Meet the team
After several years’ experience of professional training in financial and regulatory frameworks, Sophie joined HESA in 2010 in order to expand and develop the training unit. Sophie specialises in delivering training and consultancy in the areas of the Staff and DLHE collections, and the use of Heidi Plus (a web-based management information tool). Sophie also sits on a number of sector review and stakeholder groups. While not training, Sophie enjoys nothing more than a
glass bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, bubble baths and reading her kindle and can be found happiest when all three are combined. An avid racegoer who is suitability housed near Cheltenham racecourse, she can be found at most meetings sporting tweed and making the most of her HESA statistical knowledge (however, not always successfully).
Beth is a dynamic trainer with 7 years’ experience of developing and delivering technical and non-technical training programmes. Her interest in training was gradually shaped throughout her life by all the different ways in which she has experienced learning: as a learner, and as a trainer. Among the various teaching qualifications that she has obtained she recently graduated from the University of Gloucestershire and she is fully committed to remain informed and up to date on the latest training and development resources through her professional membership with the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).
In her current role at HESA she typically manages, develops and delivers training initiatives to support the development of higher education professionals. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and anything cosy, from open fires to spiced rum!
Jon is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and his role in training allows for this. He enjoys leading our webinar and E-Learning training here at HESA, and meeting all our lovely delegates through the virtual platform.
Outside of HESA, Jon loves cooking and regularly attends live events be it theatre or music concerts.
Dorota works as a business development specialist at HESA, working for the Training & Consultancy team. She has worked in higher education for almost 10 years. Briefly escaped to hospitality and fashion industries, but quickly came back to her natural habitat.
Recently obsessed with Business Intelligence and SQL querying – suspected side effect of working for HESA. Previously obsessed with language and culture anthropology. Wrote a thesis ‘Jim Morrison as a pop culture icon’ and more recently a ‘SharePoint User Guide’.