Regional Directors

James Davidson

International Regional Director

James has 4 years' experience of Careers Guidance and Careers Education within schools, colleges and higher education, 3 years of which were based in Switzerland. He has also worked as a teacher of philosophy and outdoor education in both Switzerland and the United Kingdom. He has a degree in History, a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and joined Inspiring Futures in 2018.

Assistant Regional Directors

Alison France

Assistant Regional Director

Alison has over 9 years' experience in Careers Education and Guidance, working with young people in schools, colleges and higher education. She has worked part-time for Inspiring Futures as a Regional Adviser in London & South East since gaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance in 2007. Alison also worked for 7 years as Head of Careers in an independent school in Surrey. Before becoming a Careers Adviser, Alison had a long and varied career within the BBC, mostly in Television News in London.  Alison has a degree in English, French and German from Exeter University, and joined the International Team in 2016 as an Assistant Regional Director.

Regional Advisers

Chris Conway

Regional Adviser

Chris was Head of Careers at Shrewsbury School for 20 years before leaving there to go to Shrewsbury International School Bangkok as Associate Director of Higher Education (UK) for a brief spell before returning to the UK and working with Jon Tabbert Associates. He read chemistry at University College, Oxford and followed this by 2 years with V.S.O. in Tanzania. He has gained experience with the selection processes for Higher Education both in the UK and overseas, and has particular interest in those for competitive courses and institutions. He is also a trustee of Restart Africa and Shrewsbury House Youth Club.

Evelyn Thomson

Regional Adviser

Evelyn has over 25 years of experience in both education and careers guidance. Prior to joining Inspiring Futures in 2010 as Regional Adviser in the South East Evelyn was Head of Careers at an independent school in Surrey. She has a degree in History and Psychology, a Teaching diploma and a post graduate degree in Educational Psychology as well as a qualification in Careers Guidance. Evelyn joined the International Team in 2016.

John Burnip

Regional Adviser

John has an engineering background (Structural Engineer) working predominantly in the Middle East (Dubai). He re-skilled to become a qualified teacher and has 27 years teaching experience, 22 of which were as a Head of Careers in a variety schools. As Head of Careers in a large Leeds school it became the first school in West Yorkshire to attain the benchmark - ‘The Leeds Standard’ for careers education. John has a degree in Sociology, a PGCE and a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, joining Inspiring Futures in 2005. 

Liliane Mitchell

Regional Adviser

Liliane joined Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland as a careers adviser in 2006, supporting young people from Years 7 to 14. This involved helping them with decision-making and preparation for further, higher education and employment. Prior to that, she worked for a charity organisation in London for 10 years, which provides support to the unemployed. She managed their career department. Liliane studied literature in Brazil, has a Diploma in Careers Guidance and joined Inspiring Futures in 2016.

Moira Martin

Regional Adviser

Moira has 23 years’ experience of Careers and University Guidance Counselling within schools in the UK, Switzerland and Europe. She has particular experience in worldwide university and careers guidance to international students at independent schools. Alongside this role, she taught science (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) to A-Level / IB Diploma level and she has been ‘Head of Sixth Form’. Her background is in scientific research, having a degree in Biochemistry, and a PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics, followed by a PGCE. She joined the Inspiring Futures International Team in 2016.

Sian Morris

Regional Adviser

Sian spent 34 years teaching in a wide range of secondary schools across the UK, latterly as Head of Careers at an independent school in Shropshire. This role involved one to one interviews, group teaching, UCAS administration, event management, presentations and parental discussions. Sian has studied in the USA as an international student. Sian has a degree in Geography, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Certificate in Careers Education and Guidance, joining Inspiring Futures in 2016.