First and foremost, as a parent and educator, I passionately believe in the power of education to make the world a better place for adults and young people alike.

I have been a teacher and head teacher in some of the world's leading schools before specialising in international professional learning and development. This journey has enabled me to develop and lead one of the UK’s largest education professional learning and development services before founding the International Leadership Academy (ILA), The Hague. This physical and metaphorical centre is the CPD home for international schools across Europe as well as the performance, learning and development arm of the British School in the Netherlands, the largest British international school in Europe with over 800 staff. Overall, we work with around 2500 school staff every year.

I am the leader of WomenEd Europe and co-founder/leader of WomenEd Netherlands, Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). I am author of the recently published ‘International Perspectives’ chapter of the Amazon number one bestseller ‘10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education’ book published by Sage (2019). I have also written for education publications such as TES, Schools Week, International Schools Magazine and Independent Schools Magazine.

My mission is to ensure we cultivate talent for education in all its guises that will afford future generations a quality global education. With staggering population growth, there has at no time been any greater a need than now for an outstanding education workforce, both in terms of its current supply and future pipeline. This is an urgent and pressing challenge for us all.

These are also exciting times as we rise to this challenge and strive to provide the very best education to ready our young people for bright and fulfilling futures. Opportunity abounds.

SGIS Annual General Meeting 2020

The SGIS Annual General Meeting will take place on March 19th, 2020 at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
(SGIS MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY)

Time TBC

Upcoming events

  • Elfs meeting

    Our next Elfs meeting will take place at the British School of Bern Date: Sat. 2nd November 2019  Workshop Title:  When to intervene in an Early Year’s Programme Workshop Presenter: Mrs. Sylvia Leck, Academic Director of “ Foundations For...

  • Job-Alike: IB Diploma Design Technology & IB Diploma Computer Science

    Friday 8th November 2019 International School Basel is hosting a one-day Job-Alike event for the IB Diploma Design Technology and IB Diploma Computer Science teachers.The event aims to provide an opportunity for experienced and new teachers to get...

  • SGIS Business Managers' Meeting

    Friday, 15 November 2019 International School Basel is pleased to host the annual SGIS Business Managers' Meeting. For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak08319905deed2f1dd592dac11bb13e9b').innerHTML...

  • The SGIS Leadership Conference

    Saturday 16 November 2019 10:00 > 16:00 Campus des Nations at the International School of Geneva More info and link to...

  • Globe Day student conference - your invitation to participate

    at LAS on 11 March 2020 Leysin American School Educational Research (LASER) invites you and your students to join us for our upcoming “Globe Day” student conference on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, from 10:00 to 14:30.Globe Day 2020 will be our sixth...

  • EDgility: Pulling Agile into Education

    April 23-25, 2020 Leysin American School Hosted by Nic Cosgrove and Paul Magnuson Contact Paul for registration information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakaa3d749b55259c37dc13ae918c3f31b3').innerHTML =...