Rowan has many years’ HR experience, including 10 years working in the International Education sector. She has worked for two of the leading education providers in the Middle East, working closely with schools in the UAE, Qatar, Uganda, Kenya, Switzerland, China and the UK. She has also been involved in various education management and consultancy projects, as well as the HR Lead on various new school start-up projects.
Rowan is an HR Generalist but with specific expertise and interest in Talent Acquisition and Development, Employment Law, HR Transformation and Change Management and believes firmly in the importance of developing, rewarding and retaining talent in the competitive international education sector.
Originally from the North of England, Rowan holds a BA Hons degree in English & History from the University of Leeds, as well as a Diploma in HR Management and is a Chartered Member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - the UK HR Professional Body).
Rowan has relocated to China after 10 years in Dubai, with her partner Simon who is working in the fitness industry in Shanghai and their cat Izzy. In her spare time she enjoys running and circuit training, cooking, eating out and reading.