Meet The Team

Nathalie – Office Manager

Nathalie has been at IH Belfast since the day it opened in 2007! Originally from Belgium, she worked in Spain (where she owned her own language school and worked for IH Barcelona's online course department, Netlanguages) before settling in Belfast with her husband, Paul. IH Belfast is a major part of her life - she loves the family atmosphere in the school, which is down to the great relationship between her colleagues and students alike.

Diane – Visa administration

After working abroad in Spain, Brazil and Africa Diane started life at IH Belfast as a teacher and was responsible for setting up our very first Young Learner programme. She moved over to student administration and reception when she married and had her little girl, and now specialises in processing our student visa enrolments. She can normally be found in reception and particularly loves hosting our weekly Thursday Elevenses!

Julie – Arrivals Co-Ordinator

Julie has previously worked in advertising and came to IH Belfast in 2013 after having her little boy. She works in the reception area and oversees student arrivals and departures, ensuring that our students are fully aware of their programme and how to get the best out of their stay in Belfast. She loves working with new people from all over the world on a daily basis.

Carole – Reception and student administration

Carole joined IH Belfast in 2013 and is normally found at reception, responsible for processing enrolments and administration. A proud native of Belfast, she graduated with honours in 2010 from the University of Stirling which included a year teaching English in Brussels and 6 months “studying” (!) in Paris. She loves seeing IH Belfast students fall in love with the city she calls home - the most welcoming, friendly place in the world!

Joanna – Reception and enrolments

Joanna works on reception as a friendly point of contact assisting students and answering questions. Since graduating in 2004, her career has taken her to London, Canada and South Sudan: specialising in logistics, office set-up and onward supply movement. She moved to NI in 2011 to settle down, get married and build her nest! NI has proved a welcome change to start a family and IH Belfast is a wonderful, friendly environment to work and meet other world travellers.

Paul McMullan – Director

Paul McMullan is the school director and has been steering the IH Belfast ship since it launched in 2007!