Jodie King, the manager who was heading up Swedish school firm IES's expansion into the UK, has taken a new job with GEMS.
King left her role last month. She’s now working in a senior management role at GEMS Education UK, an arm of the UAE-based private schools chain, which currently runs 11 schools in Britain.
A spokeswoman said that the full range of King's responsibilities were still being decided. She will work under Chris Kirk the chief executive of both GEMS Education UK and consultancy GEMS Education Solutions.
In other news, Raminder Vig, previously the director of GEMS' UK schools business, has moved to Kenya to head up its expanding African division.
The former deputy head of a west London School, King had been with IES – Internationella Engelska Skolan – since 2010.
During her time with the firm it won the tender to run the IES Breckland School, becoming the first private firm to run a free school under a commercial management contract.