Ampleforth College has appointed its first lay head.
David Lambon will move to Ryedale from St Malachy’s College Belfast where he was instrumental in improving GCSE results by 10 per cent.
A trained engineer and mathematician, the 46-year-old also has an MBA in School Leadership and Management and worked as an engineer in France and Germany before becoming a teacher.
He will be supported by a strong team, which includes the College’s first female Deputy Head, Deirdre Rowe, and replaces Fr Gabriel Everitt, who announced his retirement as Headmaster last October after 10 highly successful years in the role.
David said: “It is a real privilege to be asked to be Ampleforth’s first lay head. Having already seen the strength of Ampleforth’s Benedictine ethos, my role will be to build on this, and the school’s many other strengths. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the staff, pupils and parents, as well as the monastic community.”
A keen triathlete, David will be supported by his wife, Sasha, also a teacher. The couple have two grown-up sons.