Shrewsbury International School Bangkok
Announcement of New Principal from August 2017
Mr Christopher Seal
After an extensive global search, The Board of Governors at Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Christopher Seal as Principal from August 2017. Mr Seal is currently the Deputy Head (Pastoral) of the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset, UK and will succeed Mr Stephen Holroyd who, after 13 years of service, becomes Chief Executive Officer of Shrewsbury International (Asia). This company will have extensive responsibilities across all of Shrewsbury’s international schools in South East Asia.
Mr Stephen Holroyd
“I am delighted that the Shrewsbury International School Board of Governors has appointed Christopher Seal. He clearly has both the track record and the empathy for young people to make a real success of this job. It has been a pleasure to have got to know Chris and his wife Sam over the last few months and so many people at Millfield, one of the UK’s truly outstanding and innovative schools, speak very highly of his professionalism, dedication and readiness. We look forward to welcoming the whole family to Bangkok.”
Mr Seal’s successful teaching career in both the independent and maintained sectors in UK education led to positions in school leadership at Trent College and the Licensed Victuallers’ School in Ascot. In his Senior Management Team post at Millfield, he oversees the pastoral care and boarding standards across its 24 houses and 1,250 students; he has held this position since 2011.
Mr Seal is 43 years old and is married to Sam who is currently a teacher at Millfield Prep School. They have two children, Molly (14) and Amy (12), both of whom will be joining Shrewsbury International School as senior school students in 2017. Mr Seal has a BA in English, Physical Education and Sports Science from Loughborough University and a PGCE in Physical Education and History from the same university. He has enjoyed a distinguished sporting career playing Minor Counties Cricket for Suffolk between 1997 and 2005.
In this coming year before Mr Seal takes up his appointment, both Shrewsbury School in the UK and Shrewsbury International School Bangkok will be providing opportunities for him to spend time at the respective campuses.
Mr Christopher Seal
“I am honored to be appointed to succeed Stephen Holroyd as Principal of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok and build upon the outstanding period of growth and development experienced by the school in the past thirteen years. It will be a privilege to lead the Shrewsbury Riverside community in what will be another exciting chapter for this excellent school. I look forward to working with talented and committed staff, supportive and aspirational parents, and especially shaping the futures of bright and engaging young people.”
The Chairman of the Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank Odgers Berndston who led the search and all UK and Bangkok governors, school leaders, members of staff, parents and students who were involved in the selection process.