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Sean O'Shea

Co-opted Member of the NTU Development Board


Sean O'Shea is the Chief Executive Officer for UPP Group Limited.

As CEO, Sean O'Shea is responsible for determining all aspects of the future strategic direction of UPP Group. A trained quantity surveyor, he held senior positions with Mansell and Jarvis plc. Sean led the UPP management buyout during 2004 and is responsible for the commercial architecture of UPP’s bespoke public-private partnership approach.

Sean established UPP Residential Services Limited which provided the stable operational platform for the continued development of the Group as a whole. His expertise in bringing exciting new funding models to market has underpinned the £2 billion of investment that UPP has brought to the sector since 1998.

A well-known figure in HE policy circles, Sean has established relationships across the sector and is often called on to debate solutions and provide advice on resolving the long term issues of how to fund high-quality provision.