Mr Alan Thompson joined St Andrew's College at the beginning of 2015. He was born and educated in Johannesburg, and holds a Higher Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (all with distinction). In 2011 he also completed his Master’s in Business Administration. Alan started his teaching career in 1990 at Rand Park High School in Northern Johannesburg. In 1994 he began a sixteen year stint at St John's College, Johannesburg, where, over time, he fulfilled the duties of teacher of Physical Science, Housemaster, Senior Master, Deputy Headmaster, Second Master, and Acting Headmaster. He coached Cricket and 1st Team Hockey during this time.
Since 2010 Alan held the position of Headmaster of St Dunstan's College, an independent Anglican, co-educational school in Benoni, Gauteng.