School Leadership

JOHN BROWNE – HEADMASTER, STONYHURST

John Browne was appointed Headmaster of Stonyhurst in 2016.

Stonyhurst is John’s third Headship in independent boarding and day schools.  Prior to joining Stonyhurst, John was Headmaster of St. Aloysius’s College Glasgow and deputy Headmaster of Ampleforth College.  He is a former Headmaster of Westminster Cathedral Choir School.

John is an alumnus of St Ignatius’s College Enfield, a Jesuit secondary school in London.

John obtained his BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Bristol.  He has a postgraduate LLB from City University, London and a MBA.   John is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

John is a Governor of St John’s Beaumont, a Jesuit day and boarding preparatory school in Old Windsor.

John is married to Marie, and they have a son, William and two dogs Henry and Hector.

 

IAN MURPHY – HEADMASTER, STONYHURST ST MARY’S HALL

Ian Murphy was appointed Headmaster of Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall in 2014.

Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall is Ian’s second Headship in independent boarding and day schools.  Prior to joining Stonyhurst, Ian was Headmaster of All Hallows Preparatory School in Somerset for 10 years.

Ian is an alumnus of Wimbledon College, a Jesuit secondary school in London.

Ian obtained his BA (Hons) in Psychology and his PGCE from Durham University, where he was a member of Hatfield College.  Earlier in his career Ian held teaching and leadership positions in both the maintained and independent sectors. 

Ian’s wife, Rachel, teaches at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall and both of their children have attended Stonyhurst.