Llandovery College has announced the appointment of its new warden from September this year.

Dominic Findlay will be confirmed as the college’s new warden for the new year, taking over from current headmaster Guy Ayling.

Mr Ayling, who has been headmaster for seven years, is moving on to Mount Kelly Independent School.

Anna Sandford, currently Deputy Warden at Llandovery College will take over the reins as Interim Warden for the coming term.

An Exeter University graduate, Mr Findlay is married with two children and has been a headmaster for 14 years in two schools, the latter being at Langley School in Norfolk.

A spokesman for Llandovery College said: “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of developing rural recruitment, gaining membership of HMC, innovative sporting partnerships, quality boarding and pastoral care and outstanding teaching and learning practices.

“He is very much a people person and is passionate about positive outcomes both within and outside the classroom for every pupil.”

The college’s new warden, Mr Findlay, added: “I am hugely excited about being given the opportunity to lead Llandovery College into its next stage of development.

“On my recent short visits, I have been made to feel very welcome by the wonderful community both at the College and the surrounding area.

“The College has an incredible heritage which I am keen to build upon, alongside providing outstanding opportunities for all its students within the beautiful setting of the Brecon Beacons.

“My hobbies include all sports, especially rugby, cricket and hockey, also travel, not to mention walking my springer spaniel Fraser.”

During the forthcoming Trinity term, Mr Findlay is planning to make a number of visits to the College which will allow him the opportunity to meet with current, prospective and past pupils, parents and staff.

For more information about Llandovery College and the appointment of Mr Findlay, visit llandoverycollege.com.