Neil Mc Garry 2020
Neil McGarry
Principal
Neil Mc Garry 2020

Neil McGarry

Principal

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Business Management and Administration, University of Leeds, UK

PGCE, University of Leeds, UK

M. Ed, University of Brighton, UK

Neil started his career twenty six years ago as a Maths teacher in Northallerton, North Yorkshire before moving to Germany, where he worked in a number of roles including Consultant Advisor to Primary and Secondary leadership teams across Service Children’s schools in several countries. After twelve years in Germany, Neil moved to the Channel Islands to further expand his knowledge of senior leadership. In January 2017, Neil moved back to mainland Europe as Principal at Britannica. As well as being an avid reader of Educational literature with a thirst for new and inspiring teaching and learning ideas, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, one of whom attends the secondary phase of Britannica. His outside interests include sports, particularly rugby and football where he is a passionate supporter of Saracens and Liverpool respectively, keeping fit at the gym, travelling, reading, eating out and watching action films.

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Marie Moreton
Head of Primary
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Marie Moreton

Head of Primary

BSc Psychology, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

PGCE, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

Marie grew up in the south-west of England in a large industrial town called Swindon. Having studied in Bristol, she remained in this vibrant city for 7 years, working in a variety of schools in Swindon and inner-city Bristol.

Then, to fuel her appetite for adventure, Marie took a position in Bangkok, Thailand, where she spent time exploring Asia. She developed a fascination with the rich culture and history of China and moved to a large international school in Suzhou in 2008, where she later gained the position of Deputy Head of Junior School.

Despite being somewhat accident prone, Marie enjoys a variety of sports and activities such as football, badminton, netball and cycling. Marie joined the Britannica family in 2016 and has subsequently had a daughter, Eve Violet, who now attends nursery and is doing much better than Marie at learning Hungarian! When she is not playing with Eve or exploring Budapest, Marie is often found with her nose buried in a good book.

Marie is proud to be part of such a wonderful and welcoming community and to be working with such a fantastic group of children, staff and parents.

Greg Barker2020
Greg Barker
Head of Secondary, Examination Officer
Greg Barker2020

Greg Barker

Head of Secondary, Examination Officer

BA (Hons.) Drama, University of Leeds

PGCE, University of Leeds

Greg comes from the UK but has spent a few years in the Middle East and China. He is a drama teacher by trade and has been in senior leadership roles for around the last 15 years; he is married and has three children and two beautiful granddaughters and his middle son is in China to teach English, keeping up the family tradition! Greg is very happy to be in his third year at Britannica and absolutely loves working with such delightful and friendly students. His mission is to make coming to school the best experience it can possibly be and for all his students to fulfil their potential.

Balazs Bihari 2020
Balázs Bihari
Business Manager
Balazs Bihari 2020

Balázs Bihari

Business Manager

MA, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, Accounting and Finance

Balázs was born in a small town at the lovely Lake Balaton, where he finished a local primary school, then the secondary school in Veszprém. He graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest, specialized in Accounting and Finance. After finishing his studies in 1991, he started his career joining multinational companies, where he gained experience in several industries, such as chemical, automotive, seeds research and production, IT distribution, including expat stay in the Netherlands.

Balázs has two children; his “small” daughter is 26, married already and attending university; his “big” son is 19 and finishing the secondary school. In his free time he loves riding the bike or the motorbike, visiting the gym and caring of his internal self-development, like meditation.

Balázs is excited to join the Britannica community from November 2019 and look forward to working in the private educational sector.