Dr. Ralph Townsend

Headmaster, Winchester College

Dr. Ralph Townsend currently serves as the headmaster of the prestigious Winchester College. Previously he was headmaster of Oundle School and Sydney Grammar School. In 2010 he became Dean of a group of ten schools known as the Winchester International Symposium, each of which has agreed to meet annually in each of the schools in rotation, when senior pupils and staff will study an aspect of global development. He is English Editor of the World Leading Schools Association Record, a bilingual journal of educational dialogue between China and the West. Townsend was also a key speaker at the Eighth Symposium in Shanghai on ‘Manpower Structure and Education Development in the International Metropolis’.