Magnus is a native of the north of Scotland and was previously the Deputy Head Pastoral at Trent College, an independent boarding and day HMC school, prior to which he taught overseas. He graduated in Maths and Computer Science from Glasgow and has an MEd from Manchester and a PGCE from Jordanhill College of Education. He has over 20 years experience as an ISI inspector of Educational Quality, Boarding, Regulatory Compliance and international schools under BSO. He also serves on COBIS Teams for school Accreditation reviews. He has presented at many conferences on the topic of wellbeing and how schools can apply positive psychology to help the overall community to flourish. Magnus is married to Gillian, a modern linguist, and has two daughters in their 20s, Marianne and Jane both working in UK. He is a keen diver, with over 500 dives worldwide, enjoys golf, cooking, reading and football.