Matthew Burfield

Chair of Governors & Cluster Lead

Date of appointment: September 2019

Term of office: August 2021

Mr Matthew Burfield is the Principal of GEMS Founders School and Founder School Group Leader, overseeing GEMS Metropole, GEMS Founders Al Barsha and GEMS Founders Al Mizhar

Mr Burfield has held a number of leadership positions in England, Greece and the UAE, and has overseen the highly successful establishment and development of GEMS Founders School from September 2016. The school currently has over 3200 students and, under Mr Burfield’s leadership obtained a GOOD rating in its first inspectio

Mr Burfield is also an experienced Penta BSO School Inspector

GEMS Metropole joined the Founders group of schools in May 2019.