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Greenwich International Education offers a full range of English language learning programmes for young learners and adults both online globally and in person across the UK.


We use the most modern and effective approaches to develop learners and help them achieve their English language goals.


Our online courses for young learners, UK summer camps and High School Integration programmes are built upon our values and ethos. Everything we do is about promoting a global community of learning.

Meet the team!


Peter Shannon

Managing Director

Peter has over 20 years' experience in the EFL industry. Having started at the bottom in 1998 and pretty much done every job within the language school environment, he is delighted to be part of this new and exciting project. His vast experience will help GIE build and expand its provision of Online Courses, High Programmes and YL programmes in the UK and US. Watch out 2021 we're coming to get you!


Callum Palmer

Global Sales Director

Callum has worked within the EFL industry for over 10 years. His experience in operational roles, as well as the last 8 years in sales and business development, has given Callum a great understanding of global EFL markets and sales strategy. Callum has specialised in sales for junior summer camps, year-round groups, and high school year abroad programmes.


Colin Zhou

Director of  Relations - China

With more than 10 years industry experience, Colin has cultivated a close relationship with various stakeholders in the field of language travel. Having had multiple roles from operations to sales, Colin is excited to join the team at GIE in his new position as the Partner Relations Director. He believes language skills along with cross culture understanding not only opens doors for today’s youth but also promotes world peace.


Alex Brown

Operations Director

Alex and his wife founded their own language school in Brazil in 2008. Since 2014 Alex has been managing Operations teams that are responsible for all the planning and smooth running of High School programmes in the UK and Ireland along with Summer Camps for juniors in nine locations throughout the UK. 


Danni Zhu

Director of Operations -


Having been a high school exchange student herself, Danni is passionate about promoting language and culture travel in youth. With 10 years’ experience working in the industry, her expertise is in developing new programmes and destinations. She appeared in a Beijing Television documentary to showcase the lives of young exchange students and is regularly invited as a guest on various talk shows/radio programmes to share her insights on language and culture travel.


Jie Hou

Marketing Director - China

Jie served as a senior brand manager in a top educational service provider for three years before joining GIE. With her master’s in communications from the University of Melbourne, Jie brings with her valuable experience in brand strategy and marketing operations supported by market research and data analysis. Jie believes social media offers immense opportunities for brand awareness, brand loyalty and customer service.


Andy Cossey

Academic Director

Andy has 25 years’ experience in English language teaching and management. 

Andy has been an Academic Director and Principal of accredited centres in the UK as well as being a Cambridge teacher trainer who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia. Andy prepares all the academic and learning goals for every programme, develops each syllabus and recruits, trains and develops all our teaching team.


Xue Wu

Director of External Relations - China

Xue received a M.A. in Education from New York University and obtained NYS teacher licence in TESOL and Bilingual Education. She began her professional career in the NYC Public School 310 where she spent 3 years as a homeroom teacher and was responsible for maintaining a healthy partnership with local higher education institutes. After returning to her hometown Beijing, she has worked with overseas partners to manage an average caseload of 80 high school students within the college and career programme, attaining 90% retention rates and 100% top college acceptance rate.

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