Leadership Searches Announcement | Mr. Anthony Coles is joining International school of Turin (IST), Italy as Head of School
Posted 04/01/2017 11:37

CIS is delighted to announce that Mr. Anthony Coles will be joining the International school of Turin (IST), Italy as their new Head of School 
after an extensive search process. Our sincere congratulations go out to Anthony and IST for this excellent appointment. 

Mr. Anthony Coles will join IST as their new Head of School in August 2017, succeeding Mr. John Mores, who is currently fulfilling the role of interim Head of IST.

Mr. Coles is an Australian citizen who will move to Turin with his wife Karen. He will bring a wealth of experience to the position after holding senior leadership positions in several IB World Schools including: Australia, Switzerland, Sri Lanka and most recently, Cambodia. Mr. Coles and his wife Karen will move to Turin next June, but he will start collaborating with Mr. John Mores immediately to ensure a smooth start for the next school year.

IST selected CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for their Head of School, in a process involving the faculty, staff members, parents, student associations, and the IST Board. CIS received 60 initial applications. In consultation with IST, a process of careful evaluation ensued, matching the skills, experiences and philosophies of the candidates against the needs of the school. CIS was able to draw the list of 15 outstanding, international candidates. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS and reviewed by its global team, to ensure that each candidate CIS put forward to IST was a potential match. The IST Board progressively reduced the search pool through a competitive process and finally invited a shortlist of four candidates to visit the school campus. The four candidates were formally interviewed by all Board members and by a number of key stakeholders from the IST community. Ultimately Anthony Coles was selected as the successful candidate. 

The Selection Committee at IST reflected: ‘We were looking for a new Head of School, that can bring the students at IST to the next level of Academic Excellence. CIS provided us with a significant number of high-caliber candidates to choose from. We learned a lot from the interactions with the CIS Leadership Search Professional Consultant and these high-caliber candidates as to their ideas of how to bring IST further forward. In the end, the involvement of the IST Community was key for the Board decision for the new Head of School’.

Anthony reported: 'The process was both transparent and informative, with CIS and the IST Board engaging with me at every step.'I’m happy to be joining the IST Community and I would like to thank Pauline O’Brien for her professional support, guidance and assistance throughout’.

IST is excited about this new appointment and looks forward to welcoming Anthony to their school.

CIS Career & Recruitment Services provides a variety of solutions to accommodate a school’s individual recruitment needs. CIS is a dedicated partner in the search and selection of a new Head of School, Principal or Divisional Leader, providing our expertise and support throughout the entire search, screening and placement process. Our personal approach maximises the potential of a successful match. Learn more.

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