Helen O'Donoghue

Director of Sunridge Associates

Helen O'Donoghue



Helen O’Donoghue is the Director of Sunridge Associates, a UK based company specialising in educational training, consultancy and management in the UK and overseas, with a global network.

She has a passion to improve children’s learning and draws on this experience when working in and leading schools in the UK and internationally, using her first-hand experience towards school improvement.

Helen is an experienced educator with over thirty years of practice in the field, as a result of which she is a much sought-after trainer, consultant, leadership coach and conference speaker, both in the UK and internationally.

Her leadership experience includes leading two IB World schools, opening two Free Schools in London and delivering bespoke training and consultancy to over 300 school leaders  in 30 countries around the world such as Colombia, Norway, UK, Ethiopia, Malawi, Indonesia, Japan, El Salvador, Malaysia, Peru and the Netherlands.

She works as an  Ambassador for Leadership Matters, is a British Council Ambassador, a senior consultant with Fieldwork Education, an IB workshop leader, a trainer with Osiris, a trainer with IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools), an Affiliate Member of  FOBISIA, partner with Priyamvada Taneja Consulting in India  and a former PGCE tutor with the University of Buckingham.

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