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Senior Management Team

Gareth Collier

Position:
Principal

After serving 24 years in boarding schools in the UK and internationally in Kenya and Tanzania, fulfilling pastoral roles of Housemaster, Head of Boarding, Head of Pastoral, Senior Teacher and Head Teacher as well as teaching, marketing and admissions roles,...

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Dr Julian Davies

Dr. Julian Davies
Position:
Head

Gethin Thomas

Position:
Head of Boarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gethin Thomas joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in 2015 as a houseparent and is now the Head of Boarding. He has grown up in boarding schools and has worked with boarders for over 15 years. Gethin also has a background...

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Sharon Wright

Position:
Bursar

Sharon has worked within the finance industry for many years before joining Cardiff Sixth Form College in September 2019 as the Bursar of the College.  At Cardiff she assists the senior management team, is responsible for the strategic management of school...

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Governors and Group

Aatif Hassan

Position:
Proprietor & Chair of Governors

Aatif founded Dukes Education in 2015 and leads our London day schools. He is also Chairman of Cavendish Education, a group of six schools for pupils with dyslexia and autism schools; and Deputy Chairman of Governors of St James Independent Schools (including Chairman...

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Tim Fish

Position:
Safeguarding Governor

Tim Fish is Managing Director at Dukes Education responsible for boarding schools where he guides collaboration, best practice and performance at Key Stage 5 across the whole family.  He founded Earlscliffe in 2012 and has 30 years’ experience in teaching...

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Henrietta Lightwood

Position:
Director of Marketing and Admissions

Henrietta has worked in schools marketing and admissions for 16 years and is extremely well known and respected in the sector.  She is currently Group Director of Marketing and Admissions for all five Dukes Colleges and has worked as Marketing...

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Paul Ludlow

Position:
Director of Compliance

Paul has spent over 30 years working in education as a Housemaster, Head of Boarding and Head of Pastoral Care on a wide range of senior leadership teams as well as for two education groups working with international students in...

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Rob Humphreys

Position:
Director of Finance

Rob is responsible for the financial management of all the Colleges and Beyond the Classroom businesses within the Dukes group.  He joined in 2017 being based originally at Cardiff Sixth Form College immediately after it became part of the Dukes...

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Claire Little

Position:
Director of People

Dr Glenn Hawkins

Dr. Glenn Hawkins
Position:
Governor

Glenn looks after our organisations that support students ‘Beyond the Classroom’, such as our summer schools and consultancy services, as well as leading our international operations and various growth projects. He joined Dukes Education in 2016, with a 28-year track...

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Jon Pickles

Jon Pickles
Position:
Governor

Jon is an experienced Finance Director with a strong background in technology and learning companies. He is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fundraising, business coaching, financial, and HR management. Prior to...

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Libby Nicholas

Libby Nicholas
Position:
Governor

Libby’s areas of professional expertise include the delivery of school improvement, strategic organisational change, curriculum design, and innovation and all aspects of teaching and learning – thinking, theory, and pedagogy. She has conducted leadership development for middle and senior leaders...

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Professor Mark Bailey

Professor Mark Bailey
Position:
Governor

Prof Mark Bailey was educated at Durham University, where he obtained a first-class degree in Economic History, and then went on to the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a  PhD in History. His academic career between 1986 and...

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Key Administration Staff

Michelle Walker

Position:
Admissions Manager

Michelle has worked in the Middle East namely, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar for leading international Independent schools for the past 15 year as an IT Manager. Implementing and managing multiple leading edge IT systems including IBM, Microsoft, Apple,...

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Hayley Bendle

Position:
Head of Higher Education and Careers

Having previously taught French, Spanish and Portuguese as Head of Modern Languages in schools in South Wales, Hayley joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in 2016 as Head of Higher Education. She has a first degree from University of Exeter and...

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