Caroline Howitt: Programme Director
Caroline is responsible for directing all Panmure’s academic programmes.
Like Smith 200 years before her, Caroline attended the University of Glasgow before undertaking postgraduate study at Balliol College, Oxford under the Snell Scholarship. She later wrote her PhD on the work of Robert Louis Stevenson, and taught English Literature at the University of St Andrews.
Dedicated to educational advancement in all its forms, Caroline is experienced not only in research and teaching, but in development. Since 2014 she has worked on several multi-million pound educational development projects across the school and university sectors, and is now delighted to bring that experience to bear in delivering the Panmure House mission.
Caroline hails originally from the Isle of Mull, and off-duty is most likely to be found walking the hills of her beloved homeland.
Natasha Ashley: Programme Executive
Natasha is Programme Executive at Panmure House, primarily focused on the Smith Schools’ Seminars, marketing, stewardship, and event management. Natasha read for two master’s degrees, first as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and then as a Skye Scholar at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Her research focused on African entrepreneurs and social innovators in Rwanda and Nigeria. Natasha's experience extends to working in the third sector, focused on child refugee education in Lebanon and Africa, and in higher education. She is passionate about youth development, increasing opportunities and the importance of levelling-up education for all.
Natasha was raised in South Africa but the hills and people of Scotland have captured her imagination. She is an avid podcast-listener and long-distance road runner.
Olivia Anderson: Programme Assistant
Olivia is a Graduate Apprentice working simultaneously towards a degree in Business Management at Heriot-Watt University and assisting with the administration of the Panmure House academic programming. Over the course of four years, Olivia dedicates one day to her studies and spends the rest of the working week based from Panmure House coordinating day-to-day House activities and providing event support. Once she has completed her degree at Heriot-Watt University, Olivia hopes to commit to further study at Masters level. The apprenticeship enables Olivia to put her academic learning into practical perspective whilst also providing further scope to explore other areas of educational interest. She is an all round animal-lover and can be found at her happiest somewhere scenic with her dog, Moss.LINKEDIN PROFILE