Peter McMurray Appointed Head of Cognita Schools Bangkok

Cognita has announced that Peter McMurray has been appointed as the new Head of Bangkok Schools. In this newly created position, McMurray will provide leadership and strategic oversight of both Bangkok campuses, managing the Sukhumvit 107 campus directly while working closely with Karen Pennock, the Head of Sathorn Campus.

The appointment of McMurary follows a global headhunt for the best educator and leader to guide Cognita’s Bangkok schools to a new level of academic achievement. McMurray was chosen for his international school experience as well as his knowledge of both the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate programmes. He has strong and proven track record of successfully heading international schools, including five years at the American International School of Abu Dhabi, three years at the International School of Basel, Switzerland, and three years at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa.

A passionate educator, McMurray is committed to helping every student achieve more than they believe is possible.

“A good school education can transform a life,” he said. “That’s why I have dedicated my life to education. While a focus on academic excellence is the foundation of any good school, a great school can also provide an ethical framework that sets a child up for a successful life.”

“I am looking forward to working with the excellent teaching staff at both campuses and ensuring they are given the support they need to bring out the best in each of their students.

McMurray has a Bachelors Degree in English and Ancient Greek as well as a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, from the University of Keele, UK, and studied his Masters in International Education at the University of Bath.