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Azza El Sherbiny – CEO

Mrs. ElSherbiny is a holder of a master's degree in Quality Education Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, from Wolverhampton University, England. She started her career as a teacher, then went up the ladder from a head of department to a school Managing Director. Mrs. ElSherbiny was a School Director for one of the esteemed schools in Egypt for almost 15 years, delivering Egyptian National Curriculum, British International Curriculum, and the American Curriculum. Since 2004 Mrs. ElSherbiny also served as a member and an Associate Lead Evaluator on many diverse AdvancEd external review teams to accredit schools mostly in the Arab world. She is one of the co-founders of Malvern College Egypt and was officially appointed as the CEO in 2015. She also works as an Education Consultant, working with some reputable schools in Egypt and the Middle East. Mrs. ElSherbiny also has other hats with a few NGO's; she has been 'The Seeds of Peace' Regional Coordinator. The IEARN Egyptian representative to USA. She currently serves as the United Nations NGO, DPI representative for the Middle East.


Phillip Burgess – Headmaster

Mr. Phillip Burgess has graduated from two undergraduate degrees namely a Bachelor of Business (1991) and Bachelor of Education (1999). Mr. Burgess completed a Master of Education: Leadership and Administration in 2008. Most recently he has completed an educational leadership institute at the Post Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA. Prior to embarking on his educational career, Mr. Burgess served as on Officer in the Royal Australian Navy.  Mr. Burgess began his teaching career in Australia. He has served in both state and independent, faith-based, schools in a variety of teaching and leadership positions. Mr. Burgess has led schools in Dubai for a period of six years first arriving in August 2010.  His other international experience includes leading schools in China and the Cayman Islands. Mr. Burgess’s leadership philosophy is firmly based on the principles of Servant Leadership with a deep commitment to holistic, character-based learning.

Head of Primary

Sally Dibb-Holland – Head of Primary School

After working on the New Scientist Magazine and studying at Aston University in Birmingham, Sally went to U.C.E in Birmingham to follow a B.Ed (Hons). She graduated with a first class honours degree and took up her first teaching post at Nansen School in Birmingham in 1982 teaching Years 2 & 4, whilst raising a young family. Sally then moved in 1996 with her husband to Saudi Arabia where she took up the position of Head of Pre-Prep at Jeddah Prep and Grammar School (JPGS) a co-educational day school from 4-16 years. Whilst at JPGS, Sally co-ordinated the Early Years move to a new school building. Their youngest son was born in Jeddah completing their family of 3. Sally subsequently returned to the U.K. in 2001 becoming Head of Nursery and Deputy Head of Pre-Prep at Taunton School in Somerset, a co-educational day and boarding school from 0-18 years. Following 13 years at Taunton School, in 2013 Sally and her husband moved to Qatar to open the newly expanded West Bay Campus of Doha College Primary as Head of Early Years. Sally arrived at Malvern College Egypt 3 years later as Deputy Head of Primary and founding Head of Early Years now encompassing Year 1. Sally is a passionate exponent of a child centred, holistic approach to Early Years Education, she is an active overseas inspector for the Independent Schools' Inspectorate.

Head of Secondary

Richard Moore – Head of Secondary School

Richard Moore was educated at Woodbridge School in Suffolk and Brunel University (WLIHE), where he gained a Bachelor of Education. Richard taught at a school in Ealing London for 10 years before moving to a teaching post in Hong Kong for 6 years. Richard returned to work in a school in Marlborough, Wiltshire before taking the post in Cairo Egypt.