Sir Roger Fry CBE – Chairman

Sir Roger FrySir Roger Fry was born in Portsmouth and educated in London before entering the teaching profession. In 1969 he founded King’s College, The British School of Madrid. He subsequently founded eight other schools in three countries: Spain, Panama and Latvia.

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Terry Parkin – Vice Chairman

Terry Parkin has had a distinguished career in education working in London and across South East England.  He has held amongst other roles that of Senior Education Advisor for Portsmouth City Council, Chief Inspector of Schools in Tower Hamlets, and Director of Education in Southwark.

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Richard Schofield – CEO

Richard SchofieldRichard Schofield has a wealth of school leadership experience. He is one of the few head teachers to have led a school serving one of the most disadvantaged catchment areas in the country through four successive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspections.

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Michael John Holloway, OBE

michael-john-200x300Michael John Holloway was British Ambassador to the Republic of Panama between 2011-2013 before leaving the UK’s Diplomatic Service to pursue other interests. In addition to being a Board Member of the King’s Group, he is currently a Special Representative of the Foreign Secretary, and a District and Town Councillor for the District of Dover, and town of Sandwich respectively.


Graham Best

graham1Graham is the highly experienced Principal of St. John’s College, Southsea and also a Governor of Highbury College in Portsmouth.  As an ISI Inspector he brings considerable experience in the running of highly successful schools.




Elena Benito – King’s Group CEO

_APT5637Ms Elena Benito is the CEO of the King’s Group, which she joined in 2011. Prior to joining our Group, she worked as CFO for Zed Latam, and Finance Director for Monsanto in Spain and Portugal. Ms Benito trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in both Spain and the UK, and is a member of the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Michael Cooper OBE

Michael Cooper has had a distinguished career in education in England in both the independent and maintained sectors, as well as in Schools overseas in Europe in Africa and Asia.  After a Headship of a 1,200 pupil secondary school in East Sussex he became Principal of the British School in the Netherlands, a 3-18 school on four sites with 1,400 pupils on the roll.

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Bhavya Shah

Bhavya has a wealth of experience in financial management and marketing. He is currently Chief Operating Officer for the worldwide marketing function across the retail bank and wealth management divisions of HSBC.

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