MEET

Our

Team

The Artemis team has worked all over the world and across the education spectrum. Our expertise and experience bring fresh perspective to the opportunities for 21st century private education. We are united by a set of core values in our mission to improve access to outstanding education.

MEET Our

Team

Our team has phenomenal depth and breadth of experience. We combine education industry entrepreneurs with prominent international educators, project management experts with education administration specialists, and international curricula design specialists with sustainable learning space designers.

Our team has phenomenal depth and breadth of experience. We combine education industry entrepreneurs with prominent international educators, project management experts with education administration specialists, and international curricula design specialists with sustainable learning space designers.

Our team has collectively worked all over the world across the private education sector. We are united in one belief, that private education can be done better and that we have a responsibility to our students and families to provide outstanding education.

Our team has collectively worked all over the world across the private education sector. We are united in one belief, that private education can be done better and that we have a responsibility to our students and families to provide outstanding education.
Andy Coomer
Head of Experience

Andy’s role focuses on the students in our Artemis Education schools. He develops options for them outside the classroom, bringing together physical, creative, academic and community strands as the basis for his experience model. He will support senior leadership teams across our group by creating varied and engaging opportunities for our school communities.

Andy started his education career at a prep school in England, and went on to spend 13 years teaching in international schools in Qatar, Oman, UK and China as a Head of Physical Education. He most recently taught at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong and also spent time in the independent sector at Blundell’s School in the UK.

While in Qatar, Andy worked at Park House English School where he successfully formed and developed different sporting academies and pathways. During this time, he organised and fundraised for two charity projects in Kathmandu, Nepal, and in Tamil Nadu, India, with the backing and support of the school community.

Tom Lloyd Owen
Chief Operations Officer

Tom has spent the last few years immersed in building businesses and education facilities in the Middle East, his experience of running companies and delivering complex projects on time and on budget has proved invaluable in the creation of Artemis Education and its projects to date. Having spent seven years in the British Army and three years as a Ship Broker, Tom went on to co-found a successful events company in London overseeing the rapid growth from start-up to an award-winning business before joining the team in Qatar in 2017.

Tom has run businesses all over the world and brings a huge amount of operational experience as well as a deep knowledge of project and complex programme management. Tom leads the day to day running of Artemis as its grows from a start-up employing a team of 6 to be one of the most exciting school operators with multiple schools across Europe and the Middle East.

He has led Artemis Education’s project team to successfully deliver Doha’s first Super School, controlling every single aspect of the construction project from the design phase, through to delivery and fit-out. As Artemis Education builds and acquires its own portfolio of schools across the EMEA region Tom is responsible for each project’s scheduling and delivery.

Richard Dove
Chief Financial Officer

Richard’s focus at Artemis Education is to establish effective process and enable our group to oversee its financial performance and risk management.

With over 20 years’ expertise in corporate finance and accounting, Richard has extensive experience in deriving, implementing, and executing an organisation’s finance function and governance.

Richard’s background has been in the petrochemical and construction industries, with companies including Merck-Serono, Novartis, EPFL and Firmenich. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an MBA from IMD.

Nick Evans
Chief Development Officer

Nick has over 30 years’ experience in education, working across a range of interesting roles and initiatives, as a teacher, business analyst, education publisher and consultant. His career has included content and programme development, partnering, business turnarounds and school improvement projects, and his wealth of experience allows him to bring both empathy and a commercial outlook to his role.

He enjoys the experience of being part of a growing organisation and is attracted by the group’s values. Nick sees his role as more than implementing a sound strategic vision, but about the immediate difference that amazing teaching and learning experiences make to children’s lives.

Prior to joining Artemis Education, Nick was CEO of an international schools group.

Bruno Thibault
Project Director

Bruno brings 20 years’ experience as a lead project manager and interior architect in the construction industry to his role as Project Director, spanning ambitious projects in education, luxury hotels and airports.

Bruno’s expertise has focused on educational facilities where he managed the three-phase reconstruction of the Lycée Bonaparte, the French Embassy School in Doha, where he was responsible for the complete site from a 1,000 child capacity to a 2,000 child capacity school through a rolling construction and fit out over three years whilst the school remained operational, handing over the finished project within time and budget.

Bruno began his career in the construction industry in France, where he led large-scale projects such as the renovation of the Chateau de Versailles and building facilities for Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Air France.

Bruno holds degrees in Interior Architecture and Computer Science.

