BSA - Key Persons


Dr Tawfik Gad

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board
  • President of El Konouz International Shipping
Dr Tawfik Gad is President of El Konouz International Shipping and Trading Company, and a lecturer at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Alexandria. Educated at the American University in Cairo and the North Carolina State University, he has a PhD and academic training in Industrial Engineering. In addition, Dr Tawfik has a child who attends The British School, Alexandria.

Dr. Eleanore Hargreaves

Dr. Eleanore Hargreaves is a Reader in Learning and Pedagogy at the UCL Institute of Education, London University, UK. Before joining the UCL Institute of Education, she was a teacher at the British School in Alexandria from 1986-8. She is currently supporting teachers' professional development in underprivileged schools in Alexandria and has recently carried out interview research with Egyptian primary pupils in those schools.

Hafez El Agaty - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Head of Finance
Mr. Hafez Elagaty joined the school in Feb 2016 as the School Head of Finance, he studied accounting at Faculty of Commerce ,Alexandria University , and has worked in several multinational companies. Including the National Iron & steel Co., as Chief Accountant, in Messer Griesheim-GmBH-Germany- Egypt Branch as Finance & Admin.Manager & in Pharco Pharmaceuticals as Financial Sector Chief Officer & Board Member. He is married and has two children, his daughter is working in BLOM Bank - Egypt- , and his son is a student in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport , Marketing Section.

Haisam A. Ghaly

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board
  • Regional Manager for Wedge Networks Inc
Haisam A. Ghaly is the MENA Regional Manager for Wedge Networks Inc, and has various expertise in research and industrial R&D. Haisam was born in Alexandria but has lived most of his life in Canada, he has worked closely with the HCSD Board of Education and has shown a passion for redefining the way our children learn. Haisam Believes that G.K Chesterton said it best "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another".

Mr Gerard Flynn

Mr Gerard Flynn is a former British International School head teacher who has a long connection with BSA, firstly as a colleague and now as an educational advisor. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE for services to education and charitable works in Egypt. At BSA he has been involved in Principal Appraisal, Pre-Inspection Training and he also assisted in the recruitment of the present Principal. He is an experienced school inspector, school development partner and trained mentor.

Mr Justin Blakebrough

Job Titles:
  • Principal
  • Role of Principal of the British School
Mr Justin Blakebrough took on the role of Principal of The British School in August 2015. Mr Blakebrough has 34 years of teaching experience in British education, both in the independent and state sectors, as well as three years' teaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has recently been Headteacher of a very successful 11-18 comprehensive school in Chester in the North West of England for eight years. He studied Electronic Physics and Philosophy at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Bristol University. This was later followed by gaining a Master of Arts in Educational Management at York University and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). He is married and has two children, one who attends The British School and the other who lives in England. He has a range of interests including music, independent travel and skiing.

Mr Magdi El Garf

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of an Alexandria
Mr Magdi El Garf is the chairman of an Alexandria-based leading development company which focuses on industrial and housing projects. An academically trained architect, Magdi worked in the past for a number of companies in Egypt and in the United Kingdom, and has a specialist interest in eco-development projects. Magdi is also the elected chair of the Egyptian-British Association in Alexandria.

Mr Paul Walton

Mr Paul Walton works in the headquarters of the Anna Lindh Foundation, an international institution promoting trans-Mediterranean cooperation in the fields of education, culture, media and conflict resolution. Prior to the Foundation, Paul was co-Founder and Executive Director of the award-winning organisation Global Voice UK and has managed multi-country projects on behalf of the European Union, League of Arab States and United Nations.

Mr Wael Mansour

Job Titles:
  • Engineer
Mr Wael Mansour is a trained engineer, graduating from the University of Alexandria, the city where he was born. Through his professional work, Wael has worked in various engineering projects within Alexandria and the wider Egypt, and is particularly interested in development initiatives. Wael has children who attend The British School and he is very active in the field of sport.

Mrs Amani Madwar

Mrs Amani Madwar has extensive professional experience in the international education sector, having worked for the British council for more than 20 years. In her work at the council, Amani managed projects related to skills for youth employability, with a specialist interest in career guidance and development. Amani has also received training as an editor and writer.

Mrs Deirdre Greaney

Mrs Deirdre Greaney joined The British School, Alexandria in January 2012 as FS2 class teacher and took over as Head of Pre-Prep in April 2013. Deirdre spent a number of years previously teaching in Ireland and the Red Sea both in Sharm and El Gouna. Deirdre studied Economics and Maths before completing her Post Graduate diploma in Primary Education. Deirdre enjoys visiting her family here and in Ireland during the holidays. She also enjoys Zumba and Kick boxing when she gets the time to visit the gym.

Mrs Nichelle Jackson

Job Titles:
  • Head of Senior School
Mrs Nichelle Jackson joined the Senior School in September 2004 as an English teacher and has held the positions of Examinations Officer and Head of Pastoral and is now Head of Senior School. Mrs Jackson studied languages and economics at university before going on to do a PGCE and later an MA in the teaching of English. She has taught in Britain, France and Egypt, teaching children of all ages and also adults.

Mrs. El Ahmer - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Member of Alexandrian
Mrs. Mona El Ahmer was born in Alex, worked in Kuwait, and lived in Germany for 25 years where she became a German citizen and an active member of society. Mrs. El Ahmer has great experience in administration and marketing, working for the last 23 years as a managing director of a well-established construction company specialising in the field of Project management and Environmental Technology. Mrs. El Ahmer is an active member of Alexandrian society, involved in different charities, and running many successful events. Mrs. El Ahmer is a proud mother of two sons, the younger is attending the BSA.

Passent Abdel Salam

Mrs Passent is an ex-teaching assistant and instructor of Marketing and Human Resources. She is currently on leave pursuing her PhD degree. Passent has spent the past seven years living in Belgium and had an active volunteer role at the British School of Brussels. She has worked in Alexandria at the Arab academy for Science and Technology and also at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and in Cairo at MSA University. Passent has two children attending the BSA.

Yosra Sheir

Job Titles:
  • Head of Administration
Mrs Yosra Sheir joined the school in October 2003 as the school accountant and has held the position of PA to Principal for more than 9 years and is now Head of Administration. Mrs Sheir studied Economics in Alexandria University and has worked in several multinational companies before joining the school.