Board of Directors

The governance of the ABA is vested in a Board of Directors. The majority of the Directors are parents of children currently enrolled in the school. They are elected by the members of the ABA Association, to which all parents automatically belong. Elections are held yearly. There is an Annual General Meeting of the Association. Regular board meetings are held approximately bi-monthly during the school year.

The Board has three major responsibilities:

(a) Adopting basic policies

(b) Ensuring the financial viability of the school, and

(c) Hiring a chief executive officer (Superintendent)

Decisions of the Board are regulated by the Articles of Association and By-Laws, copies of which may be obtained on request at the school. The ABA Policy Manual may be consulted in the library on application to the Librarian.

  • Ivor Braganza, Chairman
    Ivor Braganza has been in Oman for over 21 years. He has two children, presently in grade 11 and 9 , who have spent 14 and 12 years respectively at...
  • Bernhard van der Merwe, Vice Chairman
    Bernhard and his wife Marinda are from South Africa. They moved to Oman in 2004 after having spent 6 years in Uganda, Cameroon and Mozambique. Their three children all started...
  • Marijn Lambert-Bender, Secretary
    Marijn has been in Oman for 3 years, after leaving Holland 17 years ago. Having lived in five countries with three children, she values quality and continuity in education from...
  • Gilles Desorbay, Treasurer
    Gilles has been living in Oman for the last six years together with his wife Therese and their younger son Matthew, who is now in Grade 12 at ABA. They...
  • Mukhtar Hasan, Member
    Hasan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Corporate Finance qualification issued jointly by this Institute together with the Securities Investment...
  • Niazi Clauss, Member
    Clauss moved to Oman in 2013 together with her family and chose ABA to give her 2 daughters, now in grades 6 and 8, an IB education.  For the past...
  • Dr Rahul Arora, Member
    Rahul and his family moved from the UK to Oman in 1994. His son joined ABA in K2 and after 14 rewarding years at the School, graduated in 2011. Rahul...
  • Simon Taylor, Superintendent
      Simon is professional educator who began his career as a science teacher on the Isle of Wight. He now has wide experience of international education having worked in Finland...