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HD Ningbo School

Leadership Team


The Chief Academic Director, Secondary Principals, Primary Principals, and Executive Principals all have a rich experience in managing bilingual schools and international schools. The international teachers come from various English-speaking countries (including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia) and are professionally qualified. The Chinese teaching team are all well-experienced teachers from international schools or public schools and are led by academically outstanding teachers. Every member of our teaching team embraces education with full passion and commitment to academic excellence. 

Each class has an international teacher, a Chinese teacher and a learning facilitator. Teachers will get to know each child as an individual and will offer a personalized education for each child. We offer a unique curriculum integrated with character education.

Robert Holroyd
Chief Academic Director of HD Schools

Robert Holroyd is a graduate of Oxford University and an internationalist with over 25 years' management experience in schools in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining HD schools, Robert was Headmaster of Repton School, UK, and during his thirteen-year tenure of this post was privileged to internationalise the Repton brand in multiple locations across the world including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and India. Robert is the proud father of two graduate daughters who enjoy visiting him in China.

Bala Krish
International Principal of HDNB Secondary School

Mr Bala Krish is a Humanities graduate from the National University of Singapore with more than 20 years of experience in curriculum design and educational leadership, in both the public and private sectors in Singapore. The public schools he led were nationally recognized for excellence in academic and character education. In addition to school leadership, Bala chaired several Professional Development committees focusing on curriculum and leadership for cluster schools in his zone. Beyond public schools, he was invited by the Singapore Institute of Management to conceptualize and design an experimental Cambridge International Curriculum at both the secondary and senior school levels as an outreach to regional academic development. Prior to joining HD Ningbo, Bala served as the Director of the Centre for Micro-credentials with the Singapore Institute of Management which offered special electives to undergraduate students to enhance their degree programs. A firm believer in professional development, Bala engaged educators as a conference speaker and provided consultancy services in curriculum in the Asia Pacific region during his years of service. He hopes to bring these experiences to HD Ningbo in service of teacher development and building multiple pathways for student progression beyond their high school years. Bala is a sports and music enthusiast and pursues them with great passion as hobbies.

Jane Hu
Principal of HDNB Primary School

Jane has 26 years teaching and management experience in education and is a renowned expert with a specialism in high-grade primary mathematics teaching. She has won teaching awards at both city and province level. Prior to joining HD Ningbo Primary School, she was the Vice-Principal of Ningbo Haishu Central Primary School.

Karyn Walton
Principal of HDNB Primary School

Karyn Walton is a graduate of both Dundee and Leeds Universities and has been employed in education for almost 30 years, the last 12 years in a leadership capacity. Karyn has enjoyed living and working internationally, in a variety of locations including America, Thailand and China. Karyn has a keen interest in educational research, particularly in curriculum development and is passionate about professional development for staff. Outside of school Karyn enjoys cooking, travelling and researching her family tree. 

Eva Zhang
Executive Principal of HDNB Kindergarten

Eva is a graduate of the Beijing Language and Culture University and has been working in the educational sector for over a decade. Eva was the Chief Operating Officer of the Family Learning House and as a management role at the Montessori Kindergarten in Beijing. She is devoted to applying education to: create character, cultivate children’s problem-solving capabilities and giving children the ability to take care of themselves, and others. She is fascinated by childrens’ potential, they continuous exploration and motivation.