Mark Steed

Principal and CEO - Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong

Mark S. Steed has spent his career working in top independent schools both in the UK and Overseas

In the UK he worked as a teacher, Head of Department, and Boarding Housemaster prior to his two senior leaderships roles as Headmaster of Kelly College in Devon; and then as Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group. He moved aboard in September 2015 to be Director of JESS, Dubai, before moving to Hong Kong in September 2019 to take up the reins as the Principal and CEO of Kellett School.

Mark has degrees from Cambridge and Nottingham Universities and from Ashridge-Hult Business School where he researched ‘Alternative Business models for Secondary Schooling’. He has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education and chaired the UK Independent Schools Council IT Strategy Group from 2007 to 2015.

Mark is a regular contributor to Tes writing about international education and a range of other educational and IT issues. He is active on twitter @independenthead and @Kellett_CEO and on his blog http://independenthead.blogspot.com.

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