It has been mutually agreed that, at the end of August 2017, Bruno Chanel will retire from the position entrusted to him 12 years ago by the Provincial of the Marist Fathers in France, the délégation de tutelle (trustee supervision) of the Marist schools in France.
After a lengthy recruitment process informed by a working group chaired by Donald Lillistone, I am pleased to inform you of the appointment of Mr Vincent LANGLOIS (photo above) to the post of délégué de tutelle (trustee delegate) and as a member of the European Marist education committee with effect from 1 September 2017.
Mr Langlois is 53, married, and has two children. He is a highly expreienced headteacher. He is familiar with the Marists, having been previously headteacher of the Notre-Dame de Bury secondary school, and, since leaving that post, he has remained in close contact with the Marist network.
Mr Langlois will remain headteacher of a school in Normandy until the end of this school year. In the course of the year, there will be meetings between Vincent Langlois and Bruno Chanel. In addition, Mr Langlois will be able to attend part of the European Heads of Centre meeting in January 2017 and also part of the Maristes en éducation conference at La Neylière next March.
In making this appointment, and in the context of the Provincial and General Chapters, I assure you of our continuing commitment to, and support for, the Marist educational mission.
Martin McAnaney sm, Provincial Superior of the Marist Fathers (Province of Europe)