The Board of Governors

Ian Hunt
Ian Hunt
Chair of the Board of Governors Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
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
Martin Collier
Master of Haileybury UK Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
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
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.
Erlan Ospanov
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
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.
Gail Ganney
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.
Adrian Drewett
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
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.
Michele Metcalfe
Michele Metcalfe
Governor at Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana
After 20 years working in a variety of business sectors in companies such as Santander, British Airways and The Royal Bank of Scotland, in 2008, Michele took up the position of Registrar at Rossall School where she helped to increase the school roll by 180 pupils in 3 years. In 2016, she moved to the post of Registrar, and Head of Marketing and Admissions at Haileybury College, forging new overseas links, expanding the U.K. catchment and increasing awareness of the Haileybury brand. She is delighted to have been appointed to the Governing board of Haileybury Kazakhstan.
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03.08.2020 The School is now closed for the summer holiday. 

Dear Parents, 

I have written to you on a number of occasions recently and, as promised, I am pleased to share with you the full Campus reopening roadmap for our two Haileybury schools in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. 

As you can see, we have tried to cover every aspect of a safe and secure opening for our schools and we are confident that we have adopted the best practice from around the world.

However, please understand that this is a live document and is subject to change, adaptation and addition as we gain further information from around the world and indeed our own Ministry of Health and Education. 

In terms of exactly who we can welcome back onto campus at the start of the academic year, we continue to have a dialogue with the Ministry of Education, and we will clarify that as soon as we are officially informed. 

Kind regards,

Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Board of Governors

We are currently taking applications for a very limited number of new places for August 2020. If you would like to make an enquiry about joining our School, please visit the admissions page for details or contact the Admissions Team  on admissions@haileyburyastana.kz or by telephone +7 777 522 45 43