The Governors of Brighton College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Marco Longmore as Founding Head Master of our fourth sister school, Brighton College Dubai.
Marco Longmore is 47 years old and for the past eight and a half years has been Rector of The Edinburgh Academy, one of Scotland's leading HMC schools. He is married to Karen and they have two children, Chiara and Luca. A Scot, Marco read History at Edinburgh before beginning his teaching career in 1991 at George Heriot's School, becoming Head of History at George Watson's College in 1998. His next move was south, as Senior Deputy Head at Alleyn's School in London, before returning to the Scottish capital in 2008 to lead the Academy. During the period of his headship, The Edinburgh Academy has grown to become one of Scotland's most successful co-educational schools.
Marco Longmore said: 'I am delighted to have been appointed as Head Master of Brighton College Dubai. Brighton College Dubai will bring the very best of British independent co-educational schooling to the city of Dubai. The excellence of education found at Brighton College UK and already witnessed in the UAE at the Brighton Colleges in Abu Dhabi and AI Ain will be our starting point. Brighton College Dubai will be the standout provider of breadth and diversity of education that will equip our pupils in life for the diverse demands of the modern world in which they will grow up. It is my privilege to be appointed as the Founding Head Master, and I look forward to meeting with prospective parents in the year ahead as we ready the school for our launch in September 2018.'
Lord Mogg, Chairman of Governors of Brighton College, said: 'We are delighted to have appointed Marco Longmore who is an experienced and highly successful HMC Head to lead the development of Brighton College Dubai, and look forward to working with him and our local partners to deliver a world-class school for Dubai in 2018.'
Marco will be assisting our local team in setting the key priorities for our school launch and recruitment of pupils and staff, and will be taking up his appointment in Dubai by January 2018.