CEG Digital

Experts in online education

Meet our online learning team

CEG Digital's people have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in online education, and work closely with partner universities to create, promote and deliver online and blended university programmes to students around the world.

Meet our people

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    Geoff Webster

    Managing Director

    Geoff sets the strategic direction for CEG Digital, leads on partnership relationships and is responsible for overall performance of the business. With an extensive background in establishing and managing strategic partnerships and in business development, Geoff has worked in the education sector for almost 10 years.

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    Sharon MacDonald

    Chief Operating Officer

    Sharon is responsible for operational efficiency and teaching excellence across all our University partners. She leads a team of Centre Heads who are dedicated to each university, a team of Student Advisers who support students throughout their learning journey, and the teaching staff (Tutors) on all our live programmes. Sharon has 15 years’ experience in the education sector including ten years at the University of Stirling in a range of governance and internationalisation roles.

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    Professor Manuel Frutos-Perez PFHEA

    Director of Business Development

    Manuel has over 20 years’ experience in teaching, research and management as an academic. In his role with CEG Digital, he develops partnerships with prestigious universities across the UK to enable them to expand their reach to global markets through the provision of high-quality online learning. Manuel has a life-long interest in the use of technology and is an international technology expert promoting the advancement of learning and teaching in Higher Education.

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    Dr Maria Toro-Troconis SFHEA

    Head of Academic Research and Quality

    Maria provides academic leadership to CEG Digital, embracing the range of partners and disciplines, by providing a coherent vision for research and scholarly activities. Maria contributes to the delivery of CEG Digital’s strategy, promoting pedagogic excellence in the delivery of existing and new programmes. Maria has almost 20 years’ experience working with Higher Education institutions across the UK.

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    Andy Wright

    Head of Learning Design

    Andy leads the Learning Design team, who provide expert guidance and support to university academics throughout the conception and creation of the innovative and high-quality courses that CEG Digital prides itself on. Andy has worked in and around the HE sector for nearly ten years, and has an MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation & Change. He is passionate about improving access to education globally, and helping people all over the world to realise their educational and professional potential.

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    Dave Wedge

    Head of Production Management

    Dave plans and oversees the development and quality assurance of all course content from initial collaboration through to implementation, and works closely with our Academic partners across all areas of production. With an extensive background in project and programme management and the running of corporate IT, Dave has held senior positions in blue chip companies and managed teams worldwide.

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    Ben Timney

    Head of Development and Support

    Ben manages the Development and Support team within CEG Digital. He and his team implement and run our e-learning platforms, build all the courses and bespoke activities, create the graphical and video assets and support the technical aspects of the operation. Ben has over 5 years’ experience running businesses, 10 years’ experience in e-learning and 20 years in design, spanning both the public and private sector.

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    Suzanne Bull

    Director of Content & Communications

    Suzanne leads the content and conversion team bringing the online courses to life and creating engaging content to excite, inform and inspire prospective students. She aligns activities so that they adhere to the brand, and works hard to gain the knowledge and understanding of the University and its online students. Suzanne has spent the majority of her career working in Higher Education marketing working in alumni Relations, Marketing, PR, Brand, and Global Student Recruitment.

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    Paul Smith

    Director of Student Recruitment

    Paul has dedicated over 10 years to developing and managing sales and recruitment operations in post graduate online education. Prior to joining CEG Digital Paul worked with Laureate International Universities, an organisation that partners with or owns universities globally, as International Enrolment Director. As Director of Student Recruitment, Paul is focussed on building a highly successful team of sales professionals who deliver on the recruitment goals of each University partner.

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    Silvana Tafur

    Director of Marketing, Demand Generation

    Silvana has over 15 years of experience in the education sector in a range of senior marketing and operational roles. She is a solutions-focused Marketing Director and Business Strategist with a strong track record of delivering on programme goals and driving sustainable revenue growth in a multi-channel environment. Her primary responsibility is to effectively manage and provide leadership for our global demand generation activities and to push a culture of high performance, smart data, insight management and agility in our marketing organisation. Prior to joining CEG Digital, Silvana worked at Laureate International Universities having responsibilities across a wide portfolio of brands across Europe and the US.