James Wheeler - Director of Operations

James Wheeler
Director of Operations
James is responsible for all non-academic aspects of Taaleem including, human resources, procurement, facilities management, new development projects, school expansions, and government relations.

Before joining Taaleem in 2015, James was the Senior Policy Specialist at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) responsible for the finalisation and implementation of the Emirate’s private school policy manual. In this role, James consulted and trained the 185+ private school Principals and other leaders on the new policies that now govern all aspects of the schools, including operations and curriculum delivery.

Prior to moving to the UAE, James held senior positions in the Government of Ontario (Canada) civil service spanning 13 years where he led the development and implementation of program and policy initiatives, conducted strategic reviews, and managed major procurements in a number of government ministries, including Education, the Cabinet Office, Energy and Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Government Services.

James holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada), an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada) and is an accredited Project Management Professional.
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PO Box 76691, 1st Floor Century Plaza Jumeira Road, Jumeira 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
T +971 (0)4 349 8806


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