Executive Leadership Team

James Murphy O'Connor
JAMES MURPHY-O'CONNOR
HEAD MASTER

James graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History and then completed his PGCE at Cambridge University. He started his career in teaching at Stamford School. After four years there he joined Sherborne School in Dorset, where he went on to become a Boarding Housemaster. In 2004 James was approached by GEMS to create Sherfield School, the only new school opened by the group in the United Kingdom. In 2009 James was appointed as Head of Prior Park College in Bath, going on to become the Founding Principal of the Prior Park Schools, during which time he oversaw the opening of Prior Park School, Gibraltar. In 2019 James became the Founding Principal of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools and, in 2022, he was appointed to be Director of Educational Development for the Haberdashers group, working across their eighteen schools. James is delighted to have been appointed as Head of Harrow Bangkok and started this role in September 2023.

Dr Michael Reddish
DR MICHAEL REDDISH
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY HEAD

Michael was formerly the Deputy Head Academic at Princethorpe College, an HMC independent day school in the UK.  Michael took a first-class honours degree in Law at Warwick University before undertaking research in Japan as a Daiwa Scholar.  He gained his LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, and subsequently his Doctorate in Law from Warwick University.  From August 2021 onwards, Michael takes responsibility for whole-school aspects of our provision, will deputise for the Head Master, and will work closely with the Head Master and the Board of Governors to deliver the school’s Strategic Development Plan.  Michael will oversee whole-school coordination and major school event planning.  He will also lead the development of Harrow Bangkok’s overarching teaching and learning ambitions including oversight of academic staff appraisal and continuing professional development.

Paul Beach
paul beach
head of lower school

Paul graduated with a first class degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Brunel University. Following a number of years working as an actuary and as a business consultant focusing on managerial solutions for a major oil company, Paul moved into the education sector in 1999. In his first headship in the UK, he oversaw improvement to OfSTED “Outstanding,” before moving to Singapore, where was Head of Primary at Nexus International School for eight years. Paul has trained with OfSTED and also carries out school evaluations on behalf of the Council of International Schools. A highly experienced school leader, Paul passionate about education that provides young students with the foundations to flourish as successful leaders in this dynamic world. Paul Beach joined Harrow Bangkok in August 2021. 

Paul Johnson Head of Upper School
Paul Johnson
head of upper school

Paul read Psychology at the University of Newcastle before beginning his career teaching Psychology and Biology at an Outstanding academy in Yorkshire. Paul went on to spend six years in Rome, first as Deputy Head and then Head of Senior School where he completed his NPQH with University College London. He also worked collaboratively as the Chair of Assessment for eight British International schools across Europe in a bid to drive up academic performance and will shortly complete his training to be a Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Peer Accreditor. Paul is uncompromising in getting the very best for our young people, encouraging them to find their unique voice in order to become the next great changemakers for the local and global communities they serve. 

Neil Mollison
neil mollison
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.

Joanne Khanteetao
joanne khanteetao
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.

Mathew Rees
mathew rees
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.

Anneleen Erlingen
anneleen erlingen
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.