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Let us introduce you to our Diversity Study Trips leadership team! With over seventy years of experience between them, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’re in good hands.

Our Diversity Study Trips experts are ready to create the perfect travel itinerary for your students and our team of Educational Development Executives are well-equipped to tailor a study trip around your specific learning objectives and requirements.

Ellen Rayner

Ellen Rayner

Director of Groups

Ellen has a wealth of experience in the travel industry. Starting her travel career as a youth placement herself more than 30 years ago, she has a real passion for student youth travel and now spends her time creating educational divisions within global businesses.

Travel is in Ellen’s blood and she loves taking her four children island hopping around the Greek islands and Croatia.

Katrina Malley

Katrina Malley

Educational Development Manager

Kat has more than 33 years in the travel industry, filling various roles from retail to educational groups. During this time, she spent 12 years as a course manager and lecturer in the Further Education sector, before returning to the industry to specialise in educational group travel.

Kat’s favourite places in the world are Cornwall for the beaches and Morzine for the mountains… but New Zealand and Sri Lanka are next on the bucket list!
When she’s not helping clients create their perfect educational trip, you might find Kat mountain biking (preferably downhill!) or breaking for the border in her new campervan.

Christopher Sidebottom

Christopher Sidebottom

Head of Groups

With over a decade of experience in the industry, it comes as no surprise that Chris is passionate about travel. Having worked across retail, business-to-business and now group travel, he has an understanding of a variety of market sectors within the industry.

Outside of work, Chris loves to hit the open road to explore new countries. He recently headed to Canada and drove coast to coast in an RV!