Andrew McCuskerHead of Education Finance
Andrew McCusker joins Opportunity International as the Head of Education Finance, overseeing Opportunity’s work developing customized financial tools and programs to improve the accessibility, quality, and sustainability of education around the world. As one of Opportunity’s most innovative initiatives, EduFinance has grown from pilot projects to a robust portfolio invested in school proprietors, parents, students, and education quality. Andrew is responsible for scaling Opportunity’s existing footprint and further evolving outreach and program strategy, preparing us for a future where we will help even more students go to and stay in high-quality schools.
Prior to joining Opportunity, Andrew served as a Global Financial Planning Analyst for Bridge International Academies, working with over 500 low-cost schools across Africa and Asia. Splitting time between London and Nairobi, Kenya, he worked with both investors and education providers, helping to conduct financial impact analyses of key business decisions for these schools and lift education standards.
He began his career at Goldman Sachs, serving as Executive Director of Global Investment Research where he managed relationships with investors and built an international team working in a number of low-cost markets.
Andrew brings a diverse skill set to the EduFinance team including fundraising, finance, education operations analysis, capacity building, performance reporting, and team management. Originally from Australia, he holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He currently lives in London.