The MSF Advisory Board supports the Director and the School Leadership Team in strategy, quality assurance and school development. The Advisory Board includes two experienced school directors with decades of local and international school leadership experience, a lawyer and tax consultant and two elected parent representatives.
Peter Murphy (Board Chair) joined Vienna International School as Director in 2010, after serving for eight years as Director of Bonn International School. Previous assignments have included a number of years working for the German Ministry for Development and has extensive teaching experience in the United Kingdom. Mr Murphy represents the region of Africa, Middle East and Europe on the International Baccalaureate Regional Council, served for four years as Board Chair for the Association of German International Schools and is currently Chair of the Association of Eastern European Schools.
Thomas Braun has 20 years experience as a teacher and school leader. He is co-head of BBS Neuwied, the largest private vocational training school in Rheinland Pfalz. His major responsibilities on the Board are personnel, curriculum, organizational matters and legal school issues. Mr Braun coordinates the MSF Scholarship Programme review.
Didem Kennan is the Deputy Parent Representative for Metropolitan School Frankfurt. With degrees in Sociology and International Management, she has ten years’ experience at Procter & Gamble, including two years in Central Asia where she established their first Human Resource operations. Mrs Kennan also directed the Career Center of a private university in Istanbul. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the American International Women’s Club in Frankfurt.
Cathie Mullen has lived in Germany since 1992 when she began teaching at the International School of Stuttgart also holding the position of Lower School Principal. Other assignments include teaching in an Ireland and at an international school in the Bahamas. She also ran her own Drama school and worked in theatre for a number of years. She has been the Director of International School Augsburg since it foundation in 2005 and has guided the school through successful accreditations and authorisations. She has been a member of the AGIS board since 2016.
Vera Pütz is the Head Parent Representative for Metropolitan School Frankfurt. After graduating from International Business and Marketing studies in Germany and South Africa, she worked in the United States and Germany. She was elected Deputy Parent Representative in September 2015 and took over the role of Head Parent Representative in September 2016.
Wolfgang Sietzy joined our Board with more than 20 years experience in business as a tax, accounting and legal expert (StB, Wp, RA). He is the owner of a tax, accounting and legal practice in Bad Soden, focusing on Mittelstands clients. Following his early years with Arthur Andersen, he started his own consulting business that serves private educational instituions.
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