Senior Leadership Team​



With over twenty years of experience in teaching, Mr. Charles Grayhurst has served in multiple senior roles within China and elsewhere across Asia, including ten years of founding school Headship in Dubai and Malaysia. Mr. Grayhurst has extensive experience in school leadership and management, which includes the establishment of innovative curricula and high levels of pastoral care within school communities. His experience of merging international and local educational philosophies will help build Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Zhuhai into a hallmark of quality, premium education in the Greater Bay Area. 

Liu Peng

Liu Peng

Chinese Principal

Ms. Liu studied English as a Foreign Language at the University of Essex and as a postgraduate at Cambridge University. She has more than ten years of extensive experience in bilingual education and management.

Over 10 years of extensive experience of bilingual education and senior management, she noted for her rigorous attitude to brings expertise in bilingual and bicultural teaching studies and leadership management. Her first professional role was the supervisor at Cambridge Sixth Form College to provide academic support for Chinese students. After accumulated more teaching experience in a few years, she had participated as one of the writers of IB textbook and involved in the school management team to become the committed leadership educator in the international school. Previously, as deputy head and academic principal for one of the highest performing K12 bilingual international school in China, her role is to develop a bilingual curriculum, staffing management and campus operation.

Ms. Liu dedicates herself in cultivating students with premium world-class international education concept, to build their capabilities to look in-depth critically and find creative solutions to problems. Keep learning is her belief and wish to become the life-long learner.

Mr. Simon Lee

Deputy Head at Harrow Zhuhai

Mr Simon Lee is a Music graduate from the University of Liverpool and holds a PGCE teaching qualification from Manchester Metropolitan University. Mr Lee began his teaching career in Special Educational Needs and has worked in a variety of education and health care settings throughout his career. He is passionate about holistic and inclusive education, that ensures the academic development and wellbeing of all learners, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential. Mr Lee has held senior leadership positions in Europe, South America and Asia, and he is delighted to be sharing this experience with the Harrow Zhuhai community.

Ms. Helen Bowen

Head of Upper School

Ms. Bowen is a Master of Arts graduate from The University of Nottingham, UK. She has been working in the education sector for over 20 years specialising in Creativity, Leadership, and Innovation. Ms. Bowen has been employed in many countries including Thailand, Tanzania, Eritrea and most recently in Togo, where she took on the role of Deputy Head and Head of Secondary. It is Ms. Bowen’s guiding principle to maintain the academic excellence of a Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy and to provide a holistic environment, where students become innovative global citizens, and confident leaders capable of affecting change in a dynamic evolving world, becoming committed to making a difference. 

Mr. David Hallas

Head of Lower School

Mr. David Hallas is a History Graduate from the University of Kent in the UK, and he also holds a Masters Degree in Education from Edge Hill University, near Liverpool in England. He has been teaching in education for almost 20 years, having taught in Japan, Malaysia and the UK, including a period at a famous London preparatory school. He has joined Harrow after working for 6 and a half years as a senior leader in a large school in Kuala Lumpur. He enjoyed establishing the connections with the wider parent community and is extremely excited to join such a dynamic and innovative school. He is looking forward to making great learning happen.