Education Committee

The role of the Committee is to be an authoritative voice on educational issues that affect British business in the Hong Kong SAR. The committee provides an authoritative and constructive response to consultative and policy papers prepared by the government of the Hong Kong SAR on educational issues that have a direct or indirect effect on members of the Chamber; to identify the opportunities and other requirements that the British business community expects from the Hong Kong educational system; to examine the role which business plays in providing further education and training for their employees, and to make recommendations about improvements and developments that might be made in the future; to communicate information on educational issues to the membership of the Chamber; to encourage the membership to put forward or initiate ideas that might enhance the government’s ability to resolve problems in the educational system of the Hong Kong SAR.

Join the Committee

Marco LongmoreChairStamford American School Hong KongRead moreRead less Born in Inverness, Scotland, Marco has lived in Hong Kong since 2021. He joined Stamford American School as the Head of School in January 2023, bringing over 30 years of international teaching and leadership experience, including three previous headships across the UK, Dubai, and Guangzhou, China, where he established and led some of the most prestigious schools within the UK and international independent education. Marco believes in the importance of the international education sector of Hong Kong acting as a fundamental building block for the city’s continued commercial success. The education sector also provides a key vehicle to deliver the international dimension of the city’s integration within the Greater Bay Area. M.A.(Hons), P.G.C.E. (History) & (Management); Scottish Qualification for Headship (P.G. Diploma), Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
Peter WongVice ChairCanadian International School of Hong KongRead moreRead lessPeter is the Director of Business Administration at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong responsible for all aspects of the operations. He has been in a leadership role for many years with extensive experience in leading projects focused on driving growth and operational efficiency. He was a former Partner in KPMG Hong Kong - with over 18 years of professional experience in roles including Sector Head of Education and a member of KPMG’s Global Education Network. He has over 15 years of education-sector related experience in supporting, working and hands-on experience with a range of educational organisations. His leadership roles in the respective Education Committees of the British Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has also enabled him to develop a good overview of education related matters both locally in Hong Kong and beyond. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Qualified Certified Public Accountant from the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Terrine LiExecutive AssistantRead moreRead lessTerrine supports the Executive Director by managing appointments, prepares correspondences with government and leading industry bodies, arranges meetings and travel plans. Additionally, she assists the Chamber team and ensures its effective and efficient operations by providing administrative and clerical services. Terrine is also the Chamber’s representative on the Education Committee, and the Healthcare Committee.
Almon KwanMemberFDMT ConsultingRead moreRead lessAlmon Kwan is the founder of FDMT Consulting, a unique consulting firm with clients including all UGC-funded universities, some self-financed colleges, and 300+ local secondary schools. The tax-exempted charity of FDMT, Pathfinder, co-organizes a trip-included program with Cambridge University, where Almon has been introducing the Oxbridge education system to secondary school students in HK. Specialized in data-driven discipline-specific career education, he has taught 4,000+ UGs and PGs students of 60+ majors from 13+ universities and tertiary institutions. He has also worked with 450+ MNC employers. He is a Fellow of the HK Institute of Directors, an advisor of the Philosophy Department of Lingnan University, and a member of the Youth Development Program of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Ann HaydonMember Harrow School Hong Kong Read moreRead less Ms. Haydon took up her position as Head of Harrow School Hong Kong on 1 August 2017. She is the first woman to lead a Harrow School. After reading Economics and Geography at the University of Surrey, Ms. Haydon completed her PGCE at the University of Nottingham. In 2007 she gained the National Qualification for Headship from the University of London. In 2013 she was awarded a distinction in the Pearson UK. Headteacher of the Year Awards and has gained national recognition for work in leadership, governance, teaching and learning and marketing in Schools. In 2012, Ms. Haydon and her Senior Leadership Team won the Independent Schools ‘Outstanding Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ and in 2013 received the accolade of ‘Outstanding Governing Board of the Year’. Ms. Haydon has held the position as HMC London Division Secretary and was a member of the HMC Sports Committee. She was a member of the United Learning Heads Reference Group working on strategic developments across a group of Independent Schools and Academies and she has sat on the Governing Body of several Independent Schools in London. Ms. Haydon was Deputy Head at Guildford High School before taking up the position as Principal of Surbiton High School in 2008, an independent, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) and IAPC (Independent Association of Prep Schools) School with circa 1500 pupils aged 4 to 18, both of which are consistently placed in the Top Ten Schools in the Times League Tables. Ms. Haydon now has the privilege of leading Harrow Hong Kong. As a leading educator, Ms. Haydon is committed to getting the very best out of young people and preparing them for top universities across the world. Ms. Haydon’s interests include travel, sport and the arts.
Anne SawyerMemberInternational Montessori SchoolRead moreRead lessAnne Sawyer is the Co-Founder and School Supervisor of The International Montessori School (IMS). Anne Sawyer is the Co-Founder and School Supervisor of The International Montessori School (IMS). Anne has guided the School from idea through a period of immense growth. IMS is now one of the largest Montessori schools in the world, and a pioneer in Dual-Language Montessori instruction. Anne grew up as a 3rd Culture Kid, and attended thirteen different schools in the US, the UK, and in Europe, including a Montessori school in Germany. This experience changed the way she thought and learned. Anne’s entrepreneurial heart met the need for better education options for her young children and resulted in the founding of IMS in 2002. Prior to IMS, Anne worked for a multinational Fortune 500 company as a global Strategic Analyst, then led new business development and M&A efforts in Asia.
