Board of Governors

The DESS Board oversees the management and development of the school in accordance with our Constitution, the best practice of British and international schools and Qatar’s laws and regulations.

The Board works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to propose policy, strategy, improvement plans, use of resources and educational developments.  The Board debates, guides and approves these as well as monitoring, by way of regular reports, the operations of the school, taking a collegial approach to governance to help the school achieve its vision as an international beacon of excellence in education

In addition to elected members of the Board and the  School Principal, we are assisted by the guidance and experience provided by non-voting members including the Business and Development Director, Derek Boak, the Staff Representative and the Parent Council Representative, all of whom add extremely valuable input at each meeting.

The Board has formed a number of Sub-Committees that meet regularly between Board meetings and feed back into the main Board meetings. The Governors and members of the school Senior Leadership Team who form these Sub-Committees have particular skills which enable them to work through complex matters with due care and attention, and present recommendations to the Board.

Please contact the Clerk to the Board of Governors for further information or a copy of our constitution please contact our clerk

Governor Vacancy

Tamim El Abed

Tamim El Abed

Parent Governor and Chairperson
Jose Iralde

Jose Iralde

Parent Governor and Treasurer
Hannah Balogun

Hannah Balogun

Parent Governor and Vice Chairperson
Ali Rana

Ali Rana

Parent Council Representative
Garfield Piccott

Garfield Piccott

British Embassy Representative
HE Hassan Al Thawadi

HE Hassan Al Thawadi

Parent Governor
Sally Gale-Key

Sally Gale-Key

Parent Governor
Eugene Lim

Eugene Lim

Parent Governor
Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Parent Governor
Simon Whitaker

Simon Whitaker

Parent Governor
Tanya Kane

Tanya Kane

Parent Governor
Kieron Peacock

Kieron Peacock

Non-Parent Governor
Sulaiman Moolla

Sulaiman Moolla

Parent Governor
Katrina Wilson

Katrina Wilson

Non-Parent Governor