Leadership Team & Teachers | Regent International School Dubai, UAE
Leading with Empathy, Innovation and a Spirit of Excellence to Inspire Young Boys and Girls to Achieve their Dreams

Our Executive Leadership Team comprising our Board of Directors, Managing Directors and Senior Leadership Team are internationally recognised executives and education practitioners with over four decades in leadership, management, and education.


Dr. Neil Hopkin, FRSA

Director of Education of Fortes Education

Mr. Jan-Stipek

Mr. Jan Stipek


Mr. David Williams

Mr. David Williams

Vice Principal & Head of Primary


Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani

Founder, Fortes Education

Veena Mankani

Mrs. Veena Vaswani



Mr. Sanjay Mankani

Chairman & Managing Director Fortes Education

Ajay Mankani

Mr. Ajay Mankani

Vice Chair & Executive Director Fortes Education

Devika Mankani

Ms. Devika Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Regent International School & Chief Positive Psychologist of Fortes Education

Katrina Mankani

Ms. Katrina Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Sunmarke School; Director of Positive Education & Innovation of Fortes Education; & Managing Director Jumeirah International Nurseries

Steve Dobson

Mr. Steve Dobson

Head of Secondary


Ms. Sonia Fitzpatrick

Deputy Head of Secondary


Ms. Natalie Waterman

Deputy Head of Key Stage 2

Matthew Flynn

Mr. Matthew Flynn

Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1

Joanne Leslie

Ms. Joanne Leslie

Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1


Mr. Shane McLaughlin

Assistant Head of Primary

Ms. Leonie Holness

Ms. Leonie Holness

Assistant Head - Inclusion

Kayleigh sumner

Dr. Kayleigh Sumner

Assistant Head - Positive Education & Wellbeing

Troy Ellison

Mr. Troy Ellison

Head of ICT & Computing

Colette Kelly

Ms. Colette Kelly

Head of PE

Jane Mraihi

Ms. Jane Mraihi

Head of Music

Imededdine Allagui

Mr. Imededdine Allagui

Head of French


Ms. Maiada Mohamed Gad

Arabic B Lead


Mr. Abd El Hadi Ramadan

Islamic Studies Lead


Ms. Faye McLaughlin

Inclusion Manager

Jordan Malick

Mr. Jordan Malick

Able, Gifted, & Talented Coordinator


Mr. Scott Poulton

Primary PE - Lead


Ms. Alexandra Edward

EYFS & Primary - Positive Education Lead


Ms. Grace Stewart

Secondary - Positive Education Lead

Rebecca Cox

Ms. Rebecca Cox

Primary - Social and Cultural Lead


Ms. Elizabeth Harvey

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - English Lead


Mr. Thomas Burnett

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Maths Lead

Jodie Boyle

Ms. Jodie Boyle

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Science Lead

Alexandra Wray

Ms. Alexandra Wray

Key Stage 2 - English Lead

Lauren Watkins

Ms. Lauren Watkins

Key Stage 2 - Maths Lead

Liam Murray

Ms. Liam Murray

Key Stage 2 - Science Lead

Sophie Totty

Ms. Sophie Totty

Secondary - English Lead

Cameron Howe

Mr. Cameron Howe

Secondary - Maths Lead

Jennifer Grace

Ms. Jennifer Grace

Secondary - Science Lead

Lucy Khan

Ms. Lucy Khan

Secondary - Business & Economics Lead

Jack Winston

Mr. Jack Winston

Secondary - Humanities Lead


Mr. Jonathan Cahill

Year 6 Lead

Lucy Deeley

Ms. Lucy Deeley

Year 5 Lead

Javaid Russol

Mr. Javaid Russool

Year 4 - Lead

Hannah Browne

Ms. Hannah Browne

Year 3 Lead


Ms. Rachael Ferguson

Year 2 Lead

Jessica Palm

Ms. Jessica Palm

Year 1 Lead


Ms. Victoria Porter

FS2 Lead

Rebecca Ginn

Ms. Rebecca Ginn

FS1 Lead

Nancy Hassan

Ms. Nancy Hassan

Assistant Head - Arabic and Islamic Studies


We have a diverse leadership team at Regent with different responsibilities all inspired by one common purpose – to do what’s right for our students. 

Our educators have taught at leading schools globally, hail from top-ranked universities in the UK, and constantly hone and enhance their skills with our Continued Professional Development initiatives. We encourage teachers to take risks, make creative choices and innovate to keep improving our education and keep Regent at the forefront of cutting-edge teaching. 

 Our entire leadership team and our teachers live, teach, and practise the principles of Positive Education (PosEd) in every initiative they undertake.  

We incorporate empathy and compassion at every step and more importantly, we prioritise each child’s wellbeing so they develop a deep-rooted love for learning and acquire skills to direct their own learning. 

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