Simon Irons

Group Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined Busy Bees on a full-time basis in 2000 having previously been involved in the business as an advisor since 1989.

Before joining Busy Bees, Simon was a partner at Deloitte and a CFO for a GE business involved in speciality insurance. Simon, along with the founders of Busy Bees transformed the group from a low margin business managing c.25 nurseries on behalf of other organisations to its current scale and focus on owned nurseries.

Simon chairs the Company’s capital investment committee and business performance group and is a qualified accountant and working towards a Masters in Pure Mathematics.

Marg Randles

Chief Academic Officer

Marg Randles is one of the founding members of Busy Bees. Previously a qualified and experienced teacher of children with multiple complex needs, Marg was instrumental in developing the first Busy Bees Nursery in Lichfield, Staffordshire over 30 years ago primarily to provide high quality care for her own children.

She is now the Chief Academic Officer of the nursery business with responsibility for the delivery of exceptional care performance in the centres throughout the UK.

Marg has strong links with the government departments, Local Authorities and national associations.

June Rusdon

Chief Executive Officer Busy Bees Asia

Founded the Learning Vision Group in 1989, which was engaged in the preschool, enrichment, teachers training and adult education.

Result-driven entrepreneur, with over twenty-four years of leadership experience in driving business growth including start-ups, with a strong focus on customers’ satisfaction, talent management, founded on strong process and risk management.

Extensive management experience in managing and growing the Group’s businesses in Singapore and the region.

Lead the acquisition and integration of three new businesses into the Group.

Conceptualized and drove the creation of Odyssey, The Global Preschool.

Recognised as the market leader and trendsetter in Early Childhood and Teacher’s Education.

Cheryl Creaser

Chief Executive Officer, UK

Cheryl Creaser joined Busy Bees in 1997 and has worked in a variety of roles within the business before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the UK business in 2018.

As well as managing all aspects of the day to day operations Cheryl has full profit and loss responsibility for the UK business. With 20 years of experience within the organisation Cheryl understands the business inside out. Her commercial acumen is balanced by a passion for delivering exceptional childcare.

As a mother of two boys, Cheryl understands what life is like as a Busy Bees parent and a Busy Bees employee and that knowledge has helped Busy Bees to become the leading childcare provider in the UK and give every child the best start in life.