Meet The Team

Our APAC timezone teachers

We are currently selecting for our EMEA timezone teachers from among the very best of the Inspired network of international schools

 

Geoff Evans

Nationality: New Zealand and UK dual citizenship
Subject(s) taught: Economics and Business Studies
Academic Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Wales, Trained Teachers Diploma, NZ
Languages Spoken: English
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 39 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? Being able to share knowledge, skills and understandings that are so relevant to students’ everyday life.
Hobbies & interests outside school: Yachting, cruising and racing; travel and exploring; family and friends; reading.

 

 

Mr Oliver Brown

Nationality: New Zealand
Subject(s) taught: Biology
Academic Qualifications: BA/BSc
Languages Spoken: English
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 5 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? I most enjoy physiology, the study of human body systems.
Hobbies & interests outside school: I enjoy following American politics & travelling. 

 

 

Holly Woodall

Nationality: NZ European
Subject(s) taught: English Literature and Language
Academic Qualifications: BA, Grad. Dip. Tchg
Languages Spoken: English
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 6 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? The discussions that arise and the thought-provoking topics that come with
Hobbies & interests outside school: Outdoors – beach, hiking

 

 

Mr Simon Webster

Nationality: New Zealander
Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Diploma in Teaching
Languages Spoken: English
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 30 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? I have focused more recently on Statistics and Probability because it seems to relate increasingly to the age we all live in – big data, handling information, factfulness, uncertainty and randomness.
Hobbies & interests outside school: Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Bass playing

 

 

John Kim

Nationality: New Zealand
Subject(s) taught: Chemistry
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science
Languages Spoken: English
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 7 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? It is amazing to learn how our understanding of chemistry can help progress and development of our society.  
Hobbies & interests outside school: Chess, Basketball, Tabletop boardgames

 

 

Raufie Shafie (Muhammad Raufie Bin Shafie)

Nationality: Singaporean, NZ Permanent Resident
Subject(s) taught: Physics
Academic Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Master in Education
Languages Spoken: English, Malay
Country where they live: New Zealand
Length of Service teaching: 23 years
What do you love most about the subject you teach? Its contributions/applications to almost everything
Hobbies & interests outside school: Photography, drones, camping, outdoors

 

 

Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & CEO, Inspired Education Group

Nadim M Nsouli founded Inspired in 2013 with the goal of creating a leading global group of premium schools. Starting with Inspired’s first acquisition of Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa, Nadim rapidly expanded the group globally via a series of acquisitions and building greenfield schools while maintaining the focus on only having the best schools around the world as part of the group.

Prior to founding Inspired, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Nadim received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.

 

 

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Mark O'Donoghue, CEO King's College Online

Mark joined Inspired to launch and develop our first totally online school, King’s College Online. Mark draws on significant experience in online education, international education and digital companies. Educated at Oxford University and INSEAD, Mark started his digital career with early pub websites, followed by a music news start-up, dotmusic.com that was sold to a BT Yahoo! joint venture. He joined Hotcourses in 2004 driving the digitisation and internationalisation of its course discovery websites business prior to a sale to IDP Education, the world's largest education agency group. He then joined AVADO Learning first as COO then CEO. AVADO delivers online learning to individuals and companies across digital transformation, digital marketing, HR and accounting programmes, where Mark built out learning content partnerships with organisations like Google, Tableau and the CIPD.

After a brief, unfortunately timed foray into travel (3 months pre-COVID) with the otherwise excellent Travel Counsellors, Mark joins Inspired with a passion for the potential of online schooling to transform the education prospects for generations of children.

 

 

Nick-Wergan

 

Nick Wergan, Global Education Director

Nick is the Global Education Director for Inspired, based out of London, United Kingdom. Nick joined Inspired after six years as Headteacher at Steyning Grammar School and was elected Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2019. He was appointed a National Leader of Education by the UK Department for Education and founded the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. Following a successful international career in Investment Banking (leading Emerging European Equity teams at US, UK and European investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and HSBC), Nick trained as a teacher at Pembroke College, Oxford in 2004. Nick is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK National Teaching Awards Winner in 2007 and received an MA in Education Studies from the University of Sussex.

Nick is a Board member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association.

 

 

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Paul Robinson, Academic Director

Paul is the Academic Director of King’s College Online and brings six years of experience as Assistant Headteacher at St George’s College in Weybridge, where he chaired the Digital Strategy and oversaw student on-line education. Paul has extensive experience of working within the UK independent and grant maintained sectors as well as the international education market, having worked in South East Asia for six years. Following a career in engineering and design consultation, Paul trained as a teacher at the University of Sussex in 2003. He is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching and is currently studying for an MA in Educational Leadership.

 

 

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Ed Coup, Academic Director

Edmund Coup is Academic Director for King's College Online and brings his significant educational experience to the design, development and delivery of our launch intake in APAC.

Edmund grew up and attended school and university in Auckland. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry, he went on to complete a Diploma of Teaching. Edmund has worked in state, integrated and international schools and has also spent time lecturing at university in Chemistry Education.  He has also taught Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

Edmund joined ACG Parnell College in 2008 as the Curriculum Coordinator of Senior Science. Two years later he was offered the position as Deputy Principal of ACG International School, Vietnam (now AIS). He returned to ACG Parnell College in 2012 where he is now Associate Principal.