Our new college principal

Our new College Principal

After an extensive process, the CBC Mount Edmund Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of our new College Principal, Mr Derek Bradley with effect from 1 January 2024.


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Derek's academic qualifications include a master’s degree in education and most recently an MBA in Educational Leadership. He also has an intimate knowledge of the Edmund Rice culture and ethos.


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Derek is an experienced and respected educational leader with a proven ability to develop and lead high performing teams. He is the current Principal of Woodridge College in Gqeberha and prior to that he was the head of Parktown Boys in Johannesburg. As Deputy Principal (Academics) of St Benedict’s College and HOD Sciences at Thomas More College


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Under Derek’s leadership, Woodridge College has become a leading school in the Eastern Cape with strong enrolment growth, major facility development and awards for innovation. Derek has always been learner focused and collegial in his leadership. He has assisted in supporting a vibrant school community with equal attention to academic learning, wellbeing and co-curricular endeavours. He places strong emphasis on the value of a broad-based education on the development of fine young people.