How to contact us

Alessa Ward, Deputy Project Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6563


The LSE team

Adam Austerfield

Adam Austerfield, Project Director

Adam Austerfield has a BA (Hons) in History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and an MSc in Politics and Economics from LSE. He is currently a Director at LSE Enterprise Ltd, the business arm of LSE, where he has worked since 1995, and is responsible for Spain, Portugal and Latin America. He is Secretary-General of the thousand-strong LSE Alumni Group in Spain, Vice-President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Spain for the Madrid region, and a Patron of the Foro Hispano Británico. 

He currently works on the design and management of large-scale executive education, applied research and sponsored programmes with major corporations, a variety of regional and national governments and universities across Iberia and Latin America, specialising in finance, economics, management and geopolitics.

Alessa Ward, Deputy Project Director

After graduating in History from University College London, Alessa worked at the British Library. In 2007 she moved to LSE Enterprise, where she works on a range of Spanish and Latin American consultancy projects and custom education programmes. She runs the Spanish and Latin American project implementation team in London as well as working on business development opportunities.


Usoa Agirre Retolaza, Project Manager

After graduating in Economics from The Basque University, Usoa worked at a small consultancy in Bilbao. In 2009 she was one of the participants attending an Executive Education course at LSE. In 2010 she moved to LSE Enterprise, where she works on a range of executive education and consultancy projects focused on Spain. She is involved in facilitating course deliveries in Spain and the UK.

Usoa has experience in running long-term training programmes and has supported programmes including the Young Professional Programme for Cajastur and the European Political Economy and Finance Programme for the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia. 

Maria Milià-Isasa, Project Officer

Maria is a project officer at LSE Enterprise, involved in facilitating course deliveries in Spain and the UK. Maria graduated in Business Administration and Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She worked in the planning department of a retail company in Barcelona during her last year.

After graduating she was selected to participate in the Spanish Chamber of Commerce’s Graduate European Programme and joined LSE Enterprise in London.

Vanessa Termes Soto, Project Administrator 

Vanessa is a Project Administrator at LSE Enterprise, helping facilitate custom programmes for Spanish and Latin American clients in both the UK and abroad. Vanessa specialises in long term programmes at the student level. Recent programmes have included the European Political Economy and Finance Programme for the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia and a course for the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Vanessa graduated in Journalism from the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain. Previously she worked for a personal coaching company in Spain as an executive administrator.

Brian Davey
Brian Davey, Associate Director, Custom Study Programmes

Brian is a senior consultant in the field of international education and development, specialising in strategic marketing and international student recruitment in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

His current projects involve the design, development and marketing of custom programmes for several European and American universities.

Brian has a Bachelor degree from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the European University.


Mar López Torró, Project Assistant

Mar is a Project Assistant at LSE Enterprise, involved in facilitating programme deliveries in the UK for Spanish and Latin American clients. Mar graduated in Public Relations from Universitat Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona, and after graduating she studied a postgraduate certificate in Events and PR in London. She worked in two communication agencies in Barcelona. After moving to London, she worked at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain before joining LSE Enterprise.