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 Astaba

Peter Foster OBE

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astaba
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.
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.
Erlan Ospanov, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Erlan Ospanov

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Erlan is responsible for overall management of the Verny Capital Group. Prior to the foundation of Verny Capital, he served as Deputy Director General of the ATF Group Holding Company in Kazakhstan. He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University’s Department of Robotics. He also received a degree in Finance and Credit from KIMEP University, and an MBA from the University of International Business (Almaty).
Feodor Popandopolou, Governor at Haileybury Astana

Feodor Popandopolou

Governor at Haileybury Astana
Feodor is a specialist in corporate finance with over 20 years of experience working with local and international businesses. He joined the Verny Capital team in March 2007 and currently supervises all financial and investment matters for the Group and its companies. He previously worked as Regional CFO for Eureka (Gold) Mining PLC, and regional Finance Director of Celtic Resources Holdings PLC.
Adrian Drewett, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Adrian Drewett

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
Adrian spent 23 years with Shell in seven countries across three continents, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell Gabon (West Central Africa). He holds a PhD in Geodesy from Newcastle University and is a magistrate in the criminal and family courts. He is a current Haileybury parent.
Rev Paul Hunt, Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana

Rev Paul Hunt

Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
In addition to running a parish and serving as a Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, Paul spent over thirty years working in education, serving as Chaplain at Brighton College, Mill Hill and Emanuel before retirement in 2017. A qualified teacher, Paul holds Theology degrees from Durham, King’s College London and Lampeter.

All Governors can be contacted by emailing or writing to the school.

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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