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Senior Leadership Team


Neil McGarry


BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Business Management and Administration, University of Leeds, UK

PGCE, University of Leeds, UK

M. Ed, University of Brighton, UK


Neil started his career twenty three years ago in Northallerton, North Yorkshire before moving to Germany, where he worked in a number of roles including Consultant Advisor to Primary and Secondary leadership teams across Service Children’s schools in several countries. After twelve years in Germany, Neil moved to the Channel Islands to further expand his knowledge of senior leadership. He is looking forward to moving back to Central Europe and is excited to be leading a school with students from across the age range.
Outside of the working environment, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  His interests include sports, particularly rugby and football where he is a passionate supporter of Saracens and Liverpool respectively, keeping fit at the gym, travelling, reading eating out and watching action films.


Mariann Tóth

Business Manager


MA, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, Accounting and Finance
Registered Chartered Accountant


Mariann was born in the hilly side of the city in Buda’s district 11, where she finished a local primary and secondary school. She graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest, specialized in Accounting and Finance. After finishing her studies in 1995, she started her career joining multinational companies, where she gained experience in several industries, such as pharmaceutical, hospital and health care, staffing and recruiting.

Mariann enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 teenage daughters. The twins are 14 and the oldest is almost 16 years old.  In her free time she loves riding the bike, jogging and gardening.

Mariann is excited to join the Britannica community from February 2017 and look forward to working in the private educational sector.


Zsófia Alibaux-Jakab

Head of Secondary, EAL and Mother Tongue Coordinator


MA, ELTE BTK, Budapest, Hungary, French Language and Literature

QTS, National College for Teaching and Leadership, UK


Zsófia began her career at Britannica International School in 1999 as a French teacher and then started to teach EAL to various levels and age groups. She also did two years of postgraduate studies in Law at ELTE while working at Britannica. She then moved to France and worked there at an international school in Lyon, teaching mainly EAL to primary and secondary students along with some French. Having attended various workshops and conferences on EAL and mother tongue languages she became quickly a professional in that field rejoining Britannica in 2011 as the school's EAL and Mother Tongue Coordinator. Zsófia was appointed Senior Teacher in November 2011 and Head of Secondary in 2012. Her interests include horse riding, motorcycling, reading, hiking and spending time with her husband and two sons.


Marie Moreton

Head of Primary

BSc Psychology, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

PGCE, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK


Marie grew up in the south-west of England in a large industrial town called Swindon. Having studied in Bristol, she remained in this vibrant city for 7 years, working in a variety of schools in Swindon and inner-city Bristol.

Then, to fuel her appetite for adventure, Marie took a position in Bangkok, Thailand, where she spent time exploring Asia. She developed a fascination with the rich culture and history of China and moved to a large international school in Suzhou in 2008, where she later gained the position of Deputy Head of Junior School.

Despite being somewhat accident prone, Marie enjoys a variety of sports and activities such as football, badminton, netball and cycling. Since arriving in Budapest in July, Marie gave birth to Eve Violet, who is a delight. When she is not playing with Eve or exploring Budapest, Marie is often found with her nose buried in a good book.

Marie is excited to join the Britannica family this year and work with such a fantastic group of children, staff and parents.