THE DIRECTOR of global communications for Rolls-Royce, Richard Carter, has been appointed the new chairman of Midhurst Rother College’s (MRC) governing body.
Mr Carter succeeds David Anderson who has held the position since the college opened in 2009.
“This is a truly aspirational school which has become a first choice for local families and I hope as a school community, we can continue to build on its success”.
Mr Carter was born in South Africa and after completing BA and LLB Degrees, he worked in a number of public affairs roles and as presidential press secretary to president F W de Klerk, during the run-up to South Africa’s transition to full democracy in 1994.
Mr Carter then began a career in communications within the automotive industry.
Jon Coles, chief executive of United Learning said: “MRC is an outstanding school and Richard’s global experience, knowledge and contacts will be a very positive addition. His appointment also begins the fostering of an ongoing relationship with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars who play a vital role in the engineering and technology sectors in the UK and for whom our students can be the highly skilled employees of the future.”
MRC principal Dr Joe Vitagliano said:“It shows the strength of the college that we are able to attract someone with Richard’s track record.”