A Conversation with Art
Mrs Rachel Dent, Head of School, read to the City Campus children and reflected on the role that reading plays in education, and in our lives.

On behalf of Asia International School Limited (AISL) – the holding company of all Harrow branded schools, Harrow International Management Services Limited (HIMS) oversees the running of Harrow Beijing. HIMS provides technical advice and assistance to support the management of the school.

The school operates under an agreement with the Governors of Harrow School in the UK. Under that agreement, the school is permitted to use the Harrow name and Arms, and is required to have a Governing Board which, inter alia, is responsible for the overall philosophy, vision, culture and strategic direction of the school; compliance with governing documents and law; and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the day to day operations. The Governing Board is required to include two Governors of Harrow School London (or their representatives), two representatives of the school’s owners, and one Director of HIMS.

The Governing body of the school is composed of the following members:

  • A Chairman
  • Two Harrow School Governors, or their representatives
  • Two representatives of the owners of the school
  • One Director of HIMS
  • One independent expert in the field of international education
  • Three other independent people with relevant expertise in education and/or other areas of activity relevant to the school’s activities

The presence of Harrow School Governors and HIMS in governance is to assure, amongst other things, a consistently high standard of education, reflecting Harrow School’s values and traditions of excellence.



Mr Chiu is the chairman of Harrow International Management Services Limited and the founder of the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is also a Governor of all the Harrow International Schools. Mr. Chiu is currently the Chairman of Fortune Oil Limited (previously known as Fortune Oil PLC), of which he has been a Director since August 1993 and was the Chief Executive prior to becoming the Vice Chairman in October 1994. He is also the Chairman of Federal Asia Company Limited, a private trading company with extensive operations in China. He also holds the following honorary positions:

  • Council Member of China Overseas Friendship Association
  • Honorary Citizen of Maoming, The Guangdong Province
  • Executive Committee Member of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce


Dr Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, is the Chairman of the Asia International School Limited. She is a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Senior Advisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

Dr Wong serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited; of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited; and of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels; and sits on the Board of Directors of the Our Hong Kong Foundation. She is also an Honorary Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Dr Wong formerly sat on the Board of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; and was the previous Non-Executive Chairman of The Hongkong Bank Foundation’s Advisory Committee. She was also previously a Global Advisor to Mars, Incorporated.

She is the Honorary Chairman of World Vision Hong Kong and an Honorary Vice-President of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. She also sits on the Honorary Advisory Board of the Hong Kong WEMP Education Foundation, which pioneers and provides mental health and wellbeing to children and their families.

Dr Wong has a distinguished record of public service. She is a former Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. She is also the former Chairperson of the Education Commission; the Hong Kong Housing Authority; the Commission on Youth; and the Social Welfare Advisory Committee. She also served as a Member on the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission; as a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development; and as a Member of the Commission on Poverty of the Government of the HKSAR. Dr Wong is also a former Working Group Member of the United Nations High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor; and a former Member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Youth Employment. She was the former President of the English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong). She is a former Court Member of The University of Hong Kong, where in addition, she was an elected Member of the Council. She was also on The Asia Foundation Hong Kong Leadership Council.

Dr Wong holds a B.Soc.Sc. from The University of Hong Kong; an M.S.W. from The University of Toronto; an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of California, Davis. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2004); The University of Hong Kong (2003); The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2002); The University of Toronto (1999); and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996).  In 2006, she was made an Honorary Fellow of The London School of Economics and Political Science. She was bestowed the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honouree Award by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003.

Dr Wong has been the recipient of many awards, both locally and internationally, including one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong and was honoured as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. She was also honoured with the award of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1997.


Mr Leung is Chief Executive Officer of Harrow International Management Services Limited. He oversees the operations and business development of AISL Harrow Schools in Asia. Prior to joining the Harrow family of schools in Asia, Mr Leung was the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Carnival Group International Holdings Limited from 2014 to 2016, was Deputy Managing Director, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of China Gas Holdings Limited from 2005 to 2014, and worked in investment banking from 1992 to 2005. Mr Leung is a lawyer by training, and is qualified to practise Law in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Australia. Law firms he has previously served include Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters.


Ms Louisa Ho Yuk King is Chief Financial Officer of Asia International School Limited. Ms Ho is responsible for the finance and accounting, human resources, projects management and ICT functions of the Group.

