Mr. Trent Driver has been appointed as Principal and CEO at Scotch College Adelaide
Mr. Trent Driver has been appointed as Principal and CEO at Scotch College Adelaide, succeeding Dr John Newton, commencing as Principal elect in October 2022 and Principal in January 2023. As Principal, Mr Driver will be Principal and Chief Executive Officer, establishing the foundations for Scotch College Adelaide’s second century. Mr Driver was successful after a comprehensive local and global search for this esteemed and critical leadership position. Trent has a strong vision for the future and wellbeing of Scotch, and the skills and passion to lead and guide Scotch into the next phase of the strategic plan. Trent is a highly experienced educator and school leader with a career across a breadth of schools and contexts, leading complex educational programs throughout his career.
“There was a transparency and authenticity to working with Fisher Leadership and Scotch College over the weeks of the recruitment process for the Principal role. As a candidate you do accept that there will be pressure points, there will be uncertainty and you will only have insight into one side of conversations – that is the nature of recruitment. You do hope that, despite those things, you are given the opportunity to show yourself to decision makers on a council or panel as you really are so they can make an informed choice, and the process does not obscure that. I appreciated Liz Jones’ openness, candour, and support at each stage, so that I could spend my energies in my preparation rather than wondering what was really required of me. In this respect, as a candidate I felt supported by Fisher through a rigorous and involved process that took me out of my comfort zone at times and had confidence by the end that the extent of their research and due diligence into me would allow Scotch’s panel to make a quality decision, irrespective of how it would fall.”
Mr Trent Driver, Principal and CEO at Scotch College, Adelaide (as of January 2023)