Our People

Alpesh Puna

Originating from New Zealand, Alpesh is a former international athlete who has played hockey at the highest level. The highlight being playing in the 2002 World Cup and being part of the training squad for the Athens Olympics. In addition to a heavy involvement in sport from a playing perspective, Alpesh has more than 18 years sports coaching experience, with particular focus on youth and grassroots development.

In addition to being a qualified coach, Alpesh completed an honours degree in accounting and economics and has practiced as a chartered accountant.

Dr. Astrid Simon

Dr. Astrid Simon has completed a masters degree in Physical Education and a PhD in Sports Science from the German Sport University Cologne.  Dr. Astrid has worked at the Institute of Training Science of the German Sport University for more than five years.

In addition to her academic background, Dr. Astrid is a former middle distance and marathon runner and international triathlete and competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii in 2002.

Liane Shaw

Liane Shaw is a Director at SHAWS, and is also responsible for overseeing the operations and curriculum at SHAWS. In addition to her Masters in Science (Early Childhood) from Wheelock College in Boston, Liane also holds degrees in Law and Accounting.

Lucy Shaw

Lucy Shaw is the founder of SHAWS preschool in Singapore and has more than 25 years early childhood experience. She has completed a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood.