Proprietorial body: Oxford International School Limited
George Ghantous (Chair)
George started his working career in 1993 as an engineer in the oil and gas industry, followed by a successful career in the construction industry. In 2006, George moved to a career in investment banking/Private Equity across the Middle East and Southeast Asia markets. In October 2013, George joined Nord Anglia Education as Regional Managing Director for the Middle East & Southeast Asia followed by a brief stint as Regional Managing Director for North America. George is also a member of Nord Anglia’s Executive Committee and has been since 2013. He holds an Executive MA in International Education from King’s College London.
George is currently Chief Operating Officer for Nord Anglia Educations’ family of 77 premium schools across the world.
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Ton van Vilsteren
Ton has more than two decades of experience in the hospitality sector, including senior finance leadership roles across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Ton previously led the financial direction of hotels, commercial real estate, retail operations and education at the Jumeirah Group based in Dubai. Prior to that, he was based in Singapore as Head of Finance for Asia Pacific at Hilton Worldwide, where he was accountable for the region’s financial delivery across more than 20 countries. Ton’s career history includes a number of international postings within the Hilton group.
Ton holds an Executive MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from “Hotelschool The Hague” in the Netherlands. He also studied at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London.
Ton is currently Chief Financial officer at Nord Anglia Education.
Following Andrew’s appointment as CEO of Nord Anglia Education in 2003, NAE has established itself as the world’s leading premium schools organisation.
Under Andrew’s leadership, Nord Anglia provides personalised learning to thousands of students aged 2–18 years old in premium international day and boarding schools. Nord Anglia’s global family of schools are located in more than 30 countries across Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe. Andrew graduated from the University of Wales Cardiff, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Economics. He also holds a master’s degree in International Education from King’s College London, one of the world’s leading universities. Earlier in his career, Andrew held a number of senior leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer of easyCar.com, an international online automobile rental company. He also spent 13 years at TNT Express UK as a member of its senior leadership team.
Inderjit’s career has encompassed senior roles in local and central government, the third sector and the UK’s Academies programme. Inderjit spent 12 years at the Department for Education, the majority as a Senior Civil Servant, where he occupied a number of high profiles roles. These included leading the London Challenge, which has been widely regarded as one of the most effective Education Development programmes delivered in the UK. He led the expansion of the London Challenge, through the City Challenge, to over one third of English schools with a similar positive impact. He also led the development and delivery of the first national strategy to target the raising of attainment of Black and minority ethnic students in English state schools.
Inderjit is Director of Quality and Professional Development at Nord Anglia Education.
Governors of OIC Brighton
Jonathan Cuff (Chair)
Jonathan is the Principal of d’Overbroeck’s, a leading independent school in Oxford. He is also Managing Director of Nord Anglia Education’s UK Schools division. He has a range of different experiences to bring as Chair of Governors, having had over 20 years’ experience working in leading schools in the independent sector in a variety of roles including Principal, Deputy Head Pastoral, Head of Department and Housemaster. Jonathan has also worked for the Independent Schools Inspectorate for a number of years as a Boarding Inspector.
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Yasmin Sarwar (Chief Education Officer)
Yasmin Sarwar has been Chief Education Officer at Oxford International College (OIC) since 2017 and has designed the curriculum for OIC Brighton. Under her academic leadership, OIC has gained global recognition as the UK’s Number 1 A-Level College. She is also the co-founder of Cardiff Sixth Form College, which topped the A-Level tables for nine consecutive years, from 2010-2018.
Throughout her career of over 20 years, Yasmin has sent over 500 students to medical schools and over 400 to world-class institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, UCL, Harvard, and Hong Kong University. Yasmin is on the interview panel for Medicine at several top Russell Group Universities, enabling her to design successful personalised academic and career plans for students.
Barry Armstrong brings with him over 30 years of experience in education with particular expertise in child safeguarding. Before joining Nord Anglia Education in 2016 as Head of Safeguarding, Barry worked for the Oxfordshire County Council ensuring the safety of children in an education setting. While working in leadership positions in the public sector, Barry worked with local authorities and a range of private services and schools to identify areas of weakness and target areas for improvement in safeguarding. Barry has extensive experience working with governing bodies and staff groups and has a methodical and clinical approach to ensuring that Nord Anglia Education schools uphold the highest standards in child safety.
Andrew is Vice Principal and Academic Director at d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford, bringing over 30 years of experience in education to the Executive Principal role. He is Chair of Examiners at GCSE and A-Level for UK and international qualifications and is a Reporting Inspector for schools in the UK. He has authored a number of textbooks at GCSE, A-Level and Undergraduate level, as well as A Toolkit for International Teachers (CUP).