Head of UWC South East Asia
Chris Edwards joined UWCSEA in 2014. Educated at Merchant Taylors’ School in Liverpool UK, he went on to study English Language and Literature at Oxford University in 1983 where he gained a First Class Degree. He subsequently began a teaching career that in its first 10 years saw him in Australia, Southeast Asia, Brazil (where he became enamoured of the IB) and the UK. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy and later Acting Head of Stowe School in the UK. 2004 saw Chris become Head of Bromsgrove, one of the UK’s largest independent schools which, during his tenure, established a Foundation, widened its access to young people from all social backgrounds and eventually comprised of a student body from 43 different nations. However, after the happiest of decades in such a forward-looking environment, Chris found the lure of UWCSEA’s educational ethos and ambition simply too great. Indeed, philosophically, he believes he has come home.
"UWC, it seems to me, is so much more than collection of schools and colleges: it is a flaming beacon for those who believe in our common humanity and our potential to leave the world a better place than we found it."