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David Leigh appointed Global CEO of Study Group

08 February 2013

Dr John Hood, Chairman of Study Group, announced today that David Leigh has been appointed to the role of Global CEO of Study Group, the leading international private education provider.

Mr Leigh was most recently the CEO of SHL Group Ltd, a worldwide leader in talent assessment solutions with a business presence in more than 50 countries. Mr Leigh will formally commence his new role on 1 March 2013.

“David is a widely respected and experienced business leader with a proven ability to grow global services organisations such as ours,” Dr Hood said.

“He has a strong professional services background and a strategic mindset that will be of great benefit to Study Group as we seek to capitalise on our established strengths and relationships.

“The board is delighted to welcome David to Study Group and we look forward to him leading our team and working closely with our valued network of strategic partners.”

Mr Leigh’s appointment follows an international executive search process that followed the resignation late last year of former CEO, Heith Mackay-Cruise.

Mr Leigh commenced his professional career as a lawyer after graduating from Cambridge University and the College of Law, London. For three years he worked for global strategy consulting house McKinsey & Co. Prior to his CEO role at SHL Group Ltd. he worked in a variety of senior leadership and strategy roles for Groupe Steria / Xansa, a major IT services and outsourcing group with almost 30,000 employees.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the team at Study Group and to work with its partners and the Board to help shape the future of the organisation,” Mr Leigh said.

“Study Group has expanded its higher education reach by forging links with some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. I look forward to helping build on the significant momentum in the business.”

For further information, please contact:

Treacy Bell
Executive Director, People & Culture

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