Dr. Penelope Hood, Director, is a highly qualified educationalist with particular expertise working internationally in the development of collaborative partnerships and quality assurance in the tertiary education sector in developing countries in South East Asia and Africa. Positions held include Director of International Partnerships in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School of Anglia Ruskin University, Director of International Partnerships for The Association of Business Executives, Academic Council Member Asian Regional Training and Development (ARTDO), Member of the Consortium Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) Education Committee and Member of the Association of Business Executives (ABE) Education Committee.

Other experiences include visiting Professor Postgraduate Institute of Management in Sri Lanka, the National Health Service, United Nations and various British Council funded projects. Dynamic and creative in problem solving a wide range of skills combine in the provision of integrated and culturally sensitive approach to projects. Her doctoral thesis investigated school leadership in a developing country, Sri Lanka. recent publications have focussed on talent management, development of senior managers and life work balance.