Management Team

Outstanding Management and Teaching Staff

Management Team

Our world class management team, comprised of graduates from world class institutions such as Harvard and Cambridge, have extensive experience in the management of international education at the highest level. With experts from both the east and the west, our team aims to introduce the best of international educational resources to Chengdu and, by incorporating aspects of the local curriculum, they have created a truly tailor-made internationalized education that best suits Chinese students.


Jacqueline So

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific Region

Former Vice President, Laureate Education

Former Consultant, McKinsey & Company

MBA, Harvard University


Antony Clark

Headmaster, Malvern College UK

Board Member, Malvern College International

25+ years’ experience as Headmaster

MA, Cambridge University


Allan Walker

Director of International Schools, Malvern College UK

Board Member, Malvern College International

MA, Cambridge University


Samuel Wu

Co-founding Director, Malvern College Hong Kong

Former Head of Operations and Head of Corporate Communications, Wing Lung Bank

BA, New York University & EMBA, Northwestern University Kellogg-HKUST



Teaching staff

Our teaching staff originated from all over the world and have been recruited through a meticulous selection process. All hold professional teaching qualifications with an average of 10-15 years of experience and will work closely with leading teachers from Southwestern China and other expert local education specialists. Together they will strive to help students develop a solid foundation in academic knowledge whilst nurturing their critical and independent thinking skills, and encouraging their acquisition of a global perspective.


Gerrard Docherty

Academic Headmaster

Mr. Docherty started with Malvern College Chengdu in 2016 and is currently the Academic Headmaster of the school, overseeing all academic and related operations of the school.   Mr. Docherty pursued his professional qualifications in the United Kingdom starting with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. Then he attained his PGCE and Master of Education majoring in Mathematics.  He has more than 30 years of experience in education including 15 years in senior school management.  Mr. Docherty has a rich international school experience from several countries in Europe, Asia and Middle-East.


Johnnie Kittermaster

Head of Junior School

Mr. Kittermaster will be the Founding Head of Junior School of Malvern College Chengdu.  He was previously the Head of Primary in Malvern College Egypt (MCE) during the period of 2015-2018.  Mr. Kittermaster possesses a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Geography and a PGCE and started his education career in the United Kingdom.  He has more than 20 years of experience in education including more than 10 years as Head of Junior School in two outstanding international schools, including Repton School in Dubai.  Mr. Kittermaster is particularly strong in bringing the British Preparatory School ethos and holistic education to schools internationally.


Jennifer Pun

Director of Education (Chinese) for Malvern College International (Asia)

Founding Primary Principal for Malvern College Chengdu

Ms. Pun will join Malvern College Chengdu as Founding Primary Principal and Director of Education (Chinese) of Malvern College International (Asia), where she will also be supporting the education program in Chinese for other schools in Asia.  Ms. Pun has attained her Bachelor of Education in Guangzhou and Master of Education with a major in Chinese Language Education in Hong Kong.  She has more than 20 years of experience in education including over 10 years in highly reputable bilingual immersion schools in Hong Kong (International School Foundation) and Beijing (Keystone Academy).  Ms. Pun is highly experienced in directing the Chinese curriculum with a particular strength in cross-disciplinary inquiry-based learning.


Michael Dawson

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Mr. Dawson joined Malvern College Chengdu in 2017 and is the Deputy Head mainly overseeing pastoral matters and the boarding houses of the school.  Mr. Dawson obtained his Bachelor of Education in the United Kingdom.  He possesses more than 30 years of experience in the education sector including 10 years in senior school management.  Mr. Dawson has intensive experience in pastoral care and school boarding management.  He is well-equipped with different professional training relating to safeguarding children and boarding.  Mr. Dawson is also an international educator who has worked in different countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.