The Governors of Stonyhurst College have announced the appointment of Mr John Browne as Headmaster with effect from 1 September 2016. He will succeed Mr Andrew Johnson, who leaves next summer, at the end of this academic year, after ten years of successful leadership.
Mr John Cowdall, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at Stonyhurst College said: "Mr John Browne brings to Stonyhurst an abundance of experience and a successful track record at a senior level in independent, boarding and Catholic education. We are delighted to welcome him, his wife Marie and son William to Lancashire at an exciting time in the school's development. Mr Andrew Johnson has contributed much to Stonyhurst during his 10 year tenure at the College and has overseen several major capital projects including the new boarding house that opened in 2010 and the new Refectory which opened in 2013. The College now has the highest number of pupils for many years and in the current year its GCSE and A level examination results were the best ever."
Mr Browne commented: "I am delighted to be joining the Stonyhurst family at such an exciting time. I look forward to building on the legacy left by Andrew Johnson and in particular to working together with pupils, parents and staff to further develop Stonyhurst College as a beacon of Jesuit education."
Educated in the Jesuit tradition at St Ignatius College in Enfield, North London, Mr Browne is currently the Headmaster of St Aloysius' College in Glasgow. Before that he was Deputy Headmaster at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, Head Master of Westminster Cathedral Choir School, and had held Director of Music and Assistant Director of Music posts at Berkhamsted School and The Latymer School. He has a BA in Music from the University of Bristol, a postgraduate LLB from City University, London and a Masters in Business Administration.
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