New CEO appointed at The British School in the Netherlands

The British School in the Netherlands has announced the appointment of its new CEO. Heath Monk, currently serving as Executive Director of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham in the UK, will take up the role in August.

Heath was appointed following a robust selection procedure, including interviews with students and staff at all levels of the organisation. Applications from around the world were received for the role.

Announcing the appointment, Chair of the Board of Governors, Peter Bayliff said:

‘Exciting times are ahead for the British School in the Netherlands, and in Heath we believe we have someone who is steeped in the leadership of educational institutions, has strategic oversight and who will bring his rich experience of running 11 diverse schools, with 10,000 students.’

Incoming BSN CEO, Heath Monk said:

‘The British School in the Netherlands is a world-class school, and it is a real privilege to have been appointed as its CEO. I was very much impressed by the teaching and learning, by the facilities and by the wide range of co-curricular opportunities when I visited the school, as well as the warm welcome that I was given by everyone I met.’

‘I have always wanted to work in an international context and my family and I are delighted to have the opportunity to work and live in the Netherlands.’

Heath Monk Biography

Heath is currently Executive Director of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham in the UK, where he has implemented the successful transition of nine separate schools into a consolidated Academy Trust, as well as overseeing two independent schools. He is a member of the board of the Birmingham Education Partnership, Windsor Academy Trust and the Place2Be advisory group.

Previously, Heath held the role of Chief Executive of the Future Leaders Trust (London). As Deputy Schools Commissioner at the Department for Education, he wrote and coordinated the Government White Paper on ‘Higher Standards, Better Schools for All’.

Heath was an English teacher and Assistant Housemaster in Sevenoaks School and a teacher at Bennett Memorial School. He graduated with a first in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, before going on to do a PGCE at Sheffield University.