Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Mr Matthew Brown


Matthew Brown was educated in the UK. He attended Swansea University in Wales, having become fluent in Welsh…

and went on to teach the subject that has become his lifelong passion – Physics. Matthew has extensive experience of academic and pastoral leadership having been Head of Department and Head of a large and very successful Sixth Form before eventually becoming Headteacher. Prior to leaving Wales to move to Malaysia, Matthew was Head of Learning Services for the entire region. He led the establishment of the first all through school (ages 3-18) and managed over 40 Primary and Secondary schools. Matthew missed interacting with students thus he opted to return to a school based position. As Headmaster of Epsom College in Malaysia, Matthew is committed to ensuring consistently excellent standards both in terms of academic outcomes, pastoral care and wider curriculum provision.

Ms Buddhini Tan


Buddhini holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and boasts over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant within…

finance and operations, education as well as hospitality, leisure, property investment, trading & manufacturing industries. She worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years covering the SEA region. Buddhini’s journey in education management began when she served as the Group Financial Controller in a private higher education institution owned by a US Education Group. Subsequently she joined as a pioneer team member in an edutech start-up as a CFO to which she contributed in terms of its organisational development, strategic partnership, finance and human capital. Buddhini is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants as well as The Malaysia Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an accredited professional of Organisational Development. Buddhini is an avid believer that holistic education improves lives and her career fulfilment is built on supporting students and teachers to enable the school community to thrive. Buddhini is a certified Mindfulness teacher. She advocates mindfulness as a way of life, and helps people get to know themselves better, so they too can experience deeper connection, calm and joy in their lives.

Mrs Kate Carden-Brown

Director of Admissions and Head of Higher Education

Kate has over 25 years experience of supporting students with making applications to…

university. Prior to moving to Malaysia to join Epsom, Kate led a large and successful Sixth Form with over 350 students that grew to be the leading state school for Oxbridge success in Wales. She is a strong advocate of building students’ confidence and ability to engage with challenges beyond the classroom and has worked hard to establish a vibrant super curricular programme. Under her leadership her previous school debate team were crowned Welsh Schools Debating Champions and made it to the British finals. At Epsom she has continued this work for example by encouraging and supporting students in setting up and leading debate teams and academic societies that enable them to broaden their knowledge while developing their interpersonal skills.

Ms Wendy Jones

Deputy Headteacher – Academic

Prior to joining Epsom Wendy Jones worked for many years leading the Sixth Form at KTJ. Wendy works closely with…

our Headmaster, Mr Brown, to continue to build on the academic success of our school and continue to improve standards of teaching and learning across all departments. Wendy is recognised as an excellent teacher and enjoys very positive working relationships with staff and her students. She has a proven track record of successful academic leadership and of contributing to strategic direction.

Mr Ian Pye

Head of Boarding

With over 25 years’ service in the Royal Navy, many of which he spent instructing in Naval establishments, Mr Ian Pye…

brings extensive leadership and management experience to the position of Head of Boarding. Due to his skills and attributes he is also our Facilities coordinator, Senior Steward in Propert and coordinates our CCA programme. Mr Pye joined Epsom College when it opened its doors in 2014 as part of our Boarding Team based in Propert House. Ian holds a CELTA and a football coaching qualification. He has many hobbies and interests. He is very practical, indeed he built his own house and enjoys sharing his DIY skills with the students. In addition he enjoys cricket, travel, snorkelling (this is a particular passion), reading, psychology and architecture.

Mr James Armstrong

Acting Head of Prep School

James plays a key role in preparing our students for the transition to our senior school in his role as Year 6 teacher. Prior…

to joining Epsom, James worked as Head of English at Dedworth School in Berkshire. James is an excellent role model for our students and builds very strong pupil teacher relationships. As Head of Carr House he sets high expectations of the boys in his house not just in terms of academics but also in terms of their personal development and conduct. James’s good humour, positive attitude and approachable nature make him very popular amongst our pupils. He is a keen sportsman and is often to be seen on the badminton court. He is a keen football fan.

Dr Simon Cooke

Assistant Headteacher

Prior to joining Epsom Dr Simon Cooke worked at KYUEM where he successfully led the History department and…

was Head of the Humanities Faculty. He has a proven track record as an outstanding teacher whose pupils have enjoyed consistent Oxbridge success. He contributes greatly to the holistic development of students through enrichment activities such as MUN and academic societies. At Epsom Simon continues to inspire students through his excellent teaching but is also a member of our leadership team where he contributes to the strategic direction of Epsom and its quality assurance procedures.

Mr Phil Pedro

Head of Business & Economics, EPQ, Assistant Headteacher (Senior School)

Mr Pedro oversees the academic progress of students at Epsom from Key…

Stage 4 to Key Stage 5. He monitors their progress and works closely with Mrs Wendy Jones, our Deputy Head, to ensure that any issues are addressed promptly and that these interventions are effective. Mr Pedro is also responsible for the EPQ and leads the work of the Business and Economics Departments. Mr Pedro has extensive experience as an educator having taught MFL and Business in Austria, Japan and in the UK where he obtained his PGCE. During his two Bachelor degrees in French and Spanish universities, Phil specialised in Literature and Linguistics, and Business Management and Accounting. His Master’s degrees in Literature, Languages and Business are from universities in France and Germany. Phil is a keen sportsman and an avid cyclist.


Prep School.

Senior School.

Science & Mathematics.

Languages & Learning Support.

Economics, Humanities, Art, Drama & PE

Student Services.