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Featured OC: Sir Robert Andrew Burns KCMG (EG 1956), elected Chair of the Bar Standards Board and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
In the course of a long career in the Diplomatic Service of the United Kingdom since 1965, Sir Andrew has been British High Commissioner to Canada, Deputy Under Secretary of State at the FCO, British Consul-General in Hong Kong and Macau and Head of British Information Services in the US. He was Press Secretary to three successive British Foreign Secretaries, Sir Geoffrey Howe, Mr John Major and Mr Douglas Hurd. His earlier postings were to India and Romania.
Sir Andrew has been an International Governor of the BBC, Chairman of Royal Holloway, University of London and Chair of the Committee of University Chairs in the UK. He currently chairs Hestercombe Gardens Trust and the International Polar Foundation-UK and is a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In July 2014 he was appointed Chair of the Bar Standards Board (effective from 1st January 2015) the organisation that regulates barristers in the UK. His initial tenure will be three years. Speaking about his appointment, Sir Andrew said "I am very excited at the prospect of leading the BSB through the next stage of its journey to becoming a more modern and efficient regulator. I am committed to working with the Bar to help it modernise and flourish in the face of change, while maintaining quality standards and safeguarding the client. I look forward to leading a highly talented and dedicated board and a skilled and hard-working staff who are committed to promoting high standards of practice and protecting the public."
Head Master's Blog
Head Master Adam Pettitt, is a regular blogger on the School’s website, and he has just penned his first entry in the new OC blog. Click here to read more.
Highgate Today: Sports and Societies Videos
These two videos were made for and screened at the spectacular and successful finale to Highgate School's inaugural Highgate Festival; the all-singing, all-dancing Highgate @ The Roundhouse (click the link for a full rundown and image gallery from the night). The two videos linked to here will give you a great feel for the flourishing and idiosyncratic worlds of sport and pupil societies at Highgate School today.
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