Meet the Team

Steff Wright

Steff Wright

Global Grad CEO

Alongside building innovative companies within Gusto Group, Steff has always had a lifelong passion for travel. This has been passed down to his four children, three of whom have studied at traditional UK universities and one who spent her full three years travelling and working her way around the world.

With a keen interest in Business, Steff has a passion for start-up companies and social enterprises, especially those with a focus on environmental sustainability.  When not sat at his laptop, Steff fills his time snowboarding, kite surfing, playing tennis and travelling

Favourite Country to visit: Australia 🇦🇺

Georgia Wright

Georgia Wright

Location development manager

After deferring her business degree at Northumbria University, Georgia caught the travel bug at 18 on a gap year which started in South-East Asia.  After getting a taste for the world, she simply couldn’t bring herself to settle into the traditional University bubble.

For three years, she continued earning her way around the world, with working holiday visas in Australia and New Zealand, volunteering with rescued elephants, teaching English to local school children in Cambodia, completing her advanced scuba diving courses and backpacking through a total of 30 countries. Georgia hopes to inspire other young people and give them the confidence to follow their dreams and connect to the world we all share.

Favourite Country to visit: Mexico 🇲🇽

Sue Jarrett

Sue Jarrett

Student Support Coordinator

After making a shift from her early career working in business administration to running a late-night licensed venue, Sue re-trained to help support homeless young people and ex-offenders through various issues they may be facing. Sue’s ongoing training has equipped her to cover safeguarding, emotional wellbeing, drug and alcohol issues and physical health. 

When Sue is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit through Yoga, Tai Chi and horse riding.

Favourite Country to visit: Croatia 🇭🇷

James Cowell

James Cowell

Business Development Management

With a background in Event Management and Digital Marketing, James has been brought onto the Global Grad team to help deliver the UK’s first Travel Study Experience.  James has always had a passion to travel and the desire to experience the world’s cultures.  During his life, he has been fortunate enough to live in multiple countries such as the USA and Germany where he has had the opportunity to adapt to new cultures and situations.

In James’ spare time he loves to pursue several sports and activities including Skiing, Wakeboarding and Rugby Union.

Favourite Country to visit: Nepal 🇳🇵

Marcus Fox

Marcus Fox

Digital Marketing Manager

After gaining a degree in Environmental Science and Chemical Engineering, Marcus began a career in Technical Sales winning over £2M of orders per year.  He identified a gap in the market he was selling into, went back to the laboratory and invented a chemical process and become a Patent holder. 

During University he gained a passion for all things online and started building websites in 1995 some two years before Google.  Now involved in digital marketing, e-commerce and search/social optimisation techniques.

For recreation, Marcus is a keen distance runner and cyclist, plays numerous musical instruments including an Indian Sitar (very badly).

Favourite Country to visit: Spain (Especially Barcelona) 🇪🇸

Louella Wright

Louella Wright

Location Manager

Louella opted to do university the traditional way studying Human Geography at the University of Leeds with a year abroad at the University of Waterloo, Canada. After graduating she got a working holiday visa for Canada and has spent the past 12 months working in the ski resort of Whistler and leading horse trekking through Moose mountain near Calgary.   

Louella has managed to enjoy her two main hobbies of snowboarding and horse riding through her jobs in Canada and can often be found with her nose in a book whether its further study or a good novel.

Favourite country to visit Canada 🍁

Joseph Lewiston

Joseph Lewiston

Location Manager

Joseph has a love of exploring new places and immersing himself in cultures and experiences solely available through world travel. Due to working in various different roles in the media production industry, Joseph has expanded his knowledge and skillset whilst creating projects all over the globe for varying companies and organisations.

Favourite country to visit Tanzania 🇹🇿

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