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Northwood Schools welcomes Kevin Doble as new CEO

Northwood Schools, the family of schools comprising Broomwood Hall Lower School, Broomwood Hall Upper School, Northcote Lodge and Northwood Senior, has welcomed Kevin Doble, formerly Executive Head of Shrewsbury House, as its new Group CEO.

Northwood Schools welcomes Kevin Doble as new CEO
Kevin Doble - CEO Northwood Schools (Photo: Northwood Schools)

Kevin Doble has joined Northwood Schools as CEO.

Prior to joining Northwood Schools, Kevin was Executive Head of Shrewsbury House School Trust consisting of two co-educational pre-preparatory schools and a boys’ preparatory school, Shrewsbury House, a position he held since 2010.

Katharine Colquhoun, Founding Principal and Chairman of Northwood Schools said: "With the opening of Northwood Senior in September 2020, we felt that it was the right time (after 35 years!) for us as Principals to take a step back into more strategic roles, and bring in someone else to be accountable for the leadership and management of the Group across Northwood Schools.

"Following an extensive recruitment exercise , the Board of Directors appointed Kevin Doble as Chief Executive of Northwood Schools.

She continued: "Kevin stood out from a strong field of candidates and the Board’s decision was unanimous.

"Kevin is exceptionally experienced in both the commercial and educational aspects of schools and is ideally suited to our newly created role as CEO, where he will lead the Executive Management Committee of the Group."

Kevin Doble commented: "I am delighted to be taking up this new position at such an exciting time for the Group.

"The excellent reputations of Northcote Lodge, Broomwood Hall Upper School and Broomwood Hall Lower School are very well deserved.

He continued: "The exceptional provision for the children is something I am looking forward to building on, working with the Board and Heads to ensure that the four schools in the Group present unparalleled excellence in education for children in our area."