MR NCT Millen OBE
Chairman of the Governing Body
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Nick Millen served a full career in the British Army (35 years) leaving as a senior officer in 2013: he then joined Durham School as its International Development Director, an appointment he held for 9 years before deciding to retire from full time employment. Drawing on his military service and his time as member of Durham School’s senior leadership team as well as positions on the Governing Bodies at Durham International Schools in Doha and Nairobi and in the UK’s maintained and independent school sectors and at a further education college in the UK, Mr Millen brings an extensive range of leadership experience to Durham School Dubai’s Governing Body. Involved with Durham School Dubai from its inception, Mr Millen is proud to Chair its Governing Body and is fully committed to the school’s values and standards and looks forward to seeing it establish a reputation as a school of first choice for parents in Dubai seeking an all-round education that provides academic excellence, an interesting and challenging range of cocurricular and sporting activities and an overall environment where children are both stretched to reach individual potential, understand the importance of working with others and enjoy learning. Mr Millen is clear that an important element of this overall provision will come from Durham School in the UK’s commitment to its sister school in Dubai; an essential link that he is well placed to nurture through both his termly visits to Dubai as well as his living close to Durham School in the UK.
For his services to the local community Mr Millen was appointed to become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2013.