The Team Michael Stephens

Head of Senior School Search

After attending Danes Hill and then Harrow, Michael studied Geography at Bristol University and then joined a global insurance broker placing Oil, Gas and Petrochemical business at Lloyd’s of London.

He moved to Australia in 1998 and for five years ran the Insurance practice at a leading recruitment firm in Sydney. In 2005 he set up his own Search and Recruitment business placing experienced executives in Australia, UK, Middle East and Asia.

Michael moved back to England in 2013 and, with 17 years’ global recruitment experience, he was snapped up by RSAcademics. He has immersed himself in the education sector and is now one of the leading educational executive search consultants worldwide.

Michael is always delighted to speak to individuals who are considering moving on at some stage in the future or those interested in a specific opportunity.


“We haven’t worked with any other organisation for recruitment, branding, marketing or surveys: this is an unequivocal and unbiased endorsement of an organisation which is at the top of its game.”

Anthony WallersteinerHeadmaster, Stowe School