Director , Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – United Arab Emirates
Mark S. Steed has spent his career working in top independent schools before moving to Dubai in September 2015 to take up the reins as the Director of JESS. In the UK he worked as a Teacher, Head of Department, and Boarding Housemaster prior to his two senior leaderships roles as Headmaster of Kelly College in Devon; and then as Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group. Mark has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education and chaired the UK Independent Schools Council IT Strategy Group from 2007 to 2015. He has degrees from Cambridge and Nottingham Universities and is currently studying for an Executive Masters in Management with Ashridge Business School. He is married to Samantha, who is also a School Principal in Dubai.