Peter Welch is currently the Director at the International School of Helsinki. This is a three programme IB school with a diverse Pre-K to Grade 12 student population. Prior to this, he was in Istanbul as the Director of the International Community School - a school with a similar profile to ISH. Before then, he was Head of the American Pacific International School in Thailand, also an IB World School.
Peter has spent most of his careers overseas, working in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. He is English originally, from Nottingham. His wife, Suzanne, is an artist and hails from Toronto, Canada. They are currently working together on a book about cultural differences. They have one daughter, Gaby, who is Grade 5 at ISH.