College Staff


The Governors

In 2019 Dr Peters joined forces with Oxford International Education Group and the Board of Governors was elected as follows:

Dr Mario Peters, OIC Governing Body Chair

Christopher John Spanoudakis, Group Chair, Oxford International

Lil Gabriela Bremermann-Ricard, Group Chief Executive Officer, Oxford International

Tom de Clerck, Chief Financial Officer, Oxford International

Mark Logan, Managing Director of Schools and Colleges, Oxford International


The Senior Leadership Team

Mark Logan, Managing Director of Schools and Colleges, Oxford International

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, Oxford International College

Mona Chaudhury, Head of Curriculum and Curriculum Development, Oxford International College

Marianne Thompson-Hill, Deputy Principal for HR and Pastoral Care, Oxford International College

Anya Rich, Bursar for Oxford International College

Simon Guest, Facilities Manager, OIC and OXSFC


The Heads of Academic Departments

Toby Blundell, Head of Science

Matthew White, Head of Mathematics and Economics

Kim Terrar, Head of Humanities


The Management Team

Ellie Dear, Director of Studies and Super Curricular

Cheryl Brooks, Head of Examinations

Jason Brooks, Assistant Director of Super Curricular Programme

Matthew Storey, Head of Boarding

Jenny Bourlakis, Student Welfare Manager

Claire Wellstood, Manager of IT and Operations

Simon Guest, Head of Facilities

Dominic Fuge, Super Curricular Manager


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. 

Mrs Margaret Alton  B.A. (Hons). M.A. P.G.C.E.   Mathematics
Dr Tet Amaya  B.A. (Oxon, Hons), M.A. (Oxon), D.Phil. (Oxon)  Mathematics 
Dr Peter Arthur  B.A. (Cam, Hons), B.A. (Herts), M.A. (Hons). P.G.C.E   Economics
Mr Jonathan Beckett  M.Chem. (Oxon, Hons)  Science and Mathematics 
Mr Andrew Beevers  B.SC, D.Phil, P.G.C.E   Chemistry
Mr Toby Blundell  B.A. (Hons). P.G.C.E.  Science
Dr Mona Chaudhury  M.Eng. (Wales, Hons), M.Eng. (Hons, NUS), PhD, M.A., P.G.C.E.  Science 
Mr Tim Croston  M.Phys., M.A.  Physics 
Ms. Susan Drew  B.A. (Hons), M.A.  Art 
Mr Christopher Douglas  B.A. (Hons)  Biology 
Mr Patrick Finch-Noyes  M.A. (Oxon), P.G.C.E. (Oxon)  Mathematics 
Mr Martin Fraser  L.L.B. (Hons 1st Class)  Economics 
Mr Mick Hicks  B.A. (Hons), M.Litt. (Oxon)  IELTS 
Ms Namrita Lally  B.A. (Hons), M.A. M.Ed.  Psychology & EPQ
Dr Zoe Lundy  MBioch, D.Phil. (Oxon)  Biology 
Ms Sarah Margetts  B.A. (Hons)  IELTS 
Ms Dolly McLaughlin B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.Dip., Psych. Obs. U.K.C.P. Accred. (UKAHPP) 

Mr Bob Mitchell  B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.  Biology 
Dr Nicholas Mulvey  B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D, P.G.C.E., C.Eng, M.I.E.T.  Physics 
Mr Minh Nguyen  B.Sc. (Hons) Economics, M.Phil (Oxon)   Economics
Dr David Nolland  DPhil; M.A. (Oxon), M.A.   Mathematics
Dr Jan Perz  B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.C.E. (Oxon). Mathematics and Physics
Dr Mikhail Rakovshik  B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., M.B.A.  Physics 
Dr Matthew White  B.A. (Cam, Hons), D.Phil (Oxon), P.G.C.E. (Oxon)  Mathematics 
Mr Dominic Fuge B.A. (Hons), M.Sc. (Accred. BPS) Psychology & EPQ


Staff Profiles

Yasmin Sarwar

Yasmin is the Chief Education Officer at Oxford International College. She joined OIC in 2017, and under her leadership, it has become the UK’s No.1 A-Level college. Born in Lawas and raised in Kuching, she completed her SPM in Malaysia, and continued her education in the UK. Calling herself an “edupreneur”, she sees her role as an innovator in education. At OIC, Yasmin has developed the “Strategic Global Pathways” curriculum, which combines academic excellence, career preparation and personal development to give students an enhanced ability to succeed not only at university interviews, but higher education and later in their professional lives. Yasmin has achieved several awards, including the Welsh Asian Business Woman (2015), the Pearson Teaching Award for Science Teacher of the Year, and a Pearson Teaching Awards Fellowship (2011). She is also on the Space Design Competition board for Middle East and Africa. Yasmin is regularly invited to share her expertise with government officials, fellow educators, parents, students, and the general public. Her public talks include Welsh Assembly (Gorwel) and TEDx (DVLA- Swansea). Prior to joining OIC, Yasmin co-founded one of the most successful A-Level colleges in the UK and one of the major A-Level destinations for international students. 

