Meet the team

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Steph Reynolds

Director of Optimus Education

Steph is the Director of Optimus Education. She began her career within the education industry in 2008. Steph contributes to all areas of the business, ensuring that Optimus Education products focus on good outcomes for pupils to support improvement within education, as well as improving the work life balance of teachers and school staff. The importance of wellbeing and mental health is at the core of Optimus Education and this is reflected in all services and products within the Optimus Education portfolio.

Lisa Reece

Operations Team Leader

Lisa is an Operations Team Leader, she joined Optimus Education in December 2019. Before joining the business, Lisa gained 15 years of previous experience in organising the operational element of conferences and events.

Craig Cahill

Sales and Project Team Leader

Craig is the Sales and Project Team Leader within the Events Department. He joined the Optimus Education sales team in 2018. Before joining the business, Craig gained over ten years of experience in employer engagement with local and national education providers.

Denise Thomas

Customer Services Team Manager 

Customer service lead, Denise has previously worked for a large FE and HE college as a PA to a senior manager before joining the Optimus Education team.

Georga Blair

Senior Marketing Executive

Georga is our Senior Marketing Executive. She Joined the team in April 2014 as a visitor liason officer. Since then she found her love for all things marketing and moved into the marketing team in 2016. Georga is responsible for generating leads and interest in our Skills Events for both the sales and visitor teams. 

Megan Hughes

Visitor Attendance Coordinator

Megan is our Visitor Attendance Coordinator. A new member of the team with a wealth of experience in events management, administration and customer service, Megan is responsible for recruiting visitors to attend our Skills Events and liaise with schools to manage the booking process for attendees, including making arrangements for additional accessibility requirements.

Deborah Taylor-Pitkin

Operations Officer

Debbie has joined the Events team from the Customer Services Department where she has previously worked on the School Impact Awards since she joined Optimus Education in September 2022.  Debbie has worked in local government administration and customer service roles for the last 20 years.  Debbie assists in recruiting visitors to attend the Skills Events and provides help with our booking process.

Rebecca Mendl

Junior Events Project Manager

Rebecca is a new member of our team, joining us as a Junior Events Project Manager. Rebecca has a wealth of events management, marketing and client management experience. Rebecca is passionate about helping young people find exciting career opportunities whilst building relationships with employers and helping them find the stars of the future. 


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To enquire about visiting one of our events please contact:
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