A dedicated team of experienced professionals

Headed up by Neil Blakeman, our Non-Executive Chairman, and Chris Brown, our Managing Director, Monarch Education UK is dedicated to finding the right school and environment for your child. Neil has 20 years of education industry experience, both internationally and in the UK. He has worked closely with some of Britain's leading education providers – such as the well respected Henley Business School and the Open University, the UK's largest university. His international credentials have included working as Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Beijing. Chris has skills and experience that perfectly dovetail with Neil's but have a more entrepreneurial bias, in a career that has spanned over 30 years. Since 2005 he has worked closely with the Far East, working with trade, educational and cultural exchange initiatives. Prior to this he built successful businesses in logistics, manufacturing and management consultancy. He sold his first business to a Footsie 100 listed company. Today, Chris sits on the committee of the Devon International Trade Forum using skills and knowledge gained from his years working with the Far East.