Iain Colledge

Executive Director of Operations

Iain Colledge, Executive Director of Operations - Bright Horizons UK 

Iain leads and oversees our Divisional and Regional Operations teams to ensure operational excellence and best practice in care and education throughout our nurseries. He also works closely with our specialist support functions to achieve a positive difference in the lives of our children, families, clients and staff.

Iain has extensive experience in education, most recently as the Director of Education for a group of International Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools in the United Arab Emirates. He has been a school leader and Principal in Jordan, Bahrain, Libya, Thailand and Abu Dhabi, and led a project for the British Council to establish bi-lingual, bi-cultural nurseries in multiple cities across Europe.

Iain is Founder, Trustee, and now a board member of an academy trust in Cheshire in the UK, having established the first Free School in Chester. He is also a trained Ofsted inspector and has inspected schools across Dubai.

With his experience and understanding of excellence in education organisations, Iain is committed to always keeping the interests of the children at the centre of his endeavours.

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