Former Oxford International Education Group CEO becomes a Non-Executive Director at leading education services provider and international market entry firm

Sannam S4 Group, a leading global education services provider and international market entry firm, today announced the appointment of Mark Stanton to the company’s Group Board of Directors. Stanton brings with him over 25 years of senior management experience in global business along with deep knowledge of both education and commercial sectors.

Most recently, Stanton was Chief Executive Officer of Oxford International Education Group, an accredited education provider operating independent boarding schools, international colleges, online courses and English language centres. Prior to that, he was Chief Finance and Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Education Group.

“Mark’s invaluable expertise lies at the intersection of education and industry,” said Adrian Mutton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sannam S4 Group. “Mark has a proven track record of driving efficiency, scale and value for the companies he has worked with, as well as the partners and clients they have served. A welcomed addition to our Board, Mark will play a strong role in the successful implementation of our future plans”

Before his involvement in the education industry, Mark was the CFO of both Dun and Bradstreet International and Thomson Financial (Europe). Stanton’s appointment comes as Sannam S4 Group embarks on an ambitious global strategy, opening offices in both Kuala Lumpur and Sydney and expanding its services portfolio to meet evolving needs across a wide range of industries, including Education, Not-for-Profit and Corporate.

“Sannam S4 Group has built a stellar reputation for high-quality service, trust, and pioneering spirit,” said Stanton on his appointment. “I’m excited about joining a company so resolute in its commitment to innovation and I look forward to contributing to its global growth and presence.”

Based in the UK, Stanton is a qualified chartered accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). 

Stanton will join fellow Non-Executive Directors Hongxia Liu, Rodney Hornstein, and Steve Harvey, and Executive Directors Adrian Mutton, Kapil Dua, Lakshmi Iyer, Edward Dixon, and Michael Bartlett on Sannam S4 Group’s Board. 

Established in 2008, Sannam S4 Group is the preferred global partner for strategic and sustainable market expansion. We work across industries with the world’s leading universities, corporates, non-profit organisations, trade bodies and government agencies. By providing practical, high-quality and reliable local support services, including market research, partner development, finance and compliance, Sannam S4 Group helps partners successfully enter and explore dynamic markets. With operations in over 20 countries, Sannam S4 Group employs more than 250 professionals with genuine local knowledge and global expertise.


Stacey Lane – Head of Communications

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