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.

Marie Moreton 2023
Marie Moreton
Head of Primary
Marie Moreton 2023

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.

Holly Stroud
Holly Stroud
Head of Secondary
Holly Stroud

Holly Stroud

Head of Secondary

Holly grew up in Gloucestershire, in the West of England. After completing her Secondary Education, she moved to Wales to study Biology at Cardiff University and to enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside. Upon returning to Gloucestershire, Holly completed her Secondary PGCE with the aim of sharing her passion for Science with young people. She taught Science and Biology for eight years in the UK, holding a range of Pastoral and Academic Middle Leadership positions.

Looking for a new challenge, and a chance to indulge her love of travelling, she moved to Bangkok in 2019 with her husband and labrador to take up a position as Head of Science at a bilingual dual-curriculum school. This provided a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Thailand, travel around Asia and to eat a lot of delicious food.

 In her spare time, Holly enjoys cooking and learning about different cuisines, yoga and spending time outdoors. She is looking forward to exploring Hungary and having the opportunity to travel to neighbouring countries.


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.