Academic leadership team

Lily Chua
Head of Kindergarten
Lily Chua has more than 23 years' experience in early childhood education and has held the post of kindergarten head at international schools in Singapore, Japan, Korea and Shanghai. Read More
Riikka McKenzie
Deputy Head of Kindergarten
Riikka is from Finland and has worked as an early years educator since 1999. She graduated from Helsinki University with a bachelors in early years education/early years teaching. Read More
Li Xu
Head of Elementary
and Junior High School
Li Xu has 15 years' experience of Chinese-foreign cooperative management, specialising in the training of Chinese and international teachers. Read More
Simon Weight
Deputy Head of Bilingual School
Simon Weight is from Oxford, England, and has been an educator for 27 years. Read More
Hailian Zou
Deputy Head of ICC
and Head of Mathematics
Hailian Zou has a bachelors in mathematics and applied mathematics, and a masters in probability and statistics. Read More
Stephen Keown
Head of International School
Stephen Keown has worked in education for over 20 years, spending 10 years as a senior leader.  Read More
Hélène Compain-Holt
Head of Boarding
and Pastoral Care
Hélène Compain-Holt has over 25 years of experience working as a classroom teacher and head of department. Read More
Laurence Skelding
Director of Studies
Laurence Skelding qualified as a teacher in 1993 and has 25 years’ teaching experience. Read More
Mxolisi Valashia
Head of Science
Mxolisi Valashia has 13 years of education experience and has been involved with education reform. Read More
Javier Hernandez Stalder
Head of Expressive Arts
Javier Hernandez Stalder has extensive experience in theatre directing and of delivering and developing a range of curricula. Read More
Mark Culverhouse
Head of Physical Education
Mark Culverhouse joins RDFZ King College School Hangzhou from King’s College School, Wimbledon, where he was director of senior football. Read More
Daniel Gunn
Head of Computer Science and Technology
Prior to joining RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou, Daniel Gunn was head of maths and computer science at Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University. Read More
Ariana Lester
EAL Teacher and Head of Department (EAL and SEN)
Ariana Lester is from the USA. She has 12 years’ experience in teaching English, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL) courses. Read More