Sir Nicholas, who spent a long time in management roles at Conde Nast media group, will succeed Lord Waldegrave to turn into the chair of governors on the prestigious Berkshire boarding faculty in September 2024.
The King authorized the appointment of Sir Nicholas after the governors of the non-public boys’ faculty, generally known as “fellows”, started the method of choosing a successor to suggest to the Prime Minister.
Sir Nicholas, who was educated at Eton School, is chair of the V&A Museum and can chair the Historic Royal Palaces upon relinquishing that appointment.
The 66-year-old, who co-chaired the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, was knighted for companies to museums, publishing and the inventive industries within the 2022 Birthday Honours listing.
He’ll deliver to the put up years of expertise each because the managing director of a high-profile firm and as a trustee of certainly one of Britain’s best museums
Simon Henderson, head grasp of Eton School, stated: “I’m drastically wanting ahead to working intently with Nicholas when he turns into provost. He’ll deliver to Eton a variety of expertise in each the business and charitable sectors and a contemporary perspective to the work we do.”
Sir William Russell, chairman of the Outdated Etonian Affiliation, stated: “I sit up for welcoming Nicholas as the brand new provost of Eton. He’ll deliver to the put up years of expertise each because the managing director of a high-profile firm and as a trustee of certainly one of Britain’s best museums.
“Outdated Etonians will know that he additionally shares with many people a deep affection for our old-fashioned.”
Former Conservative minister Lord Waldegrave, who may have served 15 years in put up when he retires, stated: “I’m delighted that Nicholas Coleridge will probably be becoming a member of the fellowship within the autumn and succeeding me in a 12 months’s time.
“In his profession in enterprise, on the V&A and past he has proven himself to be an impressive chief of inventive individuals. Eton will probably be lucky to take pleasure in his vitality and dedication as we develop our bold technique for the varsity and its partnerships within the maintained sector.”
Sir Nicholas stated: “I’m honoured and delighted to be appointed provost, and to be becoming a member of Eton at such an thrilling time in its improvement.
“In William Waldegrave I’m deeply conscious I shall be following somebody whose knowledge and common sense has sustained the establishment over his time in workplace and whose legacy is appreciable.”