Executive Leadership Team
Jon Standen joined Harrow Bangkok as Head Master in January 2019. Jon grew up in Kent in southeastern England and read Ancient History and History at the University of Nottingham. He began his education career teaching history and government and politics and then held two deputy head positions in southwest England. Jon’s first headship was at The Crypt School, England in 2007. Under his leadership, the school became a national teaching school and Jon was recognised as a National Leader of Education. Jon later became Head Master of Plymouth College, England, a day and boarding school for 3-18 year olds and was also the Chairman of the Southwest England division of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools).
director of finance
Neil graduated in engineering from Aberdeen University and completed a one-year postgraduate engineering programme at Cambridge University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and has over 25 years global financial management experience, mainly in the oil & gas sector having worked for companies such as ExxonMobil and BG Group plc. For the past five years he also performed governor roles for a non-profit British international school in Thailand. Neil joined Harrow Bangkok in 2017 and is responsible for all finance related matters, as well as serving as the Secretary to the Board of Governors.
Director of Human Resources
Jo graduated with a degree in Design from Winchester School of Art and then returned to study for her PGCE at the University of Brighton. After initially working in the UK, and a brief period of travelling and volunteering in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Jo arrived in Thailand, where she worked in other international schools, including St Johns and St Andrews. She joined Harrow Bangkok in 2002 in the Early Years and later became the Head of Early Years. In 2013, she became the Deputy Head of Lower School and more recently has made a career change into Human Resources (HR). Jo is now the Director of HR and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the HR Department.
director of operations
Mathew studied Business Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea where he also gained his PGCE. Following a number of years in the commercial and educational sectors in the UK, Mathew joined Harrow Bangkok in 2004. Having experienced a number of academic leadership roles at the School, he became Business Director in 2010 and subsequently, Director of Operations in 2013. In his current role, Mathew leads the execution of the strategic development plan for the school’s expansion. His responsibilities also cover all aspects of campus services to deliver educational services. Mathew holds a number of qualifications in health and safety and is training towards NEBOSH Diploma in OSH and Chartered Surveyor status with RICS.
head of upper school
Jonny Liddell read Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and completed his PGCE at King’s College, London. He started his career in the state sector in London before working as Head of Science and then Assistant Head of Upper School at the British School in Tokyo, followed by Deputy Head (Academic) at the British School of Milan. He has been Head of Upper School at Harrow Bangkok since 2015. Jonny is a fellow of both the Chartered College of Teaching and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.
acting head of lower school
Michael Godwin holds a degree in Primary Education (English Specialism) from the University of Manchester. Mike taught in numerous primary schools in England and been an assistant head and deputy headteacher. He joined Harrow International School Bangkok in August 2018 as Head of Pre Prep and has led on Leadership in Action, Eco-Schools and developing the provision for all students within Pre Prep. Through his time in education, Mike has led Maths and English, developed an enquiry based project in the North West of England and has always been at the forefront of pastoral care in every school he has worked in. In his new role as Acting Head of Lower School, Mike will be responsible for strategic leadership across the Early Years and Pre Prep.
director of external relations
With a Masters in Communications from the University of Leuven in her native Belgium, Anneleen has fifteen years of experience working within Communications and Media agencies, managing global brands such as L’Oreal, Fairtrade and Volvo. Her passion for education, community and new challenges saw her relocating her family to Malaysia, where she led the Marketing Team within a leading British international school in KL. Anneleen joined Harrow Bangkok as Director of External Relations in October 2020 and brings with her a wealth of experience in her field, twinned with her passion for building learning communities amongst students, staff and parents.