The COA team

The majority of our staff are based at the head office in Horsham St Faith, just outside Norwich. From here we ensure COA runs smoothly and provides the best possible service to our schools, colleges and other customers in the UK and overseas.

We also have a Schools' Liaison Team to keep in touch with existing schools, visit new ones, arrange regional meetings, attend pupil or parent events, and talk on subjects such as the aptitude tests, sixth form subject selection, work experience, and GAP year activities. They also play a full part in the interviewing team.


Mrs Joyce Lane

Joint Managing Director


Mr Tim Mainstone

Joint Managing Director


Mrs Carol Mainstone

Director of Finance


Dr Charles Johnson

Director of Psychological Services


Ms Bryony Thomas

Head of School Liaison


Mr Simon Foster

Technical Director


Miss Serena Cain

Production Manager


Mrs Charlotte McCormack

Operations Manager


Mrs Clare Howard

School Liaison Ireland & North West


Miss Evelyn Millbank

Events Assistant


Miss Danielle Larcombe

Interviewing Coordinator


Mrs Julia Butler

PA to Directors


Mrs Ellie Spencer

Production Assistant


Mrs Claire Robbins

Production Assistant


Mrs Julie Osborn

Production Assistant


Mr Tony Lovett

Production Assistant