Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 1, 2003

Kevin Mcneany And Andrew Fitzmaurice – Nord Anglia Education Plc (nae.l)

Nord Anglias first business was in English Language teaching. The Company grew in the 1980s and 90s. In its peak year over 40,000 students attended some 80 summer centres, six year-round schools in the UK, four schools in Australia and New Zealand and one in the United States. The Company sold its language business in 2000. Profile
Nord Anglia Education plc provides support services in the public and private sector and is a major operator of schools and nurseries in the UK and overseas. Profile
A former teacher and FE lecturer in English and Economics, Kevin McNeany gave up teaching in 1976, having founded Nord Anglia International in 1972. Profile
Kevin graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 1964 with a degree in English, Economics and Economic History. He holds education qualifications from London and Manchester Universities. Profile
TWST: Can we start with an historical overview and introduction to Nord Anglia?

Mr. McNeany: I am the founder of the company and am happy to give you the history. An abridged version