The Board of Governors has appointed Dr Graham Hawley as the new Headmaster of Loretto School with effect from September 2014.
Dr Hawley is currently Headmaster at Kelly College, Devon, a post he has held since August 2008. He was educated at Mill Hill School and Durham University where he read Natural Sciences and played a variety of sports including cricket, squash, fives and real tennis.
His research degree took him to Bangladesh, India and Kenya where he investigated the aquatic microbiology of lakes. Following his PhD he worked for the National Rivers Authority and was based in Exeter, from where he worked on the rivers and reservoirs in Devon and Cornwall. He moved from Exeter to Scotland where he investigated the water quality of the major lochs along the west coast.
The lure of teaching proved irresistible and Dr Hawley returned to Devon to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In 1996 he was appointed as an assistant Master at Ardingly College, West Sussex, where he taught Biology. In 2000 he was appointed Housemaster, taking responsibility for sixty boys. In 2004, Dr Hawley was appointed Deputy Headmaster at Warwick School.
His hobbies include golf, walking and occasional fly-fishing. Dr Hawley is married to Rachel, also an experienced teacher, and they have two children.
Colonel Simon Graham, Chairman of Governors at Loretto School, said, " We are very excited about being able to appoint such an outstanding candidate, and look forward to supporting him as he takes Loretto School on the next steps of its journey in developing accomplished young men and women in mind, body and spirit, ready for the challenges of our increasingly complex, global and technological world."
Ms Elaine Logan will continue to give strong and effective leadership as Acting Head of Loretto School until the end of August 2014.