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Sam Fraser

Development Director

I am originally from the United Kingdom where I gained a degree in Social Sciences, as well as financial and accountancy qualifications. My career has included work in the retail industry at head office level, and in the finance sector, as well as education. I was previously based in the Middle East where I worked for a well-known network of international schools.

Since joining ISC Research in 2017, I’ve worked closely with school leaders and developed my extensive knowledge of the international schools market, as well as the needs of the different operators within it. I was first involved as a consultant in the Field Research team, quickly moving on to head up the department. Now as Development Director, I look forward to using this knowledge to meet the needs of stakeholders within the market, working closely with them.

I look forward to leading the delivery of trusted, high-quality data and intelligence products and services to the market going forward.


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How can international schools prepare for a crisis?
How can international schools prepare for a crisis?

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing the challenge of crises management in international schools. Our panel of experts share advice on how to approach the stakeholder communication flow at a time of crisis, the importance of the whole school community’s wellbeing and much more. Read more

Recruitment challenges hit international schools
Recruitment challenges hit international schools

Many international schools are facing recruitment challenges this year as the incoming teaching pool remains low and teachers within the sector have more choices due to the expanding market. Read more

Enhancing careers of the local workforce
Enhancing careers of the local workforce

For the third year in a row, Wellington College China has received HR Asia's Best companies to work for award and is the only education company to receive this honour. It stems from a strategic priority for the group to be the employer of choice in the region – both foreign and local. Is this a duty or a choice for all of us as leaders in the international school sector? Read more


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We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.