Craig Lamshed

Country Director/Principal

I have been very fortunate to be working with the students, staff and community at GEMS Wellington School Qatar since 2017 as the Principal and CEO.  I am now in my 10th year with GEMS Education, having held other senior leadership positions including GEMS Cambridge Schools Brand Leader, Principal & CEO of Cambridge International School Dubai and Principal Advisor, before moving to Qatar.

Prior to GEMS, I have worked as an Executive Principal and CEO within the United Arab Emirates and Australia, including the first Precinct School in Australia, offering Secondary School, Vocational and University qualifications on the one site along with industry experience.

My 25 years of experience in education has given me an excellent understanding of what is required when leading schools to be successful across a range of curricula; including the UK National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate, American, Australian and UAE curriculums.

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Masters in Education, all from Monash University, Australia.

I am a very enthusiastic triathlete, having completed several Ultraman races along with full and half Ironman races. As both of my children have graduated from GEMS schools and successfully entered into university and the workforce, I have first-hand experience as a parent of the success that a GEMS education can bring to its students.