Peter Goulston remarked, “Mark brings thirty years of experience at leading UK and global schools, including seventeen years experience of headship. His leadership skills and strategic thinking makes him ideally suited to become Principal & CEO at Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong.”
Mark Steed has been Director of the not-for-profit Jumeirah English Speaking School (“JESS”) in Dubai for the past three years. Judged ‘outstanding’ by the British Schools Overseas Inspectorate, Mark is responsible for three schools and a total of 2,200 students aged 3 to 18. Prior to JESS, Mark was Principal of Berkhamsted Schools Group in Hertfordshire and Headmaster of Kelly College in Devon. He previously taught at The Leys School (Cambridge), Radley College and at Oundle, where he was also Housemaster and coached the First XV. He has Masters degrees from Cambridge and Nottingham, as well as an MSc in Management from Ashridge-Hult Business School. He is recognized globally as a leading educational thinker and speaker and has an extensive professional network. He is currently Chairman of British Schools in Dubai and Secretary of the Headmasters’ Conference International Division (HMC).
Speaking of his appointment, Mark Steed said, “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Principal & CEO of Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong. Both the Prep and Senior Schools have a fantastic reputation, in Hong Kong and beyond, and I’m excited to be joining an outstanding team of educators to ensure that their well-founded reputation continues to grow.”
About Kellett School: The British International School of Hong Kong, Kellett, is a full through-train school, educating over 1300 students from the ages of 4 to 18 years. Following the English National Curriculum, Kellett offers a truly ‘outstanding’ education, as confirmed during a recent whole school BSO (British Schools Overseas) Inspection, as well as exceptional examination results.