Marco Longmore has been appointed as founding headmaster of Brighton College Dubai, ahead of its opening in September 2018.
Longmore has been rector of the Edinburgh Academy, on of Scotland's leading HMC schools, for the last eight years.
The Scottish national read History at Edinburgh before beginning his teaching career in 1991 at George Heriot's School, becoming head of history at George Watson's College in 1998. His next move was south, as senior deputy head at Alleyn's School in London, before returning to the Scottish capital in 2008 to lead the Academy. During the period of his headship, The Edinburgh Academy grew to become one of Scotland's most successful co-educational schools.
Longmore will assist Brighton College Dubai in the recruitment of students and staff, and will take up his appointment in Dubai in January 2018.
Commenting on Longmore's appointment, Bloom Education CEO Henning Fries said: "His proven track record at the helm of several renowned Head Masters Conference (HMC) schools, in the UK makes him the right fit to lead Brighton College Dubai into the future."
Longmore added: "I am delighted to have been appointed as headmaster of Brighton College Dubai. Brighton College Dubai will bring the very best of British independent co-educational schooling to the city of Dubai. The excellence of education found at Brighton College UK and already witnessed in the UAE at the Brighton Colleges in Abu Dhabi and AI Ain will be our starting point.
"Brighton College Dubai will be the standout provider of breadth and diversity of education that will equip our pupils in life for the diverse demands of the modern world in which they will grow up. It is my privilege to be appointed as the founding headmaster, and I look forward to meeting with prospective parents in the year ahead as we ready the school for our launch in September 2018."