Elizabeth Rickards studied History and French at St Andrews University and then went into teaching. From 1996 to 2007 Elizabeth was Principal of DLD, a leading independent sixth form college in London. Elizabeth was described by in the Independent Schools Inspectorate Report as ‘An outstanding principal, a dynamic leader, dedicated to the welfare of her students and highly effective in realising her ambitions for them’. Elizabeth has experienced life as an expatriate in New York and Paris and so understands the challenges faced by families who are re-locating. She set up the education consultancy in 2008 and she and colleagues now advise families and students all over the world on their schools and university applications.