CIMA Tuition Provider - Astranti

About Us – Discover our mission, history and team

Who are Astranti?

We are a provider of online CIMA learning material. Our aim is to produce high-quality study material which is easy-to-understand, fully comprehensive and affordable on any budget.

We began our journey back in 2002, providing tuition for the final CIMA case study exams. Since then, our range of study support has expanded considerably and over 90,000 people have now been on one of our courses or used some of our materials to help them pass their exams.

Today we provide materials for ALL areas of the CIMA qualification, including comprehensive free courses for the CIMA certificate level exams.

We hope to give every single student a positive experience and above all, we want to help all our students pass their exams!

As you will see from the various testimonials on our site, we have many very satisfied customers. Hopefully, you will become one of them very soon!

Meet the team
As we have expanded our range of materials, we have also expanded the team that provides them. To find out more about the team, including our experienced writers, tutors and markers, click on the team members below for more information.
Nick Best

About Nick

  • Astranti founder & CEO
  • Expertise in business strategy, financial management and project management
  • 20 years of training experience, a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and Accredited Executive Coach
  • Has worked at PwC, Reed Business School, First Intuition, BPP and Kaplan
Peter Stiff
Senior manager

About Peter

  • Senior manager of ACCA and CIMA Case Studies
  • CIMA Strategic Case Study masterclass tutor
  • Professional writer with 5 years of experience in management accounting and business tutoring and writing
  • Has written and marked mock exams for Astranti which have been used by CIMA, First Intuition and PwC
Sandy Hood
Tutor & marker

About Sandy

  • CIMA OCS tutor and marker
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Expertise in financial and management accounting, finance and business
  • Highly experienced professional tutor with over 20 years of experience with many several business colleges
  • Author of Management & Cost Accounting for Dummies
Mary Jane Rodriguez
Tutor & marker

About Mary Jane

  • CIMA MCS tutor, writer & marker
  • Expertise in management accounting, finance and business
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Worked as an accountant with PwC prior to becoming a tutor
  • Graduated from the University of South Africa
CIMA Case Study Marker

Katie Tapp


About Katie

  • Over 4 years of experience as a case study exam marker
  • Worked as a management accountant of an international corporate services company for 9 years
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Expertise in operational planning, productivity improvements, internal processes and reporting tools
CIMA Case Study Marker

Manoj Agarwal


About Manoj

  • Over 4 years of experience as a case study exam marker
  • Works at Deutsche Bank with “Team Performance Coverage” and previously worked in the Trade Finance Team
  • Specialises in the analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual results  
  • A professional CIMA accountant with and MBA in Finance
CIMA Case Study Marker

Sean Lyons


About Sean

  • CIMA case study mock exam marker with over 3 years of experience
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Graduated from the University of Ulster. Achieved a BA Hons in Business Management (1st Class) and MSc in Infrastructure Engineering (distinction)
  • Currently works as an analyst (finance and network assets)
CIMA Case Study Marker

Nasim Khan

Writer & marker

About Nasim

  • Case study mock exam marker and writer with over 4 years of experience
  • Strategic Case Study marker and F3 tutor
  • CIMA qualified accountant
  • Management consultant and MSc in IT
  • Expertise in finance, business analysis and IT consulting
  • 15 years experience in the financial services sector gained through Accenture, PwC and freelance work
CIMA Case Study Marker
Stephen Gradwell

About Stephen

  • Experienced case study mock exam marker
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Has a background in informatics with experience in both the technical and business side of Information Systems
  • Works in the retail sector with experience in the oil and gas and industrial weighing sectors
  • Graduated from the University of Pretoria
Bethan Norman
About Bethan

  • Marker with many years of experience marking both mock and real exams for a variety of exam boards.
  • Over 20 years experience in audit, business accounting and tax, both in public practice and as an exam marker for accounting bodies and training organisations in the UK
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Qualified with KPMG. Several years as audit manager with responsibility for in-house professional development
CIMA Case Study Marker
Suraj Lakhotia
Writer & marker

About Suraj

  • CIMA writer & marker with over 3 years of experience
  • Tutor for the Indian Chartered Accountants qualification
  • Acquired knowledge in operations, corporate finance, taxation and project management
  • Deputy manager audit at Bharat Petroleum
  • CIMA qualified
  • Indian Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Bachelors of Commerce
CIMA Case Study Marker
Nyasha Gomwe

