About us

About us

We are ISP

International Schools Partnership, a global community of 80 international schools across 22 countries.
We champion a transformative approach to learning that goes beyond the classroom.
By igniting our students’ curiosity and growing their self-confidence, our students thrive throughout their time at school and beyond.
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We champion a transformative approach to learning that goes beyond the classroom.
By igniting our students’ curiosity and growing their self-confidence, our students thrive throughout their time at school and beyond.

80
Schools

22
Countries

24
Curricula

10,000+
Colleagues

80,000+
Students

Celebrating 10 years – Our history so far

2013

ISP was founded by five passionate and experienced leaders in international education


2016

Our first school in the Middle East joined the group



2017

Our group-wide International learning opportunities were established, now known as ILOS
International Programmes


2019

Our dedicated learning platform, the Learning Hub, was launched showcasing our commitment to upskilling our colleagues


2021

Our community reached 50 schools worldwide


2022

We welcomed our first schools in India to the group


2023

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with 80 schools in our network


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Our purpose and mission

Steve Brown

We are on a journey to deliver a transformative education to our families and students that will spark their curiosity and grow their self-confidence, knowledge and life skills that will help them thrive now and throughout their lifetime.

Steve Brown
CEO

Steve Brown

We are on a journey to deliver a transformative education to our families and students that will spark their curiosity and grow their self-confidence, knowledge and life skills that will help them thrive now and throughout their lifetime.

Steve Brown
CEO

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We exist to grow the world’s most curious, confident minds.

Creating learning experiences that build confidence first and foremost is the most powerful thing we can do for students.

The more confidence you have, the more you engage your curiosity to explore the world around you and take action to learn and grow.

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Our principles emphasise and underpin how we do what we do.

We begin with our children and students
Everyone at the ISP, whatever their role, is expected to put the success of our students at the heart of everything they do.


We pride ourselves on putting learners and their learning first
We think this is the most powerful thing we can do for our students. This is what makes us unique and what we call the Learning.First methodology.
Learning.First


We treat everyone with care and respect
We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of each other.


We learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us.
This ethos is not only a sentiment, but how we operate in our schools through our Learning Improvement Process.
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Environmental, Social and Governance

Our vision is to build a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive future through the power of education and our organisation.

As a purpose-driven educational organisation, we embrace Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within the school environment. We foster a culture of sustainability, encourage critical thinking about ethical dilemmas, and prepare students to contribute positively to society.

Through integrating ESG in a comprehensive way, our schools not only shape future leaders but also contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world. From 2021, we formalised a robust ESG strategy to ensure that a sustainability mindset is deeply embedded across all areas of our organisation.

Our corporate ESG vision is rooted in three key areas:

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Learning

Lead and educate responsibly to spark our students’ curiosity and grow their confidence to act for local and global societal change.

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Earth

Reduce the environmental footprint of our schools to build towards a more sustainable future.

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Community

Empower our global ISP community to take action to support and deliver on our vision.

EdTech & digital transformation

Our mission is to craft an educational environment where technology complements and enhances the human element of teaching, fostering a collaborative relationship between educators, students, and technological advancements.

Our priority at ISP is to test and implement approaches that have tangible benefits for our community, in a safe, responsible way.

We’re focused on the purposeful implementation of EdTech and AI solutions that help us achieve the very best educational outcomes for our students and their families.

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We’re empowering our teachers to not only use technology but to master it. By making technology an extension of our existing teaching approach, we continue to put students first – nurturing their curiosity, boosting their confidence, and fostering the joy of learning.

Stuart Briner
Group Head of Edtech

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We’re empowering our teachers to not only use technology but to master it. By making technology an extension of our existing teaching approach, we continue to put students first – nurturing their curiosity, boosting their confidence, and fostering the joy of learning.

Stuart Briner
Group Head of Edtech

LabSchools initiative

ISP LabSchools is a network of 11 of our schools worldwide that are serving as epicentres of EdTech innovation.

It’s our flagship programme for quickly testing and learning from the latest EdTech solutions.

These schools, spanning the USA, Europe, Iberia, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Middle East, India, and Malaysia, serve as testing grounds for new EdTech solutions. Each school is focused on a specific ISP learning pillar, ranging from academic achievement to well-being, offering unique insights and perspectives on the integration of technology in education.

Safeguarding

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers, contractors, and partners to share this commitment.

We recognise that our schools are particularly important in protecting our students; they are in the best position to identify concerns early and provide or identify help for students as well as helping to prevent these concerns from escalating.

At ISP, we adhere to the following child and safeguarding principles:

A child’s welfare is paramount, and each student has the right to be protected from harm and exploitation and to have their welfare safeguarded irrespective of race, religion, ability, gender, or culture.

All students need to be safe and feel safe in school.

Every student is entitled to a rich and broad curriculum that helps to equip them to keep themselves safe.

Every adult in school must have a demonstrable commitment to protecting the students with/for whom we work.

We work in partnership with parents/carers and/or other professionals to ensure the protection of students.

Our guiding principle throughout is to act in the best interests of the students.

