Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Petra Szalai



I studied at international schools throughout my childhood, at the British International School of Budapest (BISB) in primary, and at the American International School (AISB) for high school and IB diploma. Having had those experiences I fell in love with the International school models, and it was a dream to open a school which combines all yet keeps the small family atmosphere. I completed my double major in international relations and psychology at Vienna American University. After this, I then gained an MBA at Oxford Brooks University. Later I continued at a Doctoral school in Budapest.

David Porritt


David has been serving schools as a Headteacher and Principal for 23 years in the UK, Singapore, The Hague and China. He says that most of all, he enjoys being part of a school community that enables young people to achieve more than they believed was possible. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, is a Governor of a COBIS school and is a Director at Karen Ardley Associates a UK based company specialising in leadership development and coaching. Most recently he has been working as a leadership consultant; running leadership and coaching programmes in more than 20 international schools during 2019/2020. He has an MBA in International Educational Leadership and has undertaken a number of school inspections. David recently completed a doctorate in Leadership and Coaching at UCL: Institute of Education. David is married and has two grown-up daughters who both attended international schools. He is a keen cyclist and musician and plays in a band at his church when time allows.

Tamás Füzesy

Business Manager


My name is Tamas Fuzesy. I worked for different national and international NGOs in the fields of health, education and income as CEO and COO in the last 25 years (AEEA – American Embassy Employees Association; Bátor Tábor Foundations; United Way Hungary; HTDA – Hidden Treasures Down Association).
I am the Chairman of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Hungary and Supervisory Board member at the Council of Disability Associations on a social responsibility base. I am eager to work at BBIS and change other people’s life.