Academic Leadership

Neil Richards

Neil Richards MBE B.A. PGCE M.Phil.

An experienced international educator, conference presenter, workshop leader and author, the current Headmaster Neil Richards joined BISP in 2011.

Neil has previously been the Headmaster of Machabeng High School, Lesotho; Yokohama International School, Japan; and UWC Atlantic College, Wales, UK. He was awarded an MBE for services to British education in Japan in 2006.

Simon Meredith, Deputy Head & Secondary Principal

Deputy Head & Secondary Principal:
Simon Meredith B.Ed. Dip Teach

With international education experience in Australia, Europe and Asia, Simon joined BISP in 2005.

His previous positions include Mathematics Teacher; Head of House; Pastoral Coordinator; Head of Mathematics; IGCSE Coordinator; and Head of High School. Simon has received National Excellence in Teaching Awards in Australia.

Ken Page, Primary Principal

Primary Principal:
Ken Page B.Ed. MSc

Experienced in both domestic (UK and USA) and international education, Ken joined BISP in 2017.

A recognised conference presenter and workshop leader, Ken has previously been the Headmaster of Kidurong International School, Malaysia; Damascus Shell School, Syria; and British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey. Ken is a former co-opted Director of the Council Of British International Schools (COBIS) and founder member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) Middle East district.

Suwinai Viponchai, Thai Director

Thai Director:
Suwinai Viponchai B.A. M.Ed.

Suwinai is an experienced international educator in Thailand. He is an Inspector for Internal Quality Assurance for the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) and a Joint Accreditation Inspector for ONESQA and Overseas Accreditation Agencies.

Suwinai is also a member of the Committee of International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and an IBO’s Examiner in Language A: Language and Literature.