HONG KONG, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD), the world's leading premium schools organization, announces Dr Peter Hill as Education Director. Dr Hill's experience in numerous educational systems globally, including the British, American and Australian systems, ideally places him to drive the progression of the educational offering in Nord Anglia Education's 41 international schools around the world.
Dr Hill will lead Nord Anglia Education's global Education Team to ensure that the schools' educational practice, curricula and programs are second to none. Comprised of senior education experts, the team provides specialist support to schools, and leads best practice and continuous improvement programs informed by the latest thinking in teaching and learning.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive of Nord Anglia Education, said, "We are delighted to welcome Dr Peter Hill to Nord Anglia Education. Peter's extensive international experience and curriculum development expertise at a system-wide level will be invaluable in realizing our commitment of delivering the best possible education to every Nord Anglia Education student. He will harness the innovation and talent in our schools to ensure our offer is at the forefront of educational best practice."
With over 45 years' experience in the education sector, Dr Hill's extensive career spans numerous educational systems, including the UK, USA, Australia, and Hong Kong. Most recently, he was the founding Chief Executive of the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA). In this position he played a key role in the development of a national curriculum, the administration of a national assessment program and creation of the ground-breaking My School website. Prior to this, he was Secretary General of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, where he coordinated a number of initiatives to reform senior secondary certification.
Dr Hill commented, "Nord Anglia Education is committed to the belief that there is no limit to what our students can achieve. I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise to the organization and to helping more and more students achieve their goals. The Nord Anglia Education family of schools has grown considerably in the last few years and I'm excited to be joining at a time when they are excelling".
Previous roles have also included: Director of Research and Development at the National Centre on Education and the Economy in the US, head of the Victoria Department of School Education, Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne, in addition to consulting projects and advising on system reform in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, UK and the USA.
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading operator of premium international schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12). We teach over 32,000 students at our 41 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and North America. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.
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