What is our vision?

Higher Education at Lower Cost.

Shaw Academy offers education without limitations. Whether you are a full time professional, part-time worker, someone looking for a career change or starting your own venture, it’s never too late to learn. We make it easy to get real qualifications which lead to real success, empowering hundreds of thousands of new students each month all over the world.

100

+

courses

3

Thousand

hours of content

8

Years

of teaching

12

Million

students

Milestones

Delivering great education, accessibly and affordably, to everyone.

2012

1 course offered | 700+ students enrolled

2015

Refinement of the technology & processes of synchronous education. Perfected cost efficient user acquisition strategy at scale – the PRM.

10 new courses offered | 22,000+ students enrolled

2016

Shaw Academy launched its proprietary classroom based learning platform, Phoenix, which enabled the company to pursue its goal of higher education at lower cost as can be seen from the growth in student numbers that year. Phoenix allows for personalised teaching at unlimited scale, robust engagement features and extensive analytics and data science tools. Shaw Academy also moves fully to 1, 3, 6 and 12 month payment plans for its learners.

16 new courses offered | 100,000+ students enrolled

2019

Shaw Academy secured over €9,000,000 in investment to scale the platform post restructuring the business. This investment allowed for refinement of existing courses, launching new courses & the ability to offer higher education at lower costs to more students than ever before worldwide.

50 courses offered | 153,000+ students enrolled

2020

Shaw Academy is currently focussed on a growth strategy of promoting it’s the pre-existing courses into already established markets and adding new courses into those same markets. The best is yet to come, it is planned and it is happening.

100+ courses offered | 520,000+ ytd students enrolled | 2.1m is a work in progress

Our team

  • Board
  • Leadership
  • Educators

Stephen Murphy

Chairman

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Sean Tai

Board Member

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John Cadell

Board Member

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James Egan

Board Member

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John White

Board Member

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Michael O’Rourke

Observer

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David Brown

Observer

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Neil Balnaves

Observer

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James Egan

Founder & CEO

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John White

Chief Strategy Officer

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Tara Looney

Chief Product Officer

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Allan Kennedy

Chief financial officer

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Brian Gilsenan

Chief Marketing Officer

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Scott Newton

Chief Communications Officer

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Sonali Gupta

Director of Engineering

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Niamh Egan

Director Strategic Partnerships

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Niranjan Bala

Architect

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Niall Burke

Director of Finance

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Mini Nair

Head Of Marketing Automation

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Rohit Nigam

Senior Product Designer

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Melvin Jose

Director and Manager - Finance & Accounts

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Yasser Norton

Head of Sales

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Ruqayyah Shaik

People Operations Manager

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Lisa Cameron

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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William Eames

Head of Education

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Abby Courtenay RD

Nutrition Faculty

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Jessica Hannah

Marketing Faculty

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Laura Hall

Marketing Faculty

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Kate Savage

Technology Faculty

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Annerie du Plessis

Design Faculty

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Gavin Garrets

Trading Faculty

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Join us in providing the world a better chance at Education, changing the lives of millions, and impacting generations to come.

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