THE OLEVI CENTRAL TEAM
RICHARD LOCKYER, CEO
Richard has been at the forefront of educational leadership and innovation for more than 25 years. His cutting-edge theories, conceptual models and learning programmes have transformed the practice, approach, and culture of countless educational institutions. He loves working with school and system leaders to challenge the system and drive-up standards.
PROFESSOR, SIR GEORGE BERWICK, Chair
Building on his 20-year success as Headteacher of a consistently outstanding School, Sir George’s methods are now improving schools internationally from Western Quebec, Canada to the Maldives. Since co-founding OLEVI in 2009, he has also been CEO of Challenge Partners. Sir George’s impact received official recognition when he was knighted for his services to education in 2013.
DAMIAN MITCHELMORE, Managing Director
Damian joined the OLEVI team in 2017 after almost 12 years, as a teacher and deputy headteacher. Damian utilised the OLEVI programmes and principles to transform the school culture and achieve Outstanding in its recent inspection. He is passionate about empowering high performing people to lead change and improve outcomes of all students.
JEANETTE LOCKYER, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Jeanette joined OLEVI 8 years ago having enjoyed a career in Social Services where she qualified as a Social Worker. Her passion for high quality education combined with her own personal organisational skills have enabled over 2000 facilitators/coaches a year to be trained to facilitate/coach over 8000 delegates a year in our TLC Programmes.
MARK NORTHWOOD, Finance Director
Mark has worked in business for over 35 years and joined OLEVI over 5 years ago. He brought his accumulated knowledge and experience to the organisation and has assisted in our current growth and success. A finance specialist and number cruncher who thrives on and enjoys working in the fast-moving educational sector.
SARAH BUTLER, HEAD OF OLEVI CONNECT
Sarah is an OLEVI Professional Facilitator, OLEVI Professional Coach, and has been teaching for 20 years. As a Sociology teacher and EPQ Coordinator, she loves the rich challenges of the contemporary classroom. Sarah is mid-way through a Doctorate in Education where her research explores the interplay between different approaches to teacher CPD, and the construction of teacher professional identity. Sarah’s biggest passion is collaborative discovery amongst teaching professionals.
MONA BHATTI, BUSINESS MANAGER
Having worked as a Risk Underwriter for a Credit Insurance company for 17 years, Mona took a career break to look after her young family. Mona joined OLEVI ten years ago and has not looked back. She loves working and supporting our OLEVI people and places, helping them achieve their vision using OLEVI’s TLC model of school and organisational improvement.
VIV EMERY, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Viv oversees all communication with delegates and information management at OLEVI. Before joining the team, Viv has worked in various sectors, from finance to medicine. Highly organised and thorough, Viv is committed to ensuring delegates receive a 5-star service throughout their learning and accreditation journey with OLEVI.