School Leadership Team

Amanda Hughes
Position: School Principal

Amanda joined the school in September 2018, having held the headship of another international school in Spain. She has a determination to deliver a programme of consistent improvement, which fits perfectly with the ISP principles relating to learning and getting better over time. Amanda taught Business and Economics in selective and non-selective schools in the UK and Spain, and completed her teaching degree in North Wales and her Masters in Educational Leadership at The University of Buckingham.

Nicky de Comarmond
Position: Head of EYFS & Primary

Nicky joined the school in its very first year of opening in 2004 as a middle leader and Year 6 class teacher, becoming the Head of EYFS and Primary in 2014 with a vision to nurture and challenge every child. She has experienced different leadership and teaching roles in the UK and within Laude across the whole Primary range. Nicky gained her combined teaching and music degree in Canterbury, UK and has the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.

Catherine Davies
Position: Head of Secondary and Sixth Form

Catherine was born and raised in Wales and started her career teaching Business and ICT in the UK. Catherine has a wealth of experience in Secondary and Sixth Form education, both as a Headteacher and a qualified NABSS school inspector, with a proven track record in raising standards and achieving consistently outstanding results. In 2004, Catherine relocated to the Marbella area, where for the last 15 year she has consolidated her reputation amongst the local academic community.

Carmen Beato
Position: Head of ESO & Bachillerato

Cristóbal Quintero
Position: Head of Administration

Mercedes Colmenar
Position: Head of Admissions

Mercedes has a proven track record working with international companies with a strong emphasis in commercial and marketing roles. She holds a Law degree from UNED and an MBA from Esade. Having lived and worked abroad and travelled to over 40 countries, she speaks several languages and enjoys meeting people from all over the world. A firm believer in lifelong learning, she is currently pursuing a degree in Education.

Louis López
Position: Head of Marketing

Louis joined Laude in April 2018, after working 15 years in the Marketing Consultancy sector. He studied Economics and Politics in the University of the West of England and completed his Media Studies degree at the Complutense University of Madrid. Louis’ prior experience includes consulting for a number of higher education institutions in Spain, Mexico and Colombia and he is Founding Member of the Institute of Academic Communications and the Ibero-American Forum of Strategic Communications.