Emma Lancaster

Non-exec Director, Study Group


I am a Non-exec Director of Study Group, a leading specialist provider of international education which teaches 14,000 students from 140 countries. Between 2018 and 2022, I served as CEO, overseeing the tertiary buyout to Ardian in 2019. Prior to my role as CEO, I was CFO at Study Group for five years, when it was backed by Providence Equity Partners.

I was previously CFO of SHL Group for 11 years, taking it from being a public company to being private equity backed with Hg Capital until its successful exit in 2012.

I am particularly keen to share my experiences on:

  • Transitioning from the CFO role to CEO
  • Refinancing
  • Mergers with other PE firms
  • Changes in market dynamics

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