Staff

Delphine Lafond-Puyo
Deputy Head
Born in France, Delphine completed her studies there before working in the United Kingdom​ and Switzerland. In 12 years of international education experience, she has held several roles such as...

Helen Wilkinson
Director of Studies and Senior Boys House Parent
Helen is passionate about inspiring students to love the study of literature, language and drama. Having been a Head of English in two previous schools (both private and state) she took her...

Jennifer Cogbill
Head of Science and IB Coordinator
Jennifer first developed her love of teaching, working as a GAP student in a school in Johannesburg, before University. After graduating as a physiotherapist from the University of Salford she...

Mathieu Lafond-Puyo
Director of Admissions
A passionate sportsman, Mathieu studied Physical Education in Toulouse. He moved to the Swiss Alps to pursue an international career working with students and families from all around the world. Aged...

Véronique Kampmann
PA to the Head Master and Marketing Coordinator
PA TO THE HEAD MASTER AND MARKETING COORDINATOR Véronique Kampmann joined Le Régent College in June 2014, when the Junior School was a bare construction site and the Senior school was in the...

Tamara Nyikityin
School Secretary and Travel Coordinator
My name is Tamara Nyikityin. I am part Hungarian and part Russian. I speak six languages (Hungarian, Russian, English, Spanish, German and French).   I have obtained a BSc in Tourism and...

Sophie Bryan
Science Teacher
Born in the world of senior independent UK schools, Sophie has much experience in education in her own right.  She is a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher with a strong...

James Eales
Head of Geography, Year 7/8 Academic Coordinator
James trained as a secondary school geography teacher after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, where he read Rural Land Management, and a short period of employment as a trainee...

Vicki O'Neill
Head of Sports and Junior School Deputy House Parent
Vicki has always enjoyed participating in sport and during her gap year and whilst at university, she coached tennis and swimming in a number of schools in England, Thailand and New York. After...

Veronique Barras-Torres
School Nurse
Born in Ollon/Chermignon, a small village in the vineyards close to Crans-Montana, mother of 2 young adults. Certified in Switzerland as a Health Care Nurse since 1989 with a strong experience in...

Alice Billingham
Years 1/2 Teacher
After completing a degree in French at University College London, Alice Billingham undertook a post-graduate certificate in Primary teaching. She has held various roles in schools in London and...

Julie Boutroux
Admissions Assistant/Secretary
When Didier and Felicity Boutroux, my parents, asked me if I would consider joining them in their dream venture, my decision was clear. First and foremost, I was given the opportunity to support them...

Stephen Bull
College Librarian and EE Coordinator
Stephen is a qualified teacher and professional librarian whose first degree focused on English and History at The University of Queensland. After more than ten years working in England, Stephen...

Emma Thompson
Head of Mathematics
Emma has a wealth of experience in teaching Maths at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 and running a Maths Department. She is a dedicated professional who is determined to provide the students with...

Allison Lindsay
Head of EAL
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Allison completed a degree in Quaternary Science before being drawn to language teaching while living in Italy. She has now worked with English language learners...

Ben Proudlove
Outdoor Education Teacher
Ben is a true outdoor educator - his passion for his subject is evident, not only through his impressive qualifications but also his extensive and varied experience. He graduated with a First-Class...

Heather Florence
Teacher of Outdoor Education
Heather has been living in the mountains for as long as she can remember. This culminated in her qualifying as a UIMLA International Mountain Leader in 2015 after years of professional development....

Lucy Everitt
Head of Art
Lucy has a lifelong passion for Art to share with students at Le Régent College. Having studied Fine Art and Illustration at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art she has spent over 15...

Darroch Tait
Teacher of Mathematics and Boarding Tutor
Darroch was born in South Africa and completed his secondary education in Johannesburg before emigrating to the United Kingdom to study Economics at the University of Sheffield. Combining his love...

Jordan Hammond
PE Teacher and Boarding Tutor
Physical Education, from a young age was a passion of mine. Therefore, upon completion of my undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science I undertook the PGCE at Loughborough University,...

Robin Cockett
Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Robin’s love of languages has been central to a varied career. After studying for an MA Hons in German and French at St. Andrew’s University, he worked in the City of London for ten years, managing a...

Sabrina Lucio
French Teacher
Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literature with a specialization in teaching French from the University of Milan. For the past 12 years, she has made a career out of...

Estee van Niekerk
English Teacher and Boarding Tutor
I was born and raised in South Africa but I am originally Swiss. I completed two short courses through the University of the Nations in 2013. Thereafter I studied at the University of Pretoria...

Keiko Webber
House Parent for the Junior School
Keiko is from Japan originally but has lived in the UK and Malaysia for the past 12 years. She graduated from University in Tokyo and set up her own travel company shortly afterwards. She met Rory in...

Nora Kettleborough
Teacher of Physics
Nora Kettleborough joins Le Régent College having spent five years teaching at a selective state Sixth Form in London, where she was Head of Physics. She had previously taught at Westminster School...

Rory Webber
English Teacher and House Parent for the Junior School
Rory graduated from Edinburgh University and moved to Japan to teach English as a Foreign Language. He thoroughly enjoyed this experience and returned to the UK to pursue a PGCE at Canterbury Christ...

Glene Ribeiro
ESL Teacher
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” N.M. Born and raised in South Africa, at a very young age she knew that her future would behold a teaching expression...

