Rik is the founding Principal of ISPH following six years with ISPKL, our sister school in Malaysia. He was appointed as Director of IT at ISPKL in 2012, became Head of Primary in 2016, then moves to Vietnam as Principal of ISPH in February 2019. The opening of ISPH coincides with Rik’s 20th year in education; a career which to date has spanned 5 schools in 5 countries: Westfield Junior School in Yorkshire, UK; Jumeirah Primary School in Dubai, UAE; British School Manila in the Philippines; ISPKL in Malaysia; and now ISPH in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Rik graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Management (Honours), followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education (PGCE), both from the University of Leeds. His responsibility for developing whole-school IT in each of his 4 first schools stems from a keen personal interest in the development of technology and its impacts. Rik has had a wide involvement in the field internationally and presented at numerous technology conferences. Out of school, Rik enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking & photography, and listening to a wide range of music & podcasts. He feels honoured to have the opportunity to lead our new school in beautiful Vietnam.