Richard Gillett took management of the GISMA Direct Recruitment Team in September 2017. Since then, he has overseen a massive expansion of personnel across multiple locations.
The Direct Team is responsible for handling direct student enquiries by telephone, email and in person, from a wide variety of sources. Members are tasked with guiding, advising and helping prospective students initially choose their right course. Then in addition providing assistance through the application process along with both visa and accommodation support.
Richard is responsible for managing, recruiting and maintaining the team’s high standard of service. In addition to this, he is also responsible for building and maintaining healthy working relationships with all concerned academic partners. This ensures the smoothest and quickest turnaround with respect to admissions.
Before leading the Direct Team, Richard was managing the Direct Student Recruitment Team for the London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), then later The University of Law (ULaw) Business School Recruitment Team. This involved building successful working relationships with partners such as Grenoble Ecole De Management (GEM) which has proved invaluable given GISMA’s strong partnership with GEM.
Richard is originally from South West England. He relocated to London to attend Kingston University. Outside of work, Richard enjoys outdoor pursuits including trekking as well as adventure sports along with tennis. He is also a keen musician and plays guitar and drums.