Geraldine Lupton  – Head of Intercultural Training

Geraldine Lupton
– Head of Intercultural Training

Geraldine is responsible for Farnham Castle Intercultural Training's overall business strategy, and for ensuring that the highest of standards of training delivery and client service are continuously met. She has a LLB Hons (Law) and practised as a Solicitor, before becoming involved in Business Management and Cultural Training.

 Laura Mayo  – Business Development Manager

Laura Mayo
– Business Development Manager

Laura has been with Farnham Castle Intercultural Training for over 6 years. She has a BA Hons. in Business Studies, and over 10 years experience in the world of consultancy. At FCIT, she supports global organisations in improving their business performance, by developing bespoke learning solutions that equip employees with the skills and knowledge to work more effectively in a global environment.

 Lorna Marien MBE  – Business Development Manager

Lorna Marien MBE
– Business Development Manager

Lorna works with a range of leading national and international organisations to help them develop their international competencies, strengthen their global presence, and turn their workforces into effective global teams.  Passionate about international relations, she has a BA Hons in European Studies and has studied in Germany and Austria. She has over 12 years’ experience in international defence and security, having worked for the Ministry of Defence and the Diplomatic Service in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to UK prosperity and security for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.


Samantha Newell
– Intercultural Programme Manager

Samantha oversees several of FCIT’s core client accounts. She is responsible for resourcing Intercultural Consultants and Language Coaches to work on Intercultural projects, and for ensuring appropriate course content and efficient delivery. 

As an ex-pat herself, Samantha has true passion for International living and understands global mobility.She has worked in the relocation industry and has many years of experience managing client relationships in both public relations and recruitment, as well as a background in Human Resources, where she was responsible for continually identifying and addressing ongoing training needs. 

 Finance Manager

Cher Carr
– Finance Manager

Cher has a wealth of experience in all things financial, from Cost Control to Management Accounts, Project accounting and everything else in between.

She enjoys being part of the business, whether at the  strategic level or as part of the 'day to day'.

She is definitely an FCIT Asset !