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 accreditating bodies, to lead the school and plan its growth for the future.


Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow


LCIS provides a transformative, challenging and empowering international education.

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Head of School's Profile

Audrius Barsdukas photo The Lyford Cay International School Board of Directors and Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Audrius Barzdukas as our next Head of School.

Mr Barzdukas’ selection follows an extensive and rigorous global search process led by our Search Committee and Spencer Stuart, a world-leading executive search and advisory firm.

Mr Barzdukas joins LCIS with a very distinguished background in educational leadership, most recently serving for seven years as the Head of School at the prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School (Nursery-Grade 12) in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to Poly Prep, he spent 13 years at the world-renowned Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California, consistently ranked as one of the Top 5 private schools in the United States and the Number 1 private school in California, where he spent several years as Head of the Upper School.

During his tenure at Poly Prep, Mr Barzdukas was instrumental in driving academic excellence, fostering a supportive and inclusive community, and leading innovative programmes that, year after year, set higher standards and results for the school. The school's student outcomes and administrative achievements under his tenure were extraordinary and speak for themselves. He brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to LCIS that aligns perfectly with our mission of “Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Mr Barzdukas is known for his commitment to a holistic education, emphasising not only academic achievement but also each student's artistic and athletic development. He aims to create a culture within which our students will be encouraged to achieve ambitious goals. As a result of his early professional experience, spending 10 years with USA Swimming and the US Olympic Committee, he is very well qualified to build teams and support students in their development.

We look forward to welcoming him to LCIS.

Mr Frédéric Bournas will continue to serve as Acting Principal until the end of the 2023-24 school year.

Board of Directors & Governors

Simon Townend, Chair

Mr Simon Townend became Chair of the LCIS Board of Directors in 2021. He is a current parent and alumni parent of LCIS. He attended LCIS as a boy and his own father served on the School’s Board of Directors. Professionally, Mr Townend is a Partner and Head of Advisory and Tax at KPMG Bahamas as well as the Head of Advisory for KPMG Islands Group. He also serves on the Board of The Bahamas National Trust.

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
  • Simon Townend, Chair
  • Bryan Glinton, Governor
  • Basil Goulandris, Governor
  • Katie Izmirlian, Governor
  • Kylie Nottage, Governor
  • Bruno Roberts, Governor
  • Courtney Sarofim, Governor
  • Tara Archer-Glasgow
  • Ivan Hooper
  • Arantxa Klonaris
  • Carter Murray
  • Gregory Nihon
  • Chris Peel
  • Tyler Proud
  • Arthur Seligman
  • Tatiana Silva
  • Lauren Symonette
  • Edward Zouein

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 & Wellness, Strategic Planning and Nominating. The committee and subcommittee work is supported by staff and other parent or community volunteers.

Click here to download our Board Brochure to learn more about our Directors and Governors

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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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