All students have the same equal rights to protection, but we recognize that we need to do more for some because of their special educational needs, disability, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

At ISP, we adhere to the following child and safeguarding principles:

A child’s welfare is paramount, and each student has the right to be protected from harm and exploitation and to have their welfare safeguarded irrespective of race, religion, ability, gender, or culture.

We work in partnership with parents/carers and/or other professionals to ensure the protection of students.

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All students need to be safe and feel safe in school.

Our guiding principle throughout is the best interests of the students.

Every student is entitled to a rich and broad curriculum that helps to equip them to keep themselves safe.

All students have the same equal rights to protection, but we recognise that we need to do more for some because of their special educational needs, disability, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

Every adult in school must have a demonstrable commitment to protecting the students with/for whom we work.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

Meet the team

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed school operators and educationalists who shared a passion for a distinctive approach to education.
Our global network of leaders and educational visionaries are dedicated to nurturing our schools worldwide.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

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Group Chief Executive Officer

Steve has over 20 years of experience operating in senior commercial roles internationally. A dedicated advocate for the transformative power of education to society, Steve has been an integral part of the sector since 2008.

Under his leadership, ISP has grown from a small start-up to one of the largest international education groups.

“We founded ISP because we believe that education is the key to creating a better world. We want to help students become collaborators in the learning process and develop the confidence, knowledge, and life skills that will help them thrive now and throughout their lifetime.”

Steve joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in 2015 when it was a small start-up and assumed the leadership of ISP in 2016. He has steered its trajectory from a small start-up to a global community of over 80 schools, establishing ISP as a leading international schools’ group worldwide.

Prior to ISP, Steve served as Chief Financial Officer for international education group World Class Learning (WCL) for over five years before its sale to Nord Anglia Education.

Steve’s vision for ISP has been to provide a high-quality transformative education for students and families that is focused on learning and continuous improvement. He thinks that education should support students to thrive throughout their lifetime, not only during their time at school.

Firmly rooted in the belief that successful organisations are built upon strong values and an environment conducive to effective team building, Steve has woven these principles into ISP's organisational fabric.

Steve commenced his career in applied physics. After qualifying as an accountant, he served in several senior finance roles specialising in change management and team development. Steve holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University. With three young boys, Steve divides his spare time between his family and his other two passions, long-distance walking, and classical music.

Darren Mee

Darren Mee

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Group Chief Financial Officer

Darren grew up in Yorkshire, UK and was the first of his family to go to university (Loughborough), where he studied Physics.

Despite finishing with a first-class degree in Physics, he opted to become a Chartered Accountant, and over 30 years ago moved to London to start his career with PwC.

Since qualifying as a chartered accountant, Darren has worked in several senior finance roles in different sectors and has had the privilege of working with many people around the world and getting to know and understand different cultures. He has significant experience in tax, M&A and global portfolio management and has been in senior Finance Director roles at both divisional and Plc level in FTSE100 and FTSE350 companies and been through an IPO process floating Easyhotel Plc. Darren joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer.

Darren’s wife owns a pre-school forest-based nursery for 70 children where you can find him most weekends enjoying the outdoors being the handyman and looking after the ducks, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs. When not working, Darren enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and two dogs and is an active runner and keen 5-aside football player.

Emily Porter

Emily Porter

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Group Chief Education and Innovation Officer

Emily joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in 2018. With over 25 years of experience in K-12 education, she has helped ISP develop into one of the world's largest and most successful K-12 school groups.

In her role, Emily directs the group strategy to inspire innovation and improve learning at scale through fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

ISP is known for developing the world's most curious and confident minds by creating Schools of Choice. Prior to joining ISP, Emily served as the Vice President of Consulting Services for the National Association of Independent Schools in Washington, D.C. As a Director at World Class Learning, she designed the International Middle Years curriculum for Fieldwork Education. Her passion revolves around empowering people to develop high impact learning experiences for students and colleagues.

Under her leadership, ISP has innovated and grown initiatives such as: the ISP International Learning Opportunities for Students; ISP's professional develop platform "The Learning Hub"; ISP Teacher Professional Learning and Leadership programmes; ISP Lab Schools Initiative; The ISP Learning Improvement Process; and ISP Future Pathways programme.

Originally from Virginia on the east coast of the U.S., Emily has lived in DC, Buenos Aires, London and Madrid. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she holds an MA in Systems Design from the University of Maryland. In addition to her work in education, Emily enjoys being with her family, traveling, practicing yoga and being outside, especially on the beach.

Richard Draycott

Richard Draycott

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Group Chief Investment Officer

Richard grew up in Leicestershire in the UK and following boarding school graduated from the University of Edinburgh.

He went on to complete a Masters degree at the University of Cambridge and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before working and travelling extensively in Asia Pacific where he was based in Hong Kong.

Richard spent several years living in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and worked alongside International Schools Partnership (ISP) for a number of years assisting with their development in the Middle East and Asia. He joined ISP as Group Chief Investment Officer, and is based in Madrid.

Richard has taught and volunteered in colleges in India and has lectured at the Cambridge Judge Business School, as well as speaking at various education conferences around the world.

