Senior Leadership Team


Sunny Varkey


In 1980, KS and Mariamma’s son, Sunny Varkey, added a visionary’s touch to his parents’ practical experience and from humble beginnings rooted in a family of teachers, GEMS Education has today become a truly global organisation and the largest K-12 private education provider in the world. It remains a family business to this day, with the third generation of Varkey’s actively involved in the day-to-day running of the company under the direction of the Chairman. Drawing on a legacy spanning over 60 years, the GEMS Education mission remains unwavering: to put a quality education within the reach of every learner no matter where they are.


Sir Christopher Stone

Global Chief Education Officer

Sir Christopher Stone is the Global Chief Education Officer, MENASA for GEMS Education. Previously he was CEO of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership - a Multi Academy Trust. He is recognized as an outstanding leader providing support in the primary and secondary phases in a number of international settings. First appointed as a Principal in 1995, successive Ofsted reports have described his schools as making outstanding progress. He was made a National Leader of Education in 2008 and his inclusion in the New Year's Honours list of 2013 endorsed his outstanding service to education when he was awarded a Knighthood. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham City University for services to education.


Ms.Hillary Clare Hinchliff

Principal and CEO

Our Principal is a person who is a creative and resilient school leader with experience in Mainstream and Special schools in the UK and International schools in Oman and India. She is passionate about curriculum design and has implemented systematic and pedagogical changes in each school she has led.

Qualifications : Bachelor of Education Honors Degree, Post Graduate Qualifications in Special Educational Needs, National Professional Qualification for Headship. She has also been honored to accept a Fellowship with the Chartered College for Teaching in the UK, in recognition of her 30 years of service to Education.

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