Luke Rake BA(Oxon) PGCE FLS joined Kingston Maurward as Principal and Chief Executive in the summer of 2016, following 10 years at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, most of which as Vice Principal with executive responsibility for all Further Education provision.
An Oxford-educated zoologist, Luke is qualified Secondary range teacher with a specialism in Biology alongside Outdoor Education, and during his career has held roles in both schools and colleges focusing on the upper age range. Luke has been both a Head of Biology and Head of Sixth Form, roles which resulted in him being awarded Fellowship of the Linnean Society in recognition for work in promoting biological understanding. Luke sits on the National Data Management Advisory Board for Further Education working with senior partners in government bodies, and until recently was the senior convenor of the Landex National Curriculum Group.
Luke is Chair of the Rural Enterprise Group.