He is a keen sportsman and has played competitive international rugby, though now enjoys the injury free spectator side of the game. His spare time is dedicated to improving his Spanish in order to be able to communicate fluently with his in-laws!

Bharat Mansukhani

Bharat Mansukhani

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Divisional CEO - Middle East and Europe

Bharat is the Divisional CEO for the Middle East & Europe, having previously held the position of Regional Managing Director – Middle East, where he oversaw the acquisition, build and growth of the ISP schools in the region.

Bharat is an experienced senior professional with twenty years of experience working in Private Equity, Investment Banking and Education Management. Prior to joining ISP in 2015, he was a Vice President at NBK Capital Partners, a Dubai-based alternative investment firm in the MENA region.

At NBK Capital Partners, Bharat focused on growth equity and middle-market investments and played an active role in managing portfolio companies in the education and consumer space. Bharat was directly responsible for the fund’s investments in Newton Schools in Qatar and Heriot-Watt University in the UAE. He was also instrumental in exiting several other portfolio companies through strategic and sponsor sales.

Bharat began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Securities in Chicago, working on large M&A transactions across a variety of sectors including food & beverage, consumer services and business services. Bharat received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from The University of Michigan, USA in 2003.

In his spare time, Bharat likes to read biographies and memoirs. He is a big sports fan and follows tennis and his favourite teams, Michigan Wolverines and Manchester United. He met his wife in Dubai and they have two boys and a dog.

Andy Nicol

Andy Nicol

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Divisional CEO - Asia

Having joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) as Regional Managing Director for Malaysia, Andy is now our Divisional CEO for Asia.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics, and a Master’s degrees in both Russian Studies and International Marketing.

Prior to joining ISP, Andy enjoyed a successful time at QS as Managing Director of the Enrolment Solutions division, helping universities with student attraction, enrolment, and retention services. Prior to that, Andy was Managing Director for Asia and Middle East for Hobsons, leading on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and k12 and higher education sales and services.

Over the last nine years he has mostly lived in Malaysia but also spent two-years in New Delhi, India. Andy also spent 12 years working for a range of UK universities in a variety of senior international development roles, such as International Director at Coventry University. Andy has held several board and chair positions over the years with international education organisations, including EAIE and NAFSA.

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

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Divisional CEO - Iberia, USA and Canada

Jeremy joined the team as Divisional CEO for Iberia, USA and Canada.

He has worked in global education for over 25 years; initially in the UK in university student recruitment and then supporting universities and schools worldwide to solve business challenges in student enrolment, retention, career readiness and learning management.

Jeremy has also lived and worked for 9 years in the USA running businesses for Hobsons, Blackboard and RM Education. He is passionate about the sector and looking at ways to improve outcomes for children and young adults by helping education teams create the best learning environments.

Jeremy sees his role in ISP as supporting the regions to deliver ‘schools of choice’ that will provide the best environments for children to grow and thrive. He has a Bachelors and Master’s degree and when not working enjoys sport and exercise. He has four children and spends most of his free time driving them to various sports and clubs!

Juan Romero

Juan Romero

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Divisional CEO - Latin America

Juan oversees the acquisition, build and growth of ISP schools in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

Juan has held CEO positions in education and media in the US, Latin America and Europe and has a strong track record in leadership, general management, scaling business, M&A and business transformation.

Prior to joining ISP, Juan spent over 25 years in senior leadership roles at Pearson, GEMS Education, Scala Learning, Thomson Reuters, Metro (a Kinnevik company) and Booz Allen among others. As CEO of Scala Learning, he led the creation of one of the leading OPM´s in Latin America partnering with universities across the region to launch and grow online businesses.

Whilst at GEMS Global, he was responsible for 11 schools across Europe, Africa and Asia and led the successful acquisition of Pamoja, the only accredited IB online program. In his role as CEO of Pearson Latin America, Juan led the transformation of an $80 million publishing business into a $500 million educational services and content provider through organic growth and acquisitions; this included a JV to launch Utel, the leading online university in Mexico.

Juan graduated with honors with a B.S. in Finance from The Wharton School and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In his spare time, he enjoys podcasts, reading, walking in whatever city he finds himself in and traditional Uruguayan BBQ´s (“asados”). He and his family have lived in New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, London and Montevideo.

Ryan Robson

Ryan Robson

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Chairman

Ryan has led, invested in and served on the boards of education groups for over two decades.

These have spanned nursery, primary and secondary provision, further and higher education, as well as special educational needs.

Prior to ISP, Ryan was CEO of World Class Learning (WCL) and the British Schools of America.

Before WCL, he was Founder and Managing Partner of Sovereign Capital – UK Educational Investor of the Year. Based on his experience as Chairman of Schools Standards and Performance for disadvantaged state schools, he has written three respected national policy papers on educational disadvantage and children in care. Ryan holds an MA in History from Cambridge University.

He is a long-suffering fan of Newcastle United Football Club and in his spare time is a keen scuba diver and skier.

Zoe Howorth

Zoe Howorth

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Non-Executive

Zoe brings experience of building global brands and ESG to the ISP board. Zoe spent most of her career at the Coca-Cola Company, culminating in her role as Marketing Director responsible for a portfolio of 15 brands where she led brand communication through to the retail customer experience, global sponsorships such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and managed brand reputation.

