Global Business Team

The Global Business Team works with schools and organisations across the globe to help them to deliver The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

The team licenses and provides resources, guidance and training to Independent Award Centres (IACs).

IACs are schools or organisations licensed to operate the Award exclusively to their students or members, where no National Award Operator exists or where a National Award Operator exists but there are difficulties in supporting delivery due to certain circumstances, such as the Award being delivered only in the native language of the country.

There are currently over 350 IACs globally.

If you are interested in delivering the Award in your organisation or offering Adventurous Journeys to IACs please contact the team at

Global Business Team 




 Sam Williams




Sam Williams, Head of Operations  
Dorothea GormanDorothea Gorman, Senior Global Business Manager 




Claire Lynch, Senior Global Business Manager








Lucy Welch, Operations Manager



TanuThanuja Wijesinghe, Operations Manager 
Tom ShorrockThomas Shorrock, Operations Manager 
Jim MooreJames Moore, Operations Manager 
Joel GrantJoel Grant, Operations Manager 
Maria Hudson

Maria Hudson, Operations Officer








Kelly Cox, Licensing and Compliance Manager 

Lyla Meng

Lyla Meng, China Administrator








Julia Czernik, Training and Events Officer













Alexandra Webster, IAC Administrator