Nick Rampley

Nick Rampley joined the Art School in 2021, having worked in financial and operational positions across the education sector for many years. He was Vice Principal of Morley College for 11 years, following senior roles at The Purcell School in Hertfordshire and The Thrombosis Research Institute.

As Vice Principal at Morley College, Nick was a key part of the team leading the development and implementation of its business, providing adult education to over 13,000 students, and, amongst other achievements, led the acquisition of an independent training provider and a community-based outreach centre. Leading the College’s property strategy, Nick planned and delivered complex building development projects including specialist arts studios, and completed the first (£3.5M) phase of Morley’s estates masterplan.

Nick gained a BA (Hons) in Music at Merton College, Oxford University and in 1996, achieved an MBA at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London), where he was awarded the Director’s prize for best dissertation. Since 2020, Nick has been completing an MA in Public Histories at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Nick is a keen musician and is principal bassoon for Kensington Symphony Orchestra, as well as an occasional member of other orchestras and chamber groups.  The variety of trustee positions he holds reflect his passion for music and the arts, including the Margaret Engering Music Trust, NonClassical, and the Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust. He is also a Director of WeAreWaterloo, the Business Improvement District close to the Art School.


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