As a trusted platform uniting the global education industry, integrity is crucial to INTCAS.
Technology wise, trust is underpinned using blockchain. People wise, we build integrity into everything we do through the 6As.
These values permeate our training, recruitment, management, and reward systems. We also invite our students to use the 6As model to build more fulfilling and successful careers.
Kevin McGrath is the Chairman of INTCAS overseeing the strategic and operational steer of the company. Previously Kevin was Managing Director and Senior Adviser to F&C REIT Asset Management an investment management company with a global property investment portfolio of over £8.5 billion and offices in London, Dublin, Munich, Stockholm, and Mumbai. Kevin is also Chairman of M&M Asset Management. Prior to working for F&C REIT, McGrath was a founding equity Partner in REIT Asset Management, a property investment, finance, and asset management partnership, which managed over £3.5 billion of commercial property around the world and had offices in London, Munich, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, and Mumbai.
Kevin is a thorough professional and embodies the values of INTCAS by balancing the relationship between private and third sector development. This includes:
Kevin is also London South Bank University Court Member; an Honorary Vice President of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir and a School Governor of the Phoenix High and Canberra Schools Federation. Kevin served as a Commissioner on the Independent Commission on English Prisons and currently sits on the Criminal Justice Policy Working Group and Addiction Alcohol and resettlement Commission Chaired by John Podmore.
Kevin is a former Director and Chairman of Queens Park Rangers Football Club plc; a former Trustee of The Chartered Surveyors Training Trust; The Guildford School of Acting; The WAVE Trust and The Prison Advice and Care Trust; and is a former UCLH Cancer Centre Development Board member. In 2015, Kevin became the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and was 2014/15 High Sheriff of the County of Greater London. In 2016, McGrath was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to Charitable sectors. Kevin was awarded an Honorary Degree award of the Doctor of the University from the University of Surrey in 2017 in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the arts. Kevin is married and has two children. He enjoys readying, watching his beloved QPR and enjoys cruises across different locations across the world.
Zakaria Mahmood is the Chief Dreamer and a Board Member of INTCAS. He prefers to be recognised as a Chief Dreamer as opposed to a Chief Executive and has immense pride leading a team of missionaries in their pursuit of helping students across the world build fulfilling careers.
As a leader of an Ed-Tech company which aims to mobilise students across the world using artificial intelligence and blockchain, Zakaria is passionate about promoting education across the world. He is committed to designing and developing innovative solutions which promote basic human rights, gender equality and alleviating poverty. In his mission of connecting the world through education, Zakaria, the philantropreneur, is at the forefront of harmonising the altruistic vision of the third sector and carefully blending it with the discipline of the private investment markets.
Following a career as a professional Cricketer for Somerset CCC, Zakaria built a career as a Data Scientist applying his skills as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt across 8 industries, working for international renowned consulting firms such as Deloitte and EY Capgemini. He has also held senior executive positions at T-Mobile, where he led major transformation projects across numerous countries.
Zakaria completed an undergraduate in Computer Science from King’s College, London and an Executive MBA from Cass Business School. Zakaria is married with 5 children. He enjoys playing sports, reading novels and partaking in local community activities which includes operating his own food bank and mentoring young students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Suresh Rukmangathan is the Chief Technologist and Executive Board member of INTCAS. He has a deep and proven track record of delivering major technology projects across numerous industries. As the CTO, Suresh is responsible of translating complex industry wide problems into technical solutions and is passionate about the role of artificial intelligence plays in shaping the future of the international student market. His sphere of specialism lies in artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics automation and is a keen advocator of how technology can transform communities and societies. He is a keen contributor to students learning and educational transformation. He is a Governor and member of Board committees of Heathland School, Hounslow (one of leading state schools in England) and also a Link Governor of Educational Forum, Hounslow Council, UK.
Suresh is a recognised leader with track record of Thought Leadership, Digital and Mobile Products, Data Science, Technology and Operations visioning, development and management for global banking and enterprise clients such as Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Deutsche Bank, Nationwide Bank, BP and Vodafone. He built a career in Enterprise and Solution Architecture and held various leadership positions with global consultancies & organisations such as Capco, Accenture, Infosys and BSkyB. He is also the founder & CEO of boutique strategic consultancy, Innovisaz.
Suresh completed his MBA (Strategy) from Open University, London, Masters of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Education from MK University, Madurai (India). Suresh is married with 2 children. He enjoys playing badminton, chess, classical music and nature walking. He is a vivid supporter of wild life protection, poverty reduction and children life betterment.
Alasdair Moore is a member of the Global Board at INTCAS. He is an award winning entrepreneur who has a deep history operating across the financial services industry. Alasdair is a principal at Navarock, a family office who is a principle investor within INTCAS. Alasdair is a former director of a large brokerage firm and has over 30 years experience operating in the financial services industry. He is also the co-founder of Fixnetix, which won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (UK) award in 2011. Alasdair is married with two girls and enjoys reading and travelling.
Jerry Smythe is a member of the Global Board of INTCAS and is responsible for overseeing the commercial remit of INTCAS. He works closely with the Chief Dreamer to ensure INTCAS’ mission is being fulfilled through its technology, policies and processes. Jerry has a rich history operating as a commercial director and has operated across a raft of industries including higher education. He has held senior executive positions within the London Stock Exchange and Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS). Jerry is married with two kids and is a keen runner and enjoys travelling including his visiting his holiday home in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Anthony Hackney is the Director of Communities and Market Development at INTCAS and sits on the company’s Executive Board. He is a committed internationalist and is driven by a desire to take educational opportunities to students in all corners of the globe – irrespective of background. He is particularly keen to find ways of removing or reducing financial barriers to education in order to create as much equality of opportunity as possible.
