Danny Wang, MA (Cantab)

Managing Director of Full Circle Education Group

Vice Chairman of St Bees School

Director of Shenzhen Shiyan International School

Founding Chairman of Adventurous Global Schools Charity

President of UK-Chinese Sports Games

University of Cambridge Master of Land Economy (Clare College)

Danny is a role-model for showing Chinese students how the fusion of Chinese and international education systems can prepare them for a place in one of the world’s top universities and for a subsequent successful career. After graduating from University of Cambridge with a master’s degree in land economy, Danny came back to China and began his career in international education. He now manages three international schools in China and UK, and founded AGS charity which aims to provide education in underprivileged areas in the world. With great passion and hands on experience in the field, Danny is currently leading business enterprise section, coordinating the various components and developing new business opportunities for Full Circle Education Group.

Laurence Gribble

Deputy Director of Full Circle Education Group

University of Cambridge

Laurence Gribble graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Chinese Studies. Laurence is fluent in four languages, has travelled to 40 countries, and in 2014 cycled from London to Hong Kong, raising more than £20,000 for charity. Laurence and Danny Wang (Managing Director of Full Circle) founded both Adventurous Education and AGS charity. An alumnus of St Bees School, Laurence currently is the deputy director of Full Circle Education, striving to design an offering that incorporates both academic and parallel curriculum excellence for every pupil.

Sarah Yasai Wang, M.ed, CIM, CMI

International Marketing Director of Full Circle Education Group,
International Marketing Director of St Bees School

Sarah graduated from Manchester University with a Master Degree in Education. A qualified member of CIM (Charter Institute of Marketing) and CMI (Charter Management Institute).

Sarah had been the International Manager of English UK, the national trade association of English language training in the UK, since 2005. She has proven experience in sourcing and delivering multi-million dollar multi-track projects and campaigns in many countries with a consistent proven track record of high standard and satisfaction from stakeholders. As one of the UK official education and training sector representatives, Sarah has participated in the market scoping visits to over 20 countries including Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, UAE, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Angola.

Roger Sinnett

Director of Education of Full Circle Education Group,
Headmaster of St Bees UK

Roger has more than 20 years in leadership roles in international and bilingual education and played a central role in establishing five Chinese international schools in China along with nine training schools, kindergartens and academies. Roger is pioneering the‘ Fusion Programme’ which integrates the best components of Chinese and international curricula, and which promotes character development in balance with academic attainment.

Frank Lu

Consultant of Full Circle Education Group

Frank Lu has worked in the international education industry for nearly 20 years. He studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University and the School of Education at the University of London in his early years. He has won Bao Yugang Scholarship. While working at Zhejiang University, he won the “Zhu Kezhen Outstanding Teacher Award” at the highest level of the school. Mr. Lu Minjun used to be the dean of Hangzhou Preparatory College of Monash University, a famous Australian university. While working at Eaton, Lu Minjun led the start and operation of 12 international school projects. The Changzhou Oxford International College (now renamed as Weiya College) started by him has now become a famous international school in the Yangtze River Delta region. During his tenure as Deputy General Manager of Bao Yugang Experimental School Management Company, Mr. Lu Minjun did a lot of work and contributed to the development of Bao Yugang School.

Lee Knight

(King’s College London)
Western Principal of St Bees Dongguan

Lee has more than 20 years’ experience in international education. He worked as Principal of primary and secondary schools, Senior Manager of international education companies. He has rich experience in international school’s operation and management, curriculum design and implementation as well as marketing strategy. Lee’s involvement in teaching research on ways to effectively improve students’ academic performance has given him a high level of expertise in areas such as curriculum development and student management.

Pier Larosa

Director of International Student Recruitment for St Bees School (UK)

Pier has over fifteen years of experience in the education industry, serving both as an educator, mentor, and admissions counsellor. With a focus on international education, he has held strategic Sales and Marketing roles in Secondary and Higher Education institutions increasing their international footprint and grown their student enrolment numbers. He holds a Teaching Degree, Master of Education, Bachelor of Educational Science, and Language Diplomas.

Anthony Charles Millns

Senior Consultant of Full Circle Education Group

MA (Oxon) – Postmaster in English, Merton College Oxford (1969-72)

English UK – Chief Executive (1999-2014)

Created English UK from two predecessor organisations; set up company and charity, established brand.

