Meet the senior team

We're passionate about what we do. Find out why...

Senior leadership


Nigel Killick

CEO, Founder

I have spent my adult life travelling and living abroad, after family it is my greatest enjoyment. I have been to almost 80 countries and I love that I can communicate, at some level, with everyone because I speak English. There is no downside to being able to communicate together, it enriches all our lives, and I love the fact that my job is based around bringing that opportunity to millions by helping them learn English through their mobile phones!

Shuang Li

REUK Director, UK Client Services Manager

Since studying for my Master’s degree in managing innovation, the Internet, mobile learning and making English language and culture available more globally have been my main focus. Reallyenglish has allowed me to incorporate all three into one. As a non-native speaker, mastery of the English language was not at all easy, but it has provided me with so many new and diverse opportunities. I feel immensely proud to be a part of the Reallyenglish team helping others to learn English more efficiently and effectively than I did!


Stephen Smith


I really enjoy solving problems. There are few things I enjoy more than unpicking a problem and applying a mixture of brute logic and creativity to come up with solutions. The neater the solution the better! I work for Reallyenglish because we have the exciting prospect of solutions that are potentially transformative both for our paying customers' businesses and for our learners.

Education and Content

Matthew Barnard

Matthew Barnard

Content Director

One way or another I have been involved in education all my life – I guess it’s where I feel most comfortable. I get to work with people I like and respect. I can influence the way we teach and be part of a really creative process and every now and then I manage to inspire people. 


Glynn Jones

Project Director

Teaching and training people to achieve their potential has been my vocation for many years. Being able to shape and guide people is something that I still feel passionate about and Reallyenglish has enabled me to fulfil that in the digital world. It's great to work with like-minded colleagues who continue to push the boundaries of online learning and I feel very proud of what we have achieved together.


Sarah Rooke

Solutions Manager

I love how empowering any learning can be but there is something about learning English that crosses borders, unites people and creates opportunities. I’m passionate about providing high-quality, meaningful and effective learning solutions, whether it’s about having engaging content or ‘anytime, anywhere’ delivery. Working at Reallyenglish I can be part of an exciting solution that effortlessly reaches as many people as possible.

Business Development


Alison Castle Kane

Lead Consultant, Europe

I have been a language and culture enthusiast from a young age, and a person who has found so much satisfaction in travelling and working in many countries around the world. I am fascinated by our ability to learn and use language, and in the ways we communicate with one another, especially digitally. I started my career as an English teacher with a degree in English Literature and Linguistics. Today, what I really love about what I do is that I can combine my passion for languages with helping people find ways of learning that work, that are credible, and most importantly - that fit with the times.


Ben Porter

Vice President, Global Business Development

I am passionate about language, both foreign languages and my own native English: passionate as a learner, an educator and a user. I enjoy the structures, sounds, unique expressions of every language and am fascinated by the cultures and the history that produce them. More importantly, though, language is for communication and that is vital in people's lives - good communication brings prosperity, joy, and even peace and harmony. As language educators, we can impact people's lives on both a local and global scale and that is truly meaningful. And then there's technology - I believe that technology will transform language learning both by making it more effective and by making high-quality language education available to many more people around the world. I love the job of working "between" people and technology, understanding students' and educators' challenges and then crafting the platform and tools in pursuit of the best solutions to meet them.

Heloise Santos

Heloise Santos

Bus. Dev. Europe (Latin) / S.America

Understanding people and being understood was a big concern ever since I was a child, particularly because I am bilingual and some expressions get lost in translation. Working for Reallyenglish has only made me realise that as an adult I am still on the path of ensuring people communicate well and effectively, and nothing gives me more joy than helping people come together and being happier. Lifting communication barriers is an extremely rewarding feeling.

Sofia Moreira

Sofia Moreira

Onboarding Specialist

It’s so rewarding to know that we are working in a place where we can help overcome barriers, connect people and create opportunities for them to reach their goals.Working for Reallyenglish, in such a challenging environment, allows me to be constantly learning, helping me to discover my potential and to become a better professional and individual.

Product Design & UX


Ryan Sayers

Head of Design

I like to make things. I like to think of solutions that solve problems. I like to make things with other people. I like to perfect my creative process and continually learn. I’ve been making things for nearly 20 years now and I’m fascinated as to how it's shaped me as an individual. What’s most important is the people you make things for and the people you make things with.


Aaron Jones

Designer and Illustrator

It's great working in a role where I am always learning and creating new things - my role utilises a huge array of software and skill sets, and I never get bored. I love designing and animating illustrations for our products, because it brings the language to life, and fun animations help students understand abstract concepts which can't easily be explained with just a photo or text.

Software development


Stephen Bartholomew


Building software to help people learn another language is both challenging and deeply fulfilling. Meeting those challenges with a passionate and dedicated team is why I love working at Reallyenglish. Whether we’re working on our mobile app or backend data systems, every member of our team - writers, designers, testers, and developers - all care about putting our students first and giving them a great learning experience.


Emma Williams

Software Developer

I work as a developer because I enjoy the constant challenges and problem solving combined with the creative aspect of working to provide a solution. I enjoy the variety of project-based work because of the variety it brings. It excites me to work within a field that is constantly changing and where every project, large or small, differs. I also love the never ending learning opportunities available within the field as the industry adapts to technology changes. I work for Reallyenglish because it is a great team to be a part of. We are all working to provide learning solutions for students.


Jiancheng Wang

Senior software developer

The world of learning is constantly evolving and working at Reallyenglish allows me to be a part of that challenge. I love being in a supportive team, with people from different backgrounds and specialties, and exploring the opportunities that we make possible together.

Hema Lohani

Hema Lohani

Software Tester

I firmly believe that quality matters and makes a huge difference. I love being a software tester because it means I can contribute towards the overall quality of products. I get a chance to see products from the user's perspective and help provide a better user experience. I love being part of Reallyenglish because, as a team, we share the same values and believe in delivering the best to our customers.


Kristian Sigston

Software Developer

I work in software development because I am always looking for problems to solve and enjoy the challenges that this industry provides. When we are creating and building new software and platforms for our clients I know that we are helping people and businesses to grow and that knowledge keeps me determined to keep improving and moving forwards. Working here at Reallyenglish I am with like-minded people, we are encouraged to share our ideas and resources and that team spirit, along with a can-do attitude is what makes this company such a supportive environment to be part of.


Love your passion?

We're not currently seeking to fill any particular positions, but we're happy to receive expressions of interest, and we're always on the look out for talented developers, designers, and product managers!