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Rob Grimshaw joins SI-UK as company CEO

04th Oct 2023

SI-UK are delighted to announce that Rob Grimshaw is joining SI-UK as its first CEO.

Rob is an experienced CEO with a 15-year track record of leading businesses in education, legal services and digital publishing.

The education sector is Rob’s passion, and he spent six years from 2014 to 2020 transforming the ed tech company Tes Global and its then subsidiary, Times Higher Education & World University Rankings. He loves the positive impact that successful businesses in the education sector can have on the world.

Whilst running FT.com, the digital division of the Financial Times, from 2008-2014, Rob developed a reputation for innovation. He led the introduction of a new business model that sparked rapid growth in revenues and subscribers. At Tes, he continued to break new ground by reshaping the business into a platform for various software services for schools and teachers. In his most recent role at Simply, he has focused on supporting growth by optimising workflows and improving productivity and client service. He loves the challenge of finding ways to help businesses expand.

As part of the changes, Dwayne Gallagher's title and role will change from SI-UK Managing Director to SI-Global Chairman. Orion Judge will continue as an SI-UK Global Director, with both Dwayne and Orion also sitting on the Board of Directors for SI-Global.

Dwayne Gallagher, SI-Global Chairman, said of the appointment: “I am delighted that Rob is joining SI-Global as its first ever CEO following on from key CFO and CPO appointments over the last 3 months.

“Rob will be bringing a wealth of experience to the company at a time when we are moving multi-destination,  demand to study abroad continues year after year to reach record highs, and we face the competitive environment of aggregates and new technology.  Rob will be instrumental in ensuring the SI-Global brand and business continues to grow on a global scale ahead and above all others in the sector.”

Rob has long experience in international businesses and loves working with people from different cultures. He likes to build open, enthusiastic teams that embrace ambitious goals and collaborate to solve problems. Delivering for clients and partners is always his priority, and he believes in maintaining the highest standards of quality.

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What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
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MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
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Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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