MEET THE PRINCIPAL
I have been honoured to be principal at St Andrew’s College Cambridge for the last 8 years. I still feel as excited to come to work every day and interact with talented young students from all over the world as I did on the day I started. Their infectious intellectual curiosity is an inspiration to myself and to our teachers.
Prior to joining St Andrew’s College, I obtained my MBA in 1999 and my PGCE teaching qualification in 2004. I was Sales and Marketing Director for one of the United Kingdom’s leading media companies, and I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
However, even during my time in industry my passion was always for education, and so I am proud to be the Principal at St Andrew’s College and also to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.
I try to use my previous professional experience to drive and inspire our business studies and economics departments.
My office is based at our Regent Street campus and students are always welcome to come and see me. I am happy to offer advice and support. One of my special interests is helping students to navigate the complex UCAS university application process. It is important that all of our students progress to the university and degree programme that best suits their individual interests and abilities.
I believe that academic progress is very important but at the same time, it forms only one part of a students life and experiences at St Andrew’s College. As Principal it is my responsibility to ensure that students participate in activities outside the college such as Young Enterprise, as well as arts or music societies, sports clubs – perhaps even the local rugby club to which i devote most of my Saturdays.
The opportunities we offer students will make their time with us important. We hope that you decide to join St Andrew’s College Cambridge and spend a happy and memorable time with us.