Mrs Emma-Marie Horridge completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Cambridge, UK. She then taught for a number of years in English Preparatory Schools before moving internationally with Brighton College, first in the United Arab Emirates and more recently in Thailand. Following this, she made the move to Malaysia as our founding Head of Junior School at Stonyhurst International School, Penang.

Emma is particularly passionate about leading professional development; she planned and organised the FOBISIA teaching conference for over 50 Schools across Asia in 2021 and has talked at a number of events such as the UAE University Innovation Series, GESS Educational Conference Dubai and the International Schools Association of Thailand Webinars 2020. 

Emma’s own education in Catholic Schools instilled a strong belief in the importance of a values based education. The strong ethos of Stonyhurst is what originally drew her to the position and she is passionate about embedding the Jesuit Pupil Profile in the Junior School and in developing Men and Women for Others. 

Emma is joined in Penang by her husband Robert and their two rescue cats. She enjoys exploring the island and being a member of this diverse community.