Dr. Mark Hensman
Principal | 校长

Dr Mark Hensman is an educator from New Zealand where he was a geography teacher (co-authoring 9 geography textbooks for NZ schools) and head of a boys’ day/boarding school. He then gained a doctorate in theology based on anthropological research of two villages in western Thailand. Following this and six years as Head of Harrow International School Bangkok, Dr Hensman became COO and Director of Schools for Harrow International Management Services Ltd and was involved in establishing Harrow International Schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Prior to taking his current post as Principal of the International Leadership Academy Beijing and Chief Education Officer of the ILA group, Dr Hensman completed a Post-Masters Certificate in chaplaincy with a specialism in hospital chaplaincy while looking after his terminally ill wife and he has recently commenced another doctorate, focusing on the spiritual care of the homeless.


During his career in education Dr. Hensman has held positions in a number of organisations:


  • Sixth Form External Examinations Board, NZ (Chairman)
  • 新西兰外部考试委员会主席
  • International Schools’ Association of Thailand (Secretary General)
  • 泰国国际学校协会秘书长
  • British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand (Vice Chairman)
  • 泰国英国商会副主席
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia (Chairman)
  • 亚洲英国国际学校联合会会长

As the educator who developed ILA’s vision, you can read about Dr. Hensman’s view on Wisdom for Life below.