Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Fiona McKenzie – Director

Fiona, educated at Rugby School and St Andrew’s University, is the Head of our Middle East office. Her experience of working in leading independent schools such as Rugby School and Milton Abbey, and her background as an educationalist enables her to offer you an expert school placement service.  Fiona understands parents’ concerns and worries having educated her own four children in some of the most prestigious independent schools and universities.





Sophie Oakes – Consultant

Sophie has a wide knowledge of mainstream and alternative education systems and is particularly interested in new developmental approaches to education.

Sophie has extensive experience of researching schools, academic standards and of matching children to the right learning environment. She possesses a comprehensive knowledge of Nursery and Junior Schools in Dubai and Prep Schools in the UK. Sophie has two children who have both been educated in the UK and Dubai.




Shelly Man – Office Manager

Shelly will respond to your enquiries and direct these to the most appropriate consultant. You will communicate with Shelly frequently as she will correspond with institutions, complete registrations and arrange visits on your behalf.