Board of Directors

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Meet our global team of directors, dedicated to developing a school that is both personalized and accessible.

Graham Brown

Chairperson

BA, MSc, PhD

Graham Brown

Chairperson

BA, MSc, PhD

Graham graduated with his doctorate from University of British Columbia in 2005, and spent four years in Singapore as Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University where he developed a model leadership program for the university. Graham returned to Canada in 2009 to help start Brookes Education Group, beginning with Brookes Shawnigan Lake, and has led the expansion of the Brookes group to open new schools in Korea (2011), Cambridge (2015) and California (2017). Graham’s work in leadership has been at the foundation of the Brookes educational model. In 2012, Dr. Brown founded Powerful Youth and created the Global Leadership Academy to help students develop leadership and social entrepreneurship skills so they can make a difference in their own communities.

In addition to his work with Brookes and Powerful Youth, Graham is also an associate professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, where he teaches entrepreneurship. He is active in the community as a father of four, volunteer, and part time berry farmer.

David Rose

Director Africa, Europe, Middle East

MAED, BA, FRSA

David Rose

Director Africa, Europe, Middle East

MAED, BA, FRSA

David is a senior member and advisor of the Brookes Education Group. He has 30 years of international school experience, having taught in six different countries, and has served as Head of School in Germany, the US and the UK. He was part of the start-up team of The British School of Houston, and was past Head of School of Dwight School London, an IB World School which also piloted the development of online IB Diploma courses. He was Chair of the London International Schools Association, a collaborative group comprising the major international schools in the UK and he has been involved in important projects aimed at bringing international education to Iraq and China. In 2009 he founded the highly successful Holmewood School London which provides specialist education for those with learning differences. David is an Independent Schools inspector (UK) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Jerry Salvador

Director Americas, Director New School Development

MA, BA Hon. Dip Ed.
*Head of School for Brookes Westshore, ex officio member

Jerry Salvador

Director Americas, Director New School Development

MA, BA Hon. Dip Ed.
*Head of School for Brookes Westshore, ex officio member

Jerry joined the Brookes Education Group as one of the co-founders of Brookes Shawnigan Lake. He is also the Founding Chairman of Dwight School Seoul. Jerry came to the group as a 28-year veteran of the prestigious United World Colleges movement where he was Dean of Studies, Director of Residence, and Assistant and Interim Director at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. He has extensive knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Organization. As part of a UWC’s initiative, Jerry became the Director of the Hermann Gmeiner SOS International College in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. This is a unique school designed to provide academically high achieving SOS orphans with the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Jerry’s role was to raise the academic standards of the school and to lead the IB Diploma authorization process. In turn, he initiated the process for Hermann Gmeiner SOS International School to become a United World College, currently UWC Costa Rica.

Kevin Skeoch

Director Asia-Pacific

BA Hon, B.Ed, MA

Kevin Skeoch

Director Asia-Pacific

BA Hon, B.Ed, MA

With over twenty years of experience working with the International Baccalaureate Organization, Kevin brings a network of positive relationships, extensive global experience, and optimistic and inspiring leadership to Brookes. Kevin has spent his entire career in the field of international education, beginning in 1991 as a teacher of English in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. After serving as a teacher, IB Diploma Coordinator, Vice-Principal, High School Principal and Deputy Director, he became Assistant Head of School at Dwight School London before being appointed to Seoul, Korea.

Susan Xu

Director

Susan Xu

Director

Susan (Yuqing) was one of the three co-founders of Brookes Shawnigan Lake in 2009. Prior to working in education, she embarked on her first major business venture by founding Silver Computing in 1995, a small company which later became the foundation for WebEx Communications. WebEx became a leading platform for corporate meetings which emphasized and fostered international relationships. When WebEx was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007, Susan resigned as VP of Operations to pursue new projects in education. Following the same goal of fostering international relationships, Susan decided to build an international school in Silicon Valley. Her hope is that it will foster the entrepreneurial spirit amongst students, who will take the opportunity to develop their potential with a healthy appetite for learning, risk-taking, and global leadership.