Nicholas Winther has been appointed as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Dover College to succeed Steve Bartlett.
Nicholas was a boarder at King’s School, Bruton before reading maths at Pembroke College Oxford. After his graduation, he joined Chase Manhattan Bank prior to moving to JP Morgan where he worked as an associate in the Debt Capital Markets. In 2003 he became an Executive Director of Standard Charter Bank where he was responsible for helping companies from around Europe to raise funds from capital markets across the world. At the end of 2015 he left banking with a with a view to becoming a Bursar. He has since visited numerous schools and Colleges and attended courses run by the ISBA and others.
Nicholas is a Treasurer and Trustee of Crosslinks, an Anglican Mission Agency that sends young people on short term missions around the world, is a Trustee and Elder of Grace Church Brockley, and a Trustee of The Educational Frontier Trust which looks to provide free secondary education for tribe’s children in Northern Kenya.
Married with four children, Nicholas was the standout candidate who demonstrated a clear understanding of the College, its vision and fully bought into the College’s development plan and ambition for growth. He will be visiting the College in the coming months where members of Council, staff and pupils will have a chance to meet him in person.
The Headmaster, Gareth Doodes, reflected on the appointment: ‘I am delighted that Nicholas will be joining the College. He has a huge amount of experience and throughout the interview process showed a genuine understanding for the College, its community feel and its ambitious plans. This is another exciting moment in the College’s onward development and we look forward to welcoming Nicholas to the Dover College family’.