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The IB Global Centre in Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom), opened its doors in 1989. The office is located in the Peterson House, named after the IB’s first Director General, Alec Peterson.



Our Cardiff office is home to over 260 staff members and the main departments stationed here are: 

  • Assessment 
  • Education 
  • Schools Operations and Support (customer service)
  • IB Educator Network (IBEN) 
  • IT 

Our Cardiff office is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Cardiff providing easy rail, road and bus transport links from the local area and the M4 corridor through to London. The office has views of the local countryside and the Bristol Channel.  

The capital city of Wales is well known for its history and heritage as well as its sporting background, with Cardiff Castle standing proud in the centre of the city along with the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Team. Wales also has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. 

A short walk from the city centre you will find Cardiff Bay, home to the Senedd, The Welsh Government and the Wales Millennium Centre for the Arts. 

Alex Parnell

"I would describe my role as being a customer advocate. I’m proud to manage a team that takes great pride in delivering exceptional customer service daily. I feel incredibly proud to work for the IB, playing my part (however small it may be) in creating a better and more peaceful world through education."—Alex Parnell, Senior Service and Engagement Manager, Cardiff