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Professor Deborah Eyre is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon O’Grady as incoming CEO of High Performance Learning (HPL).

In August 2020, Simon will move to join HPL from his current position as Executive Principal of HPL World Class School Edron Academy.

Simon has extensive leadership experience having worked in schools in the UK and on four continents, including leading three outstanding international schools in Egypt, Malaysia and Mexico.

Simon has a deep-seated belief that all children are capable of great things and has an in-depth understanding of what High Performance Learning looks like in practice. This, coupled with his business acumen, will bring additional strength to HPL as it continues to grow and mature.

Founder and Chair of High Performance Learning, Professor Deborah Eyre says;

“We are incredibly pleased that Simon has chosen to join us to lead the HPL team as we grow the organisation. His experience is perfect for us and his commitment to our mission of creating schools with high numbers of high performing students is obvious from his work. I look forward very much to this next stage of our development”.

Simon holds a BSc Economics (LSE) and an MA in British Politics plus M level educational qualifications in educational leadership and management (University of Leicester and Havard University). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

He has served on a number of Boards as a non-executive and currently sits on the Board of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

Professor Deborah Eyre will resume her role as Founder and Chair in August 2020.