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This Group is led by Larry Finnegan

Academic Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Educational Management (Hons), Trinity College, University of Dublin


 

Former Headmaster and Director of Sutton Park School, a distinguished, private, fee paying, interdenominational, non-profit school in Dublin. He brought the school onto the international stage by joining the Council for International Schools (CIS) and managed a successful accreditation with CIS and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). 

During this time he was invited to deliver a series of Summer Programmes at Tufts University, Boston, lecturing Masters students on international education systems throughout Europe, Russia, and China.

He retired from Sutton Park in 2002 to become Managing Director and 50% shareholder of International House Dublin, which specialised in Executive and General English Language training to adults and provided Teacher Training programmes accredited by The University of Cambridge ESOL Department. 

In 2012, the company was sold to Independent Colleges, a private Third Level college and a subsidiary of Independent News and Media, a multinational PLC based in Ireland. Mr Finnegan subsequently became CEO and Director of IH Dublin and Independent Colleges where he remained on contract until 2015.

As Managing Director of IH Dublin and subsequently Independent Colleges, he travelled extensively throughout Europe,  the Middle East and Asia and has valuable contacts and insights into the cultures of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and other MENA countries. Similarly he has extensive experience in China where he has worked with Middle Schools and Colleges in an advisory capacity. 

Currently, through his private consultancy, The Irish Education Group, he specialises in High School Placement and Guardianship in Ireland, University Placement and Guardianship in Ireland, Assisting schools with Erasmus + mobility grants and making global connections between Schools, Colleges and Universities and their counterparts in Ireland.