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Leadership Team

Mark Beach
Vice President Education Management, 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, the 3rd largest school in the world with over 20,000 students
David Edwards
Vice President Project Development, ISAIEG
  • 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
William Qian
Vice President Operations, ISAIEG
  • More than 15 years’ experience in international education management; He also worked in the Ernst & Young in aspects of financial audit and risk management
  • He was the Chief Financial & Operations Officer in the American International School of Guangzhou
  • He was the Head of Operations in BASIS International School Guangzhou
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
  • Actively engaged in various new international school projects for campus site selection, planning and project management in Mainland China, Hong Kong China & South East Asia
Craig Boyce
Director of Education (International), ISAIEG
  • Worked in Hong Kong Chinese International School (CIS) for 23 years and helped it to become one of the leading DP schools; 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
Greg Zhang
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 a broad experience of founding a new school
  • Owned 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
Felicity Hewett
Deputy Director of Academic Centre, 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
Jiarui Li
Deputy Director of Academic Centre, ISAIEG
  • PhD in Social Anthropology, with 14 years of learning and teaching at the University of Cambridge
  • He taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses for two years in Cambridge and was a member of the Tripos Committee for undergraduates at the University of Cambridge
  • He used to be the Founding Chinese Head of College at Fettes College Guangzhou. Also, in King’s School, Ely, one of the oldest public schools in England, he worked as a Senior Teaching Fellow for two years
  • After returning to China, he participated in the successful opening of two international bilingual schools
Beth Jones
Director of Marketing and Communications, ISAIEG
Head of ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou
  • 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
Shirley Matuk
Human Resources Director, ISAIEG
  • She was the HR Director and a founding member of Malvern College International (Asia Pacific Region) where she developed and managed the HR operations for the schools in Hong Kong and China
  • She also worked in Yew Chung Education Foundation and was mainly responsible for global recruitment and HR operations
  • Shirley has many years of experience in HR Management, attracting global education elites for ISA
Stanley Wong
Director of Facilities & Asset Management, ISAIEG
  • Served as the Head of General Administration at UWCSEA in Singapore, one of the world’s largest K-12 private international schools, managing more than 5,500 students and 1,000 staff members over two campuses
  • He was also the founding Director of Operations at Harrow International School Beijing’s new campus
Wayne Liu
Director of Project Development, ISAIEG
Director of the Design Department, ISAIEG
  • 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

Principals Team

Beth Jones
Head of ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou
  • 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
David Edwards
Head of School ISA Science City International 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
Michael Urquhart
Co-head of ISA Liwan International Campus
Head of ISA Liwan International School
Head of ISA Wenhua Guangzhou Foreign Language School IB Programme
  • 30 years of experience in education, including 15 years’ leadership experience
  • The former Headmaster at 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
David Li
Co-Head of ISA Liwan International Campus
Head of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
  • Former principal of Guangdong Country Garden School, former general principal of Soochow Foreign Language, vice-Chairman of Primary and Secondary School Professional Committee of the Guangdong Private Education Association, and a member of the ACMIBS Executive Committee
  • Awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award of Guangdong Contemporary Private Education Principals, Apple Distinguished Educator, Guangdong Provincial Outstanding Principal of Private Schools, and the National Most Influential Principal of International Schools
James Morris
Head of ISA Wuhan International School
  • Graduated from The University of Oxford, UK with a BA of Arts and MA of Arts. PGCE Cambridge & NPQH. Possesses more than 27 years of experience in education locally and internationally
  • Helped students gain admissions successfully to world’s top universities such as Cornell, Colombia,Berkeley, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, etc
Tom Kline
Head of School for ISA International Academy
  • More than two decades of international school experience. Tom has considerable experience in founding and leading IB school programmes, including leading the first full-continuum IB international school in Shanghai
Justin Wen
Head of Operations of ISA Liwan International Campus
  • 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