Governors

Joy Qiao

Joy Qiao

Chair of Governors Wellington College China
View More

Joy Qiao

Ms Joy Qiao is the founder and Chair of Governors of Wellington College China. She has been devoted to international education in China for many years and is committed to fostering exchanges and partnerships with Britain. Having grown up in Shanghai, Joy attended the University of Oxford from which she holds a BA in Computer Science. She then worked in the IT industry for a decade in a variety of sales and marketing roles in the UK, Germany and China.

Becoming a mother motivated her interest in education and inspired her advance into the international education sector. She has extensive experience in multilingual communication and cross-cultural cooperation and is a critical bridge for bringing together the multiple partners involved in setting up Wellington College in China. Joy also holds an EMBA degree from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and is fluent in Mandarin, English and Shanghainese. She is married with two children, both of whom are attending Wellington College International Shanghai.

Helen Kavanagh

Helen Kavanagh

Deputy Chair of Governors Wellington College China
View More

Helen Kavanagh

Helen is a native of the UK who is employed as the International Business Director for Wellington College, quality assuring the schools in China and leading business development globally.

With over 30 years experience in education, Helen has operated in a wide range of contexts in the UK and internationally. After two successful headships in England, she became a Senior Inspections Manager with responsibility for the quality of inspections in over 1500 schools, and from there went on to lead a school reform project in the UAE before being promoted to Regional Director Middle East. She was next appointed as Executive Vice President of an American education company, providing advice and guidance to schools in the US, UK, UAE, Qatar, Turkey, India and Jordan.

Helen has represented employers nationally and internationally up to government level. She has a BA (Hons) from Sheffield University; a PGCE (Leicester University) and 2 further postgraduate degrees in Education Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her elder daughter is a teacher in the UAE and her younger daughter is a graduate of Wellington College UK. She enjoys travel, keeping fit and all kinds of cuisine.

David Mallinson

David Mallinson

Govenor Wellington College China
View More

David Mallinson

David is an Old Wellingtonian (Picton), having attended the college from 1979-1984. He holds a BA (History) from Bristol University, UK, and studied law at The College of Law, Guildford. He is currently a partner at Withers, Hong Kong.

David has the rare attribute of having experience as in house counsel and also in private practice. He uses this broad base of knowledge to advise Sports and Hotels and Hospitality sector clients across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Withers, David was a partner at Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong and held in house counsel positions with Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and World Sport Group. He has a deep and well respected network of relationships in the hospitality and sports sectors and regularly speaks at industry conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region.

In his spare time, David enjoys a variety of different sports. He is the current Hong Kong Masters 45+ Squash Champion, has captained the Hong Kong Cricket Club and Bristol University teams and was a member of the MCC (London). He is a keen golfer and enjoys playing tennis. He is also actively involved in coaching and refereeing junior rugby.

Elton Huang

Elton Huang

Governor Wellington College China
View More

Elton Huang

Elton Huang has over 20 years of experience serving the Chinese Government, Chinese companies and multinational companies. Since joining PwC Shanghai in 1995, Elton has worked overseas in London with the European M&A Group and San Jose, California. Elton has a wealth of experience in tax planning, investment and finance structuring and has been leading a professional team in serving Chinese companies to invest overseas.

Elton is the Senior Partner of PwC Shanghai. He is also the Vice Chairman of Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign investment, Shanghai Services Federation Committee Member and advisor to the Shanghai Municipal Government. Elton is a board member of Shanghai Charity Foundation – United Way Fund.

Elton is married and has two children , both are presently attending Wellington College International Shanghai. Elton enjoys running marathons and ultra-trail races.

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen

Governor Wellington College China
View More

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen has a career spanning over 30 years in financial services with a focus on Asia and its stockmarkets. Since 2002, he has resided in Shanghai, where he manages BPI China, a company he founded to specialise in direct investment opportunities in China. During this time, Patrick has been managing private discretionary funds to invest in China and other parts of Asia.

