Introducing the CIBTAC Team.....


Samantha Trickey, General Manager

Sam has 25 years in the further education sector. Most recently this has been as Head of Student Experience and Head of Tutorials at Gloucestershire College.Her industry experience is in hair and freelance beauty therapy over a 10 year period and she brings with her vision and passion with strong leadership and relationship building skills. 


Charis Burrows, Finance Assistant

Charis works mainly with Alison, to ensure BABTAC & CIBTAC's accounts are up to date. She also helps maintain the office and train new staff upon joining either company. She has been with the Company since 2010.


Lindsey Hunt, CIBTAC Administrator

Lindsey joined CIBTAC as a apprentice and has since enjoyed taking on everything admin related. She helps Examination Co-ordinators with administrive tasks regarding exams. Lindsey has also started to help get new potential centres accredited.

She is a 11 handicap golfer and her favourite artist is Taylor Swift. 


CIBTAC Education Department

Joanne Wheeler Smith, Education Development Officer

Jo joins us from Gloucestershire College where she has been Curriculum Leader in Beauty Therapy for 12 years. Prior to joining CIBTAC, Jo spent 9 years in the beauty therapy industry and is CIBTAC qualified. 

She is passionate about running and charity work.

Mandy Wells, Education Officer. 

Mandy is an experienced teacher and lecturer, most recently at the London School of Beauty and Make up teaching the CIBTAC / CIDESCO programme.  She has recently become more involved in maintaining quality and standards in the FE sector and is completing a Diploma in Leadership and Management.  She is familiar with educational frameworks and Holistic Therapies. 


Examination Co-Ordinators


Stefan Greenway, Examinations Coordinator (Rebecca's maternity leave cover)

Stefan joined the company originally to work as a membership advisor for our sister company, BABTAC. Stefan will be covering Rebecca's maternity leave and is already enjoying working with our Centres. Stefan assisted at the BABTAC & CIBTAC Awards last year and is already looking forward to this year's Awards. 


Natalie Stone, Examinations Coordinator (Hayley's maternity cover)

Natalie joined the company at the latter end of 2015 to cover Hayley's maternity leave. She embraces everything creative and has previously worked in fashion retail and cosmetics. She enjoys speaking with people so you are guaranteed to see her at one of the trade shows we attend. 


Andrew Milford, Examinations Coordinator. 

Andrew has recently joined the company for a change of career. He'll be mainly looking after international centres. He comes with a passion for customer service, after previously working in retail management. Andy has enjoyed working on examinations and engaging with many different cultures.


Kim Curtis, Examinations Coordinator. 

Kim has also recently joined the company after working for over 8 years in the FE sector. She will also be looking after our UK and Mainland Europe based centres. She enjoys the variety of the position, much like Hayley, and likes that no 2 days are the same. 


Marketing Department 

Andrea Schubach, Head of Marketing. 

Having moved from South Africa two years ago, Andrea is coming back into the workplace and brings with her immense experience of marketing of membership associations. Her last role was as Marketing Director of an Association of Residential Communities which she joined when it was a start-up and which now has 75% market share of the high end residential estate industry in the country.   

Andrea is very excited about this new challenge.


Emma Roberts, Marketing Executive

Emma, our Marketing Executive, has experience in Website Design and Digital Marketing. She has been with the company for 6 months and has a passion for engaging with customers and ensuring their experience is the best it can be. She is currently working closely with the CIBTAC team on their new website, set to launch later this year. She is already busy organising next year's awards ceremony. If you have any ideas, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

Outside of work she enjoys travelling and visiting countries filled with culture.