The Team

Russell Whitehead


Russell set up LT123 early in 2011, in order to provide a uniquely expert and independent supplier of consultancy in English language assessment and learning materials in print and digital. He has experience as a teacher, teacher-trainer, examiner, self-access centre manager, item writer and book author. He is proud of LT123’s reputation for quality and reliability in delivering projects, and is pleased both with the company’s client list and the range of project managers, consultants, editors and authors involved.

Project Managers

Pippa Sutcliffe

Senior Project Manager

Pippa works closely with Russell to oversee all LT123 projects. A teacher, trainer, manager, materials writer and project manager in ELT for over 25 years, she worked in schools around the world for 12 years before moving into assessment and publishing in 2002. She has considerable experience in curriculum and syllabus development as well as teacher support materials in various online formats. Even with the tightest deadlines, Pippa keeps a cool head to ensure that projects are delivered to the highest possible standard and always on time.

Anna Siepert

Project Manager

Anna works with Russell and the rest of the team to oversee a range of assessment projects, coordinating in-house training as required. She’s an experienced project manager, editor and writer of both digital and paper-based materials. Anna started her career in education by teaching English in Greece, Vietnam and Poland. Relocating to Cambridge, Anna focused on producing teacher education materials and she particularly enjoys delivering specialised training to LT123 consultants and writers.

Liz Marqueiro

Liz Marqueiro

Project Manager

Liz is a project manager for assessment and digital and print materials. After a career teaching English in Portugal, Japan and Italy, she returned to the UK to enter the world of English language assessment and publishing. Liz’s main strength lies in liaising with the client and LT123’s expert consultants in order to create a unified team and provide the best product for the customer.

Dawn Roskilly

Project Manager

Dawn comes from a formal project and change management background and has a broad range of project delivery experience working with several blue-chip companies across IT, education and most recently assessment. Having first-hand experience of teaching business English in Switzerland, Dawn can combine her understanding of user requirements and formal project methodology to deliver projects on time, to budget and specification. Dawn has an excellent track record of building strong client relations and uses her 20 years of project experience to scope, control and deliver successful projects.


Michael Black


After many years of teaching English language, linguistics and business communication skills, Michael now specialises in tests and exams, particularly in academic and business English. He has written and co-written a number of books, including Objective IELTS, Advanced Trainer and practice tests for BEC Vantage and Higher. Michael has qualifications in English language and linguistics, teaching English as a foreign language, and management.

Felicity O’Dell


After studying Russian and doing a doctorate in Soviet education, Felicity moved into English language teaching. She taught a wide range of students at a language school in Cambridge before working as an online tutor on an MA in ELT run by London University’s Institute of Education. She is involved in item writing for various assessment organisations and has published many books for language learners, focusing particularly on vocabulary development and exam skills.

Frances Treloar


After teaching English in schools in Spain and Turkey and at university in Northern Cyprus, Frances returned to live in the English Lake District, and became a freelance writer and consultant. She has written online and print course material for a wide range of students, from children to business people, including co-writing a six-level course for young learners. A large part of her work is writing and editing tests, and training and chairing item-writing teams for assessment organisations.