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Dine & Discuss now Ten Years Old

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When we set up Dine & Discuss ten years ago few of us imagined it would continue into its second decade. The plot was to create a private dining club (strictly “Chatham House” added to the intrigue) limited in numbers and modelled […]


Geopolitics, AMC and British International Schools

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AMC is already excited about the next COBIS Conference taking place in London 14th-18th May with the noble theme of “Leading Learning”. While appointing leaders to international schools and providing strategic advice to UK schools contemplating international projects are our “bread […]


Saving my bacon – or the happy return of the AMC tablecloth!

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I have been to a few in my time – HMC, IAPS, SoH, ISBA, BSA, COBIS, FOBISIA – but the latest BSME (British Schools of the Middle East) conference in Abu Dhabi was certainly one of the best! Well-attended, brilliantly […]


Mashujaa Day – Anthony’s article in Prep School magazine – Spring 2018

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Anthony Millard, the Chairman of Anthony Millard Consulting and an experienced former headmaster, discusses Mashujaa day and his own personal heroes I have started to write this article on Mashujaa Day — a Kenyan public holiday where extraordinary individuals and […]


Be careful what you wish for!

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My first visit to the East India Club was in 1986. Then deputy head of Wells Cathedral School I was ordered to 16 St James’s Square by the legendary Alan Quilter to collect his umbrella which he had left there. […]


Tis the season to be jolly!

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Or is it? The twilight days of 2017 are bringing more than their share of gloom and cynicism. The year of Brexit and Trumpery has been a difficult time for school leaders to maintain their inner optimism and faith in […]


The Head Teacher

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I am sufficiently curmudgeonly for the term “Head Teacher” to grate. What was wrong with Headmaster and Headmistress? Androgynous political correctness has, I regret, passed me by. But I do like the word teacher, and also admire HMs who still […]


A certain amount of low cunning

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Anthony’s article published in Prep School Magazine, Spring 2017


A personal rant! We have lessons to learn

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My driver through Nairobi’s rush hour paused in the way people do when unsure whether to trespass on private grief. “We Kenyans seem to be better in running election campaigns than you mzungus!”. I had to see his point but […]


AEGIS: fondest memories and respect

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I was briefly General Secretary of AEGIS from 2001 while transitioning from headship and politics to the business world of education. Guiding AEGIS was both a pleasure and a privilege. With the support of some wonderful AEGIS stalwarts such as Andrew Sutherland, […]


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