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English UK has appointed its first chief executive from within the ELT sector. Sarah Cooper is currently dean of management and professional studies, international English, at South Thames College in London.

‘I came into this sector,’ she said, ‘because English opens doors. I passionately believe that the UK is the premier place for people to learn English and help them open those doors to their future.’

Before starting in the ELT sector, Sarah’s career was in business, and this is echoed in her tribute to her predecessor Eddie Byers, who died suddenly last year: ‘He emphasised the importance of English UK being a trade association, and that it was all about members doing business – that’s very dear to my heart.’

She will take up her post in August 2016.