Senior Associate

PO Box 168

Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand


Region: Candidates previously registered with Harry Deelman and now returning; partners of past ‘Harry Deelman candidates’. New candidates are all very welcome, notably those who are IB-experienced [DP &/or MYP &/or PYP] and those who wish to attend a Bangkok Fair.

Thanks for calling by! Your visit to this page and your interest in seeking information about the Harry Deelman office of Search Associates are appreciated. Like all Search offices, we work with all good international schools, worldwide; candidates registered with this office live all over the world, too – we are not in any way limited to Asia, let alone to Thailand. Please also have a look at this office’s “Meet My Team” page.


Note that this office has a preference for email communication. The following two email addresses are effectively interchangeable; feel free to use either hdeelman@searchassociates.com or deelman@loxinfo.co.th


To give you a little background on Harry, he joined the Search team in 1993 after working initially as a teacher in Argentina and in England, and then as Headmaster of British-system and international schools in each of Buenos Aires, Rome, Dubai and Bangkok (founding Head of NIST). Harry, and several previous generations, grew up in South Africa but Harry’s parents and their children moved to England in 1955. Harry’s B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University are in Maths and Economics, and his Diploma of Education is from Oxford University (then Director: Alec Peterson, who was co-author during those mid-1960’s years of the original — and continuing almost intact — IB Diploma programme).


During his career in schools, Harry was an active member of many International Schools organisations, elected by fellow-Heads to serve on the committees of ESSARP (the very active River Plate schools’ organisation), COBISEC (British schools in Europe) and ECIS, where for a period in the 1980’s he was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Membership of BSME (British Schools in the Middle East) and EARCOS (East Asia) came with later work, and for thirteen years he was an overseas member of Britain’s HMC (Headmasters & Headmistresses Conference). Harry has participated in a very large number of IB regional and worldwide conferences.


After a successful career in international education of her own, as a teacher and as a Project Director for new schools, then Head of School, Margaret Deelman joined Harry in full-time Search Associates work in 1996. Born and brought up in Peru, a ‘Third Culture Kid’ who attended a bilingual international school, Margaret has a B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University and a PGCE from the University of Bristol. She worked in the same sequence of cities as Harry, and additionally in Chiang Mai as the founding Head of Lanna International School.


Executive Assistant (since 2005) Glynn Morgan was born in South Africa, earned a B.Sc. from the University of Natal and a Dip. Ed. at Oxford University in England, taught and gained his first Headmaster post in Zimbabwe, then worked in leadership positions in each of Australia, Papua New Guinea and El Salvador before joining Search Associates’ Chiang Mai office in 2005.


Executive Assistant (since 2014) Adrian Moody is Australian, now with a New Zealand home base, and his B.Sc, B.Theol, 2007 MA and recent M.Ed were all earned at Australian universities, with an additional post-grad diploma earned at the University of Otago, NZ. Lifelong learner personified! Adrian taught in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, then was Deputy Director in Kazakhstan , Head of Campus in Tanzania and Head of School in first India and then Vietnam before joining the team in the Search – Chiang Mai office.


Harry and Margaret, and Glynn, and Adrian, have each accumulated a very extensive knowledge base as regards overseas schools. All four of us have first-hand knowledge of many of the schools, their locations, and their various educational systems; all four of us have enjoyed work as international teachers for many years, then as heads of international schools for many later years. Harry has visited well over 300 international schools spread throughout the world.