Leadership Team

Kathy Shi

Founder & Chairperson

'Shi' means giving, 'Hua' means essences.

Ms. Kathy Shi (Hua) brings her vision of giving the essences of Chinese and Western education to children. With over twenty

years of experience in education, Ms. Shi and BIBS are committed to integrating China's education with Western education in supportive and stimulating environments.

John McBryde

Executive CEO 

Mr. John McBryde is an international education expert with over 40 years of experience in Education. He is a founder of ACAMIS and has served on the boards of education groups such as EARCOS and ACAMIS. He served as Director of Western Academy of Beijing for nine years. 

He has worked on international accreditation projects with the council of International Schools (CIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

He has received a number of prestigious awards including from CIS for his service to international education and a Foreign Expert Award by Beijing government for his special contributions to education in China.

BIEG Academic Leadership Team

Karen O' Connell

Deputy CEO

John D'Arcy D.Ed

BEG MSHS Head of School, Shunyi Campus Head of School

Grace Gong

BEG MSHS Chinese Principal, Chinese Academic Principal of Shunyi Campus

Jane Zhang

BEG Primary School Chinese Principal, UES Chinese Principal

BIK Academic Leadership Team

Danny Wang

BIK Head of Kindergarten

Nancy Wang

BIK Head of Kindergarten

Rainbow Yang

Kindergarten Principal

Julie Zhu

BK Regional Head of Kindergarten

Faith Wyllie

BK Regional Foreign Head of Kindergarten, PYP Coordinator

Shunyi Campus

John D'Arcy D.Ed

BEG MSHS Head of School, Shunyi Campus Head of School

Grace Gong

BEG MSHS Chinese Principal, Chinese Academic Principal of Shunyi Campus

Dawid Bochen

MSHS Principal

Rebecca Wang

MSHS Chinese Principal

Lynne Gray

Elementary School Principal

UES Campus

Jane Zhang

BEG Primary School Chinese Principal, UES Chinese Principal

Michael Donaldson

UES Principal

Changying Campus

Nathan Gray

Head of School

Lisa Li

Chinese Principal

Terry Linton

Middle School High School Principal

Song Jing

MSHS Chinese Principal

Haidian Academy

Caleb Archer

Haidian Campus Head of School

Jason Zhu

MSHS Chinese Principal

Clarie Liu

MSHS Chinese Principal

Tony Moniz

Elementary School Principal

Christina Xia

Elementary School Chinese Principal

Kunming Campus

Ken Armstrong

Kunming Campus Principal

Yongmi Wei

Kunming Campus Chinese Principal

Weihai Campus

John Nairn

Founding Principal

Chengdu Campus

Abinash Shama

Chengdu Campus Principal

Lily Dai

Chengdu Campus Chinese Principal