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30 October 2017

​New Headmaster Appointed to King’s College, India

The Chairman of the Board of King’s College, India, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Headmaster.

Dr Nicholas Duggan will take up the post in January 2018.

Dr Duggan is a highly qualified academic and an experienced international Headmaster. He is an accomplished musician, with a Graduate Diploma in Music and a Licentiate from Trinity College, London. He has two Masters degrees, one in English and one in Educational Leadership and Management. He has a PhD in Music from Bangor University in Wales and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

Dr Duggan’s teaching career has spanned a number of schools in different parts of the world. He taught in Kenya and Thailand before joining the British Army as a musician with the Irish Guards. He then went back into the world of education and held senior positions at schools in Kuwait, Thailand and Italy. In 2009 Dr Duggan became the Founding Principal of the Satit Prasarnmit International School in Bangkok.

More recently, Dr Duggan has been Secondary School Principal of the Yew Chung International School in Beijing and Head Teacher of St George’s British School in Malaga, Spain.

The Chairman of the Board, Mr Anshul Kumar, says: “I am confident that Dr Duggan has the necessary experience and vision to lead King’s College, India into the next stage of its development. He takes over a thriving school thanks in no small part to the outstanding efforts of our Acting Headmaster, Mr Brendan Canavan, who has led KCI through its first year with distinction. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr Canavan for the work that he has done and we are delighted that he is staying on to support Dr Duggan and to ensure a seamless transition to new leadership.”

Dr Duggan will be joining King’s College, India, along with his wife Rattana and seven-year-old son Dylan. The staff, parents and pupils of both King’s College, India and King’s College, Taunton wish them every happiness and success in their new Indian home.

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