Today, Zoe sits on 4 boards including 2 FTSE 250 companies; AG Barr PLC & Paragon Banking group PLC, she also sits on the board of Water Babies, an international baby swimming business.

A daughter of expat teachers and a mum of 2 boys, Zoe has a deep appreciation for the value of education.

Matt Harbison

Matt Harbison

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Regional Managing Director - Mexico and Central America

Matt grew up in Dallas, Texas, and fell in love with Mexico when his 7th grade teacher took a group for an amazing summer learning experience in her hometown of Cuernavaca.

He studied Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and after a stint in entertainment marketing in Los Angeles and New York, moved to Mexico City in 2003 to join Laureate Education and launch the first ever working adult bachelor’s program in Mexico.

An initial cohort of 207 students grew to over 35,000 students. Matt went on to launch similar programs in Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Chile and Ecuador, and in 2010 moved to Brazil to launch the program all over the country. Later as CEO of Laureate Panama, he and his team built a state-of-the-art university campus that to this day is one of the finest university campuses in Latin America.

In 2017, Matt joined Inspired Education as the CEO Americas, growing the region from just one school in Bogota to seven schools in six countries, and helped drive significant improvements in academic quality, staff, marketing, and school facilities. He is proud to be a part of the International Schools Partnership, where confidence grows.

Matt is happily married to Marjan, a health and wellness expert, and they have three amazing kids, and reside in Mexico City. He is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation, loves to cook elaborate meals with the family, and is always down for a long Mexican comida.

Michael Bartlett

Michael Bartlett

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Regional Managing Director - South America

Michael studied Modern Languages at Durham University.

Keen on experience living in different countries and cultures, Michael took EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching courses, and worked as a language teacher in state and international schools in the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine, and management roles in Italy and the UAE.

Continuing in the education field, Michael had the opportunity to move to China in 2003, initially running Asia admissions and marketing for a global group of language schools, before leading the East Asia region for a UK examinations and awarding body.

A move into the fast-growing university pathway sector then followed, where Michael spent over ten years leading global student recruitment, marketing and admissions for two of the largest global providers, recruiting up to 3,000 new students each year for 15 universities across the world, including well-known institutions such as University of Maine and Lancaster University (UK).

Michael also took on roles running the Global Network for Cambridge Assessment English and later leading the largest international school group in Vietnam with around 10,000 students studying a bilingual curriculum.

After exactly 20 years in Asia, Michael and family embarked on a new adventure at the start of 2023, and are now based in Santiago, Chile. Aside from the opportunity to travel in this rapidly-changing region the family is delighted that their two young daughters will be able to benefit from Spanish immersion.

Kam Bhamra

Kam Bhamra

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Regional Managing Director - Middle East

Kam was born, bred and educated in the United Kingdom. At an early age he showed an interest in numbers which continued and developed into a career in Finance.

Post qualification he worked in many diverse industries such as Marsh & McLennan, Atos and British Telecom and covered geographical areas such as Canada, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

It was in 2005 Kam joined British Telecom Global Services based in London which lay the foundations and grew his interest in other continents. In 2010 an opportunity arose in United Arab Emirates which led to him moving out to Dubai and starting a new chapter in his career. After working in several multinationals in the region and with nearly twenty-five years’ experience in Finance behind him, Kam joined International Schools Partnership (ISP) Middle East in 2017.

Already a parent with two boys, education was always an important factor in his family’s life so the passion for this industry continued to grow. During the eight years Kam realised the depth of values and tradition that the Middle East harboured which in turn increased his appetite to experience other countries and cultures.

Kam enjoys cinema, walking, spending time with family and travelling to different parts of the world, especially if it means being by the sea!

Sarah Graves

Sarah Graves

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Regional Managing Director - USA & Canada

Sarah grew up in South Africa before moving to the UK in her early twenties.

After several years of teaching in London, Sarah decided to broaden her horizons and moved overseas to take the opportunity to lead and be part of the successful opening of two international schools in Egypt and then Qatar.

Through her experiences in these schools, she learned the value of cultural competence, the importance of building strong connections and trusting relationships, and the joy of working with talented colleagues and students from across the globe.

Sarah then moved to Shanghai, China, to collaborate with colleagues to lead the design and implementation of a bilingual curriculum program for a Chinese International School operated by an international schools group. After the school’s successful opening as an IB World School, Sarah was promoted to Principal and led the school for three years while completing her master’s degree in International Education from King’s College London. During her leadership, the school grew to over fifteen hundred students in its third year. Sarah also worked closely with the regional team to plan and design a capacity expansion project to grow the school to three thousand students in five years.

Sarah joined International Schools Partnership in January 2019, first as the US Regional Director of Learning, where she enabled the successful learning and education integration of the first five US schools. In October 2019, Sarah was promoted to lead the growth of the US & Canada region, responsible for opening a regional office in Dallas, Texas, and recruiting a full team to continue to develop and support the success of the current US schools. As Regional Managing Director, Sarah is growing the region to include new schools, both in the US and Canada.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, reading, and traveling to new places worldwide.

