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About Us

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Ruth Benny

Founder & Head Girl

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The founder of Top Schools, Ruth has over 26 years’ experience in the education system in Hong Kong. She has the advantage of many years in different areas of education – as a teacher, a teacher-trainer, a parent and now consultant.

Ruth writes and speaks about private and international schools for parents, corporations and other groups. She is a frequent contributor to local media including the SCMP, Playtimes and Sassy Mama and generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic.

Originally from the UK, Ruth has been in Hong Kong for over 26 years and is the mother of two children; both now at boarding school in the UK.

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Ryan Rudisaile

Sales and Marketing Manager

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Ryan studied for a BA in Elementary Education in the USA and has been working in various international schools across Asia for over 8 years. Ryan's background as a digital arts teacher eventually led him to work in marketing/admissions roles within the education sector. 

 

He joined Top Schools in 2021 and brings a wealth of marketing knowledge, creative skills and a passion for digital art. 

Born and raised in Colorado, USA, he is a proud father of two young  boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. 

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Annie Chung

Consultant

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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Annie started her education in a local school in Hong Kong before moving to an IB school, completing her undergraduate studies in Canada and postgraduate in Hong Kong. Annie worked for a time as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong serving underprivileged students before joining Top Schools. Annie is passionate about education and supporting families less familiar with international schools to navigate the system and enter the best-fit school. Annie is well placed to support Chinese parents given her diverse background.

Annie 是土生土長的香港人,她曾於本地學校及IB學校讀書,後來遠赴加拿大完成大學學位課程。她回港後亦在香港大學修畢一個碩士學位課程。在加入Top Schools 前,Annie在一間本地學校擔任英文教師,服務基層學生。她對教育充滿熱誠,致力去幫助一些對國際學校未有太深認識的家庭,為他們及孩子尋找最合適的學校。其多元化的背景絕對可以為家庭提供不一樣的觀點。

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Meishana Bargh

Education Recruitment Specialist

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With over 10 years of experience in Account Management and Recruitment, Meishana is passionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional recruitment services in the education sector as well as having expertise over the multitude of schools in Hong Kong to better servce her clients.

Meishana has a background in Human Resources Management and has worked at the University of Sydney for a number of years as a Client Engagement Manager for Sydney Talent. Originally from Australia, Meishana has been in Hong Kong for over 7 years. She is a mother of two - at two different international schools in Hong Kong.

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Ryan Rudisaile

Sales & Marketing Executive

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Ryan studied for a BA in Elementary Education in the USA. He has been working in various international schools across Asia for over 8 years. Ryan's background as a digital arts teacher eventually led him to work in marketing/admissions roles within the education sector. 

 

He joined Top Schools in 2021 and brings a wealth of marketing knowledge, creative skills and a passion for digital art. 

Born and raised in Colorado, USA, he is a proud father of two young  boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. 

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Marianne Moore

Senior Consultant, UK

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Marianne graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and enjoyed a career trading Financial Derivatives in Hong Kong and London before starting her own family. She has extensive experience applying for schools, liaising with school admissions, preparing students for examinations and interviews and has an excellent knowledge of most of the UK’s top boarding and day schools with three of her own currently studying at various top schools in the UK.

 

Currently based near London, she lived in Hong Kong for 15 years and can speak Cantonese. Marianne has successfully placed children into schools including Eton College, Westminster School and Rugby School.

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Ryan Rudisaile

Sales & Marketing Executive

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Ryan studied for a BA in Elementary Education in the USA. He has been working in various international schools across Asia for over 8 years. Ryan's background as a digital arts teacher eventually led him to work in marketing/admissions roles within the education sector. 

 

He joined Top Schools in 2021 and brings a wealth of marketing knowledge, creative skills and a passion for digital art. 

Born and raised in Colorado, USA, he is a proud father of two young  boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. 

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Marianne Moore

Senior Consultant, UK

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Marianne graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and enjoyed a career trading Financial Derivatives in Hong Kong and London before starting her own family. She has extensive experience applying for schools, liaising with school admissions, preparing students for examinations and interviews and has an excellent knowledge of most of the UK’s top boarding and day schools with three of her own currently studying at various top schools in the UK.

 

Currently based near London, she lived in Hong Kong for 15 years and can speak Cantonese. Marianne has successfully placed children into schools including Eton College, Westminster School and Rugby School.

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Frances Horgan

Consultant

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Having started in Public Relations in London, Frances' career changed direction when she trained to be a Montessori Teacher in 2004.

 

Frances went on to obtain a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and a postgraduate qualification in Early Years, plus qualifying as a Forest School Leader in 2019. 

 

Frances has worked in some of the UK’s leading Montessori and nursery schools including Mouse House in Clapham and Young England Kindergarten in Pimlico. More recently, she set up and ran her own Forest School Nursery.

 

Frances moved to Hong Kong with her husband and two children in 2021.

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Marianne Moore

Senior Consultant, UK

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Marianne graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and enjoyed a career trading Financial Derivatives in Hong Kong and London before starting her own family. She has extensive experience applying for schools, liaising with school admissions, preparing students for examinations and interviews and has an excellent knowledge of most of the UK’s top boarding and day schools with three of her own currently studying at various top schools in the UK.

 

Currently based near London, she lived in Hong Kong for 15 years and can speak Cantonese. Marianne has successfully placed children into schools including Eton College, Westminster School and Rugby School.

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Yen Siau

Consultant/Office Manager

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Born and raised in Malaysia, Yen has lived in Hong Kong for over 27 years. She has worked in MNC's serving top management staff and brings her extensive experience in office management to Top Schools. For the last ten years, she worked in a leading international school, dealing with students, teachers, and parents. Yen is passionate about what she does. With the ability to speak five different languages, she enjoys meeting people and is very customer-service-oriented.  

 

She's a mother of two teenagers who attended an international school in Hong Kong. In her spare time, Yen enjoys travelling, cooking and dancing.