Supervisory Board

The British School of Amsterdam (BSA) is an independent school accredited by the UK Government as a British School Overseas (BSO).

The school is a Stichting (Foundation) and has a Supervisory Board who has responsibility for the strategic direction of the school. The Supervisory Board approves school policies, all major investments, budget and financial statements, appoints the Management Board and ensures that the school meets all its obligations under both Dutch law and also the BSO standards. The Management Board consists of the Principal (who is the Chairman of the Management Board) and the Bursar. The Management Team consists of the Principal, Bursar and the four heads of school. The school receives no funding from either the UK or Dutch governments.

The Supervisory Board meets at least six times during the school year. The Management Board also attend each meeting.

Members of the the board also have links with the Parents’ Organisation Executive Committee (POEC) and the Works Council (OR).

According to its Articles of Association the Supervisory Board must consist of at least seven members, at least one third of whom must be parents. The Chairman must be an independent member (not a parent) and there must be at least one member who is a UK education specialist. Both the POEC and OR nominate representatives to the the board.

Currently, the Supervisory Board consists of nine members, including the Chairman, Jonathan Atack. Members have a background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance, real estate, marketing, communications, human resources, employee relations and education. Profiles of each member can be found here.

Mr Jonathan Atack

Chairman
Mr Hugh Monro

UK Educational Advisor

Mrs Hiske van Hövell

Parent Board Member and Rep. of the Parents' Organisation

Mr Harry Dolman

Independent Board Member

Mr Himanshu Shah

Parent Board Member

Mrs Annette Roodhart

Parent Board Member

Mr Herman Kievits

Independent Board Member

Mr Jonathan Gimblett

Secretary and Parent Board Member

Mr Jos van Bussel

Independent Board Member and OR





Back row, left to right, Jos van Bussel, Hiske van Hövell, Annette Roodhart, Harry Dolman, Jonathan Gimblett (Secretary), Hugh Monro. Front row: Herman Kievits, John McLaren (who retired from the Board in January 2017), Jonathan Atack (Chairman) and Himanshu Shah.

There are four working groups which meet regularly to review specific areas and make recommendations to the Supervisory Board. The current groups are:
  • Communications and Development chaired by Mrs Hiske van Hövell,
  • Education, Welfare and HR chaired by Mr Hugh Munro
  • Real Estate chaired by Mr Harry Dolman
  • Finance and Legal chaired by Mr Himanshu Shah

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board can be contacted either through the school by writing to The Chairman, The British School of Amsterdam, Anthonie van Dijckstraat 1, 1077 ME Amsterdam or by sending an email to chairman@britams.nl.

The Articles of Association are available in English and Dutch.