Rosy Hoang

Rosy Hoang

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Regional Managing Director - Vietnam & Thailand

Rosy is from Hanoi, Vietnam. While Rosy initially gained concurrent degrees in Education and English language from two local universities her inherent entrepreneurial foresight compelled her to complete a Bachelor of Economics in Marketing and an MBA with RMIT.

The resilience and tenacity of the Vietnamese people have been inspirational in Rosy’s motivation to aspire to the highest levels of professionalism and management. She has worked as a senior manager and director in Australian, Singaporean, Japanese, Thai and UK companies; the last 19 years being in international education covering all sectors from Kindergarten to University.

With broad international experience and an understanding of Vietnam’s modernisation, Rosy became the long-term Director of Operations with a Singaporean start-up company which grew to be the largest provider of international education in Vietnam, from two Kindergarten campuses in 2004 to fifteen campuses covering Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary schools by 2018.

Now, as ISP’s Regional Managing Director for Vietnam and Thailand, Rosy relishes the challenges of creating new and innovative schools of international quality and providing new opportunities for international and local students in the region.

For relaxation, Rosy enjoys travel, cooking, yoga, working out in the gym, gardening, shopping and keeping in touch with her family spread across the world.

Matt Harbison

Matt Harbison

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Regional Managing Director – Mexico, Caribbean and Central America

Matt grew up in Dallas, Texas, and fell in love with Mexico after an incredible summer learning experience in 7th grade.

He studied Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, and after a stint in entertainment marketing in Los Angeles and New York, moved to Mexico City in 2003 to join Laureate Education and launch the first ever working adult bachelor’s program in Mexico.

An initial cohort of 207 students grew to over 35,000 students. Matt went on to launch similar programs in Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Chile and Ecuador, and in 2010 moved to Brazil to launch the program all over the country. Later as CEO of Laureate Panama, he and his team built a state-of-the-art university campus that to this day is one of the finest university campuses in Latin America.

In 2017, Matt joined Inspired Education as the CEO Americas, growing the region from just one school in Bogota to seven schools in six countries, and helped drive significant improvements in academic quality, staff, marketing, and school facilities. He is proud to be a part of the International Schools Partnership, where confidence grows.

Matt is happily married to Marjan, a health and wellness expert, and they have three amazing kids, and reside in Mexico City. He is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation, loves to cook elaborate meals with the family, and is always down for a long Mexican comida.

Iain Sallis

Iain Sallis

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Regional Managing Director - Malaysia

Iain grew up in the seaside town of Brighton in the UK and has been working in education for over twenty years.

He graduated from Greenwich University with a teaching degree in Sciences and PE, and later achieved a Post Graduate Certificate from Brighton University and a National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Iain has worked in seven schools in differing contexts during his career and has held leadership roles for 20 years. He has supported several educational groups and universities. Before moving into his current role of Regional Managing Director – Malaysia, Iain was the proud Campus Principal of Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park, our flagship school in the region in Malaysia, with 2,000 students and two curriculums.

Passionate about partnership, he has supported several educational groups including Brighton and Hove Headteacher Collaboration and Tomorrows Leaders and taken part in international collaborative projects such as the British Council Malawian leaders project in Africa. Iain’s other educational passions range from Educational Leadership and using data to impact learning.

Iain worked as a youth coach at Brighton and Hove Albion FC Academy for 10 years. He is always learning and in his spare time enjoys snowboarding, golf, travelling and watching live professional sport.

Maggy Wright

Maggie Wright

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Regional Managing Director - Iberia

Maggie Wright is a passionate educator committed to life-long learning and personal development.

As a senior executive leader, with 35 years of international school experience, she works collaboratively to ensure outstanding learning outcomes for all students and staff.

Maggie has a strategic approach to authentic self-evaluation, leadership development at all levels, and school improvement. She is bilingual and has experience teaching and leading in diverse and complex multi-lingual school environments in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Maggie is driven to achieve and succeed with a sense of shared vision and common purpose. Committed to continuous improvement, she encourages herself and others to engage in personal reflection, inspired goal setting and making positive life changing choices. She is known within the education community as an outgoing, fun-loving person with strong, yet flexible views and with a genuine interest in people and an authentic compassion for others.

Maggie lives in Valencia with her husband Jim who enjoys exploring and photographing Spain. Her adult children are global citizens having lived internationally and studied the IBDP in England and Wales. She is a competitive triathlete but also relishes the fine dining opportunities that the many diverse regions of Spain have to offer. As a published author and researcher, Maggie also enjoys speaking at events to highlight her holistic approach to work and life in general.

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell

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Group Senior Director of Learning

Nick was raised and educated in England, but now lives very happily in Valencia with his family.

Having spent a lot of time in Spain growing up, and speaking the language almost fluently, he was thrilled to start working with the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in 2015 within the Laude group of schools.

This role measuring and tracking student progress and learning has developed over the past five years into his current role of Senior Director of Learning.

