Meet The Trading College Team

Lee Sandford MSTA, CFTe 

Founder and Mentor

Following a long career in professional football, Lee has traded for nearly 20 years and earns his living predominantly as a trader.  Lee founded the business in 2009.  Lee manages an Elite Mentorship progamme, runs coaching sessions, teaches courses and develops software.  He is a published author and public speaker.   Lee is qualified by the Society of Technical Analysis (STA).

Raj Dhall MSTA, CFTe

Trader and Trading Coach

Raj is a trader and trading coach. He coaches and supports traders of all levels on their journey towards becoming consistently profitable traders. He is qualified by the Society of Technical Analysts (STA).

Dan Brown

Trader and Trading Coach

Dan is a trader and trading coach.  From novice to full time trader. He manages Live Trading Room in the mornings, followed by coaching and supporting students to achieve consistency in their own trading.  Dan also teaches at courses and events, sharing tips from his own trading journey to professional trader.

Emma Marfleet

Student Support

Emma oversees all our student bookings and requirements.  She handles all venue and hotel bookings, manages a hectic calendar and runs our back office function with superb efficiency and calm.

Ami Hawken

Student Support

Ami works with Emma to manage the needs and requests of students.  Calendar bookings, meetings with coaches, invoices to new students, processing of upgrades and payments are all managed swiftly and with a smile.

Chris Dearle

Course Advisor

Chris is an advisor, working with students to decide on their trading path.  Chris understands the details of each course, able to speak knowledgeably about the content and learning objectives.   Chris can also offer guidance on finding the right laptop or equipment, as well as explaining how brokerages work.   If you need technical assistance, he’s your man.

Colin McCleary

Marketing Manager

Colin manages our website to ensure everything is running smoothly for our students. He has a technical mind and is always on hand to help.

Tamasine Early


Loosely referred to as HR & Operations, Tamasine’s role covers contracts, project management, trouble shooting, recruitment, GDPR, systems and processes.

James North

Support Coach

James was on our mentorship programme and has been a full-time trader for over a year. James’s role consists of tech support, helping our Pro-trader Programme students set up charts and answering tech support questions. 

Gayle Douglas


Gayle is a CIMA qualified accountant who manages the finances at Trading College.

Maria Giuga


Maria manages the day-to-day financial matters, paying hotels and suppliers, recording wads of receipts – and generally keeping our systems neat as a new pin.

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