Paul Rogers, Executive Master of Wellington College Hangzhou, worked as Founding Principal at Taylor’s International School Puchong, Malaysia for three years before coming to Wellington College Hangzhou; where he has helped oversee the preparation, launch and successful establishment of the school. When he left in July 2017, enrolment was well over 1,300 pupils and rising.
Prior to working in Malaysia, Paul established, as Headmaster and Member of the Board, the first ‘Article One’ Bilingual International School in Makuhari, Japan where he worked for six years. Makuhari International School grew to full capacity during his time there and was a model for other similar schools to be established over the following years.
Paul trained as a teacher at La Saint Union College of Further Education in Southampton UK, specialising in Music, after which he obtained the National Professional Qualification for Headship from the Leadership College as well as becoming an Associate of the Royal College of Music – focusing on piano and ‘cello. Prior to training to become a teacher he studied music at Hull University.
When not working, Paul is passionate about football and will happily watch all and any English Premier League match taking place. He also likes cooking, immersing himself in different cultures as well as travelling.
Kathryn has been in Education for 21 years. She taught in London schools where she quickly progressed into leadership positions. In September 2014, Kathryn moved to Dubai as a Deputy Headteacher in a British curriculum international school, and in 2016, she was promoted to the Head of Primary at their newly-opened sister school.
Kathryn has a bachelor’s degree in Education, specializing in maths and science. In addition to this, she has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management and is a qualified facilitator for the National Qualifications of Middle and Senior Leadership. Kathryn has a passion for school improvement and strongly believes in making sure every child reaches their true potential. Kathryn has redesigned school curriculums so that they are creative, personalised to each individual, and provide challenge for all.
In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family.
Kathryn is delighted to be joining Wellington College International Hangzhou. She is proud to be the founding Principal and is very excited to be part of the future of Wellington College International Hangzhou.
Philip started his career as an International Trampoline Gymnast, training amongst elite squads and competing internationally. He then moved into the education sector; his most recent position being Head of Year at Charters School in Sunningdale, UK. Prior to this, Philip was Subject Lead for Music Technology and Head of House. He also has a history of working in the music industry and as a recording artist.
Philip completed his master’s degree in Musicology at the University of Surrey. His undergraduate degree, also from the University of Surrey, was in in Music and Business. Further to this, he has a PGCE in Secondary Music from the University of Reading. Through his former sporting career, Philip obtained a level 5 HPCC coaching qualification and coached gymnasts to GB representation. A keen leader, Philip has also completed a number of managerial training programmes, some of his most recent courses include analysing data, neurolinguistic programming and unconscious gender bias.
Philip’s personal interests lay in three dominant areas: music, sport and travel. Formally a signed artist with Universal Records, he keeps his passion for music alive through his work as a composer for Felt Music during his free time. He is a keen sport enthusiastic and enjoys playing team sports, such as badminton, alongside independent leisure activities, such as off-road mountain bike riding. He likes a challenge and in recent years he has successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro twice, summited Mount Toubkal, completed a Tough Mudder race, been diving with great white sharks, skydived, and completed an aerobatic wing walking flight. His passion for travel has taken him and his family around the world, from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, to the deserts of Jordan, to the remote islands of Laos.
Chang started as Finance & HR Manager at Wellington College International Tianjin after she returned to her home city Tianjin in early 2011. She was transferred to Wellington College International Shanghai at the founding stage, in charge of Finance and Services since 2014. From 2017, Chang focused mainly on finance for all Wellington/Huili Shanghai schools at a capacity of Senior Finance Manager. She now starts her new role as the Bursar for Wellington/Huili Hangzhou schools, which has been her third school within Wellington China Group.
Before her joining in Wellington, Chang started her career at a Fortune 500 company, grown from a staff member to the leader of the accounting department over five years after she graduated from Tianjin Normal University. In 2003, she decided to go to the UK for her pursuits in both academic and practice and subsequently completed her BSc in Applied Accounting, ACCA qualification and MSc in Accounting with Finance. Chang worked as an auditor in a firm located in Mayfair London for three years and a half and gained valuable oversea working experiences.
After years of practice, Chang is qualified as a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and working on her formal membership with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Her family will join her in the next academic year for the exciting adventure in the beautiful and vibrant Hangzhou city.