Led by Director of Education John Todd, our respected leadership team bring together a wealth of educational experience.
Head / Director of Education
I am excited to return to Lagos and lead a school that will raise the bar for education in Nigeria.
John brings many years of school leadership to the role of Director of Education and is excited by the challenge of Huntington Education’s mission to bring a new educational perspective to Africa. Born and educated in the UK, John read Natural Sciences at University College, Durham and has a Masters in Education from the UK’s Open University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the US. He qualified as a primary school teacher and worked in the UK for a period before moving abroad. His international career has taken him to Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria, Qatar and most recently to China. John was Headmaster of Dulwich College Suzhou for four years and then moved to Shanghai as Regional Director of Schools for a further four years. In this role, John was the Chair of the Board of Management for all of the China schools. In addition, he served as Group Director of Safeguarding with an overall responsibility for Safeguarding including policy, compliance and coordination. John is currently working towards an online MBA from the US.
John is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT).
Chief Operating Officer
My role is to lead the teams that support our teachers, enabling them to offer our students a world class education.
Angela has served as a Business Director / Bursar in schools for over 20 years, and has a wide range of independent school leadership experience, including both day and boarding schools, predominantly in the UK but also in the Middle East and China. She has experience of leading school start-ups, mergers and transformations, and is a true advocate of excellence in every aspect of education.
As part of a small team researching, setting up and opening Kent College, Dubai, she was fully involved in the new school, from recruitment of the Head through to the selection of the uniform supplier
UK born and educated, Angela holds an MBA and spent the first 15 years of her career in banking before moving into Education, after having her 2 daughters. During her time in schools, Angela was a UK ISI compliance inspector, sat on the UK Independent School International Student Advisory Board, was a mentor for new bursars, and chaired the Shanghai International School Business Directors’ Group.
Angela’s experience gives her a firm grasp and enjoyment of international education, and she is thoroughly enjoying being involved in this exciting new project.
Director of Teacher Training and Professional Development
Developing the skills of our teachers has a direct impact on the quality of learning in classrooms.
Victoria has been an international educator for over 20 years. Born and educated in the UK, she attended Wymondham College as a boarder from the age of 11 to 18 before completing a BA in Primary Education with Art and Design at the University of Southampton (King Alfred’s College) in the United Kingdom.
Victoria began her international teaching career in 2001 at the Alice Smith School in Malaysia. She took on her first leadership role in 2005 at Colegio Gran Bretaña, Colombia and has been a senior leader in three other leading schools in Thailand, Panama and, most recently, Shanghai, China.
Victoria was the Head of Junior School at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong for nine years and held the role of Whole College Professional Learning Lead. In addition to this, Victoria is a certified Child Protection Officer and Council of International School Accreditation Chair. She has also served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Victoria is currently worked on her MA Teaching & Learning and is a certified Assessment and Research Lead.
Head of Primary
This role presents a thrilling opportunity to build a world-leading Primary School as part of an ambitious school development programme in Nigeria and West Africa.
Mr Robin Davies was educated in the UK and started his teaching career in independent preparatory schools in England. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership (International), and has experience overseeing 11 schools as part of a worldwide school group. Until recently, he led the Prep School in Grand Cayman. He is passionate in the pursuit of the best educational provision to prepare our young people for the challenges of the 21st century.
Director of Communications, Admissions and Marketing
I am delighted to be part of the team building Nigeria’s most prestigious school where young people are empowered to innovate for the future and to excel in all things.
Damilola is a Certified Digital Marketing Professional and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria as well as a master’s degree in Management from the University of South Wales, UK. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK, the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Ireland, and the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).
Damilola brings on board over 10 years of Marketing experience spanning across the Advertising, Financial Services, and Education sectors. A consummate Brand and Marketing expert, he started his career in the Advertising industry, working at Tequila Nigeria before moving to Nitro 121. At both agencies, he worked on brands such as GOTV, Etisalat/9Mobile, FirstBank, Western Union, Lafarge, and Cadbury’s Bournvita and TomTom, helping to introduce Clorets and Trident into the Nigerian market.
He also worked at the Nigerian subsidiary of Old Mutual Limited, where he managed the Brand, Marketing and Communications functions of the Life and General Insurance businesses. Prior to joining the Huntington Education Group, Damilola led the Corporate Marketing and Branding department of Lagos Business School.
The Board of the Huntington Education Group has ultimate responsibility for the success of the school. In carrying out this governance role, it has the following specific responsibilities:
- Set the strategic direction of the organization and the school
- Appoint the Head of the School
- Approve the annual budget
- Approving capital expenditure
- Ensuring the financial stability of the school
- Reviewing and maintaining the legal requirements for the school set by local or national government
- Evaluate the performance of the Head on an annual basis
- Evaluate the performance of the Board on an annual basis
The primary function of the Advisory Board (AB) is to act as an advisory body that will have an overview of the activities of the School, will provide challenge and support in direct proportion to success, and will make recommendations to the Board of Huntington Education Group and the Senior Leadership Team of the school via the Head.
Responsibilities prior to the school opening:
- Agreeing the Advisory Board Terms of Reference and Accountabilities
- Advising on the School’s Guiding Statements, strategic direction, and identity and maintaining the integrity of the school
- Advising on building design and development
- Advising on recruitment and supporting the process where requested and where specific expertise is required
- Advising on school organisation, policy and procedures
- Advising on (and where expertise and professional networks make possible), introducing new and potential school partnerships
- Acting as a mentor / sounding board for Board Members and the School Leadership Team, particularly the Chair and Director of Education / Head
- Advising on the recruitment of AB Board members
Advisory Board Chair
I am determined to support the school to become a world-leader in education!
A highly experienced, innovative K -12 education professional (including teaching and school leadership across the world) for over 38 years, Pam is an internationally renowned author and keynote speaker with global recognition for her specialism in Early Childhood Learning and Development, international education and school design and start up, particularly in Saudi Arabia, SE Asia, the UAE, Latin and Central America, China, Japan, West Africa and the USA. She has operated at both strategic and executive level for a wide range of international school groups, businesses, and educational organisations. Pam has also operated as an innovative school design and consultant to many of the world’s leading school and education groups, on her specialist areas of early years through to G12, bi-lingual learning, international and intercultural learning, strategic leadership, and school improvement and development. Pam provides advice and guidance to new ‘start up’ schools, including brokering and securing investment, and key partnerships selecting partnerships for a wide variety of high net-worth education development projects. Pam is also currently Consultant Director of Schools and Education for NEOM Education, Research and Innovation, based in the new giga city of NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is a Founding and Board Member for the ground-breaking international network, Businesswomen in Education.