After an early career as a British Army Officer, Anthony relocated to the UAE where he worked in professional services. On returning to the UK he moved into the education sector, where he held international roles at both public and private universities before joining INTCAS.
Anthony is a graduate of Durham University where he read Politics and from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is married with a young daughter and enjoys playing and watching sport, traveling all over the world – especially to new countries, and cooking at home for friends and family.
Ben Holt is the Director of Global Planning and Analysis at INTCAS and sits on the company’s Executive Board. He is responsible for ensuring INTCAS’ operational expansion aligns with global strategy and rigorous quality standards. In this capacity he oversees top-line growth, corporate risk, and human capital development.
A career passion for Ben is bringing leadership skills into education: empowering students to lead more fulfilling and self-directed lives. This is a theme consistent with INTCAS’ mission to help student build fulfilling careers. It is also very much in keeping with the ethos of INTCAS Support Centres, where a coaching-led approach empowers students to find their own true path.
Ben started his career at Unilever. He later built on this strong marketing foundation with projects at Microsoft and Infosys, ultimately developing his career into business development and sales management at technology companies, with a focus on scale-up and start-up companies. This included building senior sales teams and managing multi-million pound contracts and relationships.
He is an Economics graduate from Warwick University and has an MBA from INSEAD. Ben is married with two children, is something of a strategy board games geek, and is a passionate explorer of the philosophy of identity.
Mark is a Special Advisor to the INTCAS Board and advises the executives on a range of matters relating to the UK further education, English language and international partnerships. Mark has a proven track record in the UK education sector having worked in leading FE colleges and independent colleges and has held senior positions at internationally renowned organisations like Pearson.
Mark has significant experience of working with CXO’s to simplify complexity. Mark maintains a global network which is being used to build and grow INTCAS across the world. He has completed undergraduate degrees from Lancaster University and Roehampton University and has an Executive MBA from Cass Business School. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate at UCL. Mark enjoys reading, travelling and spending his spare time running after his teenage son.
JP Harrop is a Special Advisor to the Board of INTCAS and assists in the strategic oversight of INTCAS. JP Harrop is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of international experience in the Fund Administration industry. JP has held director positions in various global banking institutions and is a Senior Partner at Augentius, LLP which is recognised as one of the world’s most respected Private Equity Fund Administrator with over 220 staff servicing 500 Funds and Entities across the globe. JP is married and has two kids. He enjoys his time reading, travelling, socialising with friends and supporting his favourite soccer team Chelsea FC.
Thomas Hudson is the Managing Director of Kestrel Global and is an advisor to the Executive Board of INTCAS. Thomas has been instrumental in shaping and developing INTCAS’ strategy to enter the Dubai market in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. He has previously advised major brands such as Virgin Hyperloop One and Babylon. Thomas is a trained and qualified lawyer and has worked for internationally recognised companies such as Linklaters, Credit Suisse and DP World. He was educated at Eton and studied history at the University of Bristol.
Social impact investor Muzaffar Khan is the Managing Director of Next Gen Capital. The venture capital firm aims to positively impact 100 million lives through investing in technology companies that create solutions to today’s key problems. The FCA regulated firm focuses on next generation tech, on start-ups developing innovative solutions in edtech, medtech, healthtech and fintech. The firm has offices in San Francisco and London and is integrated into key venture and start-up hubs there giving it superior visibility on the next great ideas.
Muzaffar has for 15 years been the Managing Director of Alchemy Ventures, a social enterprise aimed at increasing social mobility and reduce aspirational poverty in the world’s youth. His past university appointments have included head of strategic Initiatives at Imperial College London’s Business School Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, as well as Lecturer of Corporate Social Intelligence at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He has also worked as a strategist for Moore Capital and as a consultant, on environmental capital opportunities, for Man Group. Other financial sector roles have included stints at Barclays Capital and Citibank. Muzaffar is the author of “Racing Towards Excellence”.
Andy Topping is a senior advisor to the Executive Board of INTCAS. Andy has a track record of operating across major financial institutions namely HSBC, RBS and Hambros. Andy takes an active role in assisting INTCAS developing and refining its global strategy and ratifying road maps across INTCAS. He holds an undergraduate in Business Management and a Masters in Finance & Investment. Andy is married and enjoys travelling, eating fine cuisine and reading novels and political literature.
INTCAS is setting a new standard for corporate social responsibility by pledging a double-digit percentage of its profits to its charitable foundation. The primary goal of the INTCAS Foundation is to promote basic human rights through education.
As the world around us becomes even more intricate and interconnected, it is essential that the education market evolves to drive economic, political and social success. Every nation, every city, every town and every community can prosper if it had access to better education.
INTCAS is leading the way with innovative programmes, working with some of the most iconic celebrities and institutions across the world, to provide education for all. The INTCAS World Scholarship Programme provides a global infrastructure for charitable giving. We are reaching out across the board and asking pressing questions as to how we can collectively make the world a better place. At INTCAS, we believe access to better education paves the way for a more prosperous society. As such, we are leveraging our technology, expertise and resources to help unlock communities of academically gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds and supporting them to gain access to studying abroad through scholarships.