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Mark Beach
Consultant, ISAIEG
  • The founding Principal of ESF (English Schools Foundation) Discovery College in Hong Kong for more than 10 years. ESF’s IB Diploma results placed it amongst the very top ranking IB schools in Hong Kong and Asia
  • The former Director of the NZ Correspondence School
Stephen Lai
Senior Strategic Consultant, ISAIEG
  • Former Vice President of Harrow International Management Services, responsible for the planning & management of new Harrow International School projects
David Edwards
Strategic and Project Management Consultant, ISAIEG
Founding principal of ISA Science City School
  • David was the Head of St. Kilda Road Campus, the largest and oldest campus of Wesley College in Australia, managing more than 1600 students and nearly 600 employees
  • He was the Founding Principal then CEO of GEMS World Academy (Singapore), with extensive experience with the IB Programmes
Craig Boyce
Consultant, ISAIEG
  • Worked in Hong Kong Chinese International School (CIS) for 23 years; CIS ranks No.1 recently in the International Schools in Hongkong and Macao. The former IB examiner
  • The Founding Principal at KaiWen Academy (Chaoyang) and as Director of Beanstalk International Bilingual School in Beijing
Mark Thomas
Consultant, ISAIEG (currently based in the UK)
  • Over 24 years of international teaching experience including 18 years of international leadership roles in China
  • Founding Head of Primary at the British School of Beijing, from 2004-2008, managing the Sanlitun campus and the opening of a second campus in Shunyi
  • Principal of The British School of Guangzhou from 2008- 2022, leading the school in its growth from 175 to 1400+ students pre-COVID and managing the opening of 3 new buildings and the successful opening of an additional Primary campus in 2021.
Felicity Hewett
Curriculum Consultant, Early and Primary Years, ISAIEG
  • Former PYP Workshop Leader and part of the IB Educator Network
  • Worked at some of the leading PYP Schools in Asia in leadership positions
  • Former Head of Primary at Beanstalk International Bilingual School in Beijing
William Qian
Vice President (Operations), ISAIEG
Head of Operations of ISA Liwan
  • More than 15 years’ experience in international education management
  • Worked in the Ernst & Young in aspects of financial audit and risk management
  • Was the Chief Financial & Operations Officer in the American International School of Guangzhou
  • Was the Head of Operations in BASIS International School Guangzhou
Paul Bawden
Director of International Education, ISAIEG
Head of ISA Science City International School
  • Paul has worked in the field of international education for more than 35 years, including 15 years at the school principal level
  • He served as the Education Director for the Yew Chung Education Foundation
  • Before that, he also served as Executive Principal at Yew Wah International School Beijing
  • and Principal of the prestigious Australian International School in Indonesia
Greg Zhang
Director of Education (China), ISAIEG
Secretary of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
Head of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
  • Greg has been engaged in education for nearly 30 years. He has worked as the Principal of Chongqing New Century Foreign Language School and the Provost of Huanggang Middle School Guangzhou
  • He has been the China Mathematical Olympiad Secondary Coach and Outstanding Instructor of Asian Youth Olympic Mathematics
  • The founder of provincial Baixiang Zhang Principal’s Studio
Gary Butner
Director of Academic Centre, ISAIEG
  • The former Deputy Principal (Curriculum) at Somerville House for 10 years
  • The former Principal of the Tsinghua International Experimental School, Shenzhen for 3 years, a school with Canadian, US and UK senior programmes
Jiarui Li
Deputy Director of the Education Management Centre, ISAIEG
Executive Principal of ISA Wenhua International Centre for A Level
Executive Principal of ISA Wuhan Wenhua International Centre for A Level
  • PhD from the University of Cambridge, 14 years of learning and teaching experiences at the University of Cambridge. A member of the Tripos Examination Committee of the University of Cambridge
  • Used to be a Senior Teaching Fellow of King's Ely School, one of the oldest public schools in England. One of the founding members of several international schools
Peter Lasscock
Director of Digital Literacy & Information Strategy, ISAIEG
Deputy Head & Secondary Principal of ISA Science City International School
  • Attained bachelor at University of South Australia in education, technology and industrial arts
  • Over 30 years in the education sector, 14 years in international education management
  • served as Deputy Head of School in Discovery College of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. Consulting and leadership development experiences at schools in Australia, China, New Zealand, etc
Wayne Liu
Director of Project Development, ISAIEG
Director of the Design Department, ISAIEG
Director of Operations of ISA Liwan
  • Wayne has worked as a senior leader and consultant on project management, engineering and operation in different prestigious international schools including YK Pao,UWC and Nanjing International School, China
Justin Wen
Global Boarders Recruiter, ISAIEG
  • More than 20 years international education and operational management experience. He has served on the board of directors of Wuhan University and the American School of Guangzhou
Mike Jones
Academic Centre Manager, Professional Standards & Services, ISAIEG
  • EdD (Doctor of Education) from the University of Liverpool
  • has worked in education leadership in China, Saudi Arabia, and Germany
  • Former Director of International Education Services for Etonkids Educational Group
ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou
Beth Jones
Head of ISA Tianhe International School
Head of ISA International Academy
  • Beth joined ISA Tianhe in 2016 and helped to establish the first of the ISA schools
  • 30 years’ experience in Primary and Early Years schools in the UK, the British Embassy School in Greece and the British School of Moscow in Russia
  • TYCEMC teacher trainer and Lexis Education alumni; IB Leadership and PYP training
Sylvia Lee
Assistant Operations Director of ISA Tianhe International School
Assistant Head of ISA International Academy
Head of ISA Charity Fund
  • Sylvia joined ISA Tianhe in 2016. It’s the sixth year since she joined ISA Tianhe. Over the past few years, she has been working on project development, industry research of International Education, business and procurement, co-curriculum, charity and operation management. She has practical understanding and experiences of international education and international school management through her experience of working in the school.
