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Shaw Academy Appoint Former Virgin Group CEO as Chairman

DUBLIN, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading Ed Tech company Shaw Academy has appointed Stephen Murphy as Chairman to its board. Mr Murphy brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously served as CEO of Virgin Group from 2005-2011 after succeeding founder, Sir Richard Branson. Whilst leading the Virgin Group as CEO Mr Murphy oversaw the creation of many new Virgin businesses including Virgin Blue in Australia and Virgin America in the US and saw revenues exceeding $20 billion in 2010.

Mr Murphy's most recent roles include board appointments at a number of high performing organisations including The Business Growth Fund (where he Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee) and is currently Chairman of OVO Energy Group and GYG plc in the UK. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and scaling consumer orientated businesses having previously chaired Jumeirah International LLC, the international hospitality company, The Learning Clinic, an advanced medical software provider, and Byron Hamburgers, a leading U.K. casual dining chain.

Shaw Academy develop live online interactive education and to date have taught over four million students worldwide. Courses are focused on building practical skills across a range of subjects including Marketing, Technology, Business & Wellness. Mr Murphy's appointment coincides with a period of substantial growth at Shaw Academy who are aiming to teach 500,000 new students per month by December 2017.

Irish owned and founded just five years by James Egan and Adrian Murphy, Shaw Academy employs over 180 staff at its two main locations in Dublin, Ireland and Bangalore, India. Its core mission is to deliver education that is affordable and accessible to all.

For further information please contact John White at +353-87-6678985 or john.white@shawacademy.com

SOURCE Shaw Academy