& Managing Director
Co-Founder & Managing Director
I’m a co-founder and Managing Director of Constellation Group. As a former Headmaster and Principal – both overseas and in the UK – I am hugely passionate about international education and I have embarked on this new venture recognising that Bristol and the south-west of England is a world-class destination for education with some of the top global school and universities on our doorstep. I’m delighted to be bringing the World to Bristol, a hugely vibrant and safe destination for students with access to the best opportunities and student services in the UK.
Originally from the north-east of Scotland – and having initially studied my undergraduate degree in the US – I developed my passion for international education at an early stage before qualifying as a teacher in the UK and then spending eight years working in both British and American international schools in The Philippines; I was the High School Principal at the British School, Manila, before becoming the Principal of Brent International School, Manila.
Having returned to Bristol in 2005 to run Clifton College Preparatory School, as a member of the whole college (K-12) executive team, I was pleased to guide the school to a consistent annual ‘Top 100’ ranking in the ‘Sunday Times Best Academic’ schools in England league table. In 2017 Clifton College Preparatory School was ranked 76th and was also the top academic Independent Preparatory School in the South West of England.
The opportunity to deliver exceptional education along with outstanding pastoral care has always been the motivation for me and this has led to the co-founding of the Constellation Group. The City of Bristol and the UK are wonderful destinations for educational purposes and the opportunity to offer academic and pastoral excellence within the backdrop of the beautiful South-West of England is hugely exciting.
I have two children (Philippa and Henry) and am married to Helen, who is also an experienced Housemistress in boarding schools and an accomplished English teacher. I am very passionate about travelling and sports and continue to enjoy these whenever I can!