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,
Philip Grutzner



Rebecca Upham (G30 Chair) Former Head

Buckingham Browne and Nichols, USA

“. . . to me, the G30 is a gathering of interesting and like-minded heads from interesting schools where they are doing interesting things”

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

Philip Grutzner

Carey Baptist Grammar School, Australia

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 Palfrey

Phillips Andover Academy, USA

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

Innes van Nostrand

Appleby College, Canada

Anthony Wallersteiner

Stowe School, United Kingdom

Bernd Westermeyer

Schule Schloss Salem, Germany

Leo Winkley

Shrewsbury School, UK

Xiaoning Zhai

RDFZ, 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