Astrum Education, UK. Richard has been appointed Director of Education at Astrum, based in London. He began his teaching career at Marlborough College and then joined St Paul’s School in London where he took on various senior management positions from 1994. He then joined GEMS, and as well as advising on educational matters, Richard was appointed Headmaster of Sherfield, a GEMS school and the flagship school to the UK group. Richard joins Astrum Education at an exciting time as its London schools and colleges are repositioned in the City’s market to compete directly with the biggest names in senior education.