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Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Francine Luker

Francine is a co-founding Director at the LHAA and has led the organisation since October 2011. After a career in sales and marketing, Francine lectured for 10 years in marketing and international trade within a Further Education College and two London Universities. She joined the Awarding Organisation Edexcel [a Pearson company] in 1999 as a Regional Curriculum Manager being promoted to National Sales Manager responsible for Employer & Apprenticeship Engagement in 2006 to 2011. Francine holds the assessor and internal verifier qualifications, D32, D33 and D34. Francine also holds a degree in business and has a post graduate Diploma in Marketing.

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Trevor Luker

Trevor is a co-founding Director at the LHAA and joined the company in July 2013. He is also a member of the Association of Employment & Learning Providers [AELP] Strategic Forum and Chair of the AELP’s Hair & Beauty Forum. He previously held the post of Managing Director for Pearson Work Based Learning in the UK [2010-2013] having previously held the post of Commercial Director for the Awarding Organisation Edexcel [a Pearson company 2007-2010]. He has also worked in the UK and overseas and holds a Masters in Business Management and has lectured on Business Studies.

Mobile: 07717 303 709
Joy Foster
Academy Manager

Joy joins the LBTA team at Chiswick with a wealth of experience in the hair and beauty sector.  Joy is a qualified hairdresser having worked at Baker Mulligan Hair, Ginger Group and Hair Spa before joining Lambeth College as a salon supervisor.  In 2013 Joy joined the prestigious Sean Hanna salon group as Academy Manager.  ‘I am delighted to be joining the LBTA at Chiswick and look forward to working with the entire LBTA team and bringing my experiences to the academy to support the salons and Learners we work with.  My commercial salon experience gained at Sean Hanna will enable me to share with our learners exactly what salon life looks like and to support them in their careers.

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Michelle Jessen
Programme Manager

With a career spanning over 25 years in education I am passionate about providing quality vocational training for the beauty industry. Originally trained in London I have worked in various colleges in the U.K. and most recently in Australia. With a degree in teaching as well as a CELTA qualification (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), I have always strived to ensure that all learners achieve their full potential.  I am delighted to be part of the LBTA/LHAA team of highly skilled professionals who are all dedicated to providing the very best learning experience.

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Tania Exell
Employer Engagement Manger Chiswick

I am passionate about the hair and beauty sector.  I am qualified as a stylist having completed my Diploma in Hairdressing, a make-up artist and also as a Beauty Therapist at Level 3. Before joining the LHAA I spent four years working in a high street salon developing my hairdressing and make-up skills and then moved on to become a brand ambassador for Dermalogica.  I joined the LHAA in July 2016 to support learners at our Chiswick academy make progress in their lives and to pass on my experiences from the sector and provide them with the information, advice and guidance they need to succeed.

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Melissa Pamuk
Student Liaison

I started working at the LBTA in December 2016. Prior to joining the company  I completed a degree in Computer Graphics and worked as a Junior Web Developer.
My passion for the Hair and Beauty industry, began when I started working in the Make-up retail/freelance industry and ever since has grown while working at the LBTA.
I advise learners on the various courses we offer and enjoy watching the learners progress.

David Bennett
Head of Functional Skills English and Maths

My name is David and I’m the Head of Functional Skills English and Maths at the LBTA.
My team believes that a good understanding of these two subjects can make a huge difference to people’s lives. Maths and English are everywhere  - so what we focus on here at the LBTA is making both of them relevant to the Beauty industries.  We are passionate about what we teach and our reward is knowing that our learners have achieved results in areas which they may have previously thought was impossible.

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We are always interested in hearing from suitably qualified individuals who would like to join the LBTA team. A team player and a good sense of humour is a must.

We may not have a current vacancy but due to our rapid and sustained growth programme, vacancies can arise at anytime and all suitable CVs are retained for future reference.

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