Resume 2019

Address: 3-10-2 Tsurumaki, Setagaya ku, Tokyo city, 152-0016, JAPAN

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Visa status: European Union and Japan




Undergraduate accountancy has given me a firm grounding in dealing with cash flow, profit and loss accounts, other company accounts, AR and AP functions. Currently studying towards my CIMA qualification.


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

Human Resources

Responsible for the smooth running of Human Resources, including contracts, policy manuals, dispute resolution and other sensitive personnel issues.

Professional Collaboration

CIS/WASC accreditation visiting team member. NASBM member. JCIS Business Managers Group leader. EARCOS participant.

Presentation skills

Five years of experience in presenting to Canadian Academy’s Board, Finance and Facilities Committees. As well as addressing the faculty and professional peers.

Time Management

Working across several school departments, finance, business, facilities, emergency procedures, security and health & safety. Able to maintain the highest work standards and hit deadlines.


Strengthened through work on Canadian Academy’s senior leadership team. Further teamwork in high-pressured hotel work, and participating in team sports.


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



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.



Aug ‘17 – Present day  The British Schol 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.



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.