Marie-Christine Greenwood joined Europa School as our Director of Finance and Operations in April 2016. She was born and educated in Sceaux and Versailles, France, graduating from the ‘Grande Ecole’ EM Lyon Business School. She then obtained a Masters in Finance from Lancaster University and joined PwC in the UK, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA).
After ten years as an Auditor with PwC, Marie-Christine gained extensive financial experience in a number of roles with large French corporations, including as Asia-Pacific Controller with LVMH Moët-Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Group Financial Controller for ALD Automotive, the European leasing business of Société Générale.
Marie-Christine and her family have lived in Oxford for the past fourteen years. Her husband is a Space Science Academic, who also teaches Chemistry to IB students at Europa School on a part-time basis.
Since graduating in African Studies from the University of Birmingham, my career has taken me via a wide range of industries over three continents in companies big and small. As a business development director I have always been responsible for creating new teams or departments whilst setting up new business units, often as the only person responsible for human resources in the company. I have worked in educational publishing and cybersecurity amongst other things. Whilst my children were very small I was a self-employed payroll manager for local businesses and advised them on many aspects of taxation, legal requirements, apprenticeships and pensions.
Once my children joined Europa School I began volunteering on the PTA, first as vice-chair then chair, stepping down after a busy three years, to join the team at Europa.
No two days are the same in my role as HR Manager, I love recruiting great teachers and support staff who share our passion for this unique school as well supporting the existing staff in their many roles.