Meet the Team

Karel De Cock

has spent most of his life as an expat. Having spent fifteen years counselling families in Singapore, Shanghai, Chiang Mai and Brussels, Karel brings his expertise and insight to our team. Having been raised as a third culture kid, Karel applies his personal relocation and international experience when counselling students to locate institutions that are the best fit.  Karel received his undergraduate degree in Organizational Psychology from Vesalius College (Boston University), and his Masters in Educational Counselling from the University of Bristol. With extensive experience in creating and developing Careers & University programs and curriculums, Karel has been Head of University Advising at schools in Shanghai and Singapore.  Karel coaches the boys Junior Varsity Basketball team as well. Email:

Charlotte Hamilton

joined Bangkok Patana in August 2019. Having spent 11 years working in UK university admissions including seven years at the University of Oxford (2012-2019). She holds a degree in Politics with Sociology from Kingston University and a master’s degree in Chinese Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Charlotte is also a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy. In addition to her work in the Careers team she works as a school Social and Emotional Counsellor. Email:

Andrew Haughton

joined Patana in 2011 and was Head of the Careers and Universities Faculty between 2012 and 2019. Previously he worked as Head of MFL and Overseas University Counsellor in Buenos Aires and has been Head of Careers and teacher of Geography at Harrow International School, Bangkok. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) at Coventry University and his PGCE at the University of Central England. For the last 9 years he has helped coach the Varisty Golf team at the Singha Elite Golf Acadamy Thana City.  Email:

Sally Jarrett

joined Patana in 2012 having spent the previous five years at a large comprehensive school in South London as the whole-school PSHE co-ordinator and an English / Media Studies teacher. She was responsible for overseeing Careers Education across all Key Stages and working with Senior Students through the university application process. Originally from a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, Sally received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Melbourne as well as her Bachelor of Teaching (Primary and Secondary). In addition to work with the Careers team, she teaches English at Key Stage 4. Email:

Kevin Keller (Head of Faculty)

joined Bangkok Patana in October 2017. Kevin is originally from the United States and worked for 7 years as an admission officer, responsible for interviewing candidates and making final admission decisions for selective liberal arts colleges and universities. Travelling in over 35 US states and 15 countries throughout North America and Asia, Kevin was able to glean best practices from schools and universities around the world and visit hundreds of university campuses long the way. Having presented at regional, national and international conferences, Kevin is keen to share new and innovative ideas while learning from the skills of others. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish and master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Email:

Paul Yap

joined Patana in 2019 after seven years in the British School Manila as their Careers and Higher Education Adviser. He was responsible for working with students from Years 9 – 13 for college counselling, PSHE, and their work experience programmes. As a former student – athlete, Paul understands the importance of working to find a balanced academic programme. He brings this understanding of balance by helping coach the Bangkok Patana swim team. Paul received his Masters in School Counselling from De La Salle University in the Philippines. Email:

Our Support Staff

Khun June Masaya

joined Patana in October 2000 as the Careers Department Secretary. She is a graduate of Bangkok University and previously worked as a secretary in a finance company. She coordinates student records and assists with the SAT program. Email:

Khun Piyakarn Upabonsawas