Dr Mario Peters, OIC Governing Body Chair
Mario gained degrees from the Universities of London (BSc), Edinburgh (MSc), and Oxford (DPhil). His early career was as a research scientist at Oxford University, where he worked in the field of space technology, developing scientific instruments for NASA space missions. Mario now describes himself as an educational entrepreneur, having founded the following educational companies: Oxford Science Studies (1997); Oxford International College (2002); Oxford International Education (2005); Oxford Summer Academy (2010). In 2008 Oxford International College, in collaboration with BE Education in Shanghai, opened its first overseas campus in China in Shanghai, followed by Qingdao (2009), Chengdu (2011) and Changzhou (2012). In 2013 OIC Switzerland opened in Chateau D'Oex. Mario’s main interests outside of education are Youth Leadership and Tennis. He is co-founder and director of Plan8 Tennis, which operates a summer tennis academy in Shenzhen, China, and an advisor to Algarve Open, a tennis academy in Portugal. Mario is also a seed investor in, and online mentoring platform. Mario also supports a number of charities, including Journeyman UK, a charity offering contemporary rites of passage for young men. In 2012 Mario co-founded the Youth Leadership Trust  to develop an 'Awareness and Leadership Curriculum' for UK schools. Mario is married with three sons. Return to top

Kim Terrar, Principal and Managing Director
Kim was educated at Otago University, New Zealand and has extensive experience in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. She was for a number of years the residential Geography/Geology tutor at St Georges College at the University of Western Australia. Within the UK she has taught at Wycombe Abbey, Headington Girls School and was the Deputy Principal of an independent sixth form college in London. Kim joined Oxford International College five years ago as Principal and has overseen the successful expansion of the College to its current size, as well as the move to newly-refurbished premises in January 2011. In October 2011 Kim was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Oxford International College. Kim is married with two children. Return to top

Marianne Thompson-Hill, HR and Pastoral Care
Marianne graduated from Kings College London University in 1996 with a BA Hons in Hispanic Studies. Following this, she worked for a period of seven years for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in a number of positions including Director of the Regional Initiatives. In 2004 Marianne made the decision to move away from all the travelling and make time to start a family. In preparation for this she became qualified as a life coach gaining a certificate and diploma in life coaching. Shortly afterwards Marianne began to work at Oxford International College where she has various positions. She has coached a number of students, dealing with issues such as examination stress, apathy, low self-esteem, a sense of not "fitting" or "belonging", an inability to set goals or to see and create a pathway that leads to the "desired" future. Marianne has three children – a boy and twin girls. She has also worked teaching English as a Foreign Language in Barcelona (2 years) and in Argentina (1 year) as well as in publishing and for SOCOG (the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games). Return to top

Ellie Dear, Director of Studies
After completing her degree in 2009, Ellie was keen to continue in to a career that allowed her to maintain her passion for education. She joined Oxford International College where she was involved with a number of areas and using her skills, talent and capability fulfilled the role of Examination Officer for a number of years, before being promoted to the role of Direct of of Studies in the beginning 2012. Return to top

Dr. Audrey Curnock, Advisory Board Member
Dr A G Curnock trained as a Mathematician gaining a BSc Hons, followed by an MPhil and a PhD in Pure Mathematics (Functional Analysis), from the University of London, Goldsmiths' College. After 20+ years lecturing in London, including at London South Bank University, and in Rome at the American University of Rome (AUR), she began to move into University Management. She was Head of Mathematics & the Sciences at AUR, and Acting Provost for a semester; the busiest of times, but great fun. She then took on the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics at the University of Oxford. During this period she chaired numerous Undergraduate Examination Boards and tried to promote the importance of writing for mathematics undergraduates. She also tutored at Keble College and Wadham College, and carried out admissions work at Exeter and The Queen's College, Oxford. After five challenging years at Oxford, she set up the Educational Consultancy called Aspiring Heads Consulting LTD ( which works with Universities and Colleges. Return to top

Dr. E J Williamson, Advisory Board Member
Dr Williamson has been a member of Oxford University since he matriculated as an undergraduate in 1956. He completed his doctorate in 1964 and became a lecturer at the University in 1968. In 1970 he became a fellow of St cross College, Oxford. In 2000 he became Chairman of Physics Finals Examiners at Oxford, a position he held for four years. Dr Williamson retired in 2004 but was elected to an Emeritus Fellowship and is still highly active within the University. He currently holds the positions of Dean of Degrees and Director of Publications at St Cross College, Archivist of the Physics Department, as well as part time lecturer. Return to top