Catherine Keep
Junior School Teacher
Catherine completed her degree in Business and Management but realised her passion was in education after volunteering to teach English to non-native speakers. This led to her completing her PGCE in...

Anna Brown
Junior School Teacher
At the age of 17, Anna graduated from the English National Ballet School and joined the Hong Kong Ballet company, performing in ballets across Asia. After years of training and performance, Anna went...

Gaëtan Barras
IT System Administrator
Gaëtan joined the team at Le Régent College in 2018 as a computer technician; he had completed a four-year IT generalist apprenticeship at Quick Soft Informatique SA in Crans- Montana. Like many...

Catherine Snell
Teacher of Dance and Movement
Catherine graduated from Liverpool Hope University in 2009 with a BA Hons Degree in Dance and Drama with Theatre Studies. She then went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Dance at Exeter University....

Vanessa Carvalho
Business and Economics Teacher
Born and raised Portuguese-Canadian, Vanessa has always had a keen interest in traveling and exploring different environments and cultures. Having completed a degree from the University of...

Ophelie Behem
Teacher of French
Ophelie is a native of Jura, France. Having obtained a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Kent, she has been working in the medical industry for more than ten years where she was...

Jessica Lindsay
Junior School Teacher
Jessica knew she wanted to work in education when she was in high school. Throughout her time studying Theology in York, Jessica helped at local - after - school groups where she gained a lot of...

Mireille Stegmuller
Finance Manager
Long but exciting was the path that Mireille took to reach Le Régent College. After a commercial apprenticeship followed by a commercial Matura completed in her native Jura Switzerland, she...

Tommaso Scelba
Boarding Tutor
Born in Rome, Tommaso studied Philosophy and Education at the Università La Sapienza di Roma and went on to embark on a professional career in rugby, followed by a Scuba Diving PADI Instructor...

Nicola Don-Wider
Head of History and ToK Coordinator
Nicola has a deep passion for teaching History which started when teaching History in Kiev during a Summer holiday in 1993. Fascinated by different perspectives on life she has continued to explore;...

Claire Park
Senior Girls House Parent and Teacher of English
Claire is passionate about her family, enjoying life, healthy living, reading literature and teaching. Originally from Wales, Claire honed her craft teaching English in a large school in Cheshire, UK...

Jamie Brown
Teacher of Mathematics
Jamie commenced his professional career in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Operational Pilot. During his career, he also held posts as an Environmental and Combat Survival Instructor,...

Tina Onu
Science Technician
As a skilled and experienced science technician Tina is enthusiastic about supporting teachers in providing the best possible experience for students in the classroom. Tina has...

Kevin Bagnoud
Facility Manager
Kevin Bagnoud joined Le Régent College in 2015 as Facility Manager and he is, to say the least, a man who has more than one string to his bow! Prior to joining Le Régent College as Facility Manager,...

Lesley Wood
Head of Learning Support
To make learning accessible by listening and reacting - this is the role of a Learning Support teacher.  Lesley believes that learning, studying and sharing are keys to a fulfilling life. Having...

Claudia Graf
Teacher of Spanish
Prior to joining Le Régent College Claudia taught in New Delhi, Warsaw, Dubai, Mexico and most recently here in Switzerland. She holds a BeD in Education and a Masters in International Education from...

Amanda Miens
Accounts Clerk
Born in Mauritius, Amanda is Swiss, French and Mauritian. She spent one year as an exchange student in Houston, Texas, to improve her English. She then pursued her studies in Switzerland and...

Shelley Naylor
Bilingual Infant Teacher
Shelley has always had a passion for teaching, specifically in the Early Years. In 2014, she was awarded QTS from Bristol UWE and went on to complete two academic years as a Year 1 Teacher in an...

Liliana Goncalves
French Teacher
After qualifying as a French and Portuguese teacher at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, Liliana decided to come to Switzerland where she was able to have her university degree recognized as a...

Anthony Bleasdale
Teacher of Chemistry
Anthony has always had an interest and concern for the environment and studied Soil Science and Chemistry at Reading University where he gained a BSc (Hons) and a PGCSE. Keen to share this enthusiasm...

Diletta Bredow
Music and Piano Teacher
Diletta Bredow is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, having completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours. She has taught both piano performance and academic courses at...

Tristan Bagnoud
Facility Manager Assistant Trainee
Tristan received his primary education in Lens at the Centre Scolaire and attended Middle school in Sion at Ecole Montani where he earned his diploma (the equivalent of (I)GCSE). He then moved to...

Amelia Voice
LAMDA Teacher and Boarding Tutor
Amelia is a great enthusiast for encouraging motivation and determination both in and outside of a classroom setting. After completing her Bachelors (Hons) and Master’s degrees in philosophy, Amelia...

Chi Tai Vocat
Mandarin Teacher
Registered as an accredited teacher for Elementary School by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, Miss Vocat has 7 years of ESL teaching experience and worked as a Class Teacher...

Ji-Yoon Oh
Head of Music
At the age of 17, Ji-Yoon was awarded her first diploma with distinction from the “Royal Associated Board of the Royal School of Music”. She then furthered her education in Paris at L’école Normale...

Jonathan Snell
Head of Digital Learning
After graduating in 2002 with a degree in IT and Computing, Jonathan worked in the IT industry for 4 years focusing on IT infrastructure and strategy. This gave him a wealth of experience and it was...

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