The PIE Talent is an executive search consultancy with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the international education sector.

In need of exceptional
new talent?

With an unmatched global network of international education professionals and in-depth industry knowledge, we can take all the stress out of the recruitment process, providing first-class candidates who will help your business or operation flourish.

Contact Hadil
+44 (0)20 8133 1217

Looking for exciting new
career opportunities?

Thanks to years of experience working in international education, The PIE Talent has an exceptional understanding of companies operating in the sector, their diverse talent requirements and how to meet those needs. Let us help you find your next role.

Email us your CV and we'll be in touch:
+44 (0)20 8133 1217


We work with all types of organisations operating within international education and have placed candidates in a broad range of roles across the globe.


  • Universities
  • Language schools
  • Business schools
  • Pathway providers
  • Examination boards
  • Independent schools
  • Event organisers
  • Accommodation providers
  • Professional services companies


  • Managing Director
  • VP International Recruitment
  • Sales - all levels
  • Operations - all levels
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Academic Management


  • USA
  • Canada
  • South America
  • UK
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • China
  • South East Asia
  • Africa


We work very flexibly according our clients' requirements, and to their timeframe.

Because we know the ins and outs of what's happening across the international education industry through our news division, our staff have a unique understanding of the challenges and pressures that organisations are facing.

Together with their knowledge of company cultures within the sector, this means we can work openly and honestly with clients and candidates, ensuring we find the best fit for both sides.


I was very impressed with the amazing results of the search which lead to three exceptional clients.

Collaboration from beginning to end was professional and reliable as well as pleasant and congenial. Timely response and engaged commitment made it delight to work with The PIE team. The PIE’s in-depth knowledge really helped to get us the right people.

Britta Baron, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President (International), University of Alberta

If you're looking to make a career move within the international education sector, The PIE Jobs and The PIE Talent are indispensable resources.

Professional, confidential, and a warm interpersonal touch are hallmarks of my PIE Talent experience. The PIE has positions that span the globe - perfect for those of us dedicated to an international career. The entire PIE team is incredibly well connected and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services.

Frank J. Merendino, Director, Business Development and Partnerships, North America - INTO University Partnerships

Finding amazing sales people is one of the toughest positions to fill for any organisation.

Happy to say that The PIE provided me with great sales professionals who are still with BMI many years after joining.

Rupert Merrick, Director - BMI

The PIE have been of great help for posts around the world and at a range of seniority levels.

I have been impressed by the effort they have put in to filling our job vacancies and the diversity of their knowledge.

James Digby, Resourcing Manager - Cambridge Assessment

Within a very few days, The PIE managed to optimize my profile and to secure interviews for me.

They were perfect, calling me before each to explain the facts involved and to set and manage my expectations. They were very supportive and proactive and he gave me rapid feedback. It's been a great pleasure to be represented by The PIE and I look forward to working with them again in future.

Gianluca Polidori, Sales Director - Dukes Education


  • BMI
  • LCI Education Network
  • UNSW Australia
  • Cambridge Assessment
  • Cambridge Education Group
  • EC
  • ESL Education
  • HULT International Business School
  • Oxford International Education Group
  • Shorelight Education
  • Study Portals
  • International House Dublin


Our team of consultants is made up of talented individuals who have an unrivalled understanding of the international education market.

Amy Baker

Amy Baker
Managing Director

Amy is an international education expert with over 20 years' experience in the industry. As MD of The PIE, she divides her time between recruitment and editorial work for The PIE News website and The PIE Review magazine. Since setting up The PIE in 2011, Amy has developed a reputation for being able to identify exactly the right profile of person to suit an organisation operating in the international education sector. She has a BA in Journalism with French from City University.

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Hadil El-Agami

Hadil El-Agami
Recruitment Manager

Hadil has worked at The PIE Talent since 2014. Prior to that, she was an international education consultant for a UK-based education agency. She has successfully placed numerous candidates into senior executive, academic management, sales, marketing and business development roles. She is of Egyptian descent and bi-lingual English/Arabic, and has a BSc in Business Administration with a specialism in international marketing.

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Serene Sunderland

Serene Sunderland
Recruitment Manager

Serene started working for The PIE Talent in 2014. With a BA in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham and a fluent Mandarin speaker, she studied in Taiwan and spent several years working in China, including a stint as International Officer at The Sino-British College in Shanghai, before joining The PIE. Serene has assisted clients such as Cambridge Assessment, EC English, Hult International Business School and LCI Education with their talent needs. She has placed candidates into key roles in diverse locations from the UK to China, the UAE and Mexico.

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Pamela Rodriguez Ottenr

Pamela Rodriguez Otten
Recruitment Manager

Pamela joined us in 2014 after spending 20 years working for public and private institutions in the UK and USA, including Saint Xavier University, Moraine Valley Community College and University of Surrey. Her roles managing offices in academic advising, international students, study abroad, Erasmus, enrolment, registry and career counselling often involved hiring high volumes of new staff, so she knows what it takes to find just the right candidates for our clients. She is fluent in Spanish, holds a BA in Anthropology/Sociology/Spanish and a Masters in Higher Education Administration.

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We run a busy Jobs Board for the international education sector at

Many of the roles we work on at The PIE Talent are listed there as well as many vacancies listed directly by advertisers. Do take a look at our range of global jobs in the industry.


In need of exceptional
new talent?

Contact Hadil
+44 (0)20 8133 1217

Looking for exciting new
career opportunities?

Email us your CV and we'll be in touch:
+44 (0)20 8133 1217