Mr. Rupert Barclay serves as Managing Partner & Co-Head of Education Practice at Cairneagle Associates. He is also an angel investor. His strategic advisory career spans twenty-five years working in consulting and in industry. He spent ten years at LEK Consulting, the last five as a partner, working on a wide variety of strategy and M&A assignments in various industries. He followed this with spells as Head of Strategy and M&A at two top 50 UK companies, Allied Domecq and Reuters. He is Chairman of Sanditan Investment Trust, Director of FTSE-listed Lowland Investment Company plc and of a number of private companies, and was formerly a Board member of Dimension Data plc until its acquisition by NTT Communications Corporation in 2010 and Instinet Inc. He has an MA in Classics from Cambridge, an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.