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With offices in London, Johannesburg, Bogota and Sydney, Inspired has regional teams to support our growing family of schools in Europe, Australia, Latin America 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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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 is currently enrolled to pursue a doctoral degree in international business, which he expects to complete, by mid-2017.

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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 leadin...

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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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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John O’Connor

Managing Director – East Africa & African Education Director


John O'Connor graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and a Diploma in Education. His 30-year career in Education began in Australia, and for the last 25 years he has worked in Kenya. Born in Perth, Western Australia, John chose to take Kenyan citizenship a decade ago. He was at Hillcrest School in Nairobi in various roles for 14 years, before beco...

John O'Connor graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and a Diploma in Education. His 30-year career in Education began in Australia, and for the last 25 years he has worked in Kenya. Born in Perth, Western Australia, John chose to take Kenyan citizenship a decade ago. He was at Hillcrest School in Nairobi in various roles for 14 years, before becoming Director at Brookhouse School in 2004.
John currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Round Square, a global association of 150 schools devoted to holistic education and servant leadership training. He is a visiting team member, reader and co-chair for the Council of International schools (CIS) and a member of the Association of International Schools of Africa. In 2012, John was invited to join the Heads of the G-20 group of eminent schools.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Human Needs Project, a community sustainability initiative for the people of Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Kenya.

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Rhonda Soulakellis

Managing Director and CFO – Australia


Rhonda joined Reddam House Early Learning as Managing Director and CFO in December 2015.

She brings 18 years of financial and management experience, working for Audi Australia Pty Ltd, primarily as the CFO, responsible for all finance, Human Resources, and IT aspects of the business. During her time at Audi she was directly responsible for the rapid financial growth of the business as well as the...

Rhonda joined Reddam House Early Learning as Managing Director and CFO in December 2015.

She brings 18 years of financial and management experience, working for Audi Australia Pty Ltd, primarily as the CFO, responsible for all finance, Human Resources, and IT aspects of the business. During her time at Audi she was directly responsible for the rapid financial growth of the business as well as the implementation of strategic and structural changes within the organisation. Her direct input has seen the business grow to an annual turnover of over $1 billion dollars and clearly position the company as number 3 in the premium automotive segment in Australia.

Rhonda has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from Sydney University and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

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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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Clarissa Farr

Education Director


Clarissa Farr has pursued a varied career in British and International schools, the last eleven as High Mistress of St Paul’s, the leading academic girls’ school in the UK. An English Literature graduate with a master’s degree specialising in the twentieth century novel, Clarissa has taught English and drama across the gamut of state and independent schools in the UK as well as contributing ...

Clarissa Farr has pursued a varied career in British and International schools, the last eleven as High Mistress of St Paul’s, the leading academic girls’ school in the UK. An English Literature graduate with a master’s degree specialising in the twentieth century novel, Clarissa has taught English and drama across the gamut of state and independent schools in the UK as well as contributing to the development of a new school in Hong Kong.

She took up her first headship aged 37, and in the following ten years moved Queenswood School from the bottom of the academic league tables to the first division. During her subsequent tenure at St Paul’s, the school remained for a decade consistently at the very top of the national rankings.

Concurrently with headship, Clarissa was elected to serve both as Chairman of the Boarding Schools’ Association (2001-2) and President of the Girls’ Schools Association (2005-6). Her non-executive roles include being a governor of The Royal Ballet School, a fellow of Winchester College and a trustee of the Africa Gifted Foundation. In October 2016, Clarissa also joined the board of The British Museum.

A regular thought-leader and commentator in the media on matters of education and public policy, Clarissa’s particular interests lie in leadership development and the education of girls. She is the Founder of Dads4Daughters, an internationally recognised campaign to engage fathers of girls actively in the promotion of workplace equality. Her forthcoming book, to be published by Harper Collins in 2019, has been described as “a personal account of an extraordinary career and a provocative look at the state of the nation’s education system and what needs to change”.

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Graham Able

Senior Advisor


Graham Able began his career as a teacher at Sutton Valence School. In 1983 he took up the position of Second Master at Barnard Castle School and in 1988 left to become the Headmaster of Hampton School. In 1997 he took up the position of Master of Dulwich College. During his time there, Graham Able was Co-Chairman of the HMC and GSA Education and Academic Policy Committee (from 1998 to 2001).
Since...

Graham Able began his career as a teacher at Sutton Valence School. In 1983 he took up the position of Second Master at Barnard Castle School and in 1988 left to become the Headmaster of Hampton School. In 1997 he took up the position of Master of Dulwich College. During his time there, Graham Able was Co-Chairman of the HMC and GSA Education and Academic Policy Committee (from 1998 to 2001).
Since 1998 he has been on the Edexcel Foundation Council, on the Council and Court of ICSTM since 1999 and on the Council of Roedean School since 2000. In 2010, Graham Able took up the position of Chief Executive of the Alpha Plus Group, an education company that owns a number of schools and colleges in the UK. He continues today as the Deputy Chairman of Alpha Plus.

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Luis E Garcia de Brigard

Senior Advisor - Americas


Prior to joining Educas, Luis E Garcia was the Deputy Minister of Education of Colombia where he led what is now recognised as the most ambitious education reform in his country.
Before serving as a Deputy Minister, Luis was an accomplished educational entrepreneur who started and scaled educational companies across The Americas in sectors that included K-12, educational travel, afterschool, and ed...

Prior to joining Educas, Luis E Garcia was the Deputy Minister of Education of Colombia where he led what is now recognised as the most ambitious education reform in his country.
Before serving as a Deputy Minister, Luis was an accomplished educational entrepreneur who started and scaled educational companies across The Americas in sectors that included K-12, educational travel, afterschool, and educational technology. Luis was the co-founder of Appian Education Ventures, the first single-purpose K-12 investment firm in Latin America, which later became Educas - Americas.
Luis has served as Director in numerous boards of K-12 and higher education institutions as well as other organisations including Harvard University's Global Education Innovation Initiative, Teach for Colombia, the MIT-Harvard Club of Colombia, and SOS Children's Villages.
Luis received a Juris Doctor from Universidad Javeriana and a Masters of Educational Policy from Harvard University.

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