ABOUT US

INTRODUCING OUR EDUCATION ADVISORY TEAM

I’m delighted to welcome you to our services and my team. Together, we take a great deal of pride in the care and attention we give to helping you make the best choices for your children.

As parents ourselves, we understand that the well-being, happiness and success of our children is the most important thing in our lives. Our actions, on your behalf, are guided by our common aspiration for your success as they journey from childhood into their teens, and emerge as young adults.

What sets us apart is that we only work with a limited number of clients at any one time. This allows us to give every family the care and attention they deserve as they make some of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Above all, while our networks within the education community are wide and well-established, we have no affiliation to any one school or university. We work for you. Our advice is independent and based solely on what is best for your child and family.

We bring together a multilingual team of experts in international education, who work 365 days a year, to ensure that you have the guidance you need at every stage. We are supported by a Board of Directors and Senior Advisors who are leaders in their business sectors and graduates from the world’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. This distinguished network opens doors for our clients at schools and universities around the world.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you, and to hear more about how we can help.

Rebecca Merrett

Managing Director
Online Education Partnership

 

MEET THE TEAM

Richard Howorth

Richard Howorth

Founder & Director

Founding partner of the Cannizaro group, an asset management and advisory business, Richard is a graduate of Balliol College (MA Oxon) and holds a Diploma in Financial Strategy from the Said Business School. A long-term Hong Konger, and father to two daughters, Richard has both a personal and professional interest in the value to students and young adults of a broad and internationally-focused learning style.

Alastair Altham

Alastair Altham

Founder & Director

Alastair Altham is a Founder and Director of Online Education Partnership Ltd. He is also a partner in Cannizaro Capital Partners LLP and Executive Chairman of J.W. Greaves and Sons Ltd. He is based in London, but travels frequently to oversee various businesses in which he is involved. Alastair brings an in depth knowledge of corporate governance and specialist marketing skills to the Board of Directors.

Rebecca Merrett

Rebecca Merrett

Managing Director

Rebecca has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Beijing for more than twenty years. For the past decade, Rebecca has been immersed in international education overseeing the launch of two international schools in Hong Kong. She has a keen knowledge of international curricula and acts as a trusted advisor on education management to individuals and corporates. Rebecca graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA Hons in Law.

Celeste Murphy

Celeste Murphy

Director, Asia Pacific

Having lived in Hong Kong since 1990, Celeste has held active roles in various industries including the Education sector, during which time she was in involved in classroom and staff management, special needs support and course delivery. Celeste is passionate about delivering products and services that are empathetic and add value to all parties involved. Celeste holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Cathy Au Yeung

Cathy Au Yeung

Client Services Manager

Cathy is responsible for the efficient planning and scheduling of tutorials for our students around the world. She speaks and writes Mandarin, Cantonese and English fluently and has worked in the customer service and communications for 15 years, giving her a strong understanding of anticipating and answering client enquiries. Cathy graduated from Lingnan University with a BA in Translation.

Anna Shepherd

Anna Shepherd

Tutor Services Manager

Anna is a highly experienced tutor and brings this knowledge to her role OEP. She works closely with our tutors to ensure they are well prepared to deliver a professional service. Anna has worked with a number of Edtech companies and is interested in the ways technology can be used to raise educational standards. When she is not working for OEP, Anna is studying towards a Masters degree in English 1550-1700 at the University of Oxford.