HMC Chair 2025-26 Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Philip Britton, Head of Foundation at Bolton School will serve as HMC Chair for the 2025-26 academic year and he will join the HMC Board as Chair Elect in September 2024.

Philip has given the following statement:

“I am delighted to be nominated as Chair of HMC for 25/26. My thanks to Lisa Kerr and Helen Pike for proposing and seconding my nomination. 

I look forward to working with the Board and Council, as well as all the colleagues who work for HMC, on all that they do for us to support our work as members in schools. One of the great strengths of HMC is the variety of schools in membership, each with a distinctive history and purpose, but collectively just focused on doing our best to give our pupils a great start in life.

I am conscious the next few years will bring challenges to HMC in representing us all in some very significant national discussions as well as the very important role we will all have collectively in supporting one another in what may be difficult times in leading our schools. I am very happy to be able to do what I can to help that endeavour, as we share our wisdom and also share the empathy we can have for one another. We must always take what we do very seriously, but we must never take ourselves too seriously, and the camaraderie of the HMC is our great strength.”

Please join us in congratulating Philip on his appointment.


8 February 2024