Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team
John Coles
John Coles
Headmaster at Haileybury Astana
BA in Geography,University of Wales, Master of Education in Educational Leadership,University of Buckingham, PGCE, QTS, University of East Anglia
Mr Coles has been working in education sector for twenty four years, having previously worked at three leading independent schools within the UK, before he moved with his family to Kazakhstan. He has a strong connect with the Haileybury Group, having worked at Haileybury U.K., located near London, for 9 years. During his career he has gained considerable Senior Leader experience, most recently leading the Haileybury School in Almaty. Due to his work in developing Digital Learners he has regularly presented at Education conferences such as BETTS, has also lectured, and coached future Middle and Senior Leaders in conjunction with UCL and the Institution of Education. Mr Coles moved to Kazakhstan almost three years ago, having previously lived in France and England with his wife Sylvie and son Louis. He strongly believes that learning an additional language has helped him understand the challenges for EAL learners. John enjoys spending time with his family, playing football and building Lego with his son. He is passionate about digital technology and preparing children for the future in a modern world. He is keen on growth mind-set, encouraging development through active learning, sports, play and holistic education.
Starting Year
2020
Inna Hakobyan
Inna Hakobyan
Deputy Head
Inna Hakobyan is originally from Armenia but has lived in Northamptonshire UK for over 20 years. She has studied at 3 Universities. Inna's first degree is Bachelor of Romance-Germanic languages from Yerevan State University, the top University in Armenia. Inna has a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University plus a Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management from Leicester University UK. Inna's working career has taken her all over the world where she has initially worked as an interpreter/ translator for various international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. She has held senior management positions in UK and international schools for over 15 years. Inna is fluent in 7 languages. Her hobbies are travelling and playing the violin and the piano.
Starting Year
2020
Gemma Mebrahtu
Gemma Mebrahtu
Head of Kindergarten
University of York, UK. BSc in Biology, 1997. University of York, UK. PGCE, 2000
Starting Year
2018
Andrea  Angus
Andrea Angus
Deputy Head Academic Senior School
BSc Mathematics, PGCE Secondary Mathematics. University of Edinburgh
Extensive experience teaching throughout the UK. She has held a number of senior leadership positions in outstanding schools including Head of St Columba’s School, an all through 3 – 18 school, Head of Senior School at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen and Director of Studies at The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh. Brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of Deputy Head Academic at Haileybury Astana. Her interests include music (playing clarinet), theatre and the arts as well as yoga, walking and hiking. She enjoys learning new things and pushing herself beyond her comfort zone. She is passionate about the value of an outstanding education that encourages intellectual curiosity, creativity and courage as well as compassion and care for others. She is deeply committed to the philosophy that each and every young person should have the opportunity to grow, to flourish and to challenge themselves: simply to be the best they can be.
Starting Year
2021
Faye Fraser
Faye Fraser
Director of Music & Head of Sixth Form
BA in Music (Hons), University of Kingston, 2009; PGCE in Music (Secondary), University of London, 2010
Starting Year
2020
Aizhan Baizhanova
Aizhan Baizhanova
Bursar
Aizhan graduated from Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics, was a manager at a global power company, and has 19 years of experience as a finance controller. She was one of the pioneers of the Haileybury Astana project. She is responsible for construction, infrastructure, and financial aspects of the school
Starting Year
2011
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