At The International British Schools Group it is our team that sets us apart. Each defined by their experience and expertise our team are among the most experienced in the industry.
Beyond the talented individuals listed here we have additional resources in the fields of finance management, legal governance and information technology within the educational sector. We choose our consultancy teams with care to effectively reflect each project’s specific requirements.
Born and raised in New York and San Francisco, Andrea was educated at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, The University of California, Berkeley and King’s College, London where she pursued undergraduate and graduate studies in Mathematics.
Andrea became the first woman teacher at St. Paul’s Boys’ School and then again at King’s College School in London. She also spent a year as an investment analyst with Quilter, Hilton, and Goodison. She temporarily retired to have her six children but returned to education with her first major school project, the foundation of Abercorn School in 1987.
Based on the success of Abercorn and her knowledge of the US system and the NY market, Andrea opened the British International School of New York in 2006.
She intends to build a national chain of British International Schools in the United States and is also looking at selected international locations.
Educated in London at St. Pauls’ Girl’s School, Abigail attended the University of Manchester where she studied Linguistics. There she discovered a passion not only for words but communication on a more holistic level. She undertook a Masters degree in Marketing and Management at Middlesex Buisness School.
Following her MA, Abigail worked for various Advertising agencies including Publicis before moving ‘client-side’ as a Brand Manager for L’Oreal in London. After two years she moved to New York with L’Oreal to assist in the launch of a new cosmetics line for the company.
Looking for a change away from consumer goods and a move into a more strategic role in the family business, Abigail joined BIS-NY as Strategic Director in 2006. As Deputy Chief Executive, Abigail is responsible for the growth and direction of all schools in The IBS Group.
Sheila joins the IBS Board with a wealth of knowledge gained from extensive experience as a partner in a London based top twenty firm of chartered accountants. Her professional connections with the school in London go back over many years.
Sheila is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA) and currently operates her own practice acting for owner managed businesses and private clients. Sheila lives in Dorset.
David Morse has been associated with the Abercorn Schools for a number of years initially as the Founding Headmaster of our sister school, the British International School of New York and most recently as Head of Abercorn School from September 2010 until August 2014. He is a graduate of Durham and Bath Universities specialising in Earth Sciences and Sports Studies. David has been a Head for many years and has a wealth of experience in a variety of schools both in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and has held memberships of the ISA and COBIS at previous schools. He and his wife Sue are blessed with two children James and Emma who both attended school at Oundle, and are now studying at University in Cambridge and Bristol. David has a great sense of humour and enjoys cricket and golf and walking his dog “Abi”.