Phuket International Academy Appoints Julian Whiteley as Chief Executive

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Phuket International Academy has appointed Mr. Julian Whiteley as Chief Executive.

Julian will also be a member of the PIA Board and the Director of Education for Thanyapura.

In his capacity as Chief Executive of PIA, Julian will have overall responsibility to the Board, especially for the strategic development of the school.

He will work closely with Riki Teteina, who as Head will have day-to-day responsibility for the operations of the school, Peter O'Sullivan in his capacity as the Primary Principal and the school Business Manager, Daniel Magie, the Secondary Principal and Krysten Fort-Catanese, the Director of Social Emotional Learning & Mindfulness. 

Julian has worked in a variety of schools in Europe, South America and Asia. Most recently he was the Head and CEO of the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore. During his nine years at UWCSEA the school doubled in size to become one of the largest international schools in the world with 5,300 students.

Julian obtained his teaching qualification at Cambridge University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nottingham University.

In addition to his extensive experience of leading schools, he has served on the Board of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools, was a member of the International Baccalaureate Heads Council and the United World Colleges Council.

"I am excited at the opportunity to work at Phuket International Academy. I have known of the school for some time and am totally aligned with the school's mission and philosophy of education. I am very much looking forward to working with such high quality staff, engaged students and supportive parents as we continue PIA's development into a world-class school," Julian said.

Julian will start work at the school at the beginning of the second half of term on Monday, 27 October.

PIA is currently trying to secure full approval to become an UWC (United World College) within the next 18 months.

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