Meet the Team


Katherine Davis – Chief Executive

Katherine joined EIL in April 2016, bringing with her experience of Chief Executive roles for regional and national charities and an executive management role for a large public-sector regulator. Having enjoyed several homestays in the USA, France and Belgium, Katherine has also travelled, studied and worked overseas, all of which developed her passion for helping others access opportunities for intercultural learning.

Karen Morris – Senior Programme Manager

Karen has extensive experience in developing and managing EIL UK programmes from conception through delivery to evaluation. As Senior Programme Manager, Karen leads on EIL’s Cultural Group programmes, Fair Play (Sports) programmes and manages training for UK volunteers on the EU’s European Solidarity Corps (ESC). Karen has also represented EIL at international meetings.

Juliana Abrantes – Finance Officer

Juliana has extensive experience in international finance for international businesses. Juliana grew up in Brasil and has held senior financial positions in industry in Brasil, London and Australia, Juliana settled in the UK and joined EIL UK in 2019.

Charlotte Fereday – Study Programme Manager

Charlotte manages and runs EIL UK’s Study Programmes including our High School (Academic Year) Programme and Short Study programmes. A trained TEFL teacher, Charlotte has lived and studied abroad in Spain and experienced homestays in countries as diverse as Russia and Spain.

Linda Hellyer – Homestay Programme Manager

We welcomed Linda to the EIL team in 2019. As a host herself and a Regional Organiser for family homestays, Linda brings first-hand experience to her role in managing EIL’s Homestays and the HOST UK programme connecting international students with hosts. As part of her role, Linda supports EIL’s network of Homestay Coordinators and Regional Organisers.

Ruth Kearns – Communications & Marketing Officer

Ruth joined EIL in 2020, having worked in teaching and, more recently, for other charities including HOST UK. Ruth leads on EIL communications and marketing and is assisted by a team of dedicated suppliers and volunteers.

Maheen Mufti – Programme Coordinator (Homestays)

We welcomed Maheen to the EIL in the summer of 2020.  Her experience of programme organisation and administration, including digital systems, is invaluable in her current role. In addition, Maheen’s extensive experience in managing teams focused on high standards of service helps strengthen EIL’s systems.

Sue Preece – Records Officer

Sue has worked in a variety of roles at EIL UK. Sue’s background in programme management and knowledge of EIL’s business processes is the perfect background for her current role as EIL’s Records Officer. Sue leads on our data security, record keeping and safeguarding checks.

Margaret Matthews – Administrator (volunteer role)

Margaret has supported EIL since the 1980’s in a variety of roles. At present, Margaret supports our Records Officer and Programme Managers with a variety of data entry and administrative tasks. Margaret’s experience of intercultural education includes a Homestay in Ecuador.


All EIL UK vacancies are advertised on this website. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not recruiting at present.