Members Representing King´s College Murcia:

Mr Stefan Rumistrzewizc

Head teacher , KC Murcia

Mr Agustín Cano Maldonaldo
Mr Hugh James 

Mrs Fiona James
Mrs. Maria Jesús Miras Menchón



The Council exists to support the operation of the School and its Head, providing non-binding opinions and advice on the operations, activities, and performance of the School. The advice is offered to the King’s Group Board of which it is a sub-committee.



The Council helps to:

· Maintain the success and reputation of the School and the King’s Group;

· Optimise performance of the School;

· Monitor the quality of the School’s activities;

· Consider the interests and welfare of the School’s pupils, clients, and employees; and,

· Manage the relationship with the local community and authorities.



Sir Roger Fry was born in Portsmouth and educated in England before entering the teaching profession.
In the late 1960’s he moved to Spain and in 1969 founded King’s College, The British School of Madrid. He subsequently founded five other schools in two countries: Spain and Panama.
In 1981 he founded the British Hispanic Foundation in Madrid
From 1996 to 2011 he was chairman of the Council of British International Schools and is now its President.
In 2012 he was awarded a knighthood for his services to UK Education Internationally and to UK-Spain Cultural Relations.

Sir Roger Fry CBE

Chairman , King´s Group


Mrs Elena Benito is the CEO of King’s Group, where she joined in 2011. Previous to joining our Group, she worked as CFO for Zed Latam, and Finance Director for Monsanto in Spain and Portugal. Ms Benito trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in both Spain and the UK, and is a member of the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants. She holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the San Pablo CEU University of Madrid, and a degree in Law from the UNED. She won her MBA from ESADE in 2009.

Elena Benito Molina

CEO, King´s Group


Born and educated in Scotland, Derek began his teaching career at the High School of Dundee (HMC Independent) as Assistant Director of Music and CCF Army Training officer. After 13 years there he then moved to Morrison´s Academy, Crieff (HMC Independent) as Director of Music and Interact Club Officer. At this time he got married and had 2 sons. He spent 10 years as an examiner for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and 12 years as a freelance Musical Director with the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.  In 2001, Derek and his family moved to Doha College, Qatar where he worked as Director of Music, KS3 Leader and Staff Governor. In 2007 he joined King´s College, Alicante as Head of Secondary and was appointed as Head teacher in 2010.

Mr. Derek Laidlaw

Head teacher, KC Alicante


Elaine has worked in international education in Spain for many years, and was the founding Headteacher of King’s College Alicante. She took up the post as Head of King’s College in Madrid for four years, before becoming the Regional Director for Spain and Portugal of Cambridge English Language Assessment. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of British International Schools, and is a trained and experienced Independent Schools Inspector. She holds a modern language degree from the University of Leeds, a PGCE from the University of Nottingham and a MBA from Oxford Brookes University.

Ms Elaine Blaus



Born and educated in South Wales, Edward began teaching at a successful Welsh comprehensive school before moving in the early 1980s to teach economics and sport at King’s College, Madrid. Edward returned to England to become a Boarding Housemaster, Second Master and then, for almost twenty years, a Head Master of two leading independent schools. Edward was chairman of the Committee of Heads of Former Direct Grant Boarding Schools, chairman of the Committee of Heads of Methodist Schools as well as chair to several charities. He also served on the Mercers’ Company Education Selection Committee, HMC committee and ASCL Council. He is now an educational consultant as well as a Reporting Inspector for ISI.

Mr. Edward Halse


Michael Hawkins is a solicitor admitted in England and Wales and a partner at the Alicante office of the law firm Noerr, advising clients on all areas of trade mark and design law in the European Union and worldwide. Michael read law at the University of Oxford and qualified as a solicitor at a “Magic Circle” firm in London, before moving to Spain in 2007. Michael is an active member of the international trade mark community, serving, amongst other roles, on the Global Advisory Council of the International Trademark Association. He is ranked in WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Mr Michael Hawkins


Janet Richards started her career in HR at Schroders Investment Bank in the City of London. She migrated to Spain where all of her family’s 3 children attend Kings College. Janet currently runs Ink: an Aviation IT company that creates mission-critical mobile and cloud-based systems that save airports and airlines money while improving the passenger journey. The business involves challenging aviation executives at the highest level to re-examine accepted norms and make optimum use of resources by re-engineering processes.

Ms Janet Richards


Luis Berenguer is a member of the Governace and spokesperson of the Oficina de Armonización del Mercado Interior (OAMI).

Mr Luis Berenguer