Ms Ho has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, finance and banking treasury in Hong Kong and the PRC with specific expertise in managing financial and accounting operations, and executing corporate strategy. Prior to joining the Group, she worked in a range of positions in the controller and operations departments of Esso Hong Kong Limited (now known as ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited) from 1987 to 1993. She joined Fortune Oil PLC (now renamed as Fortune Oil Limited) as financial controller in September 1993. Ms Ho subsequently served as a deputy chief executive from August 2001 to April 2004, a finance director from April 2004 to September 2006 and a non-executive director from September 2006 to April 2015.

Ms Ho is a certified public accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ms Ho received her bachelor of social science degree from the University of Hong Kong in November 1986, a postgraduate diploma in information technology for business in November 1991 and a master of data processing degree from the University of Ulster in the United Kingdom in July 1992.


Dr Ahmed Hussain is the Chief Education Officer with AISL. This position involves leading on educational strategy and operations across the Harrow group of schools in Asia. He is also an Associate Professor in the school of education Durham University, a member of the editorial board with Research Journal: International Education Theory and Practice, a member of the expert panel for Pudong Education Bureau, Shanghai and a Fellow of the Charter College for Teaching, UK.    

Following an initial career as a post-doctoral research scientist and lecturer at University of Nottingham, Ahmed trained as teacher of science with the school of education, Durham University. Following a number of teaching and leadership positions, Ahmed was appointed as a Lecturer of Education at Durham University. Here he led on training and developing teachers, teaching on Masters and EdD courses as well as undertaking research in the fields of curriculum analysis, assessment and teacher professional development. Ahmed took up a number of senior leadership positions in schools in the UK and Dubai along with working in the education reform project in Abu Dhabi. Here he led projects on senior leader and teacher professional development along with supporting the development and rollout of national standards for school leaders and teachers in the UAE. Ahmed then took up the role of Director of Schools with Wellington College China, playing a key role in establishing Wellington College China as a leading education group regionally and internationally.


Ms Price spent 26 years at Benenden School in the UK, most recently as Deputy Head, and was one of the founding trustees of the Benenden School Hong Kong Trust. After leaving Benenden in December 2015, she became an educational management consultant advising schools on areas such as governance and compliance, development and external relations. She is also a Director of Gresham Books, a specialist publisher for schools, and writes and speaks regularly on the development of Critical Thinking skills. As the representative of the Harrow Governors, she is a Governor of the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, and Shanghai as well as in Hong Kong. Ms Price holds a First Class bachelor’s degree in History.


Mr Nicholas Michael Smith, OBE has worked with many groups worldwide, including Peking Sinfonietta, the Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Teatro Lirico di Spoleto and the New Music Players.  

Mr Smith holds a degree in music from Cambridge University, England and studied conducting and composition privately with Reginald Thompson. Mr Smith holds both artistic and academic appointments.

In 2001, Mr Smith created the Peking Sinfonietta, and currently serves as its Artistic Director. In 2002, Mr Smith helped to found the International Festival Chorus “IFC”.  In addition to performing at least one PRC premier of a major choral work each year, IFC has played an active role in commissioning new choral works from Chinese composers, most recently Dao by He Shaoying, which subsequently received performances in France and the UK.  Under Mr Smith’s direction, in 2016 IFC made the first recording of Xian Xinghai’s Production Cantata, historically China’s first ever large-scale choral work.

Since 2007, Mr Smith has been a professor of the Conducting Department of the China Music Conservatory. Mr Smith was appointed an honorary professor of the Tianjin Music Conservatory in 2011.

In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed on Mr Smith the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to music in China and to Sino-British relations. Mr Smith has also appeared on numerous of Chinese radio and television programs, and in 2011 was given Phoenix TV’s “You Bring Charm to China” award for his efforts to encourage and promote western classical music in China.


Mr Louis Fel is the Global Head of Aluminum at Noble Group; he is also an Old Harrovian, LLB (UK/US qualified), MBA and a mandarin speaker.

Mr. Andrew McGregor

Having read Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Mr McGregor spent more than thirty years teaching at Harrow School in the UK. He was House Master of The Head Master’s before his appointment to the Senior Management Team in 2012. As Senior Tutor, he oversaw areas of compliance, including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Pupil Welfare.

Since his retirement from Harrow in 2018, Mr McGregor has acted as an educational consultant. He is also on the Board of three leading prep schools across the UK. As the representative of the Harrow Governors, Mr McGregor is a Governor of the Harrow International Schools in Appi, Chongqing, Haikou, Nanning, Shenzhen Qianhai and Zhuhai Hengqin.

Mr McGregor is a published playwright with a keen interest in The Arts. He sings in a Cathedral Choir and also sits as a Magistrate in NW London.