Senior Leadership Team

Tess St Clair-Ford


Ms Tess St Clair-Ford is currently Head of Senior School at Harrow Shanghai, which she joined in August 2020. Prior to this, Tess taught at Epsom College in the UK for 5 years, where she was Head of Fifth Form at a time of enormous growth and progress at the College. Tess’ teaching career began in the international sector in Sri Lanka and spans 10+ years in leading independent schools in and around London, UK. Roles have included Head of English, Head of PSHE, Head of Year and Whole School Literacy Co-ordinator. In various roles, Tess has retained her focus on student well-being and how this complements and enhances academic outcomes and growth, both in boarding
schools and in day schools. She has enjoyed working with pupils to achieve impressive academic success and entrance into the world’s top universities, including being closely involved in students’ preparation for entry to Oxford and Cambridge by leading programmes for More Able students.
As an English Literature specialist, Tess has led teams of examiners of IGCSE English Literature with Cambridge Examinations for over 5 years. She has a Masters in Creative Writing which is a particular passion and she has published short stories and poems. Tess was educated at Lancing College in West Sussex and at the University of Cambridge, where she studied Social and Political Sciences. This has given her a lifelong fascination with culture, international relations and social philosophy. Outside of work, Tess and her husband have 3 children, and together they have loved travelling and living in Asia and around the world. Her precious free time is almost entirely spent reading books.

The Heads of Academic Departments

Our Teachers


We are proud to work with extremely academic, committed and dedicated teachers, all of whom make an enormous contribution to the success of our school. Every year we receive lovely comments from our students that show how much they appreciate and admire their teachers.



Mr Howard Aspden B.A. (Hons) Fine Art; P.G.C.E.; BTEC National Dip Art & Design



Mr Bob Mitchell B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Ms Su Claire McRae M.Sc. in Pathobiology with Subsidiary Chemistry
Ms Wendy Daniels tbc
Dr Zoe Lundy M.Bioch, D.Phil. (Oxon)


Business Studies

Mr Jason Brooks



Mr Nathan Phillips BSc (Hons); M.Res Head of GCSE – Academic Performance and Discipline
Dr John Sulola B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry; M.Sc Biotechnology; MBA; P.G.C.E (Oxon)
Paul Carolan tbc
Richard Vaas tbc



Ms Bei Yu tbc
Mr Hongbing Yang  tbc


Computer Science

Dr Nicholas Mulvey B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D, P.G.C.E., C.Eng, M.I.E.T.



Mr Minh Nguyen B.Sc. (Hons) Economics, M.Phil (Oxon) Head
Mr Ian Grout B.A. (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Mr John Boggan tbc



Dr Dan Casey M.A. (Cam) Geography; M.Sc Environmental Change and International Development; PhD Geography



Dr Daniel D. Jordan B.A. (NUI, Hons); PhD (UCD) Lead



Mr Jake Hogg B.A. (Hons) History and International Relations; Cambridge RSA DELTA
Ms Sarah Margetts B.A. (Hons)



Dr David Nolland MA; MMath; PhD Head
Ms Anna Maciag M.Sc in Mathematics and P.G.C.E
Ms Jen McKenna M.sci (Hons) Physics (Imperial)
Dr Matthew White B.A. (Hons) Cam; D.Phil (Oxon);P.G.C.E. (Oxon)
Dr Mikhail Rakovshik B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., M.B.A.
Mr Nicholas Parkin tbc
Mr Patrick Finch-Noyes M.A. (Oxon), P.G.C.E. (Oxon)
Mr Richard Pugsley B.Sc Pure and Applied Mathematics; M.Sc Fluid Mechanics; P.G.C.E.
Dr Tet Amaya B.A. (Oxon, Hons), M.A. (Oxon), D.Phil. (Oxon)


Physics and Mathematics

Dr Jan Perz B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.C.E. (Oxon).



Mr Phillip Lowther B.Sc. (Hons)
Mr Tim Croston M.Phys., M.A.
Mr Endi Skenderi tbc
Mr Gavin Ridley tbc



Mr Gavin Ridley tbc



Ms Elena Kolpakova  tbc


Science and Mathematics

Mr Jonathan Beckett M.Chem. (Oxon, Hons)



Dr Mona Chaudhury M.E.N.G (Wales), Phd, P.G.C.E.
Mr Toby Blundell B.A. (Hons). P.G.C.E.


