About Us Executive Team
Carlien ShelleyFounding Executive Head, Wycombe Abbey School NanjingMrs Shelley’s career in teaching and education administration has spanned nearly 20 years, in the UK and China, since she first departed her home country of Australia. Before joining WASNJ, she was Principal of Shrewsbury School Huangpu, Guangzhou. Prior to that, she worked as Deputy Head of Harrow Beijing, at a time when the school saw tremendous growth.
Mrs Shelley also has the experience of working in two prestigious independent boarding schools in the UK. For 8 years she held the positions of Housemistress as well as Head of Biology at Rugby School. Before that, she worked as Assistant Housemistress and as a teacher of Biology for 5 years at Worth School. After spending nearly 15 years in the UK, she came to China, together with her family, five years ago.
Mrs Shelley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Science Teaching as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
Ning TianChinese Founding Headmaster, Wycombe Abbey School NanjingNing Tian, Associate Professor, has extensive educational management theory and practical experience.
Before serving as Chinese Founding Headmaster of Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing, Mr Tian was involved in teaching and educational management in XiaoZhuang University for 39 years. During that period, he also served as Headmaster of Nanjing Experimental International School, overseeing the successful running of all phases of the school from Kindergarten through to Lower School and Upper School. During his tenure as Headmaster the school underwent tremendous growth and development.
During his time as Headmaster, Mr Tian was unanimously recognized by all parties of Nanjing society and elected as the Vice President and Executive Vice President of Nanjing Private Education Association, a position he has now held for 20 years.