Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Mike Walton

Head Master

Mike has been working in schools for 36 years. He has been a Headmaster for 18 years, leading two schools in UK and two schools in Thailand. He has been elected to lead a number of national and international organisations, having been Chairman of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and a board member of ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand) and a board member of Round Square International. He is an experienced inspector of schools in UK and overseas. Mike joined Brighton College Bangkok in 2019, bringing his youngest daughter to be in the first ever A level cohort. His older children are already studying at universities in UK.

Mike has been working in schools for 36 years. He has been a Headmaster for 18 years, leading two schools in UK and two schools in Thailand. He has been elected to lead a number of national and international organisations, having been Chairman of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and a board member of ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand) and a board member of Round Square International. He is an experienced inspector of schools in UK and overseas. Mike joined Brighton College Bangkok in 2019, bringing his youngest daughter to be in the first ever A level cohort. His older children are already studying at universities in UK.

Mike Walton
Mike Walton

Maytinee Bhummabhuti

Bursar

Khun May graduated with a BBA Honours degree from Chulalongkorn University and pursued her education in San Diego State University, U.S.A. with an Honours degree in MS Advance Finance. She has a strong background in Finance and more than 20 years work experience in several multinational companies in Thailand. Prior to joining Brighton College Bangkok, she was General Manager of one of the leading financial service companies in Thailand where she was responsible for overall management of finance and administrative departments in the company. She is currently Bursar at Brighton College Bangkok and oversees all non-academic aspects of the College.
Khun May graduated with a BBA Honours degree from Chulalongkorn University and pursued her education in San Diego State University, U.S.A. with an Honours degree in MS Advance Finance. She has a strong background in Finance and more than 20 years work experience in several multinational companies in Thailand. Prior to joining Brighton College Bangkok, she was General Manager of one of the leading financial service companies in Thailand where she was responsible for overall management of finance and administrative departments in the company. She is currently Bursar at Brighton College Bangkok and oversees all non-academic aspects of the College.
Maytinee Bhummabhuti
Maytinee Bhummabhuti

Vanessa Robitaille

Deputy Head of College

Vanessa was educated in Nairobi, Kenya from where she went to Oxford University and Cambridge University where she completed her teaching certificate. After graduating Vanessa returned to Kenya where she worked in two well known Prep Schools. In August of 2007 Vanessa moved to Suzhou, China joining Dulwich College for its inaugural term; leaving four years later as Deputy Head of the Senior School. This was followed by five years at Brighton College Abu Dhabi, as the founding Head of Prep School, during which time Brighton College became the leading school in the Emirate. Vanessa has been in Bangkok since the College opened, thoroughly enjoying developing and growing the school; creating the ethos and culture for which the Brighton College family of schools are so well known.
Vanessa was educated in Nairobi, Kenya from where she went to Oxford University and Cambridge University where she completed her teaching certificate. After graduating Vanessa returned to Kenya where she worked in two well known Prep Schools. In August of 2007 Vanessa moved to Suzhou, China joining Dulwich College for its inaugural term; leaving four years later as Deputy Head of the Senior School. This was followed by five years at Brighton College Abu Dhabi, as the founding Head of Prep School, during which time Brighton College became the leading school in the Emirate. Vanessa has been in Bangkok since the College opened, thoroughly enjoying developing and growing the school; creating the ethos and culture for which the Brighton College family of schools are so well known.
Vanessa Robitaille
Vanessa Robitaille

Carly Barber

Deputy Head, (i/c Senior School)

Carly started teaching in an outstanding UK school in Southampton in 2002, and went on to work as a Head of Science in Surrey, moving to become a senior leader in a rural school in East Sussex in 2011. Here she trained as a school inspector with the UK national inspectorate, Ofsted. Before leaving the UK, she also completed the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers. She joined Brighton from an international school in Rome where she was Head of Senior School. Carly continues in the pursuit of lifelong learning and is currently undertaking an MBA in Educational leadership (International) with the Institute of Education, UCL.

Carly started teaching in an outstanding UK school in Southampton in 2002, and went on to work as a Head of Science in Surrey, moving to become a senior leader in a rural school in East Sussex in 2011. Here she trained as a school inspector with the UK national inspectorate, Ofsted. Before leaving the UK, she also completed the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers. She joined Brighton from an international school in Rome where she was Head of Senior School. Carly continues in the pursuit of lifelong learning and is currently undertaking an MBA in Educational leadership (International) with the Institute of Education, UCL.

Carly Barber
Carly Barber

Siobhan Wyper

Head of Pre-Prep

Siobhan joined the College as a founding member of staff in 2016. As an expat child, she was brought up internationally and studied her undergraduate degree at Leeds University, completed a junior MBA in Madrid and Oxford and her Masters degree in Early Years Education in Madrid. She is a true believer in empowering children to do their best through growth mind-set giving them the tools they need to succeed in life. Siobhan is a great advocate for Early Years education and ensuring that their years in the Pre-Prep School give pupils the skills needed to support them through their academic career. She believes in creating a nurturing and engaging learning environment to encourage a pupil’s wellbeing and motivation, allowing each child to explore their curiosity and know that their knowledge has no boundaries.

Siobhan joined the College as a founding member of staff in 2016. As an expat child, she was brought up internationally and studied her undergraduate degree at Leeds University, completed a junior MBA in Madrid and Oxford and her Masters degree in Early Years Education in Madrid. She is a true believer in empowering children to do their best through growth mind-set giving them the tools they need to succeed in life. Siobhan is a great advocate for Early Years education and ensuring that their years in the Pre-Prep School give pupils the skills needed to support them through their academic career. She believes in creating a nurturing and engaging learning environment to encourage a pupil’s wellbeing and motivation, allowing each child to explore their curiosity and know that their knowledge has no boundaries.

Siobhan Wyper
Siobhan Wyper