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Meet Our Senior Management Team

Dr Christian Barkei, Principal

The Principal, Dr Christian Barkei, has worked in both the grammar school system in the UK and in senior positions in international Schools in Asia before arriving in Luxembourg in 2013. He grew up moving between Australia, the UK and Bavaria and has been part of a globally orientated family ever since. A graduate of the University of Durham, he enjoys the Luxembourg countryside and the history of the region. He and his wife Merrin (who comes from New Zealand) have two children who attend St George's.

Ms Claire Nuttall, Head Teacher (Primary) / Vice-Principal

The Head Teacher of Primary, Claire Nuttall, has been in senior leadership for the past 20 years. Claire worked as a Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher in inner-city London, and was actively involved in change management. During her leadership the school was named as one of the most improved schools in England and received accolades for consistently high pupil progress. An international student herself, in Hong Kong and Jordan, Claire loves the international setting and global mix of students. Claire enjoys facilitating on the INPQSL in Netherlands with a knowledgeable and vibrant group of international school leaders. As a leader of #WomenEdBeLux, Claire promotes diversity in all forms.

Mr Mark Fleet, Head Teacher (Secondary) / Vice-Principal

The Head Teacher of Secondary, Mark Fleet, has extensive leadership experience in pastoral and curriculum roles, both within the UK and on the international schools circuit. Previously Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form at St George’s, Mark has been at the school since 2010 and has therefore witnessed all Year 13 graduations. Mark is a Peer Accreditor for COBIS, performing accreditation visits in other international schools as part of a team.

Mrs Emmanuelle Kruten, Finance & Administration Manager

Originally from Metz (France), Emmanuelle Kruten lived in New York and Mexico City before settling in Luxembourg in 2005. She has been working at St George's since 2009 and has been happy to be a part of the school’s life since then. In her spare time, she enjoys taking part in the many activities Luxembourg has to offer without the stress of living in a big city.  Emmanuelle is now a proud bi-national French and Luxembourger.