Meet the Team

Katherine Davis – Chief Executive

Katherine joined EIL UK as Chief Executive in 2016.



Richard Timney – Project Support Officer



Sabine Spires – Project Manager

Sabine is responsible for developing new programmes for people living in the UK and wanting to EXPLORE the world.

She lived and worked in Germany. When her 4 children all went on their own life journeys she and her English husband decided to relocate to England. Having worked in an international company and managing an international “patchwork family” intercultural understanding was always close to her heart.

Since one of her favourite hobbies is walking she is in the right place in the beautiful Malvern.



Dave Rossiter – Host Network Coordinator

Dave’s role involves recruiting new host families and guiding them through the application process. He also works with host families and local coordinators to develop and support the homestay experience.

Dave grew up in central Berkshire, and has traveled extensively, including living with host families in Costa Rica and St. Petersburg, Russia. He now lives in Ledbury, Herefordshire with his partner, Fran. Dave’s family includes three children Liam, Katherine, and Evelyn and two cats, Spot and Tigerlily.

Likes: Photography, Formula 1, and mountain biking.
Dislikes: Mushrooms, white chocolate, and coconut.



Karen Harvey – Study Programmes Manager

Karen joined EIL UK in 2016 as our Study Programme Manager.



Sue Preece – Homestay Programmes Manager

Sue has worked on a number of EIL UK programmes in a variety of roles including Homestay (IHP) Co-ordinator, general administrator and receptionist. Sue now co-ordinates the Academic short-term homestay programme arranging weekend homestay orientations for international students at UK Universities. Staying for a weekend with a family can give students a great insight into UK culture and help them to settle into life here. Working on this programme has enabled Sue to work closely with our Local Representatives and national host family network.  Over the years great friendships have been forged between many of our host families and their guests and Sue has played a big role in bringing them all together.



Karen Morris – Cultural Programmes Manager



Toni-Lee Marriott – Finance & Administration Officer

Toni-Lee moved to the UK from South Africa and joined EIL in 2013. Toni’s finance and administration back ground has been honed through diverse South African private industries.