Ian has been a teacher and senior leader for twenty-five years in the state, independent and international sectors. As Vice Principal at a high achieving HMC School in West London between 2008–15 he was responsible for pupil and staff development, wellbeing and academic performance. He is international judge and moderator for the Princess Diana Award and an ambassador for a variety of global charities and youth engagement organisations. He is the Director of Education for the Swiss UN NGO, Sanchild. In 2013, Ian received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for promoting entrepreneurship in UK education, a lifetime honour.
Since 2015, taught the IBDP at the International School of Geneva (Ecolint), leading co-curricular projects and contributing to the development of the Universal Learning Programme with UNESCO. Ian has a master’s in educational leadership and NPQH from University College London (UCL), an executive MBA (Education) and is an honorary fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. He is a School Governor, Rotarian and writer for Global Geneva magazine on education, entrepreneurship & wellbeing.
Ian SmithVice Principal and Head of Senior School, GEMS Modern Academy, Kochi