School Leadership

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 School is non-profit and receives no funding from either the UK or Dutch governments.

Senior Leadership

The Senior Leadership Team consists of the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of School.

Supervisory Board

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.

The Supervisory Board meets at least six times during the school year. The Management Board also attend each meeting. Members of the Supervisory Board also have links with the Parents’ Organisation (PO) and the Works Council (ondernemingsraad, OR).

John Cameron-Webb MBE

Independent Board Member

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Albert Damen

Parent Board Member

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Jonathan Gimblett

Secretary and Parent Board Member

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John McLaren

Independent Board Member

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Ilya Meshcheryakov

Independent Board Member

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Annette Roodhart

Independent Board Member

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Himanshu Shah

Parent Board Member

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Professor Vinod Subramaniam

Parent Board Member

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Dr Helen Wright

Chair and UK Education Advisor

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Committees

There are three committees which meet regularly to review specific areas and make recommendations to the Supervisory Board.

The current committees are:

Education, Welfare and HR led by Dr Helen Wright
Finance & Legal and Real Estate led by Mr Ilya Meshcheryakov
Communications and Development led by Mr John McLaren

The Chair of the Supervisory Board can be contacted by writing a letter and sent via post or given in a sealed envelope to the School Reception, or by email to chair@britams.nl.

Code of conduct

This is the Code of Conduct for the members of the Supervisory Board.