Trained as a Barrister-at-Law, called to the Bar at Grays Inn, Geoffrey Barclay has worked in Sweden, Italy and the UK in training development roles, and as a managing Director in business development consultancies.

His work has taken him to most European countries and further afield to Russia, Canada, Latin America and The Caribbean and has helped him to obtain great experience in the setting up of training programmes, market entry and consultancy services. He is accustomed to representing companies and bodies internationally either as a front lead for negotiations or in a business development capacity. Furthermore Geoffrey has been active in training and business enterprises in the UK since 1998 being a firm believer in interregional partnership throughout Europe and beyond as a means of creating both opportunities and expert support services for SMEs and public organisations in a coordinated approach to internationalisation.

Acting as International Marketing Director of Brain he is responsible in first person for international client relations and development strategies.


Richard is an international marketing consultant, living and working in the UK and France. His expertise is in tactical marketing and client capture strategies. He has lectured extensively on marketing strategy and he is currently involved in developing an eco-community in the south of France, Carcassonne.

Richard is currently Chair of the Brain International Advisory Body


Malcolm is an international education and business professional who works with education institutions, membership associations, sector and government bodies as well as private corporations. He is also a global speaker covering subjects including leadership, solutions to the skills gap, business start-up and growth (including opening up new international markets).

In addition to his International Business and Partnership Consultancy role with Brain International Ltd, currently Malcolm is a member of the Governing Board of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals and previously a member of several Boards of professional bodies in the UK and also South Africa and also the Lay Member of the Governance Committee of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals from 2010-2017. Prior to 2001, Malcolm was a lecturer in finance and management and Head of Faculty in a leading UK Further and Higher Education College, joining it after having spent several years in commercial management in a leading travel industry firm. From 2001-2006, he was the Director of Education of two professional bodies, including achieving and maintaining Government accreditation. Also since 2001, he has been a member of the Advisory Council of the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative, the UK standard setting body for business start-up and business support qualifications and is currently its Chairman. In 2017, he was appointed by the Department for Education to the T level Professional Panel directing the development of new technical qualifications in Accounting due for launch nationally in England in 2021 as a vocational alternative to A levels. Malcolm is the former International Vice President of two global associations in the accounting sector, having previously been the CEO of both from 2006-2017.

Malcolm is a qualified accountant and his post-graduate development has included being granted Fellowship of the Institute of Travel and Tourism and the award of Certificate of Education (further and adult education). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.

Acting as Associate Consultant to Brain, Malcolm assists the Directors to create and implement corporate strategy and also is engaged directly on specific client projects.


A graduate of the Translation and Interpreting School of Trieste University (SSLIT) (Italy), Elena Cordani is the founder of Interlinguae, now a group of three translation, interpreting and language training companies with headquarters in Italy, England and Singapore.

At present, she is also Chair of Federlingue, the Italian association of language service companies within Concommercio and based in Mila (Italy). In the past, she was also the coordinator of the GL10 Translation Services at UNI, the Italian organisation for standardisation (the British equivalent being BSI). As such, she worked within the CEN Task Force in charge with the writing of the European standard for Translation Services (now EN 15038). Elena has been also a member of DIAM – the Commission for Documentation, Automatic Information, and Multimedia at UNI (Milan).

Interlinguae Srl is certified in compliance with ISO and EN 15038, of course, and provides translation services to leading a global equipment manufacturers and exporters, mainly in the packaging, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Interlinguae Ltd offices in London also functions as an International Desk for Brain in the south of England. As with other major international client companies, Elena and her immediate colleagues are responsible for all text and communication management of Brain Ltd including corporate documentation storage.


Roberta Micheli was born in Merano in Italy in 1967. She graduated at the University of Verona in Political Science and Managment Organsation, and after completing further studies in Communication Management she began her career working in professional training and management consultancy. She has worked for Brain partner Tangram, based in Bolzano in north east Italy since 2000. In this time she has worked both as a trainer and a consultant and has specialised in managment control and quality systems. For many years she has held the title of Quality Manager for a number of organisations and has been actively involved in planning management systems, budget finance, and business development. Since 2014 she has been Managing Director of Tangram and lead person for relationships with Brain International.

Roberta is mother tongue Italian but speaks excellent German and has a good working command of English.