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East Leadership Team

The East Leadership Team (ELT) is the leadership body for the East Campus. Made up of Principals, Vice Principals and the Director of Boarding, the ELT provides guidance and direction to the East Campus departments and curriculum leaders. The ELT is responsible for implementing the College and East Campus strategic plans.


Nicholas Alchin
Nicholas Alchin
Acting Head of Campus
East Campus

Nick has taught in holistic, values-driven schools schools since 1995, first teaching Theory of Knowledge and Mathematics at UWCSEA Dover and subsequently at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland. After working as Director of IB at Sevenoaks School, UK, and as Dean of Studies at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, Nick joined us in 2012. IB Chief Assessor for Theory of Knowledge from 2005 to 2010 and Vice Chair of the IB Examining Board from 2007 to 2013, he is a textbook author, IB examiner, workshop leader and consultant who writes and speaks widely on various educational matters.

Nick has a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, postgraduate certificates in Engineering and Education from Wolfson College, Cambridge and Manchester College, Oxford and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Open University.

An avid reader, Nick also enjoys running in the heat, evening walks in the cool and baking bread each weekend. His three children are all at UWCSEA enjoying activities from rock-climbing to dancing to drumming. Ellie, his wife, is Head of Humanities on East Campus. As a family they enjoy travelling across the region, sampling new food, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Nicholas Alchin
Stuart MacAlpine
Pauline Markey
Ben Morley
Deborah Gordon
Tilson Crew
Erin Robinson
Cameron Hunter
Richard Nies
Cathy Jones
Jensen Hjorth
Ted Cowan
Gabriel Abad