Francis graduated from the University of Sheffield with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics before completing his PGCE teaching qualification at Manchester Metropolitan University in England. Prior to completing his teaching qualification in 2009, Francis worked for six months as a voluntary teacher in The Gambia, West Africa, where he helped to develop teaching practices at a local village school. Francis has taught mathematics for seven years in Manchester, England, before teaching for two years at an international school in Thailand. He is looking forward to learning Mandarin and tasting the vast array of Chinese cuisine on offer in Beijing! Francis is joining DCB along with his wife Angela, who is a music teacher.