Mark Boobbyer has been Warden of St. Columba’s College in Dublin since 2016. From 1994-2012 he worked at Wellington College, as Housemaster, Classics teacher, Assistant Lay Chaplain and Master in Charge of Cricket. From 2012-16 he was Director of Tiger Kloof School in South Africa, engaged deeply in transformational education in one of the most disadvantaged regions of South Africa. St. Columba’s College is the only mixed full boarding school in Ireland, sister school of Radley and a member of HMC.
He believes very strongly that the UK’s exam league tables are divisive and the emphasis put on them by schools is a chief cause of stress among young people. St. Columba’s has very high academic standards, but prides itself on its inclusivity, a very strong sense of community and its emphasis on service and leadership.