Pippa’s Guardians are delighted to welcome Georgina Morgan and Claire Cross, joining us as Area Managers for the South East and the West Midlands respectively.

Welcome to Georgina Morgan, Area Manager for the South East

Georgina attended the University of Cape Town to study Economics, followed by a post graduate in Logistics, and after graduating, she came to London to work on a visa and also travelled. While here, she met and married Simon, also a Zimbabwean living abroad, and had a rewarding career within an investment company until she started her family. As her children progressed to secondary school she developed a small business running motivational workshops at Prep Schools, inspiring young children to identify their individual strengths and talents and empowering them to confidently articulate these qualities. Researching and developing this concept has enabled Georgina to enhance her passion of ‘making a difference’ to the lives and prospects of children and she bring this to her role as an Area Manager with Pippa’s Guardians.

Georgina said;

‘I have compassion for family members living apart and am passionate about making your child’s boarding school experience a positive one. I fully understand what it is like to be a boarding school pupil and a long way from home and am here to support your son or daughter and your family as you start this exciting new adventure here in the UK.’

And welcome to Claire Cross, Area Manager for the West Midlands

Claire began her career in Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service working as crew manager in the emergency control room for twenty-seven years, during which time she handled many different emergencies from national security threats, through to small animal rescues, so she has a real empathy for how stressful situations impact lives. In 2013 she decided it was time to change career and she took on the role of matron at an independent boarding school in Cheltenham working in a boys’ sixth form boarding house. Meeting new parents, leaving their children at boarding school of en for the first time, helped Claire understand the importance of regular, knowledgeable and caring communication.

Claire said;

‘I know how vital it is to build good relationships from the start so you, as their parent, are reassured and confident your child’s wellbeing is my priority and they are being cared for as they would be at home. For your son or daughter, making new friends, speaking a second language and adapting to a different country, home and classroom environment can be a daunting time. However, I will be there to support and encourage your child, during their time at school and with our host families, to ensure their life here is exciting, challenging and rewarding.’

Ben Hughes, Pippa’s Guardians MD, said: ‘Claire and Georgina’s unique experiences and understanding of both international education and global family makes them dynamic and resourceful newcomers to Pippa’s Guardians; we’re looking forward to working alongside them and warmly welcome them to our team.’