Benjamin KeelingMemberShrewsbury International School Hong KongRead moreRead lessMr Ben Keeling is the Principal of Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong. He has worked as a school leader for almost 20 years and is a highly respected educationalist, author and columnist holding an extensive knowledge of local context.
Boris RakitinMemberKate's Kids Education LtdRead moreRead lessDr Boris Rakitin is the founder and CEO of Kate's Kids Education Limited. He holds a PhD degree in Engineering and has over 15 years of teaching experience. He worked with a number of higher education institutions in Hong Kong and overseas. Boris can speak 4 languages. He is married with two children.
Catherine TsuiMemberPricewaterhouseCoopersRead moreRead lessCatherine is an Associate Director with the Corporate Responsibility Team with over 15 years of consulting experience in both private and public sector organisations in particular with a view to develop strategic options that maximise the commercial value and/or public value contribution of relevant business propositions or government-led initiatives. Over the last five years, Catherine has focused more on the social and welfare sector and works closely with a number of not-for-profit organisations, philanthropy foundations and academic institutions in addressing specific social issues, including, social inclusion of disadvantage children and ethnic minorities, basic needs provision of the working poor, community care of the elderly, mental wellbeing of children and youths and feasibility of outcomes based contracting of social programmes. Catherine was a board member of an international school in Hong Kong and is currently an executive committee member of a government aided school.
Daniel BoydMemberTeachUp, part of the EDP GroupRead moreRead lessDaniel Boyd is the Director of Education for TeachUp, part of the EDP Group. A former Headteacher for Charterhouse Asia and Vice Principal for Kings College School, Hangzhou, Daniel has over 20 years of education experience. From school leaders to parent volunteers, TeachUp’s online courses ensure that all stakeholders establish safe ways of working with children in order to minimise the risk of harm. With our training courses available in a variety of languages, you can guarantee consistency and best practice throughout your organisation by providing safeguarding and wellbeing training to all your employees.
Howard TuckettMemberWycombe Abbey School Hong KongRead moreRead lessHoward Tuckett is a primary specialist with experience as a teacher, housemaster, sports coach and Headteacher. With a Diploma and MA in Education, he has over 38 years of experience as an educationalist, twenty-two of those years have been served as a Head at British Prep Schools. Howard served as the coordinator of the fourteen prep school Heads in the United Learning Group and from 2010 as an ISI School Inspector. Howard has served as a Governor of two independent schools and has led IAPS Heads’ training courses. Howard moved to Hong Kong in 2019 to assume the role of Founding Headteacher of Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong. He is married with two children.
Luke VoyceMemberSt James PlaceRead moreRead lessLuke specialises in providing financial planning advice to internationally mobile professionals based in Hong Kong. “My approach is very simple; in order for me to add real value to my clients (and their families), I need to understand their desired lifestyle, their financial objectives, and help them pursue these in a tax-efficient manner. I am also extremely passionate about getting financial literacy added to every school curriculum in Hong Kong!”
John ShooterMemberOxbridge British SchoolRead moreRead lessJohn won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he took a full part in University life. After further postgraduate study in both the UK and US he has worked in a variety of education roles over the past thirty years, including Head of Department, Boarding Housemaster and Principal. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in 1994. Away from education, he is an experienced ocean sailor and an accomplished musician. John is delighted to have been appointed the founding Principal of Oxbridge School.
Lisa YipMemberBritish CouncilRead moreRead lessLisa has been helping young individuals to achieve their goals throughout the career. Specialises in Examinations teaching and planning, she has a total 18 years of experience with Kaplan, with her last position as Vice President, Accountancy and Business. Since 2019 she has been with the British Council as Head of Business Development for IELTS; for other English and non English examinations. Lisa worked with a wide range of clients including accountancy firms, financial, higher education institutions and business corporations in Asia. She successfully injected university partnership and programmes from UK and Ireland, and Australia to Hong Kong; Lisa project leaded the Kaplan Professional Diploma in Accountancy, an one of a kind programme formerly known as Conversion programme, developed for HKICPA and registered with HKCAAVQ; successes and knowledge were later transferred to Mainland China, Singapore and Australia. At the British Council Lisa facilitates partnership with secondary schools, universities, various government departments.
Diana VernonMemberKellett School Association LtdRead moreRead lessDiana Vernon is Kellett School’s Interim Principal & CEO, a post she will hold until Easter 2024. Immediately prior to this Diana was Kellett’s Educational Advisor on the Board of Governors, a role she will return to once her Interim role finishes. Diana was previously Principal of Methodist Ladies’ College in Melbourne, one of Australia’s leading schools, for 9 years until her retirement in December 2022. Prior to that she held the roles of Headmistress at City of London School for Girls, a leading independent day school, and Woldingham School in Surrey, a girls’ catholic, boarding school, both in the UK.
Paul Wickes MemberMalvern CollegeRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Stephen HoMemberOxbridge Education Group Limited Read moreRead lessStephen is the founding Chairman of the Oxbridge Education Group. The group recruits international students for overseas studies and provide Trans-national education in collaboration with British universities. Stephen is an Adjunct Professor of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Institute Fellow of Asia Pacific Institute of Business, Hong Kong Chinese University. Stephen teaches Marketing and Logistics on part-time basis. He serves local tertiary education institutions as member of the Academic Committee, Adviser and External Examiner.
Sophia IpMemberDepartment for International Trade, British Consulate General Hong KongRead moreRead lessSophia works in the trade team in Hong Kong. She is the lead for the education and training sector, her portfolio ranges from international school licenses, eLearning opportunities, education infrastructure to transnational education opportunities. Prior to this she has worked in a variety of different education organisations including, the British Council, the International Affairs Office of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and as an education consultant for a leading education agency in Hong Kong.