Dave Shepherd

Dave Shepherd

Associate Partner

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ― Nelson Mandela

To play a small role in helping individuals reach their potential is a true privilege. This inspiring quote has guided me throughout a 30-year career in education, as a schoolteacher and in the world of Advancement. My teaching career, primarily in the International School sector in Singapore, gave the me opportunity to work with individual students, seeing first-hand the power diversity has in developing the leaders of tomorrow.

My work in Advancement provides the opportunity to help institutions transform education. I particularly enjoy working in the International Schools environment, embracing the nuances of culture, geography and organisational structure that looks quite different in Asia and beyond.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Aiglon College
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • International School of Lausanne
  • Lumbini Buddhist Museum
  • NIST International School, Bangkok
  • Sevenoaks School Foundation
  • UWC Thailand
  • Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • Zurich International School


  • Helping schools tell their story; articulating the impact their education will have on the lives of their students
  • Working with senior leaders and volunteers to establish sustainable and scalable Advancement functions
  • Creating strategy and the tactics that allow for growth
  • Helping individuals grow into their respective roles; particularly when they are transitioning with a different skill set
  • Building a Culture of Philanthropy
  • Understanding cultural nuances and international issues in philanthropy

Before More

  • Founding Director of College Advancement at UWCSEA
  • Director for CASE Asia Pacific Board
  • CASE Comissionaire, Faculty and Conference Chair
  • Recipient of CASE Laureate Award
  • Physical Education teacher in the UK and Singapore
  • MSc Sport and exercise Science. Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  • PGCE Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BA Sport Studies, Northumbria University

Outside More

I enjoy almost every sport; former swimmer, water polo player and kayaker in my youth. More recently an avid golfer, diver and sailor. Enjoying establishing our new family home in rural south Lincolnshire. Helping Sky School become a solution to the lack of secondary education opportunities for refugees.