About Nyasha

  • Case study mock exam marker with over 4 years of experience
  • Mock exam writer
  • TOPCIMA world ranking of number 9
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Currently an accountant at Allan Wilson School
CIMA Case Study Marker

Kumaren Naidoo


About Kumaren

  • CIMA Case Study marker
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Currently works as a manager of commercial operations at Accenture in Johannesburg and has worked as a deputy finance manager for University College London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a degree in Business Administration Management Accountancy and Finance.
CIMA Case Study Marker

About Shyamala

  • CIMA Case Study mock marker
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • First in Zambia in T4-Part B Case Study paper
  • Worked as a finance manager at Anna University
  • Written a series of books for children and been published on Amazon
CIMA Case Study Marker
Malgorzata Witkowska-Duda

About Malgorzata

  • CIMA Case Study mock exam marker
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Professional experience gained as a financial controller at BP and an accountant at Accenture and IBM
  • Graduated with MA in International Relations, PGDip in Accountancy and Finance from Cracow University of Economics and BBA in International Business and Management Studies from Avans University of Applied Sciences
CIMA Case Study Marker
Merapelo Pinagare

About Merapelo

  • CIMA OCS marker
  • MCS and SCS Top Achiever Student
  • Qualified CIMA accountant
  • Lectured at Botho University, specialising in CIMA Case Studies
  • Graduated from Botswana Accountancy College
CIMA Customer Support
Nikki O’Brien
Operations manager

About Nikki

  • Operations manager
  • Previously CIMA manager at Astranti
  • Expertise in customer service, marketing, social media and blogging. Supports student’s exam technique and approach
  • Graduated from the University of the West of England in 2014. Achieved a 1st Class degree in Business Studies with Marketing 
James Nutting
CIMA manager

About James

  • CIMA Case Study manager
  • CIMA operational case study tutor and marker with over 3 years of experience of case study writing, marking and case analysis.
  • Writer or proofreader of more than 10 accounting textbooks with a primary area of expertise in financial accounting and reporting
  • Written and produced exams used by CIMA, First Intuition and PwC
  • Graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 degree in Philosophy
CIMA Customer Support

Joe Allen

Digital marketing manager

About Joe

  • Website and ACCA marketing manager
  • Expertise in online marketing, website development, customer experience, social media communications and blogging
  • Experience in publications development and web-based training
  • Graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the University of Plymouth in 2015
CIMA Qualification - Content Editor

Helen Watson

Finance writer

About Helen

  • Content creator
  • Astranti content editor working on financial and management accounting, business and finance
  • Worked as a trainee tax accountant with Ernst and Young before moving into credit management
  • Previous experience in education and training gained by working as a qualified teacher
  • Graduated from York University with a degree (2:1) in BA (Hons) Economics
CIMA Customer Support

Holly Dymmock

Customer service supervisor

About Holly

  • Astranti customer service supervisor and course mentor
  • First class degree in BSc Hons Biology
  • A-level qualifications in History, Biology and English Literature
CIMA Study - Content Editor

Thomas Broadley

Head of publishing

About Thomas

  • Astranti writer specialising in auditing and assurance.
  • Experience in content writing and customer service for an internet retailer
  • Graduated from Falmouth University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in English with Creative Writing
  • Graduated from University of Bristol with a MA in English Literature
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
CIMA E2 Tutor

Mollie Russell

Finance writer

About Mollie

  • Astranti content creator
  • Graduated from the University of Winchester with the highest dissertation grade in English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Published poet, playwright and facilitator
CIMA Online Study

Jordan Jenkins

Finance writer

About Jordan

  • Finance and business writer in financial accounting
  • Graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in History at Cardiff University
  • Graduated with a Distinction in Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Cardiff University
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
CIMA F3 Tutor

Andrew Cheyne

Marketing asst.

About Andrew

  • Astranti marketing team and overlord of social activities
  • Graduated from Newcastle University with an MA in Museum Studies
  • Probably the one who’ll be responding if you decide to get in touch. Hello!

Interested in joining the Astranti team?

We are always on the look out for talented writers, tutors, markers and affiliates. Follow the link below for more information.