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Leadership Searches | Colin Campbell has been appointed as the new Senior School Principal at International School of Düsseldorf e.V
Posted 15/06/2018 14:30


Mr. Colin Campbell has been appointed as the new Senior School Principal at International School of Düsseldorf e.V after an extensive worldwide search led by CIS. Our sincere congratulations go out to Mr. Colin Campbell and ISD on this appointment. 

Mr. Colin Campbell, who has been the Senior School Deputy Principal at ISD since 2006, will take up his position as the new Senior School Principal as of August 2019. Mr. Campbell, originally from the UK, has worked in Venezuela, Vienna, Zambia and the UK. He has three children who all attended ISD for their entire schooling and his wife is employed as a teacher in the German education system.

ISD retained CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for a new Senior School Principal, in an extensive process that involved input from all ISD stakeholders to evaluate the candidates against the needs of the school and ensure a successful match was made. A large number of applications were received from highly qualified and talented candidates, which is a clear indication of the standing of ISD in the world of international education. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS and reviewed before being invited to Düsseldorf for final interview to meet with the Director and constituent groups of the community.

Simon Head, ISD Director commented ‘We were delighted with the support provided by CIS and we were impressed by the quality of candidates put forward. Pauline O'Brien remained in close contact and provided helpful advice throughout the process. The quality of work from CIS was excellent. ISD looks forward to an exciting future with Colin Campbell as Senior School Principal.”

Mr. Campbell added ‘I’m delighted to take up this new post at ISD. It will be my pleasure to continue to serve the community in this new capacity. I enjoyed working with CIS through the process and found it thoroughly transparent. The video interview with Pauline was thought provoking and the feedback was particularly valuable. Thank you!'

ISD is excited about this new appointment and looks forward to supporting Mr. Campbell as he takes up his new role.


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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