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With offices in London, Milan, Johannesburg, Dubai, Bogota and Auckland, Inspired has regional teams to support our growing family of schools in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. To manage this diversity, we draw upon our wide-ranging educational and operational management expertise to share best practice across our Group.

MEET THE INSPIRED TEAM

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Nadim M Nsouli

Inspired Founder, Chairman & CEO


Nadim M Nsouli founded Educas, an education investment firm in 2013 to make an investment in Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa. Since then, Nadim founded Inspired and led the growth of the group globally.
Prior to that, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global In...

Nadim M Nsouli founded Educas, an education investment firm in 2013 to make an investment in Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa. Since then, Nadim founded Inspired and led the growth of the group globally.
Prior to that, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Prior to Gores, he founded and managed Lago Ventures, a venture capital firm. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. He received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.

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Graeme Crawford

Reddam House Founder & Inspired Group President


Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards.
Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potentia...

Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards.
Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potential and individuality of each child. Graeme opened his first school in 1993. In the following five years the Crawford Schools grew to 6 in total. In 2000, he founded Reddam House. His impressive track record spans more than two decades and since 1993 Graeme Crawford’s schools have educated more than 32,000 students.

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Dr. Stephen Spurr

Group Education Director


Dr. Stephen Spurr started his career in academia as a university lecturer, having gained a first-class degree in Classics at the University of Sydney, the award of a postgraduate Fellowship at Harvard and a Rome Scholarship, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.
In 1984 he was appointed to teach at Eton College, becoming successively Head of Classics and House Master until ...

Dr. Stephen Spurr started his career in academia as a university lecturer, having gained a first-class degree in Classics at the University of Sydney, the award of a postgraduate Fellowship at Harvard and a Rome Scholarship, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.
In 1984 he was appointed to teach at Eton College, becoming successively Head of Classics and House Master until 2000. After five years as Headmaster of Clifton College (2000-2005), where he was the overall head of the Senior School, Prep and Pre-Prep, he was selected to be the headmaster of Westminster School, the leading British public school, a position he held for nine years from 2005 to 2014. Dr. Spurr joined Inspired in September 2014.

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Dr. Marc Ledermann

Chief Executive Officer – Europe


Marc spent the last 15 years in a number of senior leadership positions within Laureate International Universities. Marc started at Laureate as Vice President Enrollment where he built the student enrollment organization for the Laureate Hotel Management Schools (with branches in Switzerland, Spain, China and Australia). In 2008, Marc became CEO of Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Manageme...

Marc spent the last 15 years in a number of senior leadership positions within Laureate International Universities. Marc started at Laureate as Vice President Enrollment where he built the student enrollment organization for the Laureate Hotel Management Schools (with branches in Switzerland, Spain, China and Australia). In 2008, Marc became CEO of Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, a joint venture in Shanghai, China. He then relocated to Milan, Italy to take over as CEO of Laureate Italian Art and Design Universities, which is comprised of Domus Academy (DA) and NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, two prestigious Italian design institutions, with over 4000 students in Italy and 6000 students internationally. In addition, to his CEO role in Italy, he also led the global business development as Senior Vice President of Laureate Design Universities and he served as member of the board of directors in various international universities. Marc is Swiss and completed his university studies up to an MBA in Switzerland. He completed a doctoral degree in international business in 2018.

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Rabih Saab

Chief Executive Officer – Africa & The Middle East


Prior to joining Inspired as CEO Africa & The Middle East, Rabih Saab was President & Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia for Travelport where he held overall responsibility for the strategy and performance of Travelport’s leading Travel Commerce Platform in these regions.   Rabih and his team were also responsible for introducing new and highly innovative products...
Prior to joining Inspired as CEO Africa & The Middle East, Rabih Saab was President & Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia for Travelport where he held overall responsibility for the strategy and performance of Travelport’s leading Travel Commerce Platform in these regions.   Rabih and his team were also responsible for introducing new and highly innovative products to travel agencies operating across the region, all designed to help them sell more, earn more and meet their customers’ needs. Prior to this, Rabih was President and Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.  In 2008 he led the transformation of Travelport’s new direct operations for travel agents and airlines across the region the Middle East.
 
Before joining Travelport, he held senior executive roles at a number of international organisations with operations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, including French company Chantelle, Japan Tobacco International and Procter & Gamble. 
 
Rabih was born in Lebanon and is a graduate of Business Administration from the American University in Beirut.  Since 1991, he has lived in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus and currently resides in the United Arab Emirates.

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Clarence van der Wel

Chief Executive Officer – APAC


Based in New Zealand, Clarence started his career as an educator and joined ACG as the founding principal of ACG Parnell College in 1999. He became the founding and Executive Principal of ACG Strathallan in 2001, creating a school widely reputed for its academic achievement and personal development for all students. In 2003 Clarence took on the additional role of ACG Group principal and has held s...
Based in New Zealand, Clarence started his career as an educator and joined ACG as the founding principal of ACG Parnell College in 1999. He became the founding and Executive Principal of ACG Strathallan in 2001, creating a school widely reputed for its academic achievement and personal development for all students. In 2003 Clarence took on the additional role of ACG Group principal and has held senior executive positions at ACG since 2006 where his key roles were to drive educational performance and business growth.
 
