I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce myself. I am entering my 26th year as a Director of international schools in a variety of settings around the globe including the positions of Principal of Kodaikanal International School and Head of Academy at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. My other Directorships were in Argentina, Australia, Netherlands and Belgium. I have benefitted by being exposed to a multitude of countries and cultures. I am greatly looking forward to working at B.D. Somani and to living in Mumbai. My wife was a Rotary Youth Ambassador to Bombay Main Rotary Club in 1977, so it is lovely to return to this amazing city.
I was born in Africa with British parents and spent most of my childhood and education in Australia. My teaching specialisation is in the Sciences with a focus on Chemistry. I have also experience teaching Theory of Knowledge in the IB diploma. My doctorate was in education and my research interest is in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.
I am blessed with my wife Leigh, three children Charles, James and Eleanor. Charles and James are both married, and Charles has two children. Eleanor is at university in the UK.
I am looking forward to getting to know the B.D. Somani International community and to the opportunity to play a role in the ongoing development of what is a unique and wonderful learning community.