Andy Wood

Country: UAE
School: Greenfield Community School

Andy is an experienced international school Head with experience both of the UK and International Baccalaureate curricula.

He read for a BA (Hons) and a HDE at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, majoring in English and Geography. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadrship from Henley College. Prior to joining Greenfield he was the Principal of the International School of Hout Bay, where he took the school through its International Baccalaureate authorization process, oversaw the construction of a new campus, growing the enrolments and lead the young school to produce Diploma Programme results that were above the world average. He has worked as a consultant advising candidate schools through their IB authorization process.

A keen mountaineer, Andrew has been on expeditions to North and South America, Australia, the Alps and the UK. He has run outdoor education programmes and Duke of Edinburgh Awards for large numbers of pupils and created leadership training programmes for senior pupils.

A volunteer leader of the local mountain rescue team provided extraordinary opportunities for him to work with teams and people in situations that require clear leadership, with many of the principles relevant to school leadership.