Nord Anglia Education to move HQ to London

Nord Anglia Education is relocating its headquarters from Hong Kong back to the UK in a move that will create 80 new jobs.

Nord Anglia Education to move HQ to London
The headquarters of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) are returning to London after six years in Hong Kong.The company moved its central office to Hong Kong in 2012 to support its expansion in China and Southeast Asia, with the subsequent acquisition of 15 schools and the creation of eight new schools in the region, but after six years away, the company believes that London is now the best base to support its global operations. 

Global network of schools

The organisation currently has 56 schools in 27 countries, and NAE chief executive Andrew Fitzmaurice said the move to London would allow NAE to better work with its global network of schools in the future.“Nord Anglia Education has grown significantly in the past six years and we now have schools across the globe from Beijing to Sao Paulo.” Mr Fitzmaurice said. “Last month we opened a new school in Dublin, Ireland and acquired the American International School of Rotterdam.”“Looking forward, London is an ideal base for our central support team to effectively meet the teaching and learning needs of our 53,000 students around the world.”The move will create 80 new jobs in the capital, across the organisation’s central support team, which includes education, IT, HR, marketing, finance, legal and administrative support.

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A regional education hub

The London headquarters will operate as a hub for five regional offices in Chicago, Dubai, Geneva, Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai.Over the next decade, NAE has committed £75 million of profits towards the establishment of a new charitable foundation as well as supporting the creation of a student-led global campaign centre, harnessing the potential of their 53,000 students to become the change makers of tomorrow.“Our most powerful asset is our students,” Mr Fitzmaurice said.“They want to, can and will change the world. The hope for our charitable foundation and global campaign centre is that it will help them do that, faster, more effectively and more sustainably.”
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These initiatives will be led by Katie White OBE, an experienced campaigns director who is the new director of the Nord Anglia Education Foundation.“We want to encourage and prepare tomorrow’s leaders, managers, opinion formers and entrepreneurs to be able to positively affect change and grow sustainable communities,” Ms White said.“Our schools already engage in some brilliant social endeavours and we want a global campaign centre to take this one step further. We are in a unique position to do social good and we are keen to maximise that.”

Encouraging schools in social endeavours

Alongside the establishment of the charitable foundation and a global campaign centre, the funding will also go towards the roll out of a world-first platform, ‘Share A Dream’; a website allowing the NAE’s students around the world to share philanthropic causes and how these are being supported, measuring both time spent and money raised.The platform is currently being piloted in five NAE schools, Collège Alpin Beau Soleil, Collège Champittet, Nyon and Collège Champittet Pully, the British International School of Houston and the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City.Nord Anglia Education is currently recruiting to support its London relocation and is on target for its London headquarters to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019.For more information on Nord Anglia Education visit www.nordangliaeducation.com.
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