Prior to joining ISP, Nick’s career in education started in the UK state sector as a teacher of Mathematics, where he quickly established himself as an excellent teacher and leader, helping students of all abilities learn and enjoy what he will tell you is: ‘The best subject’. During this time, he also led training and development programmes for student and graduate teachers in school and worked alongside the Roehampton University delivering training to PGCE students there on assessment and measuring learning.

Nick’s greatest pride in working in education is in having learnt so much since starting, and he hopes to keep on learning for a long time!

Nick’s main focus in life is getting better at stuff! He has a wide range of hobbies, including playing the piano, restoring furniture, DIY, and golf, which keep him busy learning and struggling (particularly the golf); but most of his time at home, by far, is dedicated to spending time with his family and his two small children.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

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Group Head of Learning and Learning Improvement

Sarah’s adventures into the world of education began after careers in journalism, music PR and the police force sparked a curiosity for life-long and life-wide learning.

An interest in learning and the brain led to a natural move into primary education, where she spent years as a teacher.

A passion for curriculum design opened the door to many happy years working and learning with the International Primary Curriculum and leading professional development and accreditation for schools around the world, before becoming head of programme.

Before joining International Schools Partnership (ISP) in 2019, Sarah moved to the Netherlands to collaborate on the first comprehensive review of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme, evaluating the philosophy and pedagogy of the framework and developing support materials, videos and podcasts. During this time, she deepened her interest in the fields of educational neuroscience and student wellbeing, both of which are the research focus for her doctorate studies at the University of Bath.

Sarah loves creating and curating events and experiences where diverse groups of people can learn – and ideally laugh – together. Whether that’s online or face to face, involves education, music, immersive theatre, improvisation, philosophy or film nights, bringing people together is what makes her happy. And Japan – from the sake to the stationery, the gardens to the green tea, the karaoke to the cat faces – Japan makes her really happy!

Marianne Yong-Macdonald

Marianne Yong-Macdonald

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Group Head of Teacher Professional Learning & Development

Marianne was born and raised in Malaysia and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1989.

Her passion for learning and positively impacting other learners motivated her to attain her Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California in 2017.

Marianne also holds a Master’s degree in International School Leadership. She began as a public high school science teacher in Ontario before embarking on an exciting journey in international school leadership and education in 2001. Before joining ISP in January of 2021, she held a variety of teaching and leadership roles, including Director of Learning and Founding Head of School. Her understanding of the significance of school leadership and professional learning compelled her to develop Middle Leadership for Learning cultures and sustainable teacher development models in schools. Marianne is an experienced program developer and workshop leader. She has also led a successful schoolwide CIS-NEASC accreditation process and has been on visiting accreditation committees to other international schools.

Through Marianne’s diverse experience in well-established Pre-K to 12 international schools such as the United World College of South East Asia, International School of Manila, Shekou International School, and Anglo-American School of Sofia, she has learned the value of collaboration, trust and relationship building in engaging and empowering learners.

Marianne enjoys spending time with her family hiking, playing sports, card games and highly competitive games of Scrabble. She loves to travel, and her favourite family vacations are often excursions to remote places worldwide.

Jo Pertwee

Jo Pertwee

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Group Head of People Operations

Jo joined the International School Partnership (ISP) as Head of HR UK in May 2019 before she became Group Head of People Operations.

Having grown up on the North Norfolk coast in the UK, Jo moved to London after graduating from the University of St Andrews.

She joined the graduate training scheme at Harrods before moving into recruitment and then into generalist HR where, over time, she was responsible for areas as diverse as Fashion Accessories, the Stables, IT and Engineering! After 13 years at Harrods, Jo worked in consultancy for a couple of years and spent six years at Leica UK where her role combined HR and operational responsibilities.

With an interest in ethical and sustainable farming and food production, Jo is also Co-Chair of Trustees at Stepney City Farm in the East End of London. During her career, Jo has spoken at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference at the NEC in Birmingham and at the NCVO Christmas Reception in the House of Commons.

Jo is most passionate about the learning and development side of HR and her most recent “Amazing Learning” experience has been working towards a formal coaching qualification with the ICF.

Outside of work Jo loves photography, art, classical music and sport (particularly running, wild swimming, skiing and zipwires) as well spending time with her family and new dog. She cycled 500km across France for charity and most Saturday mornings she can be found at her local Parkrun trying to get that elusive PB…

Andy Duffield

Andy Duffield

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Group Director of Health & Safety

Andy joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in October 2017 as Group Health & Safety Director.

Before joining ISP, he spent nineteen years working in the construction industry in several different positions.

These included thirteen years at Sunley Turiff working in Finance roles including Management Accountant and Sales Ledger and six years at Jarvis Plc as their Northern Compliance Manager for school refurbishment and construction projects.

Following this he worked at Nord Anglia as Building & Projects Manager, successfully completing new build school projects in Abu Dhabi and Prague. During his time at Nord Anglia he progressed to Head of Health & Safety and successfully implemented the global Health & Safety strategy.

Andy’s Father was a big influence and an inspiration to him growing up, he admired his work ethic and he taught him the importance of how to work with people and work with integrity. Andy has continued to learn and get better at these skills every day. His most recent roles have taught him how to be more relaxed, promote well-being and develop his social and people skills further in an international context.

