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The G30 was founded in 2006 by Dr Anthony Seldon, the Head of Wellington College, UK and David Wylde, the Head of St Andrews College, South Africa. There are up to 30 G30 schools with usually about 20 G30 schools being able to meet annually.

 

The G30 brings Heads from leading schools together on an annual basis. All participants are encouraged to share their best practice, thoughts, ideas and challenges within a strictly confidential environment. Heads and their spouses appreciate the unique nature of the role of Head and benefit from the sharing amongst the G30 group. Uniquely, the G30 group includes spouses of Heads in the full conference program.

Administration costs are kept low and the G30 group does not have a formal constitution, executive structures or offices.

Outside of the annual G30 conferences, G30 Heads are encouraged to exchange ideas and arrange visits for them and their staff to other G30 schools.

The conference program is organised by the current Head of the G30 school. Guest speakers are invited, not just in the field of education but in a broad range of pursuits. G30 Heads and spouses gain just as much from the cultural immersion in the country and the informal conversations as they do from the formal conference program.

In 2013 a conference for G30 Deputy Heads was hosted by Wellington College, UK and in 2016 at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, USA and Appleby College, Canada.

 

 

 

Any membership can be directed to the Chair of the G30 Schools Membership Sub Committee,
Nicholas Sampson NSampson@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au

Members

 

Philip Grutzner (G30 Chair)

Carey Baptist Grammar School, Australia


"...It is a privilege to be part of such a strong and cohesive group. It is wonderful to regularly share our hopes, best practices and challenges with interesting Heads and their partners from interesting schools all around the world”

Robin Appleby

The American School in London, UK


Fred Assaf

Pace Academy, USA


John Austin

King’s Academy, Jordan


Neeraj Bedhotiya

Daly College, India



Corina Nilsson

Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), Sweden


Margarita Curtis

Deerfield, USA


Paul Edey

St John’s College, South Africa


Keith Evans

Westminster, USA



Karen Jurjevich

Branksome Hall, Canada


Simon Lamb

King’s College, New Zealand


Deryn Lavell

Saltus Grammar, Bermuda


Jonathan Leigh (Former Head)

Marlborough College, UK



Sean Lynch

Chinese International School, Hong Kong


Sam McKinney

Upper Canada College, Canada


Stephen Meek (Former Head)

Geelong Grammar School, Australia


Ruxandra Mercea

Transylvania College, Romania



Tim Nuttall

St Stithians College, South Africa


John O’Connor

Brookhouse School, Kenya


Diane Rosenberg

Nueva School, USA


Nicholas Sampson

Cranbrook School, Australia



Charles Skipper

Robert College, Turkey


Julian Thomas

Wellington College, UK


Alan Thompson

St Andrew’s College, South Africa


Michael Thomson

Aitchison College, Pakistan



Rebecca Upham

Whittle School and Studios, Immediate Past Chair


Innes van Nostrand

Appleby College, Canada


Anthony Wallersteiner

Stowe School, United Kingdom


Bernd Westermeyer

Schule Schloss Salem, Germany



 

Leo Winkley

Shrewsbury School, UK


Liu Xiaohui

RDFZ, Beijing, China



Past Conferences

  • 2018Carey Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne Australia

  • 2017Brookhouse School, Kenya

  • 2016RDFZ, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China and Chinese International School, Hong Kong

  • 2015Wellington College, Stowe School, Eton College and Marlborough College, UK

  • 2014Markham College, Peru

  • 2013Daly College, India

  • 2012Phillips Exeter Academy and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, USA

  • 2011International School of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2010The King’s School, Australia

  • 2009Harvard-Westlake School, USA

  • 2008King’s Academy, Jordan

  • 2007St Andrew’s College and Bishops Diocesan College, South Africa

  • 2006Wellington College and Eton College, UK