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.
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.
Gail Ganney, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Gail Ganney

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Gail is an entrepreneur and has been involved in education consultancy for 10 years. She most recently developed education software, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust (YST), in the UK. This programme was a digitally delivered assessment of the whole child based on unique, educational content developed by the YST and distributed in over 1000 schools in the UK and internationally. She has a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Internet Programming. Gail educated her four children at Haileybury UK over 15 years and was Chair of the HPA (Haileybury Parents' Association) for four years. She is an honorary member of Haileybury’s Alumni organisation, the Haileybury Society.
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.

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.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
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