HD Ningbo School
宁波鄞州赫德实验学校

Principal Team

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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​ / Headmaster of HD Ningbo School

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 look forward to visiting him in his new role in China!


Eva Zhang
Executive Principal of HD Ningbo 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, the ability to take care of themselves and others and to continuously explore and motivate children’s potential. 

Jane Hu
Principal of Primary School, HD Ningbo 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 also won first prizes from teaching competitions in both city and province level. Prior to joining HD Ningbo school, she was the Vice-Principal of Ningbo Haishu Central Primary School.

Graham Horton
Principal of Primary School, HD Ningbo School

Graham has accumulated over 25 years of experience working as an educator in the UK and overseas; initially a primary and early years specialist, he then progressed into educational leadership and management positions. He has worked in the UK school system, managing primary schools and then acting as a local government consultant and advisor to schools in need of support. More recently, he has worked as a principal for international primary schools in Qatar and Nigeria before joining HD.

Nancy Yin
Principal of Secondary School, HD Ningbo School

Nancy is from Shanghai and was the director of the international campus of the Key School. With a master's degree in applied mathematics and a senior professional title in high school, she has 15 years of teaching experience in IB International Mathmatics. She is also a IBDP mathematics examiner. 

Ann Flynn
Principal of Secondary School, HD Ningbo School

Ms. Ann Flynn joined HD Ningbo School in August 2017. Ms. Flynn has been awarded a Master of Arts Degree in International Education from the University of Bath, UK, and a Master of Science Degree in International Development and Education from University College London.

Ann has 25 years of experience working in international education and educational leadership, management and teaching roles. She worked in China for over 5 years prior to joining HD Ningbo School having worked at Harrow International School, Beijing and Dulwich International High School, Suzhou.

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