Mike Clapper to be next AMT Executive Director

The Board of the Australian Mathematics Trust has announced the appointment of Mr Mike Clapper as Executive Director of the Trust.

From: www.amt.edu.au/news30.html

The Board of the Australian Mathematics Trust, based at the University of Canberra, is pleased to announce the appointment from January 2013 of Mr Mike Clapper as Executive Director of the Trust.

The Trust is a not-for-profit body with a large volunteer base which runs mathematics and informatics enrichment for schools, including the long-standing Australian Mathematics Competition and the Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads.

Mr Greg Taylor AO, Chairman of the Board of the Trust said Mr Clapper had been selected from an international field, reflecting the many skills he possesses to lead the organisation into the future. "He is very highly regarded for his personal and administrative skills as an experienced School Principal with a lifelong interest in mathematics, holding a Master’s Degree from Oxford University. He has been a member of the Problems Committees of the Australian Mathematics Competition for many years, and is now Chair of the Committees", he added.

"The University of Canberra is proud of its association with the Australian Mathematics Trust," Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker said. "The Trust shares our commitment to education and it plays an important role in unleashing enthusiasm for mathematics in young minds. "We look forward to welcoming Mike Clapper as adjunct professor of the University of Canberra and benefiting from his expertise."

The appointment will become effective when Professor Peter Taylor retires at the end of 2012 after 18 years in the position.

Mr Clapper is currently Executive Principal of Gippsland Grammar and the nearby St Paul's Anglican Grammar School and was previously Principal of Hunter Valley Grammar School.