George Watson’s College announces new principal

  • 19th April 2023

Lisa Kerr

George Watson’s College, a co-educational private day school in Edinburgh, has appointed Lisa Kerr as principal, succeeding Melvyn Roffe in August next year.

Since 2017 Kerr has been principal of Gordonstoun where she has led a programme of capital investment, academic improvement and international development. She previously worked in commercial media and broadcasting at Radio Forth and Classic FM. This was followed by several years working in strategic consultancy where she worked with infrastructure businesses undergoing transformational change.

Kerr is a vice-chair of Scottish Opera and has been a governor of three schools. She sits on the boards of several regulatory bodies including at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. A deputy lieutenant of Moray, Kerr has recently been appointed as a member of the board of HMC – the Head’s Conference.

She is married to John, a Royal Marines Reserves officer and skiing and mountain bike instructor, and they have three children.

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