Resume 2021

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Visa status: European Union and Japan

 

SKILLS PROFILE.

Finance

Undergraduate accountancy has given me a firm grounding in dealing with cash flow, profit and loss accounts, other company accounts, AR and AP functions. Negotiated loans and investments to facilitate capital projects.  Manage an operations budget in excess of US$60 million.

Human Resources

Responsible for the smooth running of Human Resources, including, hiring, contracts, policy manuals, dispute resolution and other sensitive personnel issues, orientation, housing, banking, etc. Introduced Success Factor SAP HR software.

Strategic Planning

Extensive experience gained managing large capital expenditure programs for Canadian Academy, BST and DCB leading the annual Operations and CAPEX Budget planning.  Strengthened through implementing new accounting software and campus-wide security review and updates.

Change Management

Led changes to the financial school year calendar to align with statutory reporting of the local ward office and national tax authority.  Involving changes to external and internal accounting practices. Implemented full review and 5-year plan for updating and upskilling the administration department at The British School in Tokyo.  Planning campus expansion at Dulwich College.

Time Management

Currently working across several school departments, finance, business, facilities, emergency procedures, security, safeguarding and health & safety.  Hit deadlines with high quality work.

Presentation Skills

Ten years of experience presenting to the school’s Board, Finance, Facilities Committees and global HQ boards.  As well as addressing the faculty and professional peers.

Team Work

Excellent teamwork across complex schools and the global group of Dulwich.  Further strengthened with the experience of managing COVID and a successful return to school.

Professional Collaboration

CIS/WASC accreditation visiting team member. EARCOS participant.  ISBA (UK) member.  EduCare (COBIS) Safe Recruitment and Safeguarding. Brit Cham China active member.

Adaptability

Lived, studied and worked in various different countries and cultures.  Smooth transition from educator to administrator.  Embraces and promotes, where necessary, change in an organisation.

 

EDUCATION.

2012 – 2014    Keele University. MBA Educational Management. Dissertation; Alternative Forms of Compensation for an International School Context.

2008 – 2010    The College of New Jersey. M.Ed. Elementary Education. Including teaching certificate accredited to the state of New Jersey, USA.

2001– 2002     University of Durham, MA Modern East Asian Studies with Japanese. Dissertation; Korean Reunification, a Comparative Study.

1994 – 1998   University of Central Lancashire, Preston. BA (Hons) Business Studies. One semester at the University of Extramadura in Spain (Erasmus programme). One year in Hong Kong as a hotel management trainee.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE.

Aug ‘19 – present-day  Dulwich College Beijing Director of Business Administration.  Member of the college leadership team.  Responsible for all non-academic departments, Finance, HR, Technology, Procurement, Facility management and improvement, external programmes.  Deputy Safeguarding lead. Partnered with Government relations, admission and marketing to continuously improve the college.  Reviewing school expansion plans and master facility development.  Working on salary and benefits review to fully align with proposed changes to Chinese income tax regulations.

Aug ‘17 – July ’19  The British School in Tokyo Director of Operations.  Member of the school leadership team.  Responsible for HR, Technology, Facilities and all other non-educational core activities.  School expansion planning from 1,050 to potential 1,500 pupils.  Completed the construction of an off-site sports field and clubhouse project.

Aug ‘12 – July ‘17  Canadian Academy Director of Finance and Business Operations.  Member of the Core Planning team. Led the ‘Inspired Employee’ Committee implementing a faculty appraisal system. Leading the Facilities Committee to implement a 10-year Master Facilities Plan. Leading the Finance Committee. Member of the School’s Board Advisory Council. Dormitory Parent.

Feb ‘07 – July ‘12   Canadian Academy Educator.  ESOL, Computer Applications (Apple Distinguished Educator) and MYP Drama teacher and Head of Fine Arts Department.  Led the Fine Arts Department through MYP implementation. Led the Salary and Benefits Committee.

April ‘03 – Feb ‘07 Otemon Gakuin Senior High School Educator and Administrator.  Lead English teacher.  Organised foreign exchange trips and sister school arrangements for all grade levels.

July ‘98 – July ‘01  Oita City Board of Education, School Education Division.  Assistant Language Teacher.  The JET Programme.

June ‘96 – June ‘97 Kowloon Panda Hotel, 3 Tsuen Wah Street, Hong Kong.  Management Trainee programme, responsible for customer service training.

 

INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

Languages:  Japanese proficiency. Conversational Spanish.

Sports:  Rugby, Football, Hockey, Cricket and Squash.

Travel:  Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, Australia, America, The British Isles and Europe. Facilitating a better understanding of different cultures.

The arts:  Acting in school musicals, University Drama society, and Hong Kong players strengthened my confidence presenting in front of an audience.