A strategic marketing and sales leader with a 22-year international career in the business of education

What we achieve in life echoes in eternity.”


Pete Shemilt brings over two decades of experience in the global education industry.

Pete started his career with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, where he progressed to International Sales and Marketing Director, managing sales and marketing teams and building partnerships across the UK, South Africa, USA, Middle East and Scandinavia. From 2005 to 2008, Pete was Sales and Marketing Director at Cambridge University Press, in charge of the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Pete Shemilt - VP Marketing and Enrolment Sommet Education

Pete Shemilt – VP Marketing and Enrolment Sommet Education

From 2008 to 2016, Pete led the marketing and enrolment strategy of Cambridge Education Group. In this role, Pete directed recruitment, marketing and admissions teams in 18 countries, building a strong reputation for customer service by developing a central admissions team.

Pete was appointed Vice-President Marketing and Enrolment at Sommet Education in February 2017.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literatures from the University of Hull and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Outside work, Pete is a road cycling enthusiast, regularly taking part in sportives. He is an avid sports fan and a keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, as well as a part-owner of racehorses in Newmarket. He also enjoys travelling, both for business and for pleasure.