Academic Strategy Tutor

  • Jonathan Beckett
  • Dan Casey
  • Daniel Jordan
  • Endi Skenderi
  • Vijay Chhaya
  • Wendy Daniels

Progress Tutor

  • Anna Harries
  • Dan Casey
  • Daniel Jordan
  • Ebony Gheorghe
  • Endi Skenderi
  • Enric Monguio
  • Jake Hogg
  • Jason Brooks
  • Lucy Walsh
  • Mathias Fagbemi
  • Matt Walsh
  • Sarah Margetts
  • Vijay Chhaya
  • Wendy Daniels

Complete List of Staff

The Governors

  • Jonathan Cuff, OIC Governing Body Chair
  • George Ghantous, Proprietorial Representative
  • Carole Nyssen, Safeguarding Governor
  • Inderjit Dehal, Education Governor
  • Georgina Paton, Financial Governor

The Senior Leadership Team

  • Jonathan Cuff, Managing Director of Schools and Colleges
  • Yasmin Sarwar, Chief Education Officer, Oxford International College
  • Kim Terrar, Managing Director and Principal, Oxford International College
  • Toby Blundell, Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning and Head of Science, OIC
  • Mona Chaudhury, Head of Curriculum and Curriculum Development, OIC
  • Marianne Thompson-Hill, Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care, OIC
  • Jacqueline Coles, Finance Manager
  • Simon Guest, Facilities Manager, OIC and OXSFC

The Heads of Academic Departments

  • Toby Blundell, Head of Science
  • David Nolland, Head of Mathematics
  • Mona Chaudhury, Head of Curriculum
  • Minh Nguyen, Head of Economics
  • Sarah Margetts, Head of Humanities


  • Jacqueline Coles, Finance Manager
  • Peter Hall, Management Accountant
  • Mick Hicks, Assistant Bursar
  • Melanie Bloor, Finance Officer
  • Sze Nga Lau, Finance Assistant

The Management Team

  • Ellie Dear, Director of Studies
  • Tania Sadkina, Admissions Director
  • Matthew Storey, Head of Boarding
  • Jason Brooks, Director of Supercurricular
  • Jenny Bourlakis, Student Welfare Manager
  • Jake Storey, House Parent for Wavy Gate Boarding House

The Administration Team

  • Vivienne Brown, PA to the Principal
  • Magdalena Wojcik, Student Services Assistant
  • Thomas Zavros, IT and MIS Coordinator
  • Abdullah Iqbal, IT Administrator
  • Joanne Goddard, Academic and Welfare Services Manager
  • Enric Monguio, Head of Examinations
  • Andy Walsh, Attendance and Examinations Officer
  • Rebecca Velickovic, Attendance Office
  • Matt Walsh, Supercurricular Coordinator
  • Lucy Walsh, Supercurricular Administrator
  • Dominika Aksamit, Supercurricular Administrator
  • Mehrnaz Ghiasi: Academic Coordinator
  • Emily Harris, GCSE Welfare Tutor
  • Milan Vukoman, Maintenance and Facilities Coordinator
  • Vivien Lee, Marketing Officer

The Boarding Team

  • Jake Storey, House Parent, Wavy Gate
  • Julia Strawinska, Warden, Wavy Gate
  • Jake Storey, Day Warden, Wavy Gate
  • Matt Storey, Day Warden, Wavy Gate
  • Dan Cassey, Weekend Warden, Wavy Gate
  • Jenny Bourlakis, Weekend Warden, Wavy Gate
  • Huyen Pham, House Parent, Alice House
  • Dhumi Muchipisi, Warden, Alice House
  • Memi Mbangwa, House Parent, Thames Street
  • Clement Corrin, Warden, Thames Street
  • Kadir Abdul, Warden, Thames Street
  • Laura Gonzales, Weekend Warden, Thames Street
  • Victoria Moraru, House Parent, Student Castle
  • Maria Rosalska, Assistant House Parent, Student Castle
  • Syed Raza, Day Warden, Student Castle
  • Michael Goodman, Warden, Student Castle
  • Rebeka Pocsok, Warden, Student Castle
  • Alice Schinco, Weekend Warden, Student Castle
  • Dominic Fuge, Weekend Warden, Student Castle

The Business Administration and Business Support Team

  • Bruno Leal, Operation Manager
  • Nadia Godfrey-Mestre, Business Support for Threeways House
  • Victoria Chinenye Oge-Evans, Business Support for London Place
  • Glenn Lika, Sports Coordinator and Business Support Administrator
  • Agnes Chinyoka, Business Support

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We are looking for new tutors for our expanding academic team. If you think OIC is a place for you, please contact us to learn about opportunities.


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