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Roedean School is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Poffley as Director of Finance and Administration from June 2011.
Mr Poffley takes over from our current Bursar, Stephen Launchbury. Stephen has been with Roedean for three years and during this time has successfully combined the day to day running of the school with the management of the merger with St Mary’s Hall.
Having studied Economics at the University of Sussex, Mr Poffley started his financial career at Merrill Lynch where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Since then he has held strategic and management roles in the healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality and luxury goods sectors.
Mr Poffley will be responsible for the financial management of the school and of its extensive site, working closely with the Headmistress. Mr Poffley said, “The opportunity to become a part of this prestigious and creative environment is amazing and I am thrilled to be able to share in delivering the Headmistress’ vision for the School.”
Mrs King said, “I know Mr Poffley’s many years of experience will set him in good stead as Roedean embarks on the strategic plan designed to re-establish its prominence in girls’ education. Its recent merger with St. Mary’s Hall has provided important opportunities for investment and further development: Mr Poffley joins us at an exciting time.”