Trinity College London has announced global education leader Erez Tocker as its new Chief Executive after Sarah Kemp stepped down from the role following 13 years at the helm.
Erez Tocker, an international leader in education and digital transformation, was previously Managing Director, International at world-leading assessment, teaching and learning provider Renaissance Learning.
He brings to Trinity a wealth of experience, including his founding and leadership of the technology start-up Oxford English China and a decade of driving growth at Kaplan International.
Trinity said in a statement: "Erez has been an important figure in education and education technology for the last 20 years and he brings with him experience in the fields of assessment, practice and instruction on a global scale.
"Throughout his career, Erez has been passionate about how education can transform lives, with a focus on applying technology in education and scaling up great education solutions and services globally."
“Outgoing CEO Sarah Kemp led enormous growth in Trinity's international reputation, extending the global footprint for its education, assessment and social agenda, and successfully spearheading many major initiatives around the world.”
On behalf of Trinity's Board of Trustees, Chair of Trustees Mark Damazer, CBE paid tribute to her, saying: "Sarah has made an outstanding contribution to Trinity.”
"She has been a passionate leader – fully committed – and not least during this last, hugely demanding, Covid year.”
"We all wish her the very best for the next phase of her life."
In a statement, Sarah Kemp said: "It has been an honour and a privilege to have served as Trinity's CEO.”
"I am hugely grateful to our wonderful colleagues and examiners around the world who make it possible for us to support our candidates and teachers, and never more so than over the last year as we have confronted the many challenges of Covid.”
"I'm looking forward to seeing the company develop further under Erez Tocker's leadership and send him all best wishes as he takes up his new role."
Erez Tocker said: "I am honoured to join such a deeply established and much-loved organisation with its talented team and long history of advancing education and assessment.”
"I want to build on previous achievements by Sarah and the team and I look forward to meeting with staff, partners, examiners, volunteers, supporters, teachers and students, and working together to make a difference to more people across the world in developing their passions and skills."
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