24 January 2011
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tristian Stobie as Director of Education. Tristian will take up his role in July leading the development of our educational strategies for schools, supporting Cambridge teachers and learners and working in partnership with those engaged in education reform.
Tristian's career in education has spanned a wide range of international and educational contexts. Starting as a classroom teacher working in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Southern Africa and Western Europe, he moved into school administration with roles including Vice-Principal and Middle and Secondary Principal. Tristian completed a Masters and a Doctorate degree at the University of Bath with research interests in schools administration, curriculum and pedagogy. He has also worked in a number of roles for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, most recently as the Head of IB Diploma Curriculum Development from 2006 to 2009.
Welcoming Tristian, Chief Executive, Ann Puntis, said: 'University of Cambridge International Examinations is an organisation committed to educational excellence. We are delighted that Tristian is joining our strong leadership team that is working to ensure a world-class education for young people in more than 160 countries.'
Speaking of his new role, Tristian said: This is a pivotal role and a pivotal time to become part of the team. University of Cambridge International Examinations is an innovative and exciting UK based organisation transforming the educational landscape worldwide. A Cambridge international education and Cambridge programmes and qualifications are shaping the lives of young people all over the world, taking the educational values associated with the University of Cambridge into so many different teaching and learning contexts. I am extremely pleased to be able to contribute to an education agenda of such relevance and quality at such an important time for educators and policy makers.'