My name is David Millake and I was born in Cardiff, which is located in South Wales in the United Kingdom. After completing my A-levels, I started a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Wales. I enjoyed the molecular biology component of my degree course so much that I decided to do a PhD in, what was then, a new and developing area of biotechnology. I spent my research time cloning and sequencing DNA and I published the first human sequence of a cytoskeletal protein called alpha-actinin. After the successful completion of my doctorate, I decided to do a PGCE in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. I began my teaching career in England, working at two of the country’s leading independent schools: Brighton College and Oakham School. Having obtained sufficient teaching experience to teach internationally, I quickly left the United Kingdom and started my International teaching career in Kuwait, where I spent the next 17 years working as both a teacher and Head of Department of Chemistry. While in Kuwait, I married a Thai lady and we had a baby boy, Luke, and we have travelled together as a family since that time. We decided that it was time to leave Kuwait and move to the far east to be closer to our home in Rayong, Thailand. I taught Chemistry at Dulwich College in Zhuhai, China and then moved to the British International School in Ho Chi Minh City before finally touching down at Headstart International School in Phuket, Thailand. When I am not teaching Chemistry, I enjoy: traveling, music, art and politics.