Clarence was responsible for the merger of the two ACG joint venture schools in Vietnam to form the Australian International School (“AIS”) and he took up the role of General Director of AIS in 2013. In 2016 he was appointed CEO of Schools & Early Learning, overseeing all of ACG Schools and Early Learning Centres, with particular focus on academic quality management and business growth.

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Matt Harbison

Chief Executive Officer - Americas


Prior to joining Inspired as CEO Americas Matt spent 14 years with Laureate International Universities in various senior management roles, including leading Laureate’s expansion into the working adult market, launching first a successful program in Mexico and later in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and Panama.

 

Matt next spent three years structuring the Brazil region and simultaneously le...

Prior to joining Inspired as CEO Americas Matt spent 14 years with Laureate International Universities in various senior management roles, including leading Laureate’s expansion into the working adult market, launching first a successful program in Mexico and later in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and Panama.

 

Matt next spent three years structuring the Brazil region and simultaneously leading one of the top-ranked business graduate schools in Brazil. Later, as CEO of Laureate Panama, Matt led a successful transformation turnaround, including the merger of two universities, the construction of a 40,000m² campus in Panama City, and a return to academic excellence & profitability. Matt started his career in sales & marketing at MTV Networks and Time Inc. in LA and New York. He holds two bachelors degrees in Plan II Honors & Latin American Studies from the University of Texas and an MBA from both Columbia Business School and London Business School. He is fluent in Spanish & Portuguese.

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Robert Rostas

Group Chief Financial Officer


Robert is the Group Chief Financial Officer, based out of London, United Kingdom. He joined Inspired in October 2017.

Prior to Inspired, he was a Senior Operations Advisor at TPG Capital for over two years with a focus on upgrading the Finance and IT capabilities of TPG portfolio companies in Europe. He held two Interim CFO roles at Retail and Leisure companies and multiple transformational lead...

Robert is the Group Chief Financial Officer, based out of London, United Kingdom. He joined Inspired in October 2017.

Prior to Inspired, he was a Senior Operations Advisor at TPG Capital for over two years with a focus on upgrading the Finance and IT capabilities of TPG portfolio companies in Europe. He held two Interim CFO roles at Retail and Leisure companies and multiple transformational leadership roles.

Prior to TPG, he worked at General Electric for 11 years where he held a diverse set of Finance Leadership roles across different sectors and regions, such as Global Divisional CFO, Finance Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Finance Transformation Leader.

Robert is a graduate of the General Electric’s Financial Management Program and the Corporate Audit Staff. He obtained his Masters from the Budapest University of Economics, Hungary.

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Consuelo Corridori

Group Human Resources Director


Consuelo is the Group Human Resources Director, based out of London, United Kingdom.  She Joined Inspired in August 2018.
Prior to Inspired, Consuelo held a number of senior HR roles in global organisations and led the HR function across all HR disciplines, living and working in Italy, Cyprus and the UK.  Most recently, she worked for Travelport, as the GVP, Reward & HR, where she led the HR...
Consuelo is the Group Human Resources Director, based out of London, United Kingdom.  She Joined Inspired in August 2018.
Prior to Inspired, Consuelo held a number of senior HR roles in global organisations and led the HR function across all HR disciplines, living and working in Italy, Cyprus and the UK.  Most recently, she worked for Travelport, as the GVP, Reward & HR, where she led the HR side of multiple acquisitions, mergers and change programmes and drove the HR agenda as the company went through a successful IPO.  Earlier in her career, she worked in the Media sector for UPC/Chellomedia (now part AMC Network and the Liberty Group) and OSN.
Consuelo is also a qualified coach and passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement and People Development.

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Greg De Villiers

Group Health, Safety and Safeguarding Director


Greg de Villiers  joined Inspired Group from Lockton Insurance Brokers where he worked  within the Risk Services team to develop, manage and deliver value-added risk consulting solutions to Lockton exclusive clientele.  He is an experienced Risk Management Executive specialising in Health and Safety with a 16 year track record in delivering risk management solutions to a wide range of well-k...
Greg de Villiers  joined Inspired Group from Lockton Insurance Brokers where he worked  within the Risk Services team to develop, manage and deliver value-added risk consulting solutions to Lockton exclusive clientele.  He is an experienced Risk Management Executive specialising in Health and Safety with a 16 year track record in delivering risk management solutions to a wide range of well-known blue chip companies and household brands such as ASDA, Ted Baker, Armani, Pret A Manger, Chelsea FC and IQ Student Accommodations. 
 
His career started in the leisure industry working for Virgin Active as Regional Health and Safety Manger. From there he moved to the Youth Hostel Association, before becoming Group Health and Safety Manager for Vue Cinemas Entertainment.  He has gained extensive Health and Safety experience at group level both nationally and internationally in a wide variety of industries. Throughout his career Greg has ensured that a positive Health and Safety culture is installed in all procedures and facilities that are frequented by both children and young adults. From crèches to swimming pools, school camps to youth accommodation, Greg has ensured that there is a safe and secure environment where children can feel sheltered, guarded and enjoy their surroundings.
 
Greg is NEBOSH qualified and a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and is currently working towards his Charted membership.

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