Dr. Simon Watson
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Dr. Simon Watson graduated from the University of Warwick before taking a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bristol. He has taught in the UK, the Czech Republic and New Zealand, before becoming the Secondary Principal of Copenhagen International School in Denmark. He was appointed Principal of Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) in 2011.
Dr. Watson is undertaking a major review of the academic provision and pastoral care at this leading Malaysian school. There are ambitious plans to accelerate rapidly the provision of ICT in teaching and learning. Students at KTJ have an outstanding opportunity to pursue their studies in a superb environment which provides them with the space and resources to participate in a wide range of sport and extra-curricular activities. He is committed to enhancing the facilities at KTJ to enable it to maintain its position as a first-class boarding school serving Malaysians and other young people from the South-East Asian region.