  • With her profound conception of the ISA vision and mission, Sylvia devotes herself to the campus construction and operation management of ISA Tianhe, and strives to create a safe, orderly, comfortable and warm school environment for students.
ISA Science City International School of Guangzhou
Paul Bawden
Head of ISA Science City International School
Director of International Education, ISAIEG
  • Paul has worked in the field of international education for more than 35 years, including 15 years at the school principal level
  • He served as the Education Director for the Yew Chung Education Foundation
  • Before that, he also served as Executive Principal at Yew Wah International School Beijing
  • and Principal of the prestigious Australian International School in Indonesia
Peter Lasscock
Deputy Head & Secondary Principal of ISA Science City International School
Director of Digital Literacy & Information Strategy, ISAIEG
  • Attained bachelor at University of South Australia in education, technology and industrial arts
  • Over 30 years in the education sector, 14 years in international education management
  • served as Deputy Head of School in Discovery College of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. Consulting and leadership development experiences at schools in Australia, China, New Zealand, etc
Tina Lin
Head of Operations of ISA Science City International School
Director of Operations of ISAIEG
  • Tina graduated from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the University of Leuven in Belgium, with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education
  • With 20 years of experience in international education, served in a management position at Utahloy International School Guangzhou
  • Joined ISA in 2013 as the founding Deputy Head of School of ISA Tianhe
  • used to be Head of School of the International Program of Beststudy Education Group
ISA Liwan
Greg Zhang
Secretary of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
Head of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
Director of Education (China), ISAIEG
  • Greg has been engaged in education for nearly 30 years. He has worked as the Principal of Chongqing New Century Foreign Language School and the Provost of Huanggang Middle School Guangzhou
  • He has been the China Mathematical Olympiad Secondary Coach and Outstanding Instructor of Asian Youth Olympic Mathematics
  • The founder of provincial Baixiang Zhang Principal’s Studio
Michael Urquhart
Head of ISA Liwan International School
Co-head of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
  • 30 years of experience in education, including 15 years’ leadership experience
  • The former Headmaster of Victoria English School as well as International School of Indiana, both schools ranked top in their area
  • The former Deputy Head of Utahloy International School and Principal of its secondary school section
William Qian
Vice President (Operations), ISAIEG
Head of Operations of ISA Liwan
  • More than 15 years’ experience in international education management
  • Worked in the Ernst & Young in aspects of financial audit and risk management
  • Was the Chief Financial & Operations Officer in the American International School of Guangzhou
  • Was the Head of Operations in BASIS International School Guangzhou
ISA Wuhan School
Frank Li
Educational Superintendent of ISA Wuhan School
  • Expert of the National Association for the Study of Foreign Language School Work
  • Counsellor of Hubei Provincial People's Government
  • Former Principal of Wuhan Foreign Language School
James Morris
Head of ISA Wuhan International School
Co-head of ISA Wenhua Wuhan School
  • Graduated from the University of Oxford, UK with a BA and MA in Greats, a PGCE from Cambridge University and the NPQH
  • Possesses 30 years of experience in the UK and China.
  • Helped students gain admissions successfully to world’s top universities such as Cornell, Colombia,Berkeley, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, etc.
ISA Wenhua Guangzhou Foreign Language School IB Programme
Tony Huo
Head of ISA Wenhua Guangzhou Foreign Language School IB Programme
  • Tony has been a teacher for 36 years. He has worked in several K12 IB schools in Guangdong and Jiangsu and as the deputy head and head of school for about ten years.
  • He also is one of the first batch of IB examiners in China.
  • He is a research scholar at the President‘s Centre at the Harvard School of Education and a research scholar on Presidential Leadership at the University College London School of Education.
  • In 2018, he won the China’s Most Influential International School Principal.
Lee Sanders
Executive Principal (International) of ISA Wenhua Guangzhou Foreign Language School IB Programme
  • Over 20 years of International Educational teaching and management experience. Former Vice President of High School Department of YK Pao School
  • Familiar with IB courses and participated in Teaching and Leadership seminars for IB and other international programmes many times
  • Former students located in worldwide top schools, including Oxford University, Cambridge University and Ivy League
ISA Wenhua International Centre for A Level
Jiarui Li
Executive Principal of ISA Wenhua International Centre for A Level
Deputy Director of the Education Management Centre, ISAIEG
Executive Principal of ISA Wuhan Wenhua International Centre for A Level
  • PhD from the University of Cambridge, 14 years of learning and teaching experiences at the University of Cambridge. A member of the Tripos Examination Committee of the University of Cambridge
  • Used to be a Senior Teaching Fellow of King's Ely School, one of the oldest public schools in England. One of the founding members of several international schools