Headquartered in the UK, Cognita has a regional structure to support our diverse and growing family of schools around the world. Between them, our schools deliver a wide range of internationally renowned curricula, including the International Baccalaureate as well as the national curricula of Australia, Brazil, Chile, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UK, USA and Vietnam.

To manage this diversity, we have Chief Executives in each region who, supported by their respective teams of professional experts, provide leadership and accountability for outcomes in their schools. Included in this structure is an education leader for each region.

Ralph Kugler


Chris Jansen

Chief Executive Officer

Marcos Barros Vallejos

Director of Education, Chile

Luiza Sassi

Director of Education, Brazil

Simon Camby

Director of Education, Europe

Michael Drake

Chief Executive Officer, Asia

Josep Caubet

Chief Executive Officer, Latin America

Stuart Rolland

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Michael Uzielli

Chief Financial Officer

Dean Villa

Property Director and Chief Operating Officer

Helen Thornton

Group Human Resources Director

Kevin Mercer

Group General Counsel

Our Family of Schools

With a large and diverse portfolio of schools, Cognita draws upon our international breadth and wide-ranging educational expertise to share best practice across our Group.

Cumnor House School for Boys, UKCumnor House School for Girls, UKSt. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107, ThailandThe British School of Barcelona, SpainHendon Preparatory School, UKBreaside Preparatory School, UK