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Established in 1905 from two prestigious private schools providing the UK curriculum for serving British military families, Chiswick House was acquired by the Mangion family in 1962. The school is still run by the family today. In 1991, Margarite Mangion established what is now the parent company of the Global Achievers Academy, EC.

EC is now one of the world’s leading English language educational companies with 22 schools open throughout the year to students from across the globe in three continents. In 2018 EC acquired Embassy Summer a leading junior summer camp provider delivering successful summer school experiences to students from around the world for over 45 years.

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The Global Achievers Academy is the combined burning passion of the Mangion family and the team, to help young achievers and tomorrow’s potential leaders truly make an impact on our planet and its successful future.

We believe that with the potential unravelling of globalisation, which has been a significant part of our world and the way in which we live since the end of World War II, the Global Achievers Academy is the ideal summer programme to bring our aspirational young people together, whilst continuing to break down barriers, and working on making the planet a safer place, all while making us all feel more connected.


With over 50 years of experience between them, the team behind the Global Achievers Academy has a wealth of knowledge in delivering safe and inspiring programmes to young people.

Our teams in the academies are all experienced and knowledgeable in their fields, and we offer an extensive training programme for our new team members. All staff are rigorously background checked and referenced for their suitability to work with minors and take part in safeguarding training.

Core Team

Andrew Mangion

EC’s Chief Executive Officer

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Lisa James

Managing Director

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Karissa Kary

Operations Manager

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Niall Greaves

Business Development Director

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