In his spare time Andy enjoys nothing more than building his LEGO Architecture and exploring Britain with his wife Jane accompanied by their youngest daughter, Ellie, the Cockapoo! He loves travelling, which is a good job, as his role at ISP involves weeks on end in different countries all over the world that would not be possible without the suport Jane provides. He also enjoys spending time with his family and couscous!

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

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Group Head of Safeguarding

Lisa started her career as a Police Officer which included secondments to the Child Protection unit.

This started a 30 year involvement in jobs in safeguarding and working with vulnerable children, an area she is passionate about.

She has passed on her knowledge and experience by leading safeguarding training at schools, colleges and university teacher training courses.

Due to an injury on duty Lisa turned to a career in education. During the past 20 years she has worked in private and state schools, multi academy trusts, and UK local authorities in two counties as an Education Welfare Officer, manager of Inclusion Units and project lead in multiple education projects and a multimillion pound academy project, before qualifying as a teacher following completion of a BSC (Hons) degree in Social Science with Politics with the Open University.

Lisa loved to teach children in socially deprived areas, helping enhance their life chances through amazing learning opportunities, particularly teaching early years despite having spent most of her previous working life with teenagers. Having had extensive experience in educational management Lisa moved swiftly to become a Headteacher and has led schools in the UK and overseas. Her post with ISP has allowed Lisa to continue to share her knowledge, passion and experience of safeguarding children to schools across the world.

Lisa and her husband now live in Spain where they love their outdoor lifestyle, full of boating, golf and walking which she loves sharing with her daughter on her regular visits to the UK.

Monica Le May

Monica Le May

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Regional Director of Learning - South America

Monica has a vast amount of experience in leading schools.

She began her career as a teacher of English, then became Head of Department, and for the last twenty years a Head of private schools in Santiago, Chile.

She recently joined International Schools Partnership (ISP) as the Regional Director of Learning for the South American region.

Monica has always given great importance to the role and welfare of teachers in schools, committing herself to building enthusiastic and caring teams. She has led teams through changing their learning paradigm, encouraging them to adapt to a more active and student-centred teaching and learning approach. Helping whole school communities in raising their standards and practices has also been one of her priorities and she has implemented international programmes and Project Based Learning environments. Ultimately, Monica believes that learning should be a thriving, happy experience and this is what keeps her motivated and enthusiastic about her work every day!

Monica has an English teaching degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Art Studies from the Catholic University of Santiago. She also holds a master’s degree in Quality and Leadership in Education from Universidad del Desarrollo of Santiago.

Monica loves nature, trekking, watching films and dancing, but most of all spending time with her family! She lives with her three “children”: Agustina, Antonia and Santiago.

Fiona Lee - Allan

Fiona Lee – Allan

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Regional Director of Learning - Europe

Fiona grew up in Lancashire in the UK where her passion for the Expressive Arts began.

She went on to study a BA Honours in Dramatic Arts and Dance at Bretton Hall College, Leeds University. It was during this time that she discovered her desire to become a teacher.

Fiona studied a PGCE in Drama and Special Educational Needs and moved to live in Essex and take up her first teaching role and went on to teach in eight secondary schools. One of her key achievements was her creation and leadership of ‘My Learning Choices’; a programme that advocates personalised learning and fosters independence through reflection. A significant learning experience for Fiona was supporting a colleague to secure Apple Distinguished Schools Status in 2017; it was a real challenge but with real grit and determination it was achieved and recognised at the Manchester Apple Learning Conference. In 2018 Fiona took on the exciting opportunity of becoming the Head at The British School of Málaga before becoming Regional Director of Learning for the European region.

She prides herself on being a positive, enthusiastic role model. Her learner-centred approach to education, passion for all young people to be ambitious and successful and her dedication, allows young people and adults to feel valued and supported, generating a positive and successful ethos and culture. Her work ethic and commitment to securing success for young people defines her.

In her spare time Fiona enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, exploring new countries, trying new foods, walking and dancing.

Natasha Kremer

Natasha Kremer

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Deputy Director of Learning for Iberia

Natasha was born and grew up in London but spent holidays in Spain, where she learned Spanish.

These experiences inspired her love of languages, leading her to study a BA in French, Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Nottingham.

She has a background in developing Teaching and Learning having worked at three of the UK’s top state schools in various leadership positions. She then moved to Spain to become Head of Secondary at the British School of Málaga, which led her to apply for her current role. She is passionate about creativity in the classroom and completed a Masters degree at Cambridge University in Leading Teaching and Learning, specialising in Digital Learning.

Natasha used this experience to help the British School of Málaga to move from using a traditional model of education to a blended learning model where all students have access to digital technology and creative learning experiences.

In her spare time, she enjoys making music and singing at cathedrals with her choir back in the UK. She likes to go to as many live concerts as possible including music from all genres from rock to rap to classical. She is a football fan and had a season ticket to Watford FC in England prior to moving to Spain. She also loves to travel and owns a suitcase that has visited all the inhabited continents in the world.

