Roger Fry is a British educationist who works globally for services to UK education internationally. Roger Fry was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. His career now spans half a century and began in his home town, Portsmouth, England in the 1960’s. Roger Fry is a graduate of the University of London and worked in the U.K in Portsmouth, London and Hertfordshire. He subsequently founded British curriculum schools abroad that now form part of the King’s Group, of which he is Chairman. Roger Fry was Chairman of the Council of British International Schools for fifteen years and is now its Honorary President.
He has also been a Director of the Independent Schools Council of the UK (ISC) and is currently a member of the Education Advisory Board of the British Council. His work has been recognised in various ways. Roger Fry is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, A Commander of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain and Honorary Doctor of Letters of the University of Portsmouth and a Sir Thomas Pope fellow of Trinity College Oxford.
Roger Fry’s work in Spain included founding the British Hispanic Foundation in 1981. Its Patron is HRH the Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria. Roger Fry also supported the British Chamber of Commerce and in 2006 was elected its National President.
During his time as Chairman of the Council of The British International Schools, HRH Princess Alexandra agreed to become its Patron. In his role as Chairman, Roger Fry worked closely with the Independent Schools Council in the UK and was a Director for 6 years. Roger Fry also cooperated closely with the British Department for Education and was instrumental in achieving the arrangements the British Government introduced for quality assurance of British Schools Overseas.
In the UK and for 10 years Roger Fry represented the Laity of the Anglican Diocese in Europe on the General Synod of the Church of England and served on the Church’s Board of Finance, as well as on the Board of a Missionary Society. He has been a Governor of the Royal Grammar School Worcester since 1994 and is also a Member of the Diocese of Worcester’s Multi Academy Trust. In 2002 Roger Fry was made a Freeman of the City of London.
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Roger Fry in a charity event