Computer Science Teacher
Gareth Thomas joins us from Wellington College Shanghai where he has been Head of Department for the past six years. Prior to this, he worked for seven years at Olchfa School, one of the leading state schools in Wales where, among others, he taught Eleanor Simmonds MBE, gold medal-winning British Paralympian swimmer. He graduated from the University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science and then went on to gain both an MA and MEd. Before embarking on a career in teaching, Gareth worked in the computer industry and was the lead web applications developer for HBOS, one of UK’s major banks. In his spare time, Gareth enjoys watching, coaching as well as participating in sports, with his favourites being football, rugby and skiing. Over the past decade, he has led ski trips to resorts in Europe, Asia and North America. He also enjoys reading autobiographies and watching documentaries. His wife Jeong-Hyun is a Teaching Assistant in the Primary School and they have two children attending Senior School.