Ms Aukse Lightbody

Human Resources Manager

I joined GEMS World Academy - Dubai as Human Resources Manager in May 2019. Having over 20 years of experience in the field has provided me with extensive expertise to lead and manage all aspects of Human Resources Administration and Management within the Academy.

I started my career in Dubai 25 years ago and soon developed a growing interest and passion for people management within organisations. I focused on developing efficient and effective processes using my knowledge of; recruitment, employee relations, training and development, and labour law implementation. I completed my Business Management Degree at Dubai University College whilst being employed. Being Lithuanian born, my ability to converse in different languages combined with my understanding of Eastern European culture and work ethics opened an exciting opportunity to collaborate in a business based in the UK. I created a platform to outsource skilled workers within Eastern Europe for jobs within the UK. Since then I have worked within HR across three continents and large international organisations such as; Lavazza, Chalhoub Group of Companies, and Premier Group.

I have been part of the GEMS World Academy family for over 6 years now as my two daughters are currently studying here. We love the community and the sense of an inclusive international environment that GEMS World Academy - Dubai has to offer. I believe my children are very lucky to have such an amazing start in life.

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Our diverse and cosmopolitan mix of educators and education professionals from around the world allow us to create a truly international environment and draw on leading global resources and techniques from countries that include the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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