The School Board sets the strategic direction of the school and has the responsibility of ensuring it runs in accordance with its founding values and the values of Inspired; that it is fiscally responsible and operates within a budget that it sets annually. It also has the key responsibility of hiring the school’s Headteacher (Director) and for monitoring and evaluating his or her work. The School Board does not involve itself in the day-to-day running of the school but it does monitor the safeguarding of students, their well-being and their academic progress to ensure that the school’s values and policies are adhered to. It also sets annual fee levels.

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Dr. Marc Ledermann | Chief Executive Officer Europe 

Marc spent the last 15 years in a number of senior leadership positions within Laureate International Universities. Marc started at Laureate as Vice President Enrollment where he built the student enrollment organization for the Laureate Hotel Management Schools (with branches in Switzerland, Spain, China and Australia). In 2008, Marc became CEO of Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, a joint venture in Shanghai, China. He then relocated to Milan, Italy to take over as CEO of Laureate Italian Art and Design Universities, which is comprised of Domus Academy (DA) and NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, two prestigious Italian design institutions, with over 4000 students in Italy and 6000 students internationally. In addition, to his CEO role in Italy, he also led the global business development as Senior Vice President of Laureate Design Universities and he served as member of the board of directors in various international universities. Marc is Swiss and completed his university studies up to an MBA in Switzerland. He completed a doctoral degree in international business in 2018.

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Nicholas Wergan | Europe Education Director

Nick is the Latin America and Europe Education Director for Inspired, based out of London, United Kingdom. Nick joined Inspired after six years as Headteacher at Steyning Grammar School, and was elected Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2019. He was appointed a National Leader of Education by the UK Department for Education, and founded the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. Following a successful international career in Investment Banking (leading Emerging European Equity teams at US, UK and European investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and HSBC), Nick trained as a teacher at Pembroke College, Oxford in 2004. Nick is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK National Teaching Awards Winner in 2007 and received an MA in Education Studies from the University of Sussex. Nick is a Board member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association.