Named 12th Edruptor for 2021 and as a top Edruptor in 2022 by ISC research. Edruptors are opinion shapers in international education, named thus because of the impact they can have to effect change for educators.


MY Ted Talk on the problem with Schools

Guiding principles for learning in the 21st Century

Communication style

An example of a message to students

An example of a message to parents

Major projects

I led the design of The Universal Learning Programme   with the International School of Geneva and UNESCO's International Bureau of Education. 

I've led the design  of the   learner passport.

The coalition to honour all learning is a group of schools I convened to work on post-secondary recognition of alternative transcripts.

My online philosophy class is open to anyone interested

Core leadership and teaching experience

International School of Geneva, Switzerland

Director General (2023 - )

Campus & Secondary Principal (La Grande Boissière, 2015-)

Interim Primary School Principal (Campus des Nations, 2014-2015)

Director of Education (Foundation of the International School of Geneva, 2011-2015 )

Founding International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Coordinator (Campus des Nations, 2006-2011)

Teacher of English, Theory of Knowledge and Philosophy (2005 -)

International School of Hilversum, Netherlands

IB Diploma Programme Supervisor; IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme English Teacher; IB Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge Teacher (2000-2003)

United World College of India

IB Diploma Programme English Teacher and student mentor (1999-2000)

Collège du Pic St Loup, Lycée Jean Monnet (Montpellier), Lycée Jacques Brel (St Pons de Thomières), France 

French Baccalaureate Teacher of English (1998-1999)

University of Montpellier III, France

University Lecturer of English (1998)

Département d’Instruction Publique of Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Examiner of English for the Maturité Suisse (Collège Calvin, 2008 & 2009; Lycée Commercial de Malagnou, 2010 & 2011; Lycée Emiile Gourd, 2011)


Doctorate in Education (EdD), Durham University, 2019

Doctoral thesis (PhD) in English literature, University of the Witwatersrand, 2008

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), University of Montpellier III, France, 2000 

Master’s degree (MA) magna cum laude in English Literature, University of Montpellier III, France, 1999

Honours and Bachelor of Arts (‘DEUG d’Anglais’) University of Montpellier III, 1997-1998

International Baccalaureate Diploma, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, 1994


Harvard Business School CSML Leading People certificate, 2021; Leading change certificate, 2022.

ICF (ACTP) Accredited Life Coach (Certificate No. ECIC0134122), 2019

Google Certified Educator, 2019

EDUCARE Child Protection certified, 2018 

Trained Gifted Education tutor (Unlocking the World, Government of South Australia), 2014




Passions and social commitments

Experience as IB examiner, workshop leader, curriculum board member

Trained Fireman (101 Dardagny-Russin)

Guitarist (3 albums)

Senior Fellow at UNESCO's International Bureau of education

Research Assistant at University of Geneva

Board member, University of the People 

Science and Ethical Board member,  Dynamilis (EPFL)

Conference keynotes for IB, CIES, Cambridge, Bath, Durham, University of Geneva, UNESCO 


English, French



Upon request