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North London Collegiate School Jeju

Governing Body

The day to day running of the school is overseen by the Principal who, in turn, can rely on the Governing Body of the school for support and advice.

The Governing Body play a vital role in helping oversee the overall strategy for the school and the sustainability of its educational and financial practices. We are fortunate that our Governing Body is comprised of 6 experienced governors who come from a diverse range of backgrounds in the UK, Korea and the USA. This wealth of experience and expertise in many fields of industry and education, is of great benefit to us and we are extremely grateful for the supportive role undertaken by the Governing Body.

Mr Steven Jaffe

Chairman of Governors

Steven has recently retired as senior partner at Hazlems Fenton LLP, having been in practice for over 35 years. He was educated at Christ's College School and the London School of Economics, and achieved his professional qualification at PwC. He is involved with the local community through his charity work.

Steven is married with three adult children, his two daughters are both Old North Londoners.

Ms Helen Stone

Helen Stone was educated at NLCS, where she was Head Girl, before going on to Birmingham University to study Civil Engineering. Thereafter she entered the construction industry, gained Chartered status and worked for WS Atkins for over 20 years. In 1991 she became only the 3rd female Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineering and the first in 19 years. She worked on a wide range of projects including the Channel Tunnel, motorways and petrochemeical plants, whilst also representing British engineering on the international stage in Moscow and Beijing. She was a governor at Cheltenham Ladies’ College for 9 years before serving as the Chair of Governors at NLCS for 10 years.

Dr Hye-Jung Grace Lee



Dr. Hye-Jung Grace Lee has worked as an education expert for more than a decade, practically as Director of e-Learning Support at Seoul National University, and scholarly as an assistant research professor of Center for Teaching and Learning at Seoul National University in Korea and a visiting scholar at University of Michigan in the USA. She is also widely known as the book author of "Who gets an A+ at Seoul National University?" 
After she finished her Ph.D. in Educational Technology at Seoul National University, she visited more than 25 top research universities in the world officially as a representative of SNU delegation and interviewed senior level administrators (Vice president, Provost, or Director) in charge of quality assurance of the institutional education and technology-enhanced learningAfter conducting collaborative research on learning differences between the East and the West at University of Michigan for recent two years, Dr. Lee is currently directing Institute for Education and Innovation in Korea.


Mr Josh Herlihy

Josh Herlihy is a Business Leader with extensive international commercial experience across a range of geographic and product sectors. He is a graduate of Oxford University. He worked for Unilever for 15 years in both the UK and overseas in a variety of commercial roles. His career continued in the Body Shop as General Manager Global Sales, Finance and Franchising. From The Body Shop, he moved to Eurostar as Executive Commercial Director. For the past 5 years, Josh has been Chairman and co-founder of Clarity Search Limited, a high profile and successful headhunting business focusing on the Retail and Consumer sectors.

Mr Choong-Hyo Kang

Choong Hyo Kang is the Executive Director of Haewul Inc. and previously he was Assistant Director at Jeju Free International City Development Centre. He is a graduate from Kyonggi University and recently completed an MBA at the University of Malaya. He comes from Jeju, is married and has a teenage son and daughter.

Mr Chang-Keun Ko

Chang-keun, Ko was educated at Jeju National University where he was a Student President (Student Colonel). In 1981 he received a Masters Degree in English Education from the same university. He has worked in 8 middle and high schools as an English teacher and as a Vice Pricipal. He was also Principal at the Jeju Foreign Language High School for 4 years before moving on to work with the Jeju Special Self-governing Provincial Office of Education as a researcher and as an Education Director.

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