I joined GEMS Education in 2010 as Principal of the International School Tripoli, Libya. With the onset of the Revolution in February 2011, I evacuated the school and carried on as the school’s ambassador and administrator until September 2011. I then began working for GEMS Management Solutions as a senior project manager assisting the development of schools in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Libya.
I have over 30 years’ experience as an international educator, including roles in the UK as humanities teacher and middle manager; Denmark working on the IBO Diploma programme in an international educational centre; the Seychelles with the UK Overseas Development Administration/Sussex University as a teacher trainer and senior educational adviser; Malawi as Head of Secondary at Bishop Mackenzie International School; and as Principal at Hanoi International School, Vietnam and International School Malaga, Spain.
I was an accreditation inspector for the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), and an IB Diploma authorisation inspector. I hold a BEd (Hons) degree from Exeter University and an MSc (Geography) from the University of London. My interest and commitment to geography teaching was recognised and I was privileged to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.