International House Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Rendell as Chief Executive of International House London with effect from January 2019.
Mark has been Principal of St Giles International London Central for the past seven years. He has raised the organisation’s profile and inspection results, developed its strategic direction, while securing a sound financial performance and stable management team.
Previously, Mark has had a highly successful and varied career in the English Language Teaching profession with wide experience outside the UK. He worked as Deputy Chief Executive for English UK, and before that for EF English First in a number of roles based in Poland, Saudi Arabia and then China. Academically Mark has a BA in English and History, Trinity Licentiate Diploma in TESOL and an MSc in ELT Management.
Mark brings strong industry knowledge and a wide range of contacts to International House. In particular, he is Vice Chair of English UK and a board member of the British Council’s Accreditation UK. Through his executive and non-executive roles at English UK, Mark has a good appreciation of the charitable values and objectives of International House Trust.
Mark says: “I have respect for the many great individuals who have represented the School and the Trust over the years and it will be a tremendous privilege to have the opportunity to work with them and to lead this wonderful organisation on the path of robust health and growth.”
Angela Dean, Chair of IH Trust says: “Mark is precisely the Chief Executive we have been searching for: he is steeped in the ELT industry, he is both strategic and operational, he is driven and dynamic, and he has an instinctive grasp of the importance of staff and customers. The Trust would also like to thank Joseph Lowe for his hard work and achievements as interim CEO for the last eighteen months.”
International House London, established in 1959, is in the top 1% of UK language schools based on its recent UK accreditation inspection and the best value language school in London. IH London teaches across the full spectrum of courses: young learners, English for adults, exams, business English, teacher training and modern languages. The school in London’s Covent Garden has 54 classrooms with an onsite café, library, online resource centre and a dedicated business learner centre.