College Governance

Management Board

Jacqueline So

BBA, MBA

Ms Jacqueline So is Co-founding Director and Chief Executive of Malvern College Hong Kong. Ms So established a partnership with Malvern College UK in 2011, and has since co-founded Malvern College Qingdao in 2012. She served as the Executive Principal of the school, overseeing all aspects of the school’s operations and managing its public relations and communication. Ms So set up another similar school, Malvern College Chengdu, in 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms So was the Vice President of Strategy and Development of Laureate Education. She assisted the Chairman and CEO to evaluate the market demand and regulatory environment to formulate the Asia Expansion Strategy, leading to partnerships with two Chinese private universities. She was also a Senior Consultant at McKinsey & Company both in Greater China and the US. Ms So received a BBA in Accounting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jacqueline So

Chief Executive of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific Region

Antony Clark

Headmaster, Malvern College UK

Antony Clark

MA, HDE

Mr Antony Clark is Headmaster of Malvern College UK. Over the years, he has steered Malvern to a position where it is considered to be one of the top senior co-educational independent schools in the UK. Under Mr Clark’s leadership, Malvern College has begun to establish sister schools in China, including one school in Qingdao in Shandong province and another in Chengdu in Sichuan province. Prior to joining Malvern College, Mr Clark had Headship roles in various other schools, including Gresham’s School in Norfolk, St. Joseph’s Marist College and St. Andrew’s College in South Africa. Educated at St. Andrew’s College and Rhodes University in South Africa, Mr Clark received a BA in History and Higher Diploma in Education. He then attended Downing College, University of Cambridge, on a Douglas Smith Scholarship where he took an MA. He is a governor at two prep schools and a keen sportsman.

Allan Walker

MA, ARCO

Mr Allan Walker is the Commercial Director of Malvern College UK and Director of Malvern College International Schools. Mr Walker is responsible for the general commercial development of Malvern College, and in particular for overseeing the planning and development of Malvern College’s overseas campuses. He has been involved in this area of the school’s development since the founding of the College’s first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in 2012, which was followed by the establishment of Malvern College Chengdu, in 2015. Prior to starting his career at Malvern in 2009, Mr Walker worked in various commercial positions at Harrow School (UK), and was latterly the Business Manager of Harrow School Enterprises Limited, the school’s commercial trading arm. Mr Walker holds a Master of Arts degree in Music from the University of Cambridge and is an alumnus of Harrow School. He is also a Governor of Welland Primary School, near Malvern.

Allan Walker

Director of International Schools, Malvern College UK

Vincent Yip

Co-founder and Executive Vice-Principal, Malvern College Qingdao

Vincent Yip

MEng

Mr Vincent Yip is a Co-founding Executive Director of Malvern College Hong Kong and the Executive Vice-Principal of Malvern College Qingdao. Along with Ms Jacqueline So, Mr Yip established a partnership with Malvern College UK in 2011, and has since co-founded Malvern College Qingdao in 2012. As the Executive Vice-principal of the school, he oversees the school’s non-academic operations. Apart from his work in the education sector, Mr Yip is the CEO of The G2000 Group, a fashion distributor and retailer in Asia and the Middle East. Previously, Mr Yip was an Associate Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Greater China Office. He has significant experience working for governments and quasi-government organisations on issues including strategic planning, operations improvement, merger and acquisition, and stakeholder management. Mr Yip was educated in HK and the UK and received his Master of Engineering degree from Oxford.

Samuel Wu

BA, EMBA

Mr Samuel Wu is a Co-founding Executive Director of Malvern College Hong Kong, board member of Malvern College Chengdu, the Executive Director of Tridel Capital Group Limited, a family investment fund, and the Executive Director of Majestic Elite Property Development Limited, a property developer based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Mr Wu worked in Wing Lung Bank and Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank where he was involved in Mergers & Acquisitions, Retail & Corporate Banking and operations. Mr Wu holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from New York University, and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and HKUST. He is the Vice President of ESF Island School Alumni Association and a Director of Shun Tak Fraternal Association, a School Sponsoring Body that operates local kindergartens to secondary schools throughout Hong Kong.

Samuel Wu

Co-founding Director, Malvern College Hong Kong

College Management

Dr Robin Lister

Founding Headmaster

Dr Robin Lister

BA, MA, PhD, PGCE

After attending Hymers’ College in Yorkshire Robin Lister studied for a BA in Theology and a post-graduate teaching qualification at Hull University. He was then awarded scholarships to attend Harvard University where he read for a Master’s degree after which he became the Gifford Fellow at St Andrews University where he took his Ph.D and undertook some part-time lecturing. In between degrees he worked for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge Massachusetts where he remained as a consultant for some years. He arrived at Malvern College in 1989 as the Head of Religious Studies and was then appointed Housemaster of Roslin House in 1998, Deputy Head in 2007 and Senior Deputy Head in 2012. In what little spare time he has, Robin has a passion for the Highlands of Scotland where he likes to spend a few weeks each year, walking and cycling. He is a great admirer of J. S. Bach, enjoys modern art and architecture and has a particularly keen interest in international relations.

