Full name:

Henning Mølholm Kaaber (pronounced ‘Korber’)

Where did you grow up?

Southampton, of Norwegian and Danish parents, hence the unusual name!


I attended King Edward VI School, Southampton, followed by St Mary’s University in Twickenham for my Undergraduate Degree and then De Montfort University in Bedford for my PGCE.

Your previous place of work and role:

I was Housemaster and Head of Rugby at Burford School in the Cotswolds. Prior to this, I was Director of Sport at Worth School in Sussex and Head of PE and Deputy Boarding Master at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

What are you most looking forward to about joining King’s Ely?

After this lengthy lockdown, I am looking forward to getting back to work! I was hugely impressed by the energy, positivity and dynamism of the staff and pupils I met at King’s Ely and am looking forward to joining and contributing to the next stage of development of a forward-thinking school and vibrant Sports Department.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

Living in Cornwall, I have a fondness for all things aquatic and enjoy surfing, kayaking and scuba diving. I also enjoy playing guitar and playing in the staff band at Stonyhurst alongside Mr Dixon-Smith in the King’s Ely Senior English Department.

Any pets?

Three dogs, Teo, Benaud and Milo, the latter two of whom will be coming with me to King’s Ely.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A marine biologist.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Time travel, purely as an observer.

What was the last book you read?

‘Rules of Engagement’ by Tim Collins.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

Something by Bruce Springsteen.

What is your favourite film?

The Shawshank Redemption.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

Mushrooms freak me out!

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

Not counting my wife and dogs as ‘things’, I would go with my Kindle for books and music, a surfboard and some decent New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wouldn’t go amiss.

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