- Meet the Team -

Samatar Elmi


Chief Operations Officer

Samatar did his undergraduate degree in History, his MA in Philosophy and is currently completing a PhD in Education Psychology. He is responsible for the general strategy of Myrrh Tree. Putting his degree in Philosophy to good use in determining the direction and values of the company. Aswell as this he negotiates partnerships between Myrrh Tree and various Colleges and Universities to generate a network for Myrrh Tree. Sam is a fan of poetry and art, he enjoys travelling and absorbing culture.


Hamsa Hassan


Chief Information Officer

Hamsa has a BA in Business Management Marketing, a PGCE, trained in QTLS, ISO 27001, L/I and is certified BCS Data Protection Practitioner. Hamsa is involved in the company's privacy and data protection compliance, ensuring that Myrrh Tree's values of trust and fairness are upheld in its handling of information. Hamsa enjoys art, fashion and camping, with a passion for data governance.



Abdulqani Wayd


Chief Quality Officer

Abdulqani has BSc. in Aircraft maintenance Engineering and an MSc in Aircraft Maintenance Systems. He also has a DET, QTLS, and is qualified in IQS. He is the programme lead for Myrrh Tree's education services and is responsible for running these services smoothly. Abdulqani enjoys travelling, history and is a keen Arsenal supporter.

Mohamed Rashid


Chief Marketing Officer

Mohamed's BA degree is in City Planning, and has a postgraduate diploma in Urban Regeneration. He also has a DET, QTLS, and IQA. His responsibilities focus on the marketing and business development strategies for Myrrh Tree. His hobbies include reading, cycling and playing basketball

Safwan Hansrot

Director of IT

Safwan has a BA degree in Modern Languages, including Translation and Interpreting Studies, where he studied Italian and Spanish. He also went on to get his PGCE and QTS. As part of Myrrh Tree he manages the strategy and execution of the IT infrastructure, and is responsible for ensuring all systems flow seamlessly. Safwan has a keen interest in languages, educational technology and ornithology.

- Our Teachers -

Shehreen Khan


Shehreen has a BA and an MA in Business Management and Finance as well as a PGCE. As well as teaching Myrrh Trees courses, Shehreen is also the Student Liaison point of contact.

Shehreen's interests include a passion for gardening and spending quality time with her family.

Emily Kocan

Trainee Teacher

Emily has a BA Degree in Popular and Commercial Music alongside a Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance.

She enjoys playing and listening to music, learning about Welsh culture and being a mum to a group of adorable rats.

Charlie Fisher

Trainee Teacher

Charlie had a Foundation Diploma in Art and holds a BA in Makeup for Media Performance. With a constant pull to make a change in the world, she is following on from her passion in Art and is studying a PGCE in September 2021. She will be using her excitement for teaching to make a positive change in the eduction system, starting with Myrrh Tree as a Trainee Teacher.

She also has a lot of love for all things nature and music.

Tom Duggan

Trainee Teacher

Tom did his undergraduate degree in History and earned a 2:1 BA. Tom is currently training to become a teacher with the intent to provide a different style of education that engages learners and teaches them not what to think but how to think. Tom is a huge fan of music, specifically the periods from the 1960's-1990's, and he has a love for nearly all genres. However, he also has a turning passion for politics, history and philosophy, believing that it is possible to change the world for the better.

Corey-Lee Marsh

Trainee Teacher

Corey achieved a BA in History and International Politics at Aberystwyth University this year after a two year break from education to compete in the British Rally Championship. He is passionate about prioritising Welsh History, heritage and culture in the Welsh education system. Alongside his enthusiasm for preserving Welsh culture, his main interests include supporting and competing in various forms of motorsport as well as music, video games and cooking.

Emilie-kay Kemp

Trainee Teacher

Emilie-kay Kemp holds a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Contemporary Curation. With a talent for creativity and experience in design and exhibition, Emilie employs her skills in creating content for Myrrh Tree's social media presence, which she finds the most enjoyable part of her work. In her spare time, she enjoys painting impressionist oil paintings, travelling and engaging in her own independent research.

- Our Marketing Team -

Tom Matthews

Social Media Officer

After graduating with a BSc(Hons) in television and Broadcasting, Tom has always enjoyed creating digital media content and rising up to any creative challenge. He fits right in at Myrrh Tree, creating content for the company and expanding our social media presence. If not creating videos on the Official Myrrh Tree Youtube channel, you will be able to find him making videos on his main channel in his down time.

Sam O'Keefe

Social Media Officer

With a determination to succeed and an eye for creativity, Sam intends to study Business Management Marketing in September 2021. Alongside this, she has ensured she has acquired the correct skills and knowledge by participating in a range of courses In her spare time. By doing so, it has given her a unique and valuable perspective to bring to Myrrh Tree's Marketing. 

Charles Brown

Social Media Officer

Charles has a BA degree in Computer Science from Swansea University, using his technical and analytical expertise in ensuring our social media platforms are interoperable and operate seamlessly.
In his spare time, he loves to travel the world and experience different cultures as well as listening to music and watching films.

Yifei (Faye) Wang

Social Media Officer

(Business Development Team)

Faye has a BA degree in International Business and Management from the University of Reading. Her responsibilities include managing Myrrh Tree's marketing responsibilities for the company, including building partnerships with colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. Her hobbies include, cooking, travelling, makeup, watching anime and listening to music.


Najma Mohamed

Social Media Officer

(Business Development Team)

Najma studied Media Culture and Journalism at the University of South Wales and is putting her degree to use at Myrrh Tree by developing future partnerships for the company and looking for ways to expand its social media presence. She loves travelling and learning new languages, as well as spending time with her family.


Caitlin Chattoe

Academic Researcher

Caitlin has an undergraduate degree in English Language & Literature, Aswell as an MA in English Literature. She is using her talents in reading and learning to research content for the social media team, ensuring that any information Myrrh Tree presents is legitimate and up-to-date, as well as finding ways for Myrrh Tree to contribute to academic discussions about education. She enjoys writing, gardening and playing video games in her spare time.