SALLY RUSSELL 🇬🇧
Sally and her family came to Helsingborg as independent movers in 2008 when her self-employed husband took an IT contract in Lund. The varied community at the International School of Helsingborg quickly became her first port of call for making new friends, volunteering, and finding the opportunity to “make a difference” by joining different parent work groups. A conversation with Jenny in August 2013 and their mutual desire to help other international newcomers led to the creation of HIC and it is still going strong!
Sally studied French at the University of Southampton, and lived near Paris for a year during her degree. On graduation, she took a career in shipping & freight forwarding, dealing with the international jewellery, fine art & antique trades, and the major London auction houses. Other part-time roles while her children were young included company secretary, sales agent for a major publisher, proofreader, job researcher, language tutor and school librarian.
Sally was Chair of the International School of Helsingborg’s Parent Teacher Association for 4 years, one of the PTA Social Chairs for several months and Chair of the Environment & Facilities Parent Work Group preceding the school’s move into town. She was also a parent committee member of the school’s Council of International Schools accreditation process.
She and her husband are British and have two sons.
JENNY WIESLANDER CHANDLER 🇸🇪
Helsingborg being Jenny’s place of birth, this is where she relocated to with her family in 2012 after 12 years of living overseas as an expatriate.
A career start in the hospitality industry led to marketing, digital design and PR studies in Sweden. Jenny has since resided and worked in countries such as the UK, Canada, Pakistan, Spain, Ireland and Denmark.The many international moves have 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 studied Liberal Arts, followed by hospitality training with Scandinavian Airlines and a Project Management degree from Berghs School of Communication. Her experience of work with the Nordic markets in multinational corporations has given insight into how this region is perceived globally. The knowledge achieved now supports her aim to boost Sweden and the Öresund region as a great place in which to settle down and establish a future career and family life.
Jenny is Swedish, her husband is British and they have four children.
We speak these languages fluently: English, Swedish, French, German and Spanish