David Cook has been appointed as the new headmaster at Repton School Dubai.
Cook takes over from Jonathan Hughes-D'Aeth, who retired at the end of the 2016/17 academic year, after seven years at the Outstanding-rated school.
Cook has been involved in senior leadership roles for the last 16 years, including 12 years as headmaster at Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool which is one of the leading schools in the north of England.
For the past four years, he has also served as chairman of the HMC Professional Development Committee, which is a professional association of heads of the world's leading independent schools. In this role, he was dedicated to raising the standards of teacher training and professional development across the independent sector.
Cook began his teaching career at Caterham School in South London, and has also previously served as deputy headmaster at Queen Elizabeth Hospital School in Bristol.
He trained at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and holds a BA (Hons) in History and an MA in Victorian Literature and History from Birkbeck College, University of London.