Beijing No 4 High School
CHEER Foundation
Eton College
Geelong Grammar School
Groton School
Harvard Westlake
HS Affiliated to Fudan University

WLSA Executive Board

 

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Tony Little
  • Changming Lu
  • Jack Jia
  • Stephen Meek
  • Rick Commons
  • Temba Maqubela
  • Tony Little

    Chairman
    Former Headmaster, Eton College
    United Kingdom

  • Changming Lu

    Principal, Beijing No. 4 High School 
    Beijing, China

  • Jack Jia

    Founder of WLSA Foundation
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Stephen Meek

    Headmaster, Geelong Grammar School 
    Victoria, Australia

  • Rick Commons

    Headmaster, Harvard-Westlake School 
    California, United States 

  • Temba Maqubela

    Headmaster, Groton School 
    Massachusetts, United States 

  • Tony Little
  • Changming Lu
  • Jack Jia
  • Stephen Meek
  • Rick Commons
  • Temba Maqubela

Tony Little
former Head Master, Eton College

Chairman, WLSA Executive Board
Tony Little was Head Master of Eton College from 2002 – 2015. He was a student himself at Eton College before going on to Cambridge University to read English Literature. He trained as a teacher and worked at Tonbridge and Brentwood Schools before taking up his post as Headmaster of Chigwell School in 1989, a school on the outskirts of London with 650 students aged 7 to 18. In 1996 he became Headmaster of Oakham School, a co-educational boarding and day school in the heart of England with over 1000 students. He has been involved in both co-educational and boys' schools and also has experience of schools that are full boarding as well as predominantly for day students. Since September 2015, he has been Chief Academic Officer of GEMS Education, an international schools’ group which educates 140,000 students from 171 countries. He is also the Honorary President of the Boarding Schools Association, the largest boarding schools group in the world.
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Changming Liu, Principal
Beijing No. 4 High School

Vice-Chairman, WLSA Executive Board
Changming Liu has worked in education for 30 years. He worked as a teacher at Beijing No. 4 High School since 1987, and has served successively as a Physics teacher, Head of the Teaching and Research Group, Deputy Director of Teaching and Deputy Principal in Beijing No. 4 High School. Mr. Liu has long been engaged in teaching physics and served as a head teacher. Dozens of students were awarded with Gold Medals in the International Secondary School Students' Olympic Physics Competition through his counselling. He had prepared and published a lot of teaching materials and audio-visual materials. Since 1995, Changming Liu engaged in teaching management. Then, he has chaired or participated in several sub-teaching-topic issues for Beijing No. 4 High School, such as "quality assessment of individual students", "building a modern school system", etc; as well as the research project of "High School Model School building, development and challenges". In 2004, Changming Liu became the Principal of Beijing No. 4 High School. Since 2008, he has been working with CHEER on developing the Skills Development Programme (SDP). From 2010 he has been involved with the establishment of WLSA and serves as Vice-Chairman of WLSA.
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Jack Jia
Founder of the WLSA Foundation

Secretary, WLSA Executive Board
Jack X.F. Jia received his MBA at the China-Europe Management Institute (China-Europe International Business School) in 1989. In 1993 Dr. Jia received his PhD in Economics and Management at University Twente in the Netherlands and has been working as a senior Chinese expert for this University ever since. In 1995 he, together with a select group of Western academic professors, founded the CHEER Foundation (European Union Education Foundation). In 2004 Dr. Jia led the CHEER team to initiate the World Leading Schools Forum with the support of leading international schools such as Eton College (UK), Harvard-Westlake School (USA) and Beijing No. 4 High School (PRC). After seven years of working on successive educational forums, Dr. Jia, together with leading school heads, founded WLSA in 2011.
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Stephen Meek
Principal, Geelong Grammar School

WLSA Executive Board Member
Mr Stephen Meek commenced as Principal of Geelong Grammar School on 1 October 2004. Stephen was previously Headmaster of Hurstpierpoint College, in West Sussex, U.K., a co-educational boarding and day school with more than 650 students, a post he held for nine years. Prior to Hurstpierpoint College, Stephen spent ten years and seven years respectively at two other schools in the United Kingdom; Sherborne School, a traditional boys' boarding school in Dorset, and Dulwich College, a large academic day school in London. Stephen is a graduate of St Andrews University, with a Master of Arts (1st Class Honours) in Medieval and Modern History. He also studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Oxford University.
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Rick Commons 
Headmaster, Harvard-Westlake School

WLSA Executive Board Member
Richard B. Commons has been President of Harvard-Westlake School since 2013. He was previously Headmaster of Groton School from 2003-2013. Mr. Commons earned his B.A. in English at the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. He holds masters degrees from Middlebury College and Stanford University.
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Temba Maqubela
Headmaster Groton School

WLSA Executive Board Member
Temba Maqubela became Groton School's eighth headmaster on July 1, 2013. Born in King William's Town, South Africa, Mr. Maqubela was persecuted for anti-apartheid activism and arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee in 1986. He began his teaching career at Maru-a-Pula in Botswana in1983, from there he went on to teach at a public school in Long Island City, NY, then spent nearly three decades at Phillips Academy, Andover. Mr. Maqubela holds a master's in chemistry from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's in chemistry from Nigeria's University of Ibadan. Among his honours are the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award, a White House Distinguished Teacher Award, the Lyman T. Johnson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and his induction into the Northeast Section of the American Chemical Society's Aula Laudis Society.
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