New Director joins ISM

ISM is delighted to welcome Mr. Julian Thomas as Interim Director of ISM from June 2020  through the Academic year. Further news regarding the permanent Director from August 2021 onwards will be posted soon. mds.jpg

Julian Thomas is one of the most well-known and highly regarded school leaders in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, having served most recently as Master of Wellington College,  and CEO of the Wellington College Family of Schools and Academies. Under his stewardship, Wellington College achieved record academic results in the IB Diploma and earned numerous other accolades. 

This year, Julian has been working closely with ISM as an Advisor to the Board of Trustees and is thus already well known to the ISM senior team. He brings with him a wealth of experience, which we are sure will be central to the further development of the school.

Outside of education, Julian Thomas is an adventurer and thought leader. He has trekked to the South Pole, completed the Marathon des Sables and earlier this year, rowed the Atlantic Ocean.

Julian combines his knowledge of leadership with the lessons learned during these challenges and gives regular inspirational speeches.  He was Guest Speaker at the Graduation Ceremony of the Class of 2019 and is already planning a series of exciting talks, open to the wider community, in the coming academic year. 

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