Ruth Benny

Head Girl

The founder of Top Schools. Ruth is a former teacher, teacher trainer and mother of two primary school children. With 19 years’ experience of the education system in Hong Kong, she thoroughly understands its complexity and fierce competition.

Ruth mostly works with families of preschoolers to plan for entry into the primary school of their choice. She has particular expertise in advising families on bilingual education.

Nicola Lewis


With a legal background, Nicola has more recently been working for a multinational company specializing in school placements across Asia. She has an excellent understanding of different curricula and the challenges of moving families across continents.

Nicola has spent nearly two decades in Hong Kong and with three children she fully understands the need for proper planning to meet the individual requirements of families. She has personal experience of navigating both the local and international schools in Hong Kong and transitioning between these systems.

Sarah Bowler


Sarah has held positions as Head of Admissions  and Admissions / Business Development Director at schools in the UK and Singapore.

The mother of a 9 year old boy in an ESF school, having previously attended a local school in Singapore, she understands both systems well.

Sarah holds a Montessori Teaching Diploma and has worked in the education field for more than 7 years. She has particular expertise in advising on special needs support and therapies.

Jessica Yuen


Jessica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She attended firstly an ESF primary school and, later, Australian International School before leaving to continue her education in Australia.

She obtained a Bachelor of Education (Honours) and went on to study for two further degrees in Education in Hong Kong and Australia.

Jessica has worked for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) as an administrator and as an educator.

She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Jacqueline Yung

Executive Assistant

Jacqui is born in Hong Kong and educated in Hong Kong and the UK. She speaks fluent Cantonese, English and Putonghua.

Maureen Ho

Executive Assistant

Maureen is an experienced administrator and office manager with over 9 years’ experience.

She holds qualifications in Business Administration and Business Studies from the University of Wales (UK) and Charles Sturt University (Australia). She speaks English, Cantonese and Putonghua.



Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Sophia went to various schools with Mandarin, Cantonese and English as the medium of instruction.  She has a degree from Hong Kong and an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK.

Before taking a few years break from her career, Sophia worked in a bank for many years, lastly as a Relationship Manager providing consultancy services to senior colleagues.

Sophia is mother of one daughter attending international primary school in Hong Kong.

She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English at native levels and is keen on building trusted relationship with families to help their children get into the best fit schools.

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