Gabbitas is delighted to announce the appointment of Sophie Casben as Director MENA.
With a strong professional background in marketing, Sophie joins the team after a career break to raise her two children. She previously attended Downe House School and graduated from Durham University with a degree in Business and Modern Languages.
She has lived in Dubai for over 10 years and joins Gabbitas with first-hand experience of being a parent of children attending both international school in the Middle East and then transitioning to boarding school in the UK.
Her children have previously attended Kings Dubai and Foremarke School in Dubai and are now attending Windlesham House School, a full boarding prep school in West Sussex.
Vanessa Miner, Managing Director at Gabbitas, said of her appointment “I am delighted to welcome Sophie Casben as our new Client Services Director who will be leading our team in the UAE.
Sophie is a long-time Dubai resident who has been heavily involved in fundraising and volunteering programmes in the region and has personal experience of the challenges in making the right educational choices for her family both in Dubai and the UK. The Gabbitas network which provides detailed advice on British and IB schools together with advice on British Universities in the region and internationally is unrivalled.
Sophie will be facilitating services through our local hub in Dubai ensuring that our clients in the region have the benefit of accessing the expertise in our global network”.
Sophie provided this comment on joining the Gabbitas team “I am excited to be joining an industry that I have always taken a keen personal interest in. I am especially pleased to become a member of the Gabbitas team and look forward to working with my colleagues to drive our Middle Eastern business forward over the coming months and years.”
Welcome to the team Sophie!