. From completing both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK, Sam knows the application process well and is keen to help prospective students with their application journey.
Patricia Pu, Applications Manager
Academic Background: University of Liverpool
Patricia graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013, achieving a master's degree in Business Management. She worked for 5 years doing administrative and data indexing work for various companies within the civil engineering, banking and education industries. Patricia arrived in Canada in 2019 and was employed as a payments representative in a Canadian financial institution before joining SI-UK in 2021.
Taylor Zantingh, Personal Statement Editor
Academic Background: Sheridan College, Canada
Taylor Zantingh is a Freelance Editor with SI-UK, she graduated from Sheridan College, Ontario in 2021 with a BA (Hons) degree in Creative Writing & Publishing. Taylor has 5 years of editing experience and 4 years of professional writing experience.
She has worked for Sheridan College, assisting students with their portfolios, personal statements, website content and project descriptions and also for a publishing house and university magazine. Taylor currently assists SI-UK students with editing Personal Statements, making sure that the statement best represents a student, and improving their chances of offers from UK universities.