Eaquals welcomes new Trustee & Board members

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Eaquals welcomes new Trustee & Board member, Julie Wallis

At the recent online AGM on 9th July, Eaquals welcomed new Trustee, Julie Wallis, to the Eaquals Board.

Julie is Director of The London School, Italy, an Eaquals-accredited member, and has extensive experience in leadership and academic management. She has delivered training courses and workshops for 25 years for a number of language education organisations including AISLi, NILE, LEND, Transform ELT, Pilgrims and Bell, and more recently – Eaquals. She is Events and Academic Coordinator at Eaquals Associate Member, AISLi, and established AISLi DOS Days as one of the best-known conferences for academic managers.

Julie is a very proactive member of Eaquals – as a representative speaker and inspector, and contributing blogs and conference workshops on many different topics, including a successful 2-day workshop in Malta.


Eaquals Trustee & Vice Chair, Thom Kiddle, begins second term on Eaquals Board of Trustees

Also at the recent online AGM, Eaquals were delighted to announce that Thom Kiddle, current Eaquals Trustee & Vice Chair, would remain on the Eaquals Board for a second term.

Thom Kiddle has worked at NILE in Norwich since 2011, after moving back to the UK from Chile where he was head of academic research and educational technology at the Chilean-British University. He has previously worked in Portugal, the UK, Australia and Thailand in language teaching, teacher training and language assessment. He has a Master’s degree in Language Testing and the Cambridge Delta, and his role at NILE involves strategic and organisational management, and training and consultancy in a range of areas including testing and assessment, learning technologies, materials development and language teaching methodology.

Thom is also treasurer and founding director of AQUEDUTO and webmaster for the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group of IATEFL. He has published in Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly, System, and in Routledge Handbooks of Language Teacher Education. Thom is also a plenary speaker at IATEFL 2020 and has been on the Eaquals board since 2017.