The Team

kim.jpgA new role for Kim

Kim Brough has been working with HOST for the last 4 years. But now she has a new post, as Deputy to the CE with responsibility for Publicity and Public Relations.

Actually, everybody connected in any way with HOST is working in Public Relations – making international students welcome and encouraging and enabling others to get involved. But we do need someone to make sure that HOST publicity gets out there into the places where people who are likely to be interested in meeting international students will see it, and have that moment of recognition – ‘this is just what I’ve been wanting to do!’

Kim’s background is in International Theatre Studies – so a career in HOST, where all the world’s a stage, was a natural choice for her!

If you could make HOST known somewhere, Kim will be delighted to hear from you via the Contact Us page.



The Office Staff

HOST has a small team of staff in our London Office.

Susie Alemayehu
Chief Executive

Kimberley Brough
Deputy Chief Executive

Faye Cheng
Finance Officer

Katie Powell
Student Programme Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Alisha Bhupal
General Administrator

Lewis Batterham
Andministration Intern

Board of Trustees

HOST’s Board of Trustees is responsible for making sure that HOST is working as it should, and that it will be able to continue to do so. Every Trustee is a volunteer, giving his or her time freely to help HOST in many different ways.

Mark Pellew CVO - Chair of the Board
Mark is a retired diplomat. He and his wife are hosts in Oxfordshire.

Sue Millington-Hore - Treasurer
Sue is a qualified accountant who runs a practice with her husband Kit. She is an enthusiastic golfer. Sue and Kit are hosts in Hertfordshire.

Trina Golland
Trina has had a very varied career, including interior design and running a B&B. Now she enjoys her grandchildren, her garden, and her canal boat ‘Albert Henry’. Trina and her husband are hosts in Hertfordshire.

Timothy Hornsby
Timothy is a Commissioner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and has had a career in academic life and subsequently in HM Treasury and the Department of Environment.

George Peretz
George is a Barrister at Monckton Chambers and was recently appointed as a Queen's Counsel

Nadine Tompson

The Regional Organisers

HOST is very grateful to have a team of volunteer Regional Organisers (ROs) who link international students with the hosts in their regions. They give a lot of their free time to do this, and many of them are hosts as well.

Sue Beech
West Midlands, Warwickshire, Leicestershire & Northamptonshire

Michael P and Sue Binns
North Yorkshire

Kerry Bloom

Tim and Wendy Bridgeman

Phillip and Kerrie Brooks

Marcus Chambers

Lynette Chappin
Mid, South & West Wales, Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcester

Rosemary Cole

Betty Flanagan
Northern Ireland

Martin Gill
Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside

Frances Good
Somerset and Wiltshire

Terri Kelly

Sallyann O'Neill

Ceris Owen
North Wales & Shropshire

David Patey

Sandra Purrett
Hertfordshire and North London

Anne Ramsden
South and West Yorkshire, Kent

Paul Ryall
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Richard Sim
Central and Southern Scotland

Marie Songhurst
East Riding of Yorkshire

Margaret Stevens

Monika Strell
North Scotland, Highlands & Islands

Mike and Mandy Talbott
Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

Katherine Varden