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 Senior Leadership Team consists of the Principal, Bursar and the four heads of school. The School is non-profit and 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 Supervisory Board also have links with the Parents’ Organisation Comittee (POC) and the Works Council (ondernemingsraad, OR)


According to its Articles of Association the Supervisory Board must consist of at least seven members. The Chair must be an independent member (not a parent) and there must be at least one member who is a UK education specialist.

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


Dr Helen Wright   Chair & UK Educational Advisor


Mr Himanshu Shah   Parent Board Member
Mrs Annette Roodhart   Independent Board Member
Mr Jonathan Gimblett   Secretary, Parent Board Member
Mr John McLaren   Independent Board Member
Mr Ilya Meshcheryakov   Independent Board Member
Professors Vinod Subramaniam


  Parent Board Member


There are three committees which meet regularly to review specific areas and make recommendations to the Supervisory Board. The current committees are:
  • Communications and Development led by Mr John McLaren
  • Education, Welfare and HR led by Dr Helen Wright
  • Finance & Legal and Real Estate led by Mr Himanshu Shah


The Chair of the Supervisory Board can be contacted by writing to The Chair, The British School of Amsterdam, Anthonie van Dijckstraat 1, 1077 ME Amsterdam. This can either be posted to the school or given over in a sealed envelope to one of the receptionists. The Chair can also be contacted by sending an email to


The Articles of Association are available in English and Dutch