Paul Cabrelli, Senior Associate

The-learning-crowd is pleased to announce that Paul Cabrelli is our latest Senior Associate to support specific international project. An educator specialising in business and economics, Paul’s career progressed from the classroom in his native Scotland, to school financial leadership in Hong Kong, where he was Director of Finance and Business at the Chinese International School (CIS) and New York as the Director of Business at the United Nations International School. At CIS, one of Asia’s leading IB schools, he oversaw a period of extensive expansion and construction, while at UNIS he was closely involved in the school’s facility redevelopment at a time of great change for the school. He also worked closely with board members from the U.N. and the wider New York community.

On returning to the United Kingdom, he became the International Business Director of Wellington College, managing Wellington’s overseas expansion project leading to the opening of two schools in China. Now, as an international consultant based in London Paul gives advice to international and independent schools on a wide range of business, financial and governance issues. He has worked extensively with leading stand-alone international schools and private independent schools planning overseas expansion.

Specialist Consulting Areas

  • Start-up project advice on all business related issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Building projects and facility design
  • Establishment and expansion feasibility studies
  • School debenture schemes
  • School budgeting, forecasting and finance
  • Salaries and benefits reviews for senior leadership, teachers and support staff
  • Peer reviews of salaries and benefits
  • School governance and self-review sessions
  • Business office planning and organisation
  • Job descriptions for professional and support staff
  • Staff recruitment
  • Policy development
  • School manuals and handbook development
  • Writing and reviewing teacher and support staff handbooks
  • Providing professional development for support staff