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North London Collegiate School Jeju

Governing Body

The day to day running of the school is overseen by the Principal who, in turn, can rely on the Governing Body of the school for support and advice.

The Governing Body play a vital role in helping oversee the overall strategy for the school and the sustainability of its educational and financial practices. We are fortunate that our Governing Body is comprised of 6 experienced governors who come from a diverse range of backgrounds in the UK, Korea and the USA. This wealth of experience and expertise in many fields of industry and education, is of great benefit to us and we are extremely grateful for the supportive role undertaken by the Governing Body.

Ms Helen Stone

Chair of Governors

Helen Stone was educated at NLCS, where she was Head Girl, before going on to Birmingham University to study Civil Engineering. Thereafter she entered the construction industry, gained Chartered status and worked for WS Atkins for over 20 years. In 1991 she became only the 3rd female Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineering and the first in 19 years. She worked on a wide range of projects including the Channel Tunnel, motorways and petrochemical plants, whilst also representing British engineering on the international stage in Moscow and Beijing. She was a governor at Cheltenham Ladies’ College for 9 years before serving as the Chair of Governors at NLCS for 10 years.

Mr Duk-Shik Suh

Duk-Shik Suh has been working in the financial and investment industry for more than 20 years as senior portfolio manager, financial market strategist and industry analysts, specializing in local and regional equity markets investment and asset management at various companies such as Barings, Samsung and Korean National Pension. He ia a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from CFA institute, USA, and participated in the initial set up for CFA Korea. He holds an MBA degree from Warwick Business School in UK, and also BA in Economics and Humanities from Seoul National University. He is married with a child, and his son is currently a senior student at NLCS Jeju.


Mr Josh Herlihy

Josh Herlihy is a Business Leader with extensive international commercial experience across a range of geographic and product sectors. He is a graduate of Oxford University. He worked for Unilever for 15 years in both the UK and overseas in a variety of commercial roles. His career continued in the Body Shop as General Manager Global Sales, Finance and Franchising. From The Body Shop, he moved to Eurostar as Executive Commercial Director. For the past 5 years, Josh has been Chairman and co-founder of Clarity Search Limited, a high profile and successful headhunting business focusing on the Retail and Consumer sectors.

Mr Choong-Hyo Kang

Choong Hyo Kang is the Executive Director of Haewul Inc. and previously he was Assistant Director at Jeju Free International City Development Centre. He is a graduate from Kyonggi University and recently completed an MBA at the University of Malaya. He comes from Jeju, is married and has a teenage son and daughter.

Mr Chang-Keun Ko

Chang-keun, Ko was educated at Jeju National University where he was a Student President (Student Colonel). In 1981 he received a Masters Degree in English Education from the same university. He has worked in 8 middle and high schools as an English teacher and as a Vice Pricipal. He was also Principal at the Jeju Foreign Language High School for 4 years before moving on to work with the Jeju Special Self-governing Provincial Office of Education as a researcher and as an Education Director.

Mrs Bernice McCabe

Bernice McCabe has been Headmistress of North London Collegiate School since 1997. Educated at Clifton High School and Bristol University, she began her career in mixed comprehensive schools. From 1990-1997 she was Headmistress of Chelmsford County High School, a maintained girls' grammar school during which time she studied for her MBA. Since 2002 Mrs McCabe has directed the Prince of Wales Education Summer Schools for teachers of English and History and is also now Co-Director of The Prince's Teaching Institute. Through the Prince's Teaching Institute, she and her NLCS teaching staff have shared a commitment to subject-based learning with over 1000 maintained schools and 3300 teachers. These partnerships and mentoring opportunities have been of great benefit to the professional development of the NLCS teaching staff. She has served on a number of governing bodies and national education committees in the maintained and independent sectors, including the National Grammar Schools Association and the GSA/HMC Universities Committee. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Government's National Curriculum Review Advisory Committee. The Headmistress has been named in the Evening Standard's Top 1000 Most Influential People in London for the last few years.

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