Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Board of Governors

Ian Hunt

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Your child’s education is one of the most important responsibilities that you will undertake as a parent.
We appreciate that, which is why I am delighted to welcome you to our Haileybury schools in Kazakhstan – Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana.
We are passionate about education and our goal is to ensure that each school offers the finest quality of academic provision in Central Asia and beyond.
The best way to genuinely understand what we have to offer is to visit one of our schools.
We recognise that you have a choice of where you educate your children, and we aim to ensure that each one is able to fulfill their own potential and take up their place in an increasingly competitive global society.

Board of Governors

Ian Hunt, Chair of the Board of Governors Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty

Ian Hunt

Chair of the Board of Governors Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty
Ian sits on a number of boards in the UK and the Middle East. He became Chairman in 2017. He is a former investment banker, headmaster of a leading UK independent school, and CEO of the oldest and most respected education consultancy in the world. Ian has led on international educational school projects globally and is a regular contributor to global education debates in the UK National and International press such as The Times, Financial Times, The Telegraph, and Huffington Post.
Martin Collier, Master of Haileybury UK; Governor at Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty

Martin Collier

Master of Haileybury UK; Governor at Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty
Martin has joined Haileybury from St John’s School in Leatherhead following the retirement of Haileybury’s previous Master, Joe Davies. He has an MA in Modern History from Oxford University and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference Academic Policy Sub-Committee. He is also an author and editor of numerous history text books. Martin is Haileybury’s 15th Master since the College first opened in September 1862.
Alan Pilgrim, Governor at Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty

Alan Pilgrim

Governor at Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty
The last twenty years of Alan’s executive career were spent in managing director and chief executive roles in various healthcare service environments including Alliance Medical, Europe’s largest medical imaging group. Alan has a portfolio of business interests in education and healthcare. He has a strong interest in education and is a Governor of four private schools in the UK and overseas. He is Chairman of Council (Governing Body) at Haileybury UK.
Peter Foster OBE, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Peter Foster OBE

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Peter serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Astana, the flag carrier and national airline of Kazakhstan. Peter entered the airline industry immediately after graduating from Cambridge University in 1982. In the 2015 UK New Year’s Honours List Peter was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to British aviation in Kazakhstan. He sits on the marketing committee of the Board.
Kalamkas Zhumasheva, Governor at Haileybury Almaty

Kalamkas Zhumasheva

Governor at Haileybury Almaty
Kalamkas has an economics degree, extensive experience in management, and is currently developing franchises for top commercial retail brands. She has been involved in the running of Haileybury schools in Kazakhstan since they opened. She has a passion for the educational project that Haileybury Kazakhstan represents and is a member of the Education and Finance Committees.
Matthew Bond, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Marketing Committee

Matthew Bond

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Marketing Committee
Matthew is a serial developer and operations start-up manager in a wide range of industries and sectors. Whilst in Turkey and Kazakhstan in his former role as Chief Investment Officer with Capital Partners (developers of Haileybury Almaty), he identified and operated a multitude of projects from power plants to ski resorts. Matthew has been part of the team at the heart of the Haileybury schools in Kazakhstan since their inception.
Gail Ganney, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Gail Ganney

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Gail is an entrepreneur and has recently developed education software. She has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Aston and an MSc in Internet Programming from Middlesex University. Gail was Chair of the HPA (Haileybury Parents' Association) for four years. She is a former Haileybury parent.
Philip Cottam, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Education Committee

Philip Cottam

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Education Committee
Educated at Wellington, the Sorbonne and Oxford, Philip then joined the army. He saw service with the Parachute Brigade, the French Army Mountain School and on combat operations in Northern Ireland and Oman. He then joined Sedbergh School as a housemaster before moving to Stowe as head of history and humanities and later as one of the deputy heads. Appointed Headmaster at Halliford, he became chairman of the society of independent school heads, a board member of the British Independent Schools Council, a school governor, a member of two national committees and a committee member of the Oxford University Education Society.
Paul Watkinson, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Buildings Committee

Paul Watkinson

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana, Chair of Buildings Committee
Since graduating from City University Business School in London in 1991 with an MBA, Paul has been employed in managerial positions in different leading companies. In 2008 Paul took up the post of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Haileybury, having moved from Felsted, also a boarding school in England, where he was Bursar for a number of years.
Nurzhas Makishev, Governor at Haileybury Almaty

Nurzhas Makishev

Governor at Haileybury Almaty
Nurzhas is the Founder and Managing Partner of NKM Capital, an early stage venture capital firm rooted in thesis-driven investing. Nurzhas received an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from Wharton, where he was elected Managing Director of Wharton Venture Partners, and a pair of bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, where he attended on full scholarship. Currently, Nurzhas serves a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, a judge for Startup Chile, and a Board member at Haileybury Almaty.
Stephen Roberts, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Stephen Roberts

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Stephen taught Physics before coming Head of Department and a Housemaster at Oundle School. He was Headmaster of Felsted School and then Principal of Stamford Endowed Schools. He is an ISI inspector and has been a governor at a prep school and senior schools. Stephen has an MA and PGCE from Oxford.
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