Hello, my name is Joe Leithhead and I am the Academic Systems Director at HeadStart International. I am originally from a beach-side city called Warrnambool, Australia, which is located in one of the great surfing regions. I have been in education for more than 30 years and have truly enjoyed the journey it has taken me on. From Primary schools, to Secondary schools, to Aboriginal schools and to Colleges abroad. All have been rewarding in their own way. I was originally an English and PE teacher, however, my path steered me toward computing and systems management, and this is the position I find myself at HeadStart International. I’ve spent the past 18 years working in Hong Kong, and the Asian experience and life have been fantastic. My wife, Emma, is from Belgium and we have two very active children aged 7 and 5, who are very much our pride and joy. I look forward to working at HeadStart and for my family to immerse ourselves into the Phuket lifestyle. I love to exercise and golf is a passion, to which Phuket can provide much of!