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Mark Cunnington

Chief Operating Officer, UK & Europe

Dr Mark Cunnington is Chief Operating Officer for the UK & Europe at Study Group. He is responsible for our international Study Centres and Colleges (including Bellerbys) across the UK and Europe, where we prepare thousands of international students for undergraduate and post-graduate university study.

With over 20 years of commercial and strategic experience across media and education, Mark’s professional expertise is broad and varied. After a successful career as one of The Financial Times’ commercial directors, Mark has worked in the field of education for the last 10 years. Prior to joining Study Group in 2017, Mark ran Pearson South Africa’s higher education business, which included the running of their higher education institution. As Chief Executive Officer he oversaw an institution with 12 campuses, over 9000 students and more than 1000 staff.

Mark has a Master’s degree from the Royal Holloway University London and holds a Doctorate from the University of Liverpool in international Higher Education.

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