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International Schools: Planning, Building, and Succeeding, with Greg Parry

Greg Parry is the Co-founder and CEO of Global Services in Education, Ltd.(GSE)

GSE sets up and operates schools across the world. GSE offers a school franchise model as well as independent education management services.

Highly regarded for his expertise in education leadership, Greg Parry’s vast experience includes high-level positions and leadership of more than 25 projects with K-12, secondary and vocational institutions throughout Australia, the Middle East, The United States, India, Africa and China.

In addition to being an author and dynamic lecturer, Greg has trained teachers and principals throughout the world in areas such as critical thinking, language development and leadership. His expertise in school start up projects, leadership and curriculum development, has made him a sought after authority in these disciplines.

Greg has led curriculum design and administration of all major curriculums including Australian K-12, US Diploma, International Baccalaureate, UK IGCSE and A Levels.

Recipient of the prestigious Queensland (Australia) Minister’s Award for Excellence in School Leadership in 2007, Greg has also been recognised for outstanding achievement in other areas including Regional Showcase “Community and Industry Partnerships” and “Education Technology Innovation” Awards.

GSE has been recognised with several international awards including:

  • Award Winner – Top Ten Best Education Solutions (2018)
  • Award Winner – Best Global Brand in International Education (2016)
  • Award Winner – Best Global Brand in Secondary and Vocational Training (2015)
  • Award Winner – Asia Pacific Corporate and Social Responsibility Award in Education (2015)

More recently Greg has been sourced by a number of private equity and investment groups to advise in the strategic design of school groups and education investment platforms. He is an advisor to a number of investment funds.


Greg and his senior advisors have published more than 150 blogs sharing expertise in the areas of international school set up and management.

Greg and GSE are widely regarded as leading experts in the international education industry both in terms of education operations and well as strategic business development.

The blogs are freely available on their website and published regularly in a number of forums.

Greg has co-authored two books for educators:

  • “The A to Z’s for Teaching Overseas”
  • “A+ Interviewing for Educators”

Greg is currently writing a new book called “Global Leadership and Authentic Relationships” to be published 2022.

Greg operates a weekly Podcast called “Global Leadership by Greg Parry.”Teacher Training and Development (Worldwide – K-12, IB, A Level, IGCSE, US Curriculum)

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