Our Leadership Team

The CGA team are the best in the world. Our advisors are global leaders and scholars. Our teachers are selected for the stellar record, experience and expertise in subject specific areas.

CGA Leadership

John Morris, ONZM

Executive Principal 

Crimson Global Academy

John was awarded Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to education. John has held senior positions in education, including: Principal of Auckland Grammar School, Ministry of Education, Cambridge International and more. 

Jamie Beaton

Cofounder and CEO,

Crimson Education

Jamie graduated from Harvard University (two years ahead of schedule) with a double-degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Applied Math. Jamie graduate from Stanford with an MA and MBA as one of the youngest ever graduates. Jamie is a Rhodes Scholar, completing his PhD at Oxford University. 

Sharndre Kushor


Crimson Global Academy

 Sharndre has been the recipient of multiple honours and awards, including: 30 under 30 by Forbes, youngest person to receive Best Business Women of the Year, Best Young Entrepreneur of the year and more.  She is currently studying a Masters in Computing and Information Technology at University of Pennsylvania.

Keisuke Shibata


Crimson Global Academy

Keisuke brings a wealth of experience in operational excellence in schools and has was the founding Managing Director of Auckland International College. Keisuke holds a BA in Physics and Economics from Georgetown University. 

Kevin Park

VP Online Education

Crimson Education

Kevin has lead the International expansion of Crimson Education across 15+ countries and brings international operational expertise as well as education systems knowledge to the team. Kevin holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Auckland. 

Mark Phillips


Crimson Global Academy

Mark is a Woolf Fisher Outstanding Teacher Fellow and has travelled across UK, USA and Canada to seek the best education methods available. Mark has been a Teaching Fellow at University of Auckland and taught in multiple courses. He holds a Masters of Secondary School Leadership through Victoria University and a BSc of Science from University of Auckland

Our Advisory Board and Governance Chairwoman

Tomohiro Hoshi

Senior Advisor,

Crimson Global Academy 

Head of School,

Stanford Online High School

Dr. Hoshi brings a wealth of experience in online teaching as a founding member of the Stanford Online High School - one of the Top 10 best private schools in the USA. 

Dr. Hoshi holds a PhD from Stanford University, MA from Teaxs A&M, and BA from University of Tokyo. 

Sir. John Key, GNZM AC

Senior Advisor,

Crimson Global Academy 

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 

John served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand through three terms and was Leader of the National Party through 2006-2016. He has been awarded Knight of New Zealand Order of Merit. John serves on the boards of global corporations, including: ANZ, Impossible Foods, Palo Alto Networks and more 

Ed Matsuda

Country Manager (Japan)

Crimson Education

Ed has spearheaded several non-profit organizations including Learning for All and Teach for Japan while serving as a member of the Central Education Council for the Ministry of Education in Japan. He holds a Masters degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was selected as one of the most 100 influential people in Japan (Nikkei Business) and was also a member of World Economic Forum "Global Shapers Community.”

Janine Manning

Chair of the Board,

Crimson Global Academy


Crimson Education

Janine has a wealth of experience in education and business, holding directorships in multiple companies across UK and New Zealand. She was the Executive Manager at Cambridge Schools. Association. Janine holds a MSt in Social Innovation from Cambridge, an MBA from Henley Management College and BCom in Accounting and Finance from Massey University. She is also a Chartered Accountant.

Our Teaching Team

CGA’s Academic team has an outstanding track record of performance and experience. The Academic team has an average teaching experience of over 20+ years in leading schools from around the world, with qualifications from the world’s top universities, such as Cambridge.


Our Academic staff have: tutored for the National Olympiad teams, taught students that achieved the Top in NZ and/or in the World for relevant subjects, taught students with perfect scores for the Standard Assessments Tests (SATs) and more. Their dedication, depth and passion for teaching inspires and builds confidence in students to achieve to their potential. 

Contact Information

Crimson Education

Level 3, Textile Centre

125 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Auckland, 1052

+64 21 608 067


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