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UWCSEA benefits from a highly experienced Board of Governors. The role of the Board is to set directions, establish policies, ensure accountability, and provide leadership to improve the learning environment for the students at the College. The Board draws a clear line between governance and management and operates at a strategic level. It does not involve itself in the day-to-day running of the College.

The Board is made up of members elected by the constituencies of Interested Parties and by members elected in a personal capacity (Ad Personam) by the Board acting as a Nominations Committee. There are also some members selected to represent various organisations who are not subject to election.

The Board meets formally four times a year. Between meetings, Board Members are expected to serve on one of the four Board Committees (Education, Governance, Facilities and Finance). Board Members may also be asked to assist with matters on an ad hoc basis.

At meetings, Board Members are expected to base their views on an impartial assessment of the available facts and hence act and vote according to conscience and judgment. On a less formal basis, Board members support College events and functions, and are advocates of the College within the wider community.

 

Anna Lord
Anna Lord
 
Chair of Governors Board and Engagement Committee
 

An Irish citizen, Anna moved to London after university to work as a banker at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. After a few years working for Goldman Sachs, she decided to leave the banking industry when her eldest daughter was born. Since 2002, she has had the privilege of spending most of her time raising her four children.

The family moved to Hong Kong in 2006 and relocated to Singapore in January 2009, when Emma joined one of the first Grade 1 classes at the Ang Mo Kio Campus of UWCSEA. Emma is now in High School, and has been joined by her brother William, who is in Middle School and Ciara, in Junior School and the youngest, Alice, who is still in Infant School.

Anna and her husband Nick were attracted to UWCSEA by its reputation for marrying academic excellence and values-based education. They firmly believe in and are committed to the ethos of the school. Anna is actively engaged with their children's education, as well as with some of the school's global concerns, social and fundraising events. She enjoys working with the Board of Governors to ensure that UWCSEA can maintain its place as a premier international school. She has chaired the Audit, Finance & Engagement Committees, as well as having sat on the search committees to find our Head of College and Director of Finance.

In her free time, Anna enjoys good food and wine, photography, skiing, travel and working on her French.

Anna Lord
Alexander Krefft
Vivek Kalra
Chris Edwards
Will Kennedy-Cooke
Doris Sohmen-Pao
Davy Lau
Nicholas Chan
David Maxwell
Michelle Sassoon
Ken Stirrat
Andrew McCarthy
Surinder Kathpalia
Julianne Martin
Benjamin Detenber
Priti Devi
Margo Encarnacion

 


Education Committee Facilities Committee Finance Committee Governance Committee Audit Committee Engagement Committee Management Committee
Board Members
Doris Sohmen-Pao (Chair) Will Kennedy-Cooke (Chair) Vivek Kalra (Chair) Alexander Krefft (Chair) David Maxwell (Chair) Priti Devi (Chair) Anna Lord (Chair)
Chris Edwards Chris Edwards Andrew McCarthy Chris Edwards Ken Stirrat Chris Edwards Doris Sohmen-Pao
Benjamin Detenber David Maxwell Chris Edwards Davy Lau Surinder Kathpalia Michelle Sassoon Will Kennedy-Cooke
Margarita Encanacion     Nicholas Chan   Julianne Martin Alexander Krefft
      Surinder Kathpalia     David Maxwell
            Priti Devi
            Vivek Kalra
             
Co-opted members
Heather Yang Carmichael    Robert Harayda   Shelly Maneth Subodh Chanrai  
        Heather Yang Carmichael    

 

Academic Board Examination Board
Chris Edwards Chris Edwards
Frazer Cairns Frazer Cairns
James Dalziel James Dalziel