Peter Birkett steps down as Chief Executive of GEMS Education UK and Europe
Statement from Peter Birkett:
"Over the past several weeks the Department for Education investigation of the Barnfield Federation has achieved prominence in the press. In order that this issue does not become an undue distraction for my colleagues and the work of GEMS Education I have decided to resign from my position. GEMS have accepted my resignation and I am grateful for their continued support."
Statement from Dino Varkey, Group Chief Operating Officer, GEMS Education:
"With sadness, we support Peter Birkett’s decision to stand down with immediate effect, as he has requested. We thank him for his hard work and wish him well in the future."