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The Rt Hon The Lord Maude of Horsham, PC is Chairman of Brighton College International Schools and a Governor of Brighton College. Francis Maude was as an MP for 27 years, first in North Warwickshire and later for Horsham. In his early ministerial career, he served as Margaret Thatcher’s Minister for Europe and Hong Kong/China, Minister for Corporate Affairs, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury until he left Parliament in 1992. He was, subsequently, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and a director of Asda. After re-election to Parliament in 1997, Francis served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Chairman of the Conservative Party. The 2010 election saw him appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. Upon leaving the House of Commons at the 2015 election, Francis was raised to the Peerage and served as the UK's Trade Minister between 2015 and 2016. Francis now has a business advising governments on efficiency, is Chairman of Cogent Elliot Group and has a portfolio of advisory board appointments.

Richard Cairns, MA (Oxon), FRSA has been the Head Master of Brighton College since 2006. He has presided over a hugely successful period in the College's 170-year history, recording the best A-level results of any co-educational school in England every year from 2008-13, which led to the College being named The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2011-12. He holds a First Class degree in History from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Governor of several other schools. He was named by Tatler as Headmaster of the Year in 2012.

Paul Westbrook joined Brighton College UK in July 2009 from KPMG, where he led the mergers and acquisitions teams. During Paul’s tenure as Bursar, the College has undergone a sustained period of development with the erection of two new 900 square-metre buildings for a state-of-the-art Design & Technology suite and classrooms, a new senior common room and café, and a lower school for Year 7 & 8 pupils. He is also a Governor of the London Academic of Excellence and is the Finance Governor of Handcross Park School, a member of the Brighton College family of schools. Paul is a parent of three Brighton College UK pupils.

Rishi Soni, BSc, ACA is the Commercial Director of Brighton College International Schools. Rishi was educated at Brighton College (1991-96) and studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Leeds. He worked at KPMG for 12 years, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 8 years in corporate finance working on a wide range of M&A transactions, fund raising and corporate restructurings. Rishi is responsible for assessing new international school opportunities and working with BCIS’s investors to plan and develop each overseas school.