About us


Julian Baker

BAISIS Chairman

After teaching at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, Julian became Director of the International Study Centre at Box Hill School in 2002, where he is also IB Co-ordinator and Housemaster of the Sixth Form Boys’ House. Following six years as Secretary, he became BAISIS Deputy Chairman in 2013.  He was elected as BAISIS Chairman to succeed Caroline Nixon in October 2015.


Elyse Conlon

BAISIS Deputy Chair

Elyse has 15 years of experience working in English language teaching both in the UK and overseas.  Since 2004 she has worked primarily in roles involving academic management and curriculum leadership.   Elyse has a particular interest in staff development and has written and developed many of her own training programmes, delivering workshops on topics such as cultural awareness, integration and  immersion, English language training for mainstream subject teachers and approaches to EAL teaching, as well as delivering sessions at BAISIS annual conferences and overseeing regional CPD.  Elyse was elected as BAISIS Deputy Chairman in May 2018.


markMark Jeynes

BAISIS Executive Committee Member

Mark is a Director of Bishopstrow College, where he is responsible for developing the College’s relationships with agents, partner schools and other stakeholders.  Since joining Bishopstrow in 2014, he has started to develop an expertise in UKVI compliance, including Teaching Partnerships.  He is also Deputy Chairman of Exporting Education UK.  Mark was elected to the BAISIS Executive Committee in October 2015.

CGN new formalCaroline Nixon

BAISIS General Secretary

Caroline Nixon has worked in international education for over 25 years and runs her own consultancy, Caroline Nixon Education Ltd. For 11 years, she was Principal of Taunton School International during which time she expanded the one-year GCSE course and opened a separate Middle School for younger children aged 8-14.  Caroline was Chairman of BAISIS for six years, during which time the organisation rebranded and achieved a six-fold increase in membership.  Caroline was appointed General Secretary in Oct 2015.

Sue Harris

BAISIS Executive Officer

Sue’s career in international education has included teaching, academic management, summer schools, marketing and recruitment.  She currently works as an ELT consultant.  She has been the BAISIS conference organiser for five years and became BAISIS’s Executive Officer in 2013.