NIEL BRENNAN
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Following a distinguished military career and three years as Private Secretary to Sir Jackie Stewart, Niall joined Park House English School in Qatar in 2008 and was Chief Executive from 2011. Niall secured and co-led the exit from Park House in 2016. He then founded the Saracen group of companies, a diverse education-centred group, designing and delivering schools across the region, consulting and advising on all aspects of education to a variety of clients and designing, implementing, and operating a range of education support businesses.

Niall founded Artemis Education, a dedicated schools operator business, in 2019 completing a multi-million dollar fundraise to establish the business. In 2020 Artemis completed their second raise and now have operations underway in several countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Niall has a deep understanding of every facet of the business of education and is widely considered an educational expert in the K-12 space. He has a proven capability of delivering across all aspects of design, delivery, start-up and onward operation as well as M&A.

Nicholas Barclay
General Counsel

Nicholas’ role involves setting up and managing the corporate structure of our group, and to structure and negotiate new school acquisitions.

He previously worked in London and the Middle East for a broad range of clients, from large international organisations to family offices, making him ideally placed to deal with the challenges and opportunities Artemis faces establishing an international network of schools.

Nicholas comes from a legal background and trained at a prestigious firm in London and New York. He then spent 20 years working at leading international law firms in London, the UAE and Qatar, including as a partner at a top London mergers and acquisitions practice for seven years, where he specialised in corporate real estate transactions.

Nicholas has an LLB from the University of Bristol and an LLM from the University of Chicago, and is qualified to practice in England, Wales, and New York.

Lexi Lloyd Owen
Head of Sustainability

Lexi brings a wealth of experience in operations, design, and education to our Artemis Education team. She leads the Artemis Promise, designing and delivering a sustainable education solution for the future.

Lexi’s education career started at Cameron House School in London as the school registrar, before moving to Halycon London International School. She joined at the early stages of conception, where she assisted the founding board and team. With only an eleven-month planning and delivery cycle, she supported in many aspects of research, design, refurbishment of the building and the procurement and delivery of the furniture, fixtures and equipment for its launch.

Prior to her education career, Lexi joined a private family office in London, where she spent ten years covering all aspects of operations, event planning and managing their philanthropic endeavours before moving into the world of education. A History of Art graduate, Lexi started her career in galleries specialising in contemporary art in London and New York.

John Baugh
Chief Education Officer

A headmaster in UK prep schools for over 30 years, John brings a wealth of education leadership experience, detailed curriculum construction and implementation, and Senior Leadership Team Management to his role of Chief Education Officer.

John’s advisory expertise has benefitted a number of organisations. He’s served as a member of the Independent Preparatory Schools Association Governing Council and Chairman of their education committee, and as Chairman of the UK Boarding Schools’ Association. John’s articles and papers have featured in educational journals and publications and he is a regular speaker at educational conferences. He has undertaken inspections for the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

John is currently an advisor to Jinseki International School, Japan, and the Akademeia Educational Group, Poland. In recent years, he served as Executive Director of St Andrew’s School, Kenya.

Sara Prince
Head of Talent

Sara is responsible for all talent management and acquisition, as well as strategic HR policies and employee retention across Artemis Education. She brings a deep understanding of employee satisfaction to her role, while her background working for global organisations and extensive experience working in the Gulf region is an asset to the team.

Sara has worked in recruitment and human resources with global leaders in the field of project management and construction consulting as well as time with an international schools group focussing on Career Guidance and the interface between universities and secondary students. She has also worked in PR and journalism and brings an open, creative outlook to her role.

With a degree in Computer Science, Sara appreciates the importance of technology and media to support her role and the people she looks after.

Zein Balhas
Head of Corporate Finance

Zein has more than 8 years of experience working in the accounting, auditing, tax and consulting fields. He also has more than 4 years of experience in valuation services in the Middle East.

He is the founder of Al-Mukhtar for Accounting and Auditing, a Beirut based firm specialised in financial, tax and legal consultancy. He is also the co-founder and the managing partner of the Institute for Financial Analysts (IFA) a firm specialising in preparatory courses and seminars for professional designations.

Sarah Luvisotto
Group Head of Marketing and Communications

Sarah leads our group’s external communications and drives strategic marketing initiatives for our portfolio of schools.

She brings two decades of experience in corporate communications strategy, public relations, and marketing to her role. Prior to joining Artemis Education, Sarah worked at the world leading education group Nord Anglia Education where she designed the digital content strategy and built communications capabilities across its schools. Sarah grew her creative experience and held leadership roles in top advertising and public relations agencies in Switzerland, before joining Kellogg’s European headquarters to build and protect the reputation of some of today’s most valuable global consumer brands.

She co-founded two successful companies including a boutique PR agency serving clients in EdTech, higher education and the independent schools sector. Sarah speaks five languages and holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.