Team Profile

Personal Profiles

Chris Aston – Managing Director

Chris Aston Managing Director

Chris Aston
Managing Director

After graduating Chris did a business course before taking a year out to work and travel in Australia. He gained work experience in retail and hospitality before moving into education.  He passed his CTEFLA (CELTA) in 1991 after which he worked on English in England courses for both teenagers and adults before moving to Hungary. Chris worked for several companies finally rising to the position of general manager at Richard Lewis.

In 1996 Chris established Corporate Communications offering high quality in company courses. He has delivered in-house training for the Hilton hotel in Budapest and several bespoke Presentation, Communication and Negotiation skills training courses to international companies.

Nora Takats, Head of Finance and Administration

Nora Takats, Head of Finance and Administration

Nora Takats – Head of Finance and Administration

Nora has been pivotal to the team for the more than 10 years.  She brings together all the skills needed for the CC family to function effectively. She brings organisational skills and an ability to handle the financial aspects of the company as well as a firm understanding of pedagogy and andragogy as an experienced MA qualified English teacher.


Irene Southern, E-learning and New Busniness

Irene Southern, Director of Studies

Irene Southern – Director of Studies

Irene has more than 20 years work experience in finance, IT, data protection, computer audit, e-learning development and business development. A qualified teacher, Irene gained further qualifications in Statistical Analysis, Computer Audit, Counselling, TEFL and in 2011 she gained an MA in Education Technology and TESOL.

After teaching in Greece and Poland Irene moved to Hungary where she worked for 4 years before joining Corporate Communications in 2001.  Irene has developed a range of bespoke courses in areas such as HR, Finance, and Corporate Security. She has designed and delivered skills training in Business Writing, Office Communication, Leadership and Presentations Skills.