About Gemma

Gemma McSweeney
Recruitment Manager/ Leadership Consultant

As TIC’s Recruitment Manager, my main responsibilities include heading up the recruitment for the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai - where TIC is the lead recruiter, and has been for several years. I also manage the recruitment team at TIC to make sure we work together as a team, sharing best practice and developing our skills, particularly in such areas as safeguarding standards for international schools.

In my ten years with TIC, I’ve visited some incredible international schools around the world including all Harrow International Schools, United World College South East Asia (Singapore), International School of the Hague, ACS Doha, and many more. I also attend several of the major annual international school conferences such as COBIS, ECIS, BSME and FOBISIA.

More about me

  • Favorite subject at school: History and/ or English - both favorites

  • If I could teach anywhere it would be: Hong Kong

  • Growing up, I always wanted to be: An Air Stewardess – which is ironic considering I developed a fear of flying as I got older!

  • When I’m not at work: I can be found trying to entertain my crazy dog Walter Bishop - whoever said English Bulldogs were lazy hasn’t met Walter!

  • Song that always makes me smile: ‘Don't you forget about me' - Simple Minds

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