New Master Announcement

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The Council of Marlborough College is delighted to announce that it has appointed Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes to take over as Master in succession to Mr Jonathan Leigh, who will retire in August 2018 after six outstanding years of service.

Mrs Moelwyn-Hughes is currently Head of St Edmund’s Canterbury, having previously been Senior Deputy Head at the Perse School, Cambridge. She is no stranger to Marlborough having worked at the College for 13 years from 1992 to 2005 where she taught Latin and Greek and held various positions including Housemistress of Mill Mead.

The Chairman of Council Lord Malloch-Brown commented:

"In a very strong field of candidates, Louise impressed the members of Council with her deep understanding of, and love for, Marlborough. She relished the richness of opportunity its full boarding tradition affords our pupils but was equally determined to build on Jonathan's legacy of improving academic performance and broadening the social diversity of the school. She impressed us with her vision for a Marlborough education at a time of radical change in the world of work. We felt under her leadership Marlburians would be equipped with the resilience, flexibility and lifelong curiosity to succeed in uncertain times.

"We look forward to welcoming Louise and her family back to Marlborough and for her to take the lead in steering the College through the next exciting and challenging stages in its development. It seems wholly fitting that our first female Master should take up her post at a time when we celebrate 175 years since the foundation of the College and 50 years as a co-educational school."

Mrs Moelwyn-Hughes commented:

"It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been selected to lead Marlborough College into the next phase in its illustrious history.  The prospect of working alongside pupils, parents, colleagues and alumni to realise the ambitious and exciting vision of the Council is one that I greatly look forward to."

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