Our Team

CO-FOUNDERS
Sally Russell 🇬🇧 

Sally and her family moved from the UK to Helsingborg in 2008. Since her arrival in Sweden, Sally has taken on roles as Chair of the International School of Helsingborg’s Parent Teacher Association, Chair of the ISH Environment & Facilities Parent Work Group, committee member of the Council of International Schools accreditation process and school librarian. She has managed HIC since 2016 and represented HIC in the Autumn 2017 batch of the SoPact Accelerator Program.

Sally graduated from the University of Southampton with an honours degree in French and worked in shipping & freight forwarding and the London jewellery & antique business. She has held a number of language-teaching roles as well as work in careers research and publishing sales.


Jenny Wieslander Chandler 🇸🇪

Jenny returned to her home town of Helsingborg in 2012, after 12 years of living overseas with her family. During her time abroad she lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Canada, Pakistan, Spain, Ireland and Denmark. Her many international moves led to an understanding of the processes though which international families in transit go, and whilst combining personal career goals with family life, the importance of finding good local networks has always been prominent when establishing herself in new locations. Jenny currently works in Market Communications for Öresundskraft.

Jenny graduated from Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm and has worked in media, advertising and design roles for global corporations as well as taking on consular and community liaison roles during her time as an expat.  


DROP-IN ASSISTANTS
Åsa Kadom 🇸🇪

Åsa was born and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. She has experienced working, studying and raising her international family within different cultures, including those of Canada, Abu Dhabi and now Helsingborg. Her in-depth knowledge of Swedish systems and the Swedish language and willingness to help make her a valuable asset to the HIC team! She joined the HIC Board in February 2019.


Leo Swales  🇬🇧 

Leo has been in Helsingborg for the last four years. Her family took the opportunity of a job move to come to Sweden and experience life in another country. Leo took on the role of Parent Representative for her daugher’s class at the International School of Helsingborg and also volunteers in the school library. 

Leo has an honours degree in English Literature and Religious Studies and worked at IBM UK for many years in various capacities, including Events Management and Customer Care.