From worst in class to principal of design school

O-Level results in 1978: One B, one C, three Ds, one E and one credit. He sat the paper a total of four times, doing badly every time.

Now: Principal of design school

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'From worst in class to principal of design school'. Print Edition | Subscribe