Boards and Committees

Board of German Swiss International School Association Ltd

The German Swiss International School Association Ltd is a private body whose principal object is to maintain and enhance the GSIS. The members of the Association are mostly parents of GSIS students.

The Board elects from its members the Chairman who convenes and presides over all meetings and who acts for and on behalf of the Association. Members of the Association and persons nominated by the School Board can become members of a number of sub-committees, which all parents are welcome to join.

Association Board 2017-2018

Voting Participants

Mrs Désirée Jebsen Chairman
Mr Heinrich Grabner 1st Deputy Chairman
Mrs Dagmar Baeuerle 2nd Deputy Chairman
Mrs Marie-Louise Jungels Treasurer
Mr Daniel Brandenberger
Mr Jelmar de Jong
Mr Ken Geissler
Mr Peter Hirs
Mrs Daniela Kaiser
Mr Roland Müksch
Mr Wolfgang Niedermark
Mr Michael Openshaw
Mr Stephan Pudwill
Dr Susanne Theisen
Mrs Josefa Christina Luise Warburg

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig
  • Mrs Aradhana Saraf
  • Mr Reto Läderach
  • Mr Karsten Tietz
  • Mrs Andrea Andretta

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Board of German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd

The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd owns and manages the school premises. It is the trustee of the capital accrued through the debentures taken out by parents and companies and donations. A debenture entitles the holder to membership in the German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd.

Foundation Board 2017-2018

Voting Participants

Mrs Désirée Jebsen Chairman
Mr Heinrich Grabner 1st Deputy Chairman
Mrs Dagmar Baeuerle 2nd Deputy Chairman
Mrs Marie-Louise Jungels Treasurer
Mrs Cara Fischer
Mrs Eliza Fok
Mr Chris Howse
Mr Anthony Huang
Mrs Priscilla Liao
Mrs Dorothy Ma
Dr Brigitte Schlaikier
Mr Asit Shah
Dr Susanne Theisen
Mrs Philippa Vizzone
Mr Peter Wang

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig
  • Mrs Aradhana Saraf
  • Mrs Andrea Andretta

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Management Committee

The Management Committee is a Sub-Committee of the Board of Association, reporting directly to the Board of Association.

The Management Committee consists of up to five elected Members of the GSIS Association Board, among them the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Treasurer of the Board, the Principal and the Administrator.

The Supervisor of the Management Committee is an elevated Member of the Management Committee and is the official contact person to the Hong Kong Education Authority. The Supervisor will chair the Management Committee Meetings.

The Management Committee deals with duties assigned to it by law, and in particular by the Education Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation.

The Management Committee meets at least once a quarter and, if required, can be called in on short notice if serious subjects need to be addressed earlier.

Voting Participants

Mrs Désirée Jebsen Supervisor
Mr Heinrich Grabner Manager
Mrs Dagmar Baeuerle Manager
Mrs Marie-Louise Jungels Manager

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig

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Building Committee

The Building Committee members and consultants meet regularly throughout the year to ensure that regular maintenance, renovation and rectification works are undertaken on the school buildings. This is vital to maintaining the quality of the buildings.

Voting Participants

Mr K.K. Lee
Mr Christian Venetz
Mr Gabriel Yu

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig
  • Mr Bernard O'Driscoll

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supervises income and expenditures of the school throughout the year and discusses, prepares and proposes a budget for the following financial year.

Voting Participants

Mrs Marie-Louise Jungels Chairperson
Mr Peter Hirs Deputy Chairperson
Mrs Dagmar Baeuerle
Mr Eberhard Brodhage
Mr Prasoon Dayal
Mr Lloyd Fischer
Mr Timothy Lo
Mr Jonathan Mandel
Mr John Ryan
Mr Mark Shuper
Mrs Philippa Vizzone

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig
  • Mrs Aradhana Saraf

Parents' Community Committee

The Parents’ Community Committee (PCC) is a sub-committee of and reports to the Board of the German Swiss International School Association Ltd.

The PCC consists of at least 7 members, including the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Treasurer and an additional three members. The Chairman and the Deputy are appointed by the Board of Directors of German Swiss International School Association Ltd and nominate other PCC members.

The PCC sponsors and organises events to strengthen the community of GSIS parents across the two streams and meets at least quarterly.

Participants

Mrs Josefa Christina Luise Warburg Co-Chair
Dr Susanne Theisen Co-Chair
Mrs Aarti Angara
Ms Annette Berg
Mr Miklos Endreffy
Mrs Monika Maria Gerharda Ganswindt
Ms Xiaobo Hong
Mr Anthony Huang
Ms Karen Lau
Mrs Myree Carla Mueller
Mrs Anouska Mutreja
Mr Manoj Ghansham Nihalani
Mrs Pooja Pradhan
Mrs Julia Griseldis Roehrich
Mrs Manisha Asit Shah
Mrs Cordula Ulrike Adamus Voegtle
Mrs Jaime Zschiesche

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Personnel Matters Committee

The Personnel Matters Committee (PMC) is a Sub-Committee of the Board of Association.

The members of the PMC establish and review guidelines relating to working conditions for locally employed teachers and administration staff, including salary tables, and puts them to the Board for consideration.

The Committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding the annual salary review as well as the guidelines for special benefits e.g. payment of rental allowance, granting of loans, payment of traveling and moving costs, pension fund, medical insurance, etc.

The Chairman of the PMC is nominated by the Board of Association.

Voting Participants

Mr Daniel Brandenberger Chairman
Dr Susanne Theisen Deputy Chair
Mrs Dagmar Boettger
Mr Ken Geissler
Mr Sanjay A. Sakhrani
Mrs Cordula Ulrike Adamus Voegtle

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig
  • Ms Dörthe Kleine-Pollmann
  • Mrs Donna McIntosh
  • Ms Jana Deil

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Development Committee

The Development Committee was created under the aegis of the German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd in order to support the fundraising campaign for the Campus Development Plan. It works in cooperation with the school’s Development Office to engage the GSIS community in the $150 million campaign through individual giving and special events. The membership of the Development Committee is comprised of parents of both current and past students, as well as alumni, and those interested in contributing to its work are cordially invited to make contact with the Development Office (development@gsis.edu.hk or 2825 8172).

Voting Participants

Mrs Marcy Trent Long Chairman
Mr Allan Bedwick
Mrs Gayatri Bery
Mrs Ali Cheng
Mr Nick Gall
Mrs Marie-Louise Jungels
Ms Jessica Ng
Mrs Annie Wu
Dr Andrew Yuen
Mrs Nancy Zau

Non-Voting Participants

  • Mrs Grit Cichon
  • Mr Thomas Scharsig

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