New Principal for Bicton College

PUBLISHED: 01:32 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:53 15 June 2010

Following a comprehensive search and selection process, the Bicton College Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of David Henley as the next Principal of the College.

Following a comprehensive search and selection process, the Bicton College Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of David Henley as the next Principal of the College.

David is currently Principal of Kingston Maurward College in Dorset and comes with the highest credibility in the land based and education sectors.

He will take up his post at Easter.

The appointment comes at a time when a strategic alliance is being forged between Bicton and Exeter Colleges, working towards providing a strong and diverse partnership for sustainable education in Devon.

The Chair of the Board of Governors, John Lee, said: "The Board is delighted with the appointment - finding the best person to take Bicton College forward into a new era has been challenging, but we are completely confident that David is the person for the job." He continued: "This appointment will provide a real opportunity for Bicton, its learners, staff and Devon to again be a leading force in the land based, outdoor education and related environmental sectors. The Governors and I very much look forward to working with David to deliver that Vision. We also wish to thank Louise Twigg, Interim Principal for her outstanding commitment during her term of office"

Commenting on his appointment, David Henley said: "I am excited and inspired by the opportunity to lead Bicton College into a new and transformational relationship with Exeter College, recognising that working together in a federated group structure will secure the support and resources that Bicton needs to regain its position as a leading centre of land based education and training.


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