School Council

More details about the School Council is available on the ESF website located here

School Council meetings for 2017-18 are –

25 September 2017
20 November 2017
29 January 2018
26 March 2018
4 June 2018

Tim Storey – Chairperson

I have lived in Asia since 1989. Taiwan was my point of arrival in the region. I moved to Hong Kong at the end of 1990 and have resided here ever since. I was Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Telecom Equity Research at JPMorgan from 2004 – 2010. Prior to that, I held the same position at Goldman Sachs from 1996 – 2004. From 1991 – 1996, I was an equity research analyst at Hoare Govett Asia. I graduated in 1989 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. I retired in 2010. My time is occupied now managing investments for our family, doing part time financial analysis training and enjoying time with my wife and our son. I am an active sailor and enjoy long distance running.

Cynthia Lam – Community Representative

Hong Kong is my home. I was born and brought up here. After obtaining a master’s degree in English, I started working as a teacher. Then I moved into educational publishing — a dream job for me as it allowed me to exercise my creativity as well as apply my teaching experience. Publishing became my lifelong career of over 20 years until I happily retired in 2013. As a Publishing Director for K-12 educational books, I had witnessed lots of changes in teaching and learning styles with the rapid development of technology. While I believe technology has enabled us to learn faster, broader and deeper, I still believe printed books will continue to play a part in our lives. In my spare time, I love reading, especially long stories with lots of twists and turns.

Alice Chow – Community Representative

Alice is Executive Director of Teach Unlimited Foundation since 2015, a charity that serves underprivileged youth in Hong Kong secondary schools. Prior to that she spent her time in finance/private equity since 2000; and before that, she worked as a management consultant and a biotech research scientist. Alice was born and raised in Hong Kong, finished high school here then went on to the US for her bachelor and master degrees. She is married with two children.

Rebecca Priest – Community Representative

After graduating from Cardiff University (UK) in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, I held my first overseas teaching post at a Grammar School in Australia. My passion for Education and Child Psychology blossomed there, and I went on to hold a second teaching post in Tokyo, teaching business and conversational English (TESOL Cert). I moved from teaching into Recruitment Consulting in Education and Finance for both schools (UK) and investment banks (Singapore), leading on to becoming Head of School for Woodlands Pre-School Happy Valley (HK), before starting a family in 2009. Having lived in Asia for almost 15 years, I am very happy to call Hong Kong my home. I have 3 busy boys and am currently studying for my Masters in Counselling. People inspire me… children inspire me… and I strongly believe that our early life experiences and interactions with people and the world are so important in shaping who we are and who we become.

Members elected by the parents of West Island School

Tiffana Richards – PTA Chair

Tiffana and her family moved back to home base themselves in Hong Kong in 2012 after over 15 years career ventures around Asia. Their son is a Year 9 student in WIS and an active rugby player and a progressing youth sailor. In 2014, Tiffana decided to take a career break from marketing and advertising to pursue her passion for art as a full time art school student. She has been enjoying the change personally and the time to spend with her growing teenage son, as well as the pleasure to support the WIS and the PTA.

Tess Lyons – Parent Representative

A Hong Kong resident since 1997, for the past four years Tess has worked in fundraising for a HK based, Philippines operated charity. Previously the hotels writer for The Hong Kong Standard and PR director for a hotel group; Tess, her husband and four kids are typically found enjoying a curry at the ABC on a Sunday afternoon.

Ex officio Members

Christopher Sammons

West Island School Staff Members

Michelle Stokes

Guy Hewson

Leigh Dalgarno

Julia Zhu

Head Students 2017 – 2018


Aaron Khemlyani


Philippe De Manny


Megan Wells


Serena Chen