New Headmaster Appointed at Haileybury Almaty
Following an extensive international recruitment process led by external consultants and supported by a panel of Board members and shareholders, the Governors of Haileybury Schools Kazakhstan are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Mills as the new Headmaster at Haileybury Almaty. He will take up his newpost in August 2020.
Simon is currently Head of College at Robert Gordon’s College, which he joined in August 2014. Robert Gordon’s is Scotland’s is one of the largest, and it is one of the most successful independent schools in the UK. After graduating from University of Cambridgewith a BA (Hons) in Geography and Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Simon began his career working for BP Oil in Sales and Marketing before moving overfor a career in education. He has since then gained his National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) and has significant interests in the all-round development of young people through co-curricular programmes, developing effective digital education skills, international educational links, and leadership.
Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Haileybury Kazakhstan Board said: “I amdelighted that Simon is joining us as Headmaster of Haileybury Almaty. Thefield from which he was selected was of an extraordinarily high quality and the Board is convinced that he is the right person to lead the school into its next phase of development and success. From the Haileybury community in Almaty, we wish Simon all the very best in his new venture’.
Simon Mills said of his appointment “I am delighted to have been selected tolead Haileybury Almaty forward in the next stage of its educational journey andlook forward to joining parents, pupils and staff in August 2020”.
The Board is also pleased to announce that Mr John Coles has been appointed Acting Headmaster of Haileybury Almaty for the academic year 2019/20.