County headmaster, judge and academics join Who’s Who directory of notable people

Leicester Mercury, 07.12.15, a headmaster, judge and three professors are among nine Leicestershire people of note who have been included in the prestigious Who's Who list for 2016. HMC Chairman Chris King, headmaster of leading independent Leicester Grammar School is quoted.

The 169th edition of the directory, which contains potted biographies of some of the most noteworthy and influential people in every area of public life, came out today.

A spokesman for the publication said: "Inclusion in Who's Who – which contains potted biographies of 33,000 of the most famous, powerful, talented and influential people in the world – is by invitation only, so this is an accolade for all the new entries."

Christopher King, headmaster and chief executive of Leicester Grammar School, was among those invited by editors to explain his life and list some of his notable achievements.

The 60-year-old has been in his current role since September 2002, where he led the project to relocate the school from the city centre to a new greenfield site at Great Glen in 2008.

The Who's Who spokesman said: "Entries can be as long or as short as people wish.

"Christopher King modestly explains his life and lists his achievements in just 10 lines – four lines fewer than the 14-line entries of US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and five lines fewer than the 15-line entry of the Pope."

Mr King's resume also includes being a former East Midlands "Business Champion", an accolade awarded for his role in creating a new school for autistic children.

He is chairman of the HMC professional association for heads of the world's leading independent schools, and also an Independent Schools Inspectorate inspector.

Mr King lists his hobbies as golf, hill walking, theatre and rugby.

The 2016 entries will remain in the directory until they die, when they will be automatically transferred to Who's Who sister publication, Who Was Who.

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