Board of Education


      As of June 2017, we enthusiastically welcome Dr James Calvin, Vice President Academic Affairs, as our new Board Chair. As a Board Member for the last few years, Dr Calvin is already familiar with the school and its workings. Dr Calvin’s passion and commitment to education are renowned and will ensure that The KAUST School continues to thrive and progress in the future.

      Board of Education Charter








      The KAUST School is supported by a high-level, strategic Board of Education. Comprised of 9 members including 2 external members from other international schools, and the Director who serves as an ex-officio member. All members of the Board bring unique skill sets that greatly serve the growth and development of our School.

      Board of Education photograph (above)

      Front L-R: Dr. Najah Y Ashry, VP Saudi Initiatives; Patricia Hughes, VP Community Life; Professor James Calvin, VP Academic Affairs (Board Chair); Leny de Ruijter, TKS Director (Ex-officio Member);  Erica du Toit (Parent Board Member)

      Back L-R: Dr. Brian Matthews, Superintendent, American International School, Riyadh, External Board Member; Henk Kriek, Chief Financial and HR Officer;   Dr. Samir Hamdan, Associate Dean, BESE; Iain Sterling, External Board Member; Professor Yves Gnanou, Dean & Professor of Chemistry, PSE; (not in photo) Fouad AlGabbani, Director Community Services KAUST, Board Secretary



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