In 2005, Elton became chairman of The China A Share Fund. In 2006, he became chairman of DFM Films, Shanghai, Ltd., and in 2010 he helped found EBF International Investment Group, an education services company, which he also chairs. He is also a trustee of the Shanghai Community Sports Club.

Patrick is married and has three children, two of whom are presently attending Wellington College, UK.

Terry Qian

Terry Qian

Governor Wellington College China
View More

Terry Qian

Dr Terry Qian is the headmaster of Peide school in Beijing. Born in Shanghai, Terry received his BA from Peking University in Arabic Language and Culture. During his 9 years living in the US, he received his doctorate degree in Education Leadership from University of Southern California, specialising in K12 Education Administration.

Before joining Peide, Terry held the positions of Associate Director at Beanstalk International Bilingual School, Director for International Education at Communication University of China, President for Yihai Education Group, Division Principal of the International school of the Peninsula, and Clinical Professor at Loyola Marymount University. The PPT slides of his online presentation “A gently biased comparison between Chinese and Western Education” have accrued more than 10 million views.

Terry’s research interests and expertise involve bilingual education, 21st century skills, school design, curriculum development, teacher training, experiential learning, language teaching, first and second language acquisition, cross-cultural communication, study abroad advising, etc. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking and practices Chinese calligraphy.

Jacky Ni Rui Ming

Jacky Ni Rui Ming

Governor Wellington College China
View More

Jacky Ni Rui Ming

Jacky Ni is the Headmaster of Shanghai Pudong High School, with over 20 years of school leadership experience across six schools. He graduated from Shanghai Normal University and began his teaching career at Shanghai Jianping High School and progress his career there.  In July 1996, Jacky took up his first headship position.

He studied part-time at East China Normal University and the National Training Centre for Secondary School Principals by Ministry of Education. In order to extend his professional learning beyond the education sector, Jacky also studied EMBA courses at Fudan University, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Freeman Business School, Tulane University.

In 2004, he took part in a Leadership program sponsored by the British Council and Shanghai Education Commission and in 2006 led Hualin Middle School successfully through an inspection by 2 HMIs. Between 2006 and 2007, Jack completed a Leadership and Self Inspection programme at the Institute of Education, London University and he also attained a Master’s Degree in Education from Towson University, USA. Jacky has undertaken more than ten research projects at national, municipal and district levels for which he has been awarded two National First Prizes and numerous other prizes.

Throughout his career, Jacky’s leadership has been recognised with a wide range of honours, including the award of Excellent Teacher and Excellent Master by Shanghai Education Commission. He has also been bestowed the ‘Prominent Master Development Project’ in Shanghai and requested to deliver Advanced Master Workshop Training for High Schools nationwide organised by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, Jacky has been invited to deliver lectures by The British Council and a wide range of universities.

Jacky is motivated by finding ways to effectively integrate western and eastern education, to link the traditional and current educational approaches and is fully committed to continuous school improvement.

Born in Shanghai, Jacky is married and has one child. He enjoys travelling.

Helen Zhang

Helen Zhang

Governor Wellington College China
View More

Helen Zhang

Helen is a qualified Chinese CPA and started her career as an auditor with PwC Shanghai. Her six years of auditing experience provided her with sound accounting, tax and auditing technical knowledge and practical skills, while also granting her extensive experience in internal controls under the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Helen subsequently joined Johnson Controls in Shanghai where she took on diverse roles with enhanced business and management responsibilities including the Regional Lead Auditor of Asia Pacific, the Finance Controller of Power Solution Asia Headquarters and the Controller of Supply Chain Management.

Helen recevied her Bachelor’s degree from Fudan University with a major in international finance. She loves traditional Chinese culture including Chinese characters (Han Zi) and Book of Songs (Shi Jing). She also enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and baking. Helen is married and has two children.

WHERE NEXT

 

Our Community

 

Arrange a visit

 

Our Campus