UWC Red Cross Nordic announces new Rektor
Richard Lamont to join college in August 2012
UWC Red Cross Nordic has announced the appointment of Richard Lamont as the college’s new Rektor. Richard will succeed the current Rektor, John Lawrenson, when he retires at the end of the current academic year.
"We are delighted to announce this appointment which concludes a thorough search process undertaken by the Board of the college," said Tove Veierød, Chair of the college's Board. "Richard will bring gifts, talents and dedication to our cause tomake education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. The college will be in the best of hands."
Richard Lamont’s current position is Head of Upper School at Marlborough College, one of the leading co-educational boarding schools in the United Kingdom. He was previously Head of English and helped to introduce the IB programme to Marlborough. His experience of the UWC movement includes a teaching exchange at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Swaziland. Richard has studied at London, Cambridge and Oxford universities.
"It is a huge pleasure and honour to have been appointed Rektor of UWC Red Cross Nordic in succession to John Lawrenson," says Richard. "From conversations with Board members, staff and students, it is clear that there is a remarkable community at UWC Red Cross Nordic and that the college offers a rich tapestry in terms of education for all students. I look forward to getting to know all the constituents and to working alongside others to preserve the values, traditions and spirit that distinguish the community. UWC Red Cross Nordic must continue to be a place of spark, intellectual curiosity and potential; it will be a great privilege, as Rektor, to play a leading role in the architecture of its future."
He will move to Flekke with his family - Kathini, Phoebe (11) and Poppy (four months).
28 March 2012