Following a distinguished military career and three years as Private Secretary to Sir Jackie Stewart, Niall joined Park House English School in Qatar in 2008 and was Chief Executive from 2011. Niall secured and co-led the exit from Park House in 2016. He then founded the Saracen group of companies, a diverse education-centred group, designing and delivering schools across the region, consulting and advising on all aspects of education to a variety of clients and designing, implementing and operating a range of education support businesses. Niall has just completed a multi-million dollar fundraise and has founded and launched Artemis Education, a dedicated schools operator business with operations underway in three countries in the region.
Niall has a deep understanding of every facet of the business of education and wide experience of operating in the Middle East. Niall is widely considered a regional educational expert, who is well connected to the Royal Families and business community across the region.