Alan Adlington-Corfield
Executive Head of School

Alan is a passionate educator with over 25 years teaching experience, the last 7 of which, he was the Deputy Rector and Academic Head of School at Michael house boarding School in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Alan Adlington-Corfield

Executive Head of School

Alan is a passionate educator with over 25 years teaching experience, the last 7 of which, he was the Deputy Rector and Academic Head of School at Michael house boarding School in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Throughout his career as an educator, Alan has demonstrated a drive for Academic excellence combined with a commitment for holistic development of young people to rise to whatever challenges that they may face. This is consistent with the purpose of the M-PESA Foundation Academy which is about developing thinkers, doers and leaders.

Directors

David Ochieng Oloo

Director of Studies

David has taught for the last three decades and spent the last fifteen of these years dedicated to leadership in various International Baccalaureate (IB) schools as a programme leader and principal. As a mentor, coach and team leader, he has been instrumental in launching, implementing and evaluating various IB programmes ranging from PYP, MYP, CP to DP. He is an IB consultant, quality curriculum reviewer as well as programme and evaluation leader who has offered expert advice to various international schools in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has also worked in Tanzania and most recently, Accra Ghana.

David started off his career as a Mathematics teacher in the Kenya National curriculum before venturing into the international education field. He has a passion for concept-based curriculum and instruction and supports teachers and school leaders internationally as an independent Erickson and Lanning Concept Based Curriculum Trainer.

He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Nairobi. He also has a Master of Art degree from the same university having been awarded a merit scholarship from both the university and Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff).

Mary Nyale

Director of Operations

Mary's journey of leadership started more than two decades ago when she joined Safaricom's credit team as a Credit Control Manager.

She has continuously grown the section into a transformative department that now supports all business units within Safaricom. With an MBA in Strategic Management, a Certified Productivity and Engagement Coach, Mary's passion for purpose and results continues to help us make operations seamless and dreams boundless.

25 years of experience in management, finance and administration acquired while in the Telecommunication, Hospitality and Financial Services Industries helps Mary help the team here at MPESA Foundation Academy win in many ways.

Christian Gülzow

Director Uongozi Centre

Christian's journey started almost three decades ago at a school not far from us - MaryHill Girls High School. Back then he worked for a German government programme that introduced and implemented German as a foreign language to Kenyan government schools before moving on to other countries including Palestine, England, Wales, India and Germany.

With teaching and leadership being his driving force, Christian came back to Kenya, with a bag full of experience in national and international education and he is pleased to be working as the Director of the Uongozi Centre.

He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Pedagogy. Christian’s fundamental values are happiness, equality, aspiration, respect and trust. Their first letters form the acronym HEART. When not teaching and leading, he enjoys travelling and getting to know people, their culture, their language and cuisine. Christian loves nature and has a big heart for animals. His involvement with MPESA Foundation Academy is, without a doubt, a great one.

Beatrice Bwali

Director of Student Life

Over the last 37 years, Betty has held numerous roles and impacted much more numerous lives in her role as a teacher, an administrator, a mentor and as a coach in both national and international fronts. Betty holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Disaster Management. During this period she also served as a Head of Department, Curriculum Developer , Dean of Students, Deputy principal and most recently as Head of student Life. She also serves as a member of Governors for a number of institutions both locally and internationally.

She is has been a member of KOLA, EWWORD and consultant to Save the Children-Somalia.
Outside her 9-5, Betty is a wife and a mother to two daughters , two sons and three grand-children She enjoys travelling, watching movies and listening to meaningful debate as well as current affairs. She is also passionate about matters Social Justice Advocacy, Inclusivity, healthy nutrition and Fitness. Above all, her pride is in seeing students who pass through her hands become successful global citizens. Her role at the academy has seen multiple success stories with different students stepping out of their comfort zones and into the world. Betty is impactful beyond measure, something the school aims towards in our everyday.

Management

Jackline Otula

Head of IB Programmes

Imali Makotsi

Head of Partnerships & Brand

Nicole Duhig

Head of Uni Admissions

Paul Ngugi

Head of ICT

Leonard Matolo Ngugi

Head of Finance

Major Rtd. Ruth Mwikali

Head of Security

Denis Ogada

HR Manager

Rhoda Igosangwa

Head of Facilities