WSET appoints new school principal

02 October, 2018

WSET School London has appointed Richard Harding as the new school principal, responsible for maintaining teaching standards, managing WSET educators and planning the annual schedule of courses.

Harding Richard joins WSET School London from Nacro, a national education provider where he managed Nacro’s education delivery across London and south England.

“Having always had a natural passion for wine and spirits, I am thrilled to join this dynamic industry and help drive it forward by supporting professionals and consumers to become more knowledgeable,” said Harding.

While delivering WSET qualifications remains the focus of the London-based school, it has expanded its offer to provide further resources for the trade and consumers, from beginner to expert tasting events as well as careers seminars with WSET’s alumni network.

WSET’s UK business development director, Graham Cox, added: “Richard has extensive experience of managing the delivery of Ofqual-accredited qualifications in the public sector and has the key skills we require to manage the phenomenal demand for qualifications that the School sees.

“Richard is working with the existing teams to enable us to continue delivering world-class qualifications and additional learning programmes through our flagship school.”

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Nick Strangeway


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