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Herts for Learning appoints new Managing Director

Herts for Learning, the UK’s largest not-for-profit Schools’ Company, has appointed Andrew de Csilléry as Managing Director, with effect from April 2017.

Andrew, who is a Founding Trustee of the Chartered College of Teaching, will be replacing Jan Paine, who has successfully led the business since its launch in September 2013 and will be retiring at Easter.

As well as his role with the Chartered College of Teaching, Andrew sits on the MBA Admissions Committee of INSEAD, the international business school based in France and Singapore and brings with him over 25 years of experience in international business.  His career spans the globe, from the UK and continental Europe, to Asia, Australasia, the US and South Africa, where he has held a number of senior strategy and management roles with Bass, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Disney and Tesco. For the past two years Andrew has worked as an independent consultant providing strategy, leadership and change management consulting in the consumer sector.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman of the Herts for Learning Board, Nigel Ludlow, said, “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the business at this exciting period of growth and development. Herts for Learning is committed to providing a great education for all children, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.  Since launching in 2013, the business has concentrated on supporting schools and children in Hertfordshire, whilst also   increasing our presence nationally. Andrew’s extensive commercial experience and passion for education will help drive our business plans to grow the company, maximise our positive impact, and continue to expand our reach beyond Hertfordshire.

Ludlow continues, “Since its inception, Herts for Learning has built a solid foundation for its future, with its support for schools meaning that 31,500 more children in Hertfordshire are now educated in good and outstanding settings. Its success has been steered by Jan Paine, and for this, and for her exceptional contribution to the business, we extend our gratitude and thanks.”

Andrew will be joining Herts for Learning in January 2017, for a three month handover, before taking the helm in April 2017.