Badminton School appoints Mr Michael Waymouth as its director of finance & operations
Mr Waymouth joins Badminton School after a long and distinguished army career and brings a truly international perspective, having served in 40 countries to-date, most recently as the Commander of British Forces in Ukraine.
Pursuing a long-held ambition to support the delivery of education, he has been fortunate to have spent most of the last decade in relevant appointments, including deputy commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and as a director within the United Kingdom Defence Academy.
Mr Waymouth brings a wealth of commercial and strategic experience from the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his MA from Cranfield University and a Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.
He also holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
Mrs Tear, head of Badminton School, said: “We are delighted to have Mr Waymouth joining us at an exciting time for Badminton with record pupil numbers expected in September and a range of strategic and development initiatives to drive forward.
“I’m sure he will quickly establish himself as a key member of the executive leadership team working with both governors and staff to execute our plans.”
About Badminton School
Established in 1858, Badminton is a thriving, independent boarding and day school for girls aged 3-18, based in the leafy outskirts of Bristol. The school prides itself on its consistent academic achievements, which enables the girls to a wealth of world-class universities.
Badminton offers an education which nurtures intellectual curiosity while being challenging and fun. In the latest published Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ report, Badminton was once again in the top 20 independent schools for girls in the country and was ranked third best independent school of any type in the South West.
There is an important place in the world for strong female communities, and Badminton is one of these: the community is diverse, international, yet also local. There are excellent facilities and some of the best boarding and pastoral care provision of any school.