Executive Leadership Team

David Figes
Headmaster

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Mr. David Figes became the second ISS appointed Headmaster of TSIS International School in August 2021.

Mr. David is originally from a small town just south of London and has held international school leadership roles for the past 15 years. He holds a BA Hons degree in History and has also gained a PGCE and MA Education (Leadership & Management). His educational belief is simple: Everyone has the potential to improve and make progress. He is passionate about ensuring that every student gets access to the opportunities for growth that they deserve. 


In November 2020, ISS and the school Board interviewed candidates from all around the world for the Headmaster position. They said that Mr. David immediately stood out as the person they wanted for this very important role.


Mr. David always makes our students and parents feel welcome as he works with our community to move TSIS into a new, exciting phase of its renewal. 
 

Andrew Read
Junior School Principal 

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Andrew Read joined TSIS as our Junior School Principal in August 2019. Originally from New Zealand, he completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Auckland University) before commencing his career as a Primary School Teacher. Andrew has since completed a Masters in Educational Leadership (First Class Hons) with a focus on leading schools in the International context. A highlight of his career was completing an intensive leadership course at Harvard University.

 

Andrew, who has had school leadership roles in the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand, is passionate about International Education and developing the concepts of global citizenship and 'international-mindedness' in learners. He enjoys leading in schools with a strong vision for learning, a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and a determination to provide a genuinely world class, holistic education. 

Graham Lonie
Admissions & Community Relations Manager

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International Schools Services appointed Graham Lonie to the TSIS transition team in June 2017. He is now the Admissions and Community Relations Manager for both TSIS campuses.

 

Graham, who is originally from New South Wales, Australia, began his career in education as a primary school teacher. Prior to working with TSIS, he taught in both Australia and England. He has been based in Thailand for many years where he has worked as a classroom teacher, Head and Public Relations and Recruitment Consultant.

 

Graham enjoys sharing his time between our Junior School and Senior School each week. He is a strong believer in TSIS's potential and enjoys playing an active role in the development and growth of our school for the benefit of current and future students.