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Repton School appoints Andrew Cook as Chief Development & Commercial Officer

Repton School is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Cook as Chief Development and Commercial Officer. 

Andrew is currently Director of Fundraising and Communications at Walking with the Wounded, a charity that supports the most ‘at risk’ veterans in society, to rebuild their lives, integrate back into society and provide sustainable independence free from third sector and state support. 

Over the last 20 years, Andrew’s career has focused on strategic corporate development, business management, marketing PR and Communications. At the core of his experience is a successful track record of creating, managing and delivering projects across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors all of which have been aimed at growing revenues, audience and profile. He has led the commercial growth of a national media brand, worked on behalf of corporates to develop their philanthropic strategies through third sector partnerships and during the last seven years led the income generation and marketing communications for one of the UK’s most recognisable service charities.

Andrew’s new role as Repton’s Chief Development and Commercial Officer will see him join the Executive Team to implement the development strategy and maximise the commercial opportunities available to both Repton and Foremarke Hall. He will work closely with our alumni to broaden participation and engagement, and facilitate close engagement with the business community, locally, nationally and across the international portfolio of schools.

Headmaster Mark Semmence commented: “After an extensive search, I am excited to be welcoming Andrew Cook to Repton in September. Andrew’s expertise across both the commercial and fundraising sectors will make him well positioned in helping to shape the evolution of Repton as a leading global education brand as we enter an ambitious new stage of development.”

Andrew commented: “It is an enormous privilege to join the Repton and Foremarke Hall community. With the independent schools sector becoming an ever increasingly competitive market, the schools’ heritage, passionate alumni and vision of the Governing Body and Executive Team make for a tremendously exciting future and one I am very much looking forward to playing a role in cultivating for generations to come”.