Trustees Sub-committees

In order to monitor and advise on specific areas of the School’s activities, the trustees are organised into sub-committees, offices and specific taskforces. Non-trustees, normally staff of the School, are regularly invited to attend meetings of the sub-committees or to participate in the taskforces.

Strategy

The Strategy Sub-Committee is convened at the discretion of the Chair to explore and frame issues that are put to the Board for debate and discussion. The Sub-Committee is headed by the Chair and includes the Vice Chairs and other trustees depending on the topic.

Education

The Education Sub-Committee works closely with the Heads of School to review key educational policies. The Education Sub-Committee meets at least 5 times during the year.

Greg Mulheirn (Chair)
Colin Bell
James Hollow
Leisa Nagy
Louise Stoupe
Rie Yamada
Brian Christian (Principal)

Meetings are also attended by:
Fiona Read (Head of Primary)
James Thomas (Head of Secondary)

Finance

The Finance Committee oversees the financial performance of the School and works with the Bursar of the School to establish the financial strategy. The Finance Sub-Committee meets at least 5 times during the year.

Simon Mather (Chair)
Jonathan Hewitt
Surya Soni
Comino Tamura
Brian Christian (Principal)

Meetings are also attended by:
Manako Haga (Bursar)

Property

The Property Committee meets at least 5 times during the year to support and approve the planning for the development of facilities and premises for the School.

Yoshihiko Komatsubara (Chair)
Stuart Gibson
James Hollow
Jonathan Hewitt
Isamu Inohara
Brian Christian (Principal)

Meetings are also attended by:
Manako Haga (Bursar)
Kevin Elliott (Director of Operations)

Bursaries

A sub-set of trustees serve on the Bursaries Sub-Committee, together with the Principal and the Bursar. This Sub-Committee convenes as and when necessary to deliberate applications for bursaries.

Legal

The Legal Sub-Committee convenes on an ad-hoc basis as and when necessary to advise on contractual arrangements and other matters of legal compliance and liability.

Surya Soni (Chair)
Isamu Inohara
Louise Stoupe
Brian Christian (Principal)

eSafety

Designated Trustee: James Hollow

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Designated Trustee: Louise Stoupe


Groups of trustees also serve on panels with a defined remit or taskforces charged with investigating specific issues for example, panels of trustees have been convened for the recruitment of Head of School or Bursar of the School and a task force has also been set up to review the performance appraisal process for senior leadership of the School.

Brief biographical information about the trustees

James Hollow

(Chair) is CEO of MullenLowe Group Japan and Korea, one of the world’s leading communications agency networks, spanning creative & brand strategy, media and data sciences. He has two children at the School in Year 9 and Year 6. He is British.

Carolyn Siauw

is a UK and Singapore qualified solicitor and worked in both the London and Tokyo offices of Herbert Smith Freehills. She has two children at the School in Year 7 and Year 4. She is Singaporean.

Colin Bell

is CEO of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) which represents c.300 British schools in more than 80 countries worldwide. He is also a member of the UK Department for International Trade International Education Advisory Group. He lives in UK with his family. He is British.

David Ellis

is Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Tokyo. He is British.

Isamu (Sam) Inohara

is Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster's Corporate Department.  He has one child at the School.  He is American.

Greg Mulheirn

is Olympic Attache at the British Embassy. He has three children in the Primary School.

Jonathan Hewitt

was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Adidas Japan. He has lived in Japan for over twenty five years with a background in luxury and sports. He has one son at university in the UK. Jonathan is British.

Louise Stoupe

is a UK, New Zealand and California qualified solicitor and is a partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she is co-chair of the Global Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice Group. She has two children. She is a national of New Zealand and Samoa.

Rie Yamada

is the Principal of Wabisuki Academy and a Commissioner of the Kamakura City Board of Education. She is Japanese.

Comino Tamura

was a Japanese equity fund manager in London and Tokyo.  She has two children in the Primary School.  She is British.

Simon Mather

is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and is a partner at Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory Tokyo. He is British.

Stuart Gibson

is Co-Founder and CEO of ESR Limited, a leading pan-Asia logistics real estate developer. He has twin children. He is British.

Surya Soni

is a UK qualified Solicitor and works at Morgan Stanley MUFG Japan. He has one child at the School in Year 12. He is British.

Yoshihiko Komatsubara

is CEO of Komatsubara Komuten, a construction/real estate advisory company. He has one child at the School in Year 6. He is Japanese.

Leisa Nagy

is the Head of Human Resources for a US investment bank in Tokyo.  Leisa has two children at the School.  She is Australian.