Fiona Cottam

Principal-Hartland International School

Fiona joined Hartland International School in 2016 after a successful tenure at GEMS Education. Initially joining Jumeirah College as Principal in 2009, she held a number of senior roles including Director of Schools and SVP New Schools. Prior to this, Fiona was Headteacher at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys in Kent. Under her leadership, Hartland received a “Good” judgement in its first KHDA inspection. A graduate of University College Dublin, Fiona majored in Classical Music and English.

Fiona sits on several local and international boards including the COBIS Global Board, The Irish Business Network Dubai and the International Task Force on Child Protection. She delivers on the MSc in Leadership for Woman at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dubai and is part of the schools’ advisory group at The University of Birmingham Dubai, delivering to the IPGCE students on child protection issues.

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