Fidelma Murphy

Fidelma Murphy

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Director of Learning - Europe

Fidelma joined ISP in September 2022 as Director of Learning for Europe; she supports our schools in Italy, the UK and Switzerland.

Fidelma was born and educated in Ireland but has worked and lived internationally in both Europe and the Middle East.

She has an MA in languages and a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin. She has extensive experience in education as a teacher, coordinator of International programmes, consultant to start-up schools in the Middle East, recruiter, school principal and an IB school visitor.

She is a linguist and particularly enjoys supporting the development of multilingual language programmes. She also enjoys building partnerships with schools wishing to become part of a bigger educational family.

Fidelma comes from a family of educators. Her father was a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Higher Education and Research at Trinity College Dublin, his passion lying in comparative education. Fidelma shares his passion for International Education.

In her free time Fidelma enjoys cooking, travelling, yoga and practising water sports.

Liz Cloke

Liz Cloke

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Head of Learning - Malaysia

Liz steps out of the classroom for the first time in almost twenty years to join the International Schools Partnership (ISP) as the Regional Head of Learning.

Previously Liz led the International Secondary School at Tenby Schools Penang and has positively impacted many colleagues.

Liz has been part of the Tenby Schools Group since 2014, arriving at Tenby Setia Eco Park where she was successful raising the Learning and Teaching standards across the secondary team.

Liz grew up in Hampshire in the UK and decided after a couple of different jobs and her love of sport that she would study BA (Hons) Business Management and Sports Science and continue with a PGCE to become a secondary physical education teacher. A love for learning, leading, and developing teachers was established from the start of her career and after five different schools spanning three countries Liz now collaborates, shares, and supports nine campuses and their teams.

Keen to connect with people and continue her own journey of discovery, Liz enjoys blogging or reading anything related to learning and leadership with her ultimate goal of continually improving the learning offer and outcomes for our stakeholders.

You can usually find Liz running, trekking, swimming, or kayaking in Penang, unless she’s exploring another country and discovering new vegetarian delights.

Kaye Maciver

Kaye Maciver

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Regional Director of Learning - Vietnam & Thailand

Kaye is a highly experienced and committed educator with over 20 years of teaching experience in Australia, England, China, and Vietnam.

She holds a Master of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Education from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

Prior to joining ISP, Kaye was part of the senior leadership team at a bilingual international school in Hanoi for the patst 5 years, where she was responsible for the academic leadership of the high school. She has positively impacted student outcomes through leading the successful implementation of additional academic pathways across the school to ensure success for all. At heart, Kaye is a lifelong teacher of Humanities and believes that all students have the potential to be global citizens. She is committed to providing them with the opportunities and experiences they need to be future ready and to make a difference in the world.

Kaye is a passionate educator who is committed to providing students with the best possible education and is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion for all students in the schools. She is excited to join ISP in her new role, where she will work closely with all schools in the region to inspire and champion amazing learning opportunities for all students.

In her spare time, Kaye is a self-confessed bookworm who loves crime novels. She is also an amateur baker and loves travelling and learning about different cultures with her family.

Jamie Handy

Jamie Handy

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Regional Director of Learning - US & Canada

Jamie grew up in Southwest Louisiana, United States of America before moving to Texas.

Jamie holds a BS in Chemistry from Texas Southern University and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Houston- Clearlake and a MEd in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

She has always had a passion for learning and learners and has held several positions within education over her 14 years of experience. She started her career teaching chemistry and coaching girls’ varsity basketball, enjoying 7 years in the classroom, science lab and on the basketball court.

Jamie has worked as a Teacher Specialist and International Baccalaureate Coordinator. Later she was promoted to a Dean of Students where she served grade levels 9-11 and led several special programs for example the AP (College Board), National Science Math Initiative (NMSI) and Dual Credit program with the local Community College.

Jamie was then again promoted to Associate Principal and was directly responsible for the instructional leadership of the campus along with other operational and fiscal responsibilities. Prior to joining ISP, Jamie was presented with a way to marry her passions for STEM, business and teaching and worked as a Training and Development Director for an education technology franchise. She has been published several times for her work with applying engineering processes to onboarding, hiring, and training millennial teachers, virtual professional learning communities and with the implementation of learning management systems.

Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and son taking walks, cooking, playing basketball and traveling.

Deborah Revolorio

Deborah Revolorio

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Regional Director of Learning - Mexico & Central America

Debbie is a highly experienced and committed educator, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and a Master of Arts in Education.

For the last 30 years her learning and teaching experiences have literally taken her around the Americas.

From the Chicago Public Schools to Venezuela, Guatemala and most recently to Mexico. Prior to joining ISP, Debbie was responsible for Curriculum Direction in the Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Valle Real and Palomar schools. Debbie also has experience as a NEASC visitor and IPGCE mentor.

As a veteran literature and history teacher, as well as student council advisor, Debbie misses being in a classroom, but loves the challenge, excitement, and rewarding experiences of her role now and wants to have a global impact on student learning.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys reading, visiting museums, travelling and spending time with her children. She also has an affinity for Reality TV.

Debbie is excited about the myriad opportunities ahead, as she continues to work closely with all schools in the region to inspire and champion learning opportunities for all students.

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