Richard Gilby

Richard started in leadership by leading small plastic soldiers across the bedroom floor. This was sometimes successful but always dramatic.

His professional leadership journey started in managing betting shops for William Hill in London where he was trained well in both management and leadership. This was a challenging environment that was occasionally violent. From there he moved into teacher training and the more dangerous world of the classroom.

Richard was fortunate enough to have his first experience as a school leader responsible for the Secondary and High School area of El Alsson in Cairo. This is a marvellous school founded in 1980 as the first private school in Egypt after the revolution in 1956.

From Egypt he moved via small business adviser for the UK government to director of a chronically failing school in Mexico. A talented team managed to turn around the fortunes of the school.

This inspired Richard to co-found his own school. It began with just 14 students in a rented house amid a Mexican economic crisis. The school now serves almost 600 students and offers the entire Cambridge Pathway.

In his current role, Richard as Regional Director, is led by a happy and dynamic team in Latin America. Judging by the success they are doing a great job.