Katrina Englart

MEd, BEd

Ms. Englart attained a Master’s Degree in International Education with major in curriculum studies from the University of New England and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with majors in Human Movement Studies and History from the University of Queensland. Ms. Englart has more than 25 years of teaching experience in local and international schools in a range of countries including Australia, US, UK, Portugal, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. She also has more than 18 years’ experience in school administration as Head of Department and Athletic Director in three international schools. Ms. Englart has led the MYP curriculum in an IB World School for the past four years with MYP leadership roles for the past twenty years. She has intensive IB MYP experience in curriculum review, assessment, professional development and authorization.

Katrina Englart

MYP Coordinator

Development Team

Nicola Dudley

Director of Education, Malvern College International

Nicola Dudley

MA, PGCE

Ms Dudley is responsible for the academic development of the Malvern College family’s overseas campuses. Prior to joining Malvern College UK, Ms Dudley was the Deputy Director for the Scottish Council of Independent Schools. She has previously held positions as a teacher and Deputy Head in a number of UK independent schools. Ms Dudley holds a Master of Arts (Honours) degree in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Oxford and a PGCE from Edinburgh University.

K C Kwong

BSc, MRICS, MCIOB, MHKIS, RPSr

Mr. Kwong is a Chartered Building Surveyor and currently leading MCHK’s construction project for the main campus in Hong Kong. He attained his professional degree in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Kwong has over 25 years’ solid experiences in various building and construction projects with the government facilities, schools, institutions, residential housing and other infra-structures. He also possesses several years of hands-on experiences in reconstruction and redevelopment of school projects. In the recent 10 years, Mr. Kwong has been working in a leading role to the capital project team and the facility management department in an international school organization and accountable to the relevant government department and board of governance.

K C Kwong

Project Director

Iyad Matuk

Senior Director, Academics

Iyad Matuk

MASc, BA, PGCE

Mr. Matuk is a professional educator and currently serving at an advisory level in areas of academic development and management for MCHK and MCPS in Hong Kong and for MCC in China. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto (Canada), and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Windsor (Canada). Mr. Matuk possesses more than 40 years’ experience in teaching and school management in secondary and tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Canada. He has more than 15 years’ experience in IB education and worked as an IB Coordinator and Principal in a reputable international school in Hong Kong. Currently, Mr. Matuk also acts as a school visiting team member and consultant for IB school authorization in the Asia Pacific Region.

Gill Keefe

BA

Mrs. Keefe is a Business graduate from Kingston University in England with 25 years’ experience working in high volume of client focused businesses in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. She also possesses 10 years’ experience in relocation and working with expatriate families in all aspects of their relocation to Hong Kong. Mrs. Keefe is a skilful advisor with expertise in equipment purchasing, contract negotiation, landlord negotiation, schooling assistance and refurbishment of hospitality establishments. Prior to her current service in MCHK, Mrs. Keefe worked as a National Director in a multinational residential leasing and relocation services company focusing on international schooling and relocation of expatriate families.

Gill Keefe

Marketing and Communications Director

Shirley Matuk

Human Resources Director

Shirley Matuk

MIHRM, MSocSc, BSW

Mrs. Matuk oversees and supports the Human Resources functions for MCHK and MCPS in Hong Kong and MCC in China. She attained her Master’s Degree in Social Service Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Hong Kong. Mrs. Matuk possesses 25 years’ experience in full spectrum of HR with expertise in HR business partnering, HR polices, global recruitment and induction, HR marketing and international HR liaison. She has worked in different sizeable organizations including MNC, international NGO and international school. Mrs. Matuk also worked as the project lead in a leading NGO for various sector-wide HR projects such as salary survey, training needs analysis, performance management, reward management and HR capacity building programs.

Holly Tse

MA, BA

Ms. Tse is responsible for the admissions and marketing functions in the regional headquarters of MCHK. She attained the Master of Arts in Parent Education from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation from the City University of Hong Kong. Ms. Tse possesses 16 years of experience in marketing and event management in MNCs, listed companies, PR agencies, NGO and international school. She has been working in an international school setting for 10 years in a leading role of marketing, admissions, parent relations, alumni relations, fund-raising and brand-building. With her profession, Ms. Tse also provided free-lance service to a broad-casting company in TV programs translation.

Holly Tse

Admissions & Marketing Director

Karen Lam

Finance Manager

Karen Lam

Chartered Accountant, MAcc, BBA

Ms. Lam is a Chartered Accountant and currently overseeing the financial functions in the regional headquarters of MCHK. She attained her Master of Accountancy and undergraduate degree in Canada. Ms. Lam possesses professional accounting and auditing experience from working as an external auditor for a well-established public accounting firm. She has been working in an international school setting in Hong Kong for 10 years in a leading role at financial management and internal auditing.
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