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Meet The Team

    • The WonderLust Education team

      Our team is made of recruitment experts and former teachers who have taught all over the globe.

      • Kate Liddell

        Director of Staffing

        Hi, I’m Kate! I have many years experience working in Education Recruitment along with strong experience in Customer Service and a background in Staff Management. As a trained Primary Teacher with a love for travel, launching WonderLust was a natural progression. We love giving our teachers an experience of a lifetime and to provide such amazing teachers to our schools across England and Asia. I am based in our Brisbane office and I start my day with a good workout and a strong coffee! In my spare time like to read, cook and spend time outdoors.

      • Carly Liddell

        Director of Business Development

        Kia Ora, I am Carly and I am addicted to travel and adventure. Originally, I grew up on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand and pursued a career in teaching. I always knew I wanted to become a teacher and was accepted into Wellington University at the age of 16 and had my first class by the time I was 19. My teaching career ignited a passion for travel, culture and adventure. During my four years teaching in England I travelled to so many places across Europe and then I went on to teach in an International School in Costa Rica. These experiences led me to meet the most amazing people and to discover places that hold very special memories. Nowadays, as the UK Education Director at WonderLust, I am lucky to be able to help other teachers realise their ‘teach and travel’ dreams and continue to discover new places in our world myself as once you get the travel bug… it never leaves you. In my spare time, I love to go to Bikram Yoga, walk my dog Harry and I take up any opportunity to go camping and be in the bush or on the coast.

      • Emma Liddell

        Director of Operations

        Hi, I’m Emma! Being a teacher with a passion for travelling, this is the perfect job for me, as we help other educators have the amazing experience of teaching and travelling overseas! Some of my travel highlights have been wine tasting in the Loire Valley, snowmobiling in Bulgaria and relaxing in Positano. When I’m not heading over to the UK to visit all of our teachers, I’m based in our Brisbane office and love playing netball (with fellow WonderLusters Kate and Chante), going to yoga, and getting into the great outdoors in sunny Queensland.

      • Chante Poimafiti

        Compliance Officer

        My name is Chante and I am the Compliance Officer based at the WonderLust Brisbane Office. My role allows me to dabble in my love of detail while working within a dynamic, cohesive team. The management team are approachable and extremely supportive which is so important being a working mum wearing many hats.

      • Sonya Stewart

        Education Resourcing Consultant

        (Team leader)
        Hello! I’m Sonya and have been with WonderLust for 14 months. I grew up in beautiful Tassie, where my love of the outdoors and nature developed, and also my passion for teaching and education. I completed my Bachelor of Education (Primary), and from there, travelled and taught throughout Australia, including ACT, WA and VIC and also overseas. As well as a background in Education, I have also worked in the Travel and Tourism industry, Administration, Sales and Local Government. My other passion is of course travel (that’s why this job is perfect for me) and I have lived in both the UK and Japan…as well as travelled throughout Europe, Asia, parts of Africa and the US. I’m just about to realise one of my lifelong dreams and will be travelling to Cuba soon. I love being able to support and see teachers I work with fulfil their work and travel dreams, too!

      • Chris Liddell

        Education Resourcing Consultant

        After 15 years in the financial services industry including, most recently, owning and running a Financial Advisory business, I have sort of returned to my roots with WonderLust – coming from a family of educators, I really enjoy getting to know the teachers I deal with and take great pride in matching and placing them with a school that truly fits them professionally and personally. I live in Auckland with my fiancée, Liz, and in my spare time I participate in and watch, a wide range of sports; I am especially passionate about cricket and sit on the board of my local club.

      • Matthew Simmons

        Education Resourcer

        Hi I’m Matt, I have made the move from the UK to Brisbane with my partner! My working background is in education, having many roles working at schools in the heart of London. With four years’ experience teaching PE and Special Education I have a vast range of experiences and the knowledge that can help you build the experience you want from the UK.

        Being from England I have been lucky enough to have the rest of Europe on the doorstep so have travelled across the continent and had a blast while doing so! I count myself fortunate to have the opportunity to share what I know about the UK and beyond with our teachers. Like my colleague Chris, I am huge sports fan and am most passionate about cricket playing for a local team here in Brisbane.

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