Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Jonathan Ullmer, MBE, Headmaster at Haileybury Astana

Jonathan Ullmer, MBE

Headmaster at Haileybury Astana
Jonathan is a graduate of Oxford and Durham Universities as well as of the University of Victoria in Canada.
He is a Fellow of the UK College of Teachers and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He was recently the Principal of an International school in the UK ranked as one of the top 10 UK Boarding chools, and ranked as number 2 for A Level results.
Jonathan has a real heart for the people of Kazakhstan and has trained Kazakhstani teachers as well as working with young people from Kazakhstan for many years.
In 2017 Jonathan was awarded honorary life membership of the Independent Schools association for services to UK independent education and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen for services to education.

Tel.: +7 (7172) 55 98 55
Kim Holmes, Deputy Headmaster

Kim Holmes

Deputy Headmaster
Kim Holmes is from Oxford, UK and has studied at 3 Universities. Kim’s first degree is Bachelor of Science in Management and Sports Science from Loughborough, the top sports University in England. Kim has a PGCE from Exeter University plus a Masters degree from Birmingham UK in Educational Management. Kim has completed courses at the Principal Training College.
Her working career has taken her to Africa, Mexico and Kazakhstan. She has held senior management positions in top international schools for almost two decades and is proud to be our Deputy Head of School.

T +7 (7172) 55 98 55
Georgios Mesazos, Director of Studies

Georgios Mesazos

Director of Studies
Originally from Corfu, Georgios acquired his BEd on German Language and Literature at the Aristotle University and following his Master of Education, he was awarded a Specialization Diploma on Management of Multiculturalism and Teaching Practices from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens. Georgios joined Haileybury Astana in August 2017 coming from Dubai where he was the Dean of Studies at a large International School. Georgios is working together with pupils, parents and colleagues to enhance our students’ learning experience.

T +7 (7172) 55 98 55
Jane  Knight, Head of Primary

Jane Knight

Head of Primary
Jane Knight is an experienced Primary head teacher and principal with over 13 years’ experience providing the vision and leadership to ensure the high quality of education for all pupils. Before joining Haileybury Astana in 2016 she had worked as a principal in SAFA International school in Dubai. She believes that the culture and ethos of a school are instrumental in its development over time and link directly with the curriculum, teaching methodology and the overall attainment and progress of each and every student.

T +7 (7172) 55 98 55 (ext. 316)
Aizhan Baizhanova, Bursar

Aizhan Baizhanova

Aizhan graduated from Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics, was a manager at a global power company, and has 19 years of experience as a finance controller. She was a part of the of Haileybury Astana founding team, and is responsible for the building, infrastructure and financial health of the school. Aizhan is dedicated to safeguarding the School's clear financial, legal and logistic policies.

T +7 (7172) 55 98 55
Askar Imamutdinov, Administrative Director

Askar Imamutdinov

Administrative Director
Askar is an expert in the field of administrative management with more than 20 years of experience working with local and international companies. He joined the Haileybury Astana team in 2013 and currently supervises the repair and capital improvements in the building and on the school grounds, including: monitoring the maintenance operation of all building systems, fire alarms, water supply and sewerage, heating, ventilation and irrigation.

T +7 (7172) 55 98 55
Anastassiya Nevenchannaya, Marketing/PR Director

Anastassiya Nevenchannaya

Marketing/PR Director
Anastassiya hold a degree in International Economics from Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) and have an Executive MBA from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management and Economics (KIMEP). She is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana marketing strategies, external marketing communications, and public relations activities. Anastassiya is a member of the “PRshy” PR Professionals Club. In 2013-2014 she was a member of the Jury of the National Internet Award AWARD.KZ - the contest of KazNet web-sites. In 2015 Anastassiya was the winner of the main prize in the "Best Business Communications Project" at Ak-Mergen PR-Projects Contest - the official PR award in Kazakhstan.

T +7 (727) 355 01 00 ext. 257

Haileybury Astana and Haileybury Almaty are committed to the welfare and Safeguarding of young people. As part of our recruitment processes we require all applicants to undergo police checks and U.K. DBS checks and we operate clear safeguarding protocols.

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