Governor, London Metropolitan University, and Chair of Governance Committee (2009 – present)

Tourism Alliance (top-level representational body for UK £100 billion tourism industry) – Director and Secretary 2002-14, Chairman 2006-7

Member of Government committees, working with BIS/DIT and Home Office – eg Joint Education Taskforce, Prime

Minister’s Initiative Strategy Group, Home Office Corporate Stakeholders Group, and BIS International

Education Council, chaired by Universities Minister; chair of English Language Working Group

Accreditation UK Executive Board – Joint Chair, 2006-14

Maya Shen

Project Manager of Full Circle Education, PA to Director of Education

As a B.A. graduate majored in English education, Maya started her career as a senior high school English teacher in China. Following 6 years of working at business department as deputy director in shipbuilding offshore engineering industry, Maya became the China Uk business operations coordinator, enhancing successful cross culture collaborations. Maya is a firm advocate for improving education offerings in China, as a cross culture learner herself, she understands that China’s rapid development and growth as a global powerhouse brings with it the need for deep understandings of how to interact inter-culturally in an international world.

Maya has joined Full Circle as project manager and PA to Director of Education, her personal mission is to help innovate and implement the Fusion Education Approach to full circle school all over the world, ultimately to achieve the high educational standard to which we all aspire.

Rella Zhang

P.A. to the Managing Director

Graduated from Trinity Univeristy in the United States, Rella is now P.A. to Full Circle Education’s managing director Danny Wang. She is involved in the group’s coordination and support of human resources, finance, business development, as well as marketing. Rella began studying abroad at the age of 14 in Bangkok International School, one of Thailand’s most prestigious schools. After graduation from university, she returned to China and began her career in international education field. Out of her passion and beliefs, Rella is contributing to the development of Full Circle with her own background and experience in international education.

Shirley Wu

Finance Manager

Shirley has seven years of financial work experience and five years in financial management of collectivized companies. She has managed companies in different regions and provided financial data and analysis opinions for major decisions of enterprises from the perspective of financial supervision, financial control and financial support. She is also experienced in IPO audit and is familiar with the listing process. Currently Shirley is responsible for Full Circle Education’s financial management of different projects both in China and abroad.

Kenrick Wong


Kenrick Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor and Master of Architecture and was an exchange student in Paris. He worked in Rocco Design Architects and several architectural firms with different scales. He believes that architecture is a powerful tool for volunteer, cultural and education projects.

With seven years of volunteer + design experiences, Kenrick currently co-founds Orient Occident Atelier (OOA) and Adventurous Global Schools (AGS) charity to explore the modern interpretation of Eastern and Western aesthetics, while focusing on the integration of nature, function and the community. He directs the design, construction and management of the prototype school, educational tours, and integrates village development with researches on local construction and material. The first self-initiated village school is completed in Cambodia in 2017 July. Currently Kenrick works as the architect for Full Circle Education Group.

St Bees School Board

Mark George


Danny Wang

Vice Chair

Peter Lever

Board member

Anthony Charles Millns

Board member

Studio Cambridge Team

Richard Mountford

Managing Director

Richard is a graduate of Manchester University, where he studied Economics and Politics. After graduating, he taught English in Taiwan, Portugal and in the UK, before joining Studio in 1995, firstly as Course Director of a Summer Camp and then as Head of Young Learners. He went on to build the portfolio of summer camps at Studio Cambridge, and as Operations Director since 2003 he has been responsible for the smooth running of the school and its campuses. He also travels internationally on behalf of the school, meeting partner agents, schools and students.

Nicole Kennedy

Sales Director

Nicole has an MA and an MPhil in French and Linguistics from the University of Cambridge (Emmanuel). Her passion for international education came from an early age, after spells of schooling overseas in Canada and the US, and a year teaching English in France. She joined Studio Cambridge in 1998 initially in a temporary role, and enjoyed her experiences so much that she stayed, eventually becoming Sales Director in 2003. She has been responsible for developing a network of loyal partner agents and schools around the world over the last 15 years.

Richard Elstub

Academic Manager

Richard graduated in Chemistry from Queen Mary College, London. He taught in Chile and Spain, as well as several Studio summer camps before permanently joining the Studio teaching team in 2000. He is Trinity Dip TESOL qualified and is a CELTA trainer. He has come through the Studio ranks from teacher to Director of Studies, before taking on his current role of Academic Manager in 2008. Richard is responsible for all aspects of Studio’s academic programmes.

Tim Essex

Director of Studies

Tim graduated from de Montfort University in Combined Arts. He taught in Malta and Portugal, as well as several Studio summer camps before permanently joining the Studio teaching team in 2008. He has since become an experienced summer Course Director for both Young Learners and Adults and is our main Director of Studies year-round. In this role he gives advice and information to students on their language studies. He assesses students’ initial levels of English, gives advice on the most appropriate courses for each individual and prepares progress reports for sponsors, parents and universities.

Layla Evans

Operations Manager

Layla graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Politics and Women’s Studies. She has been at Studio since 2002, starting as a summer camp Course Director, before becoming Head of Young Learners. She took on her current role as Operations Manager in 2008, and she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school outside of the classroom. She oversees, HR, Safeguarding, Welfare, Student Services and Accommodation and is a key member of the summer camp planning team.