Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE, first Global Director of Education at KidZania
Professor Graus moved to the UK in 1983 where, subsequently, he became Education Adviser for Manchester City Council, introducing Modern Foreign Languages into the primary school phase, and later Senior Inspector for Salford City Council. After that, he became Director of the two Wythenshawe Education Action Zones, leading improvements in both quality and standards across 29 schools.
Some of his achievements include an Education Leadership Award by the World Education Congress in Mumbai, India in 2018 and in 2019, Dr Graus was invited to become a Visiting Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo.
In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List Ger Graus was made an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to children.
He is a member of Councils all over the world, including Bett Global Education Council, Chairs the Beaconhouse School System’s Education Advisory Board in Pakistan, Junior Achievement Worldwide’s Global Council and was even invited by His Highness Sheikh Hamadan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai, to help shape the future of education in Dubai as a member of the Dubai Future Councils!
"In learning terms, Ger Graus is Jean-Jacques Rousseau meets Willy Wonka." - Alex Beard, author of ‘Natural Born Learners’