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

Mr Matthew Brown

Headmaster

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

General Manager, Operations

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

Deputy Headteacher, Students & Director of Admissions

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 Jane Rouson

Head of Prep School

Jane is from Sussex in the South of England. After earning a BA in Music…

and Primary Education from King Alfred’s, Winchester (now Winchester University) she started working in a Junior School in her hometown, indeed, the largest Junior School in West Sussex. During her 15 years teaching at this large school, indeed the largest in West Sussex, she taught all of Key Stage 2 but mainly Year 6. As well as teaching, Jane held the positions of Assessment Leader and Head of ‘Learning to Learn’. Further promotions led to her appointment as Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning, Assessment, staff Development and Academic Monitoring. She also held many pastoral responsibilities within the school and was a staff governor for 13 years. Jane was also seconded to the local authority to advise on curriculum development, teaching and learning and mathematics in other schools. More recently she has been a teacher and leader at a prestigious international school in Korea where she also holds whole school leadership responsibilities.

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

Assistant Headteacher, Senior School & Head of Business & Economics

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.

Avis Parker

Assistant Headteacher, Key Stage 3 & 4
 
Although Mrs Avis Parker has lived in Malaysia for over 9 years…

she holds a degree from the University of Swansea, PGCE from the University of Bristol and an MA from the University of Nottingham. She is currently studying for a PhD. She has a wealth of experience successfully teaching History to learners in KS3, KS4 and KS5 and Geography at KS3 in the UK and in Malaysia. On top of this, she has also worked in School Improvement for a large Local Authority in the UK.

Since living in Malaysia, she has become increasingly interested in the impact of effective pastoral care on academic achievement which motivated her to hold a number of leadership roles including the Director of Key Stage 4. Keen to develop her skills further, she studied for a Diploma in ‘Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support’ part-time at the University of Aberdeen between 2018 and 2020. As an advocate of Carol Dweck’s growth mindset, Mrs Parker is a firm believer that intelligence, skills and abilities can be nurtured over time given the right environment. A key component of her teaching philosophy is to promote confidence and develop resilience in learners to effectively navigate the challenges in life to become successful global citizens.

MRS Katherine Fowler

Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral, Propert Housemistress
 
Kate has extensive experience…

She has been a House Parent at Cranbrook School in the UK and in North London Collegiate School in South Korea and has also been a Head of Year. She believes schools should provide a safe environment for students to fulfill their potential, provide a wide range of opportunities and promote the development of key skills for future success. Kate is a strong advocate for developing wellbeing and leadership opportunities for students. Kate has over 20 years of experience teaching Geography and has also led highly successful Geography Departments both in the UK and internationally. She is passionate about her subject and passes this enthusiasm on to her students. Kate is also a keen sports enthusiast who enjoys running and cycling and has previously coached athletics and hockey.

Houses.

Prep School.

Senior School.

Science & Mathematics.

Languages & Learning Support.

Economics, Humanities, Art, Drama & PE

Sports

Mouratoglou Tennis Programme

Student Services.