Richard Gerver

Began his career in education


Richard Gerver began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. It took him just two years to turn the school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world, a feat celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government. Since then Richard has used his trademark humour and natural style to deliver passionate, provocative and authentic speeches. Drawing upon his first-hand experiences and unique insights garnered from frontline education Richard explores the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. His ability to connect experiences across many seemingly different environments enables people to expand their thinking and perception of potential. Richard's philosophy has three core principles, which are communication, empowerment and impact. He argues that great leadership is first and foremost about serving the needs of the people who work for you. His mantra: systems and structures change nothing; people do. His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today, has become a seminal text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. His other books are explorations of human potential, leadership and success.


This profile was created by the MicDrop team with public information found from Speakers' Corner and NMP Live