Language Angels Team
Glurbs Team
Company Directors

Paolo Pini

Managing Director (and husband of the 'bossy lady' - see photo and bio on the right)

Grumpy old man (but only pretending to be grumpy). I love languages, my family, my colleagues and sometimes Spurs (even though most of the time they really, really frustrate me). Told you I was grumpy!

Francesca Pini

Director but commonly referred to as ‘boss lady’ by the team within the office walls. They are not wrong!

Most proud of my daughters and husband but closely followed by what has been achieved at Language Angels and our amazing team. I love company, being with friends, cooking and finally reading a really good book by the sea.

Language Angels - Admin Team

Diana Magnan

Office Manager

I enjoy travelling and spending time with my friends and family. I love watching football which is lucky as I have 3 boys who are football mad and I try and keep fit by walking 10,000 steps a day.

Samantha Petricca

Office Administrator

Born in Rome, Italy, I am a travel enthusiast and food lover. I am passionate about fitness, my job and last but not least, spending time with my family.

Language Angels - Resources Team

Felicity Gillingham

Language Angels Lead

I’m a keen linguist who likes spending time with family and friends, travelling, playing badminton and I’m our resident music/pop culture expert – although I did once mistake Robin Williams for Nick Clegg in a pub quiz!

Giorgia Ferro

Resource Assistant

I love reading and I like to crochet in my spare time, which I talk about daily! I also love music and gigs, and I am a massive Swiftie (iykyk).

Virginie Gerrard

French Teaching & Learning Lead

I was born in Nice (France) but have been lucky enough to have lived in a few different countries. I have been teaching French, Spanish and English as a foreign language from babies to adults for over 20 years. I love (a little too much!) organising trips and exploring new countries, cultures and cuisines with my family.

Marta Aparici Sanson

Spanish Teaching & Learning Lead

I have lived in London for 12 years after moving here from Castellón de la Plana, Spain. As a Spanish teacher, I am passionate about languages. I like spending time with my family and friends, and I am partial to a bit of karaoke!

Gabriella Zene

Italian Teaching & Learning Lead

A life-long languages’ enthusiast and language teacher of almost 40 years. I value home life and love cooking for family and friends. I have a secret passion for well-designed shoes!

Company Illustrator and Developer

Mary Corrieri


I’m the lucky person who gets to fill the L.A. and Glurbs worlds with colour and fun. Top joys in life; sun, sea, delicious food, tennis, family and good friends – don’t need anything else.

Sonal Amin

Senior Developer

I love to read and travel. I volunteer regularly and I am passionate about social good and technology. I love my job! I hang out with a lot of tech nerds. I am a tech and AV geek myself.

Glurbs Team

Luke Strofton

Project Manager

I’ve been a part of the company for 6 years so I’m practically Paolo and Francesca’s adopted son! I love spending time with family and friends, watching films and Chelsea (although not recently…). My karaoke song is Greatest Day by Take That!

Chiara De Simone

Head of Resources

My Italian heritage has made me passionate about home cooking and good food spots – if you need a dinner recommendation, I’m your girl! I’m always up for travelling and seeing new places!

Charles Wilkinson


I like reading, skiing, and music, I'm a Brentford fan and I love playing games, especially trying to get the high scores on GLURBS.