John Burns

Chief Innovation Officer

John focuses on sparking creativity and innovation across ISS learning communities. From 2015-2017 in collaboration with ISS and Shekou International School, John worked to design and found Level 5: a space for students, educators, and the wider community to explore design thinking and innovation in education. Prior to working with ISS, John led Shekou International School’s shift to contemporary practice. He has developed apps featured in TV advertisements worldwide, and has also previously worked for Apple in assisting schools and jurisdictions with organizational change. John is a graduate of Griffith University in Australia and has taught in the UK, Australia, China and Taiwan. In his free time, he loves being with family and exploring Asia.