Adrian Kearney

Adrian Kearney

Director IB World Schools



Adrian Kearney is passionate about the transformative power of education and has spent his entire working life in the profession, first as an English language teacher in Italy and the UK and then as Director of Studies in Oxford. 

In 1998 he joined the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Examinations, where over a 10 year period he worked in a number of areas including professional development, recognition, services for state schools, business development in Europe and business management and planning.

In 2009 he started his career in the International Baccalaureate World Schools (IB) first as Regional Director, Africa, Europe and Middle East, and now as General Director.

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future-centered educational approach

The best teaching starts with those who teach

Since it was founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate World Schools’ mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. Adrian Kearney, director of IB talks about how to keep it relevant in a world that’s changing rapidly.

Adrian Kearney