Governing Principles & Leadership

Lyford Cay International School is guided by its mission and vision.

THE SCHOOL'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATION use the mission and vision, along with our strategic and master plans and recommendations from our accreditation processes, to lead the school and plan its growth for the future.


LCIS provides a transformative, challenging and empowering international education.

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Inspire Excellence

Board of Directors & Governors

Simon Townend, Chair

The primary purpose of our school is to provide an inspiring, transformative, challenging, empowering, international education and experience for our students, equipping them to go out into a rapidly changing world and make a real difference for the better. Our strategy and governance approach starts with this vision.

Simon Townend, Chair
Board of Directors & Governors
  • Basil Goulandris, Governor
  • Katie Izmirlian, Governor
  • Kylie Nottage, Governor
  • Courtney Sarofim, Governor
  • Simon Townend, Chair
  • Miles Evans
  • Arantxa Klonaris
  • Carter Murray
  • Gregory Nihon
  • Chris Peel
  • Marie Rodland-Allen
  • Arthur Seligman
  • Dr Andrew Serazin
  • Tatiana Silva
  • Jeremy Stuby
  • Lauren Symonette

LCIS is a non-profit school governed by the Board of Directors & Governors, which oversees the school’s institutional affairs, governance, finances and fundraising, and delegates responsibility for the day-to-day administration, programming and policies to the Principal.

The Board works closely with the Principal and participates in periodic strategic planning for the growth and evolution of the School.

Board members and governors are appointed for their diverse range of talents, skills sets, perspectives, experience, demographics and active school engagement; all of which support the School in fulfilling its promise and achieving its mission.

Board members and governors serve on several working committees: Finance, Development, Campaign, Project, Project Finance, Education, Strategic Planning and Nominating. The committee and subcommittee work is supported by staff and other parent or community volunteers.

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Accreditations provide international standards for curriculum and administration as well as the structure for LCIS to undergo rigorous internal and external evaluations every few years.

LCIS is an IB World School, fully authorised to offer four IB programmes. The school also is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). LCIS was certified under the UN Green Flag Programme as an Eco School in 2014.

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