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The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the successful running of key areas of the School’s operations and provides support to the Headmaster in implementing the strategic vision. You can find out more about their roles and responsibilities below.
Mark Mortimer, Headmaster
Mark was educated at Mill Hill School, Saint James School, USA and the University of London, where he read history. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then spent eight years as a British Army officer in the Light Infantry regiment. After a brief career as a management consultant, he moved into education.
His first teaching post was at Giggleswick School as Head of History & Politics and assistant housemaster. From Giggleswick he moved to Hampton School as Head of Sixth Form. From 2008-2013, Mark was the Deputy Headmaster of St John’s School, Leatherhead and from 2014-2019, Headmaster of Warminster School.
Richard Jones, Second Master
Richard works closely with the Headmaster to ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the School. As well as deputising for the Headmaster, he plays a key role in the School’s future strategic development. His wide-ranging responsibilities cover all areas of staff management and overseeing all aspects of pupil registration, welfare, routines and disciplines. Richard is also a teacher of business and economics, and previously held housemaster and teaching positions at Canford School and St John’s School, Leatherhead.
Nicholas Dodd, Chief Operating Officer
Having direct responsibility for all operational functions at Bryanston, Nick plays a central role in informing, developing and fulfilling the strategic and commercial objectives of the Governors. His leadership responsibilities cover all areas of estates management and business development as well as finance, HR, catering, compliance and health and safety. Nick was previously Head of Retail Services and Operations at John Lewis and Partners.
Steven Green, Deputy Head (Academic)
Steven has responsibility for the delivery and management of all academic matters involving staff, pupils and parents. He works closely with Governors, the Head of Teaching and Learning, and the School’s Director of Academic Administration to ensure Bryanston maintains its progressive and supportive approach to education. Steven was previously housemaster of Connaught House and is a teacher of mathematics at the School.
Claire Miller, Deputy Head (Boarding and Pastoral)
With many years of experience as a former housemistress and Head of Boarding at Bryanston, Claire is responsible for the coordination, delivery and development of all areas of the School’s boarding and pastoral provision, including safeguarding matters. In a highly visible role, she also helps to maintain the integrity and set the tone for the School’s continual cultural development. Claire is also a teacher of sport science.
Andrew Murfin, Deputy Head (Co-curricular)
Andrew has responsibility for the coordination and delivery of Bryanston’s expansive and extensive co-curricular programme. This covers school activities designed to inspire and promote the personal development of pupils beyond the provision of academic and pastoral support. Andrew was previously Director of Sport at Shrewsbury School.
Mark Deketelaere, Director of Studies
Mark was educated at St Peter's College, Oxford and Imperial College, London. After a successful career in London, specialising in mining project finance, he moved into education. Following his PGCE in Bristol, Mark's first teaching post was at Poole Grammar School where he taught geography and geology from 2003-2008. From there he joined us at Bryanston as Head of Geography from 2008-2016, then was Head of Curriculum Planning and Director of Academic Administration until 2020. As Director of Studies he assumes a strategic role in the School's future development and works closely with the Deputy Head Academic, Senior Leadership Team and Governors to co-ordinate the academic life of the School.
Andy Barnes, Director of Technology
Andy has overall responsibility for all technology used in both the academic and business operations at Bryanston. Working together with other departments, his team ensures both the secure and effective use of systems and data to deliver the strategic objectives of the School. Andy is a computer science teacher and previously a housemaster having worked both internationally and within the state sector.
Emma Thompson, Acting Director of Marketing & External Communications
Mary Giles, Director of Human Resources
Anne Megdiche, Director of Admissions
With over 15 years’ experience of leading admissions departments in both prep and senior schools, Anne oversees the admission of pupils in all year groups, and shares in the collective responsibility for the strategic and operational development of the School.