Board of Trustees

The ZIS Board of Trustees is the guardian of the school's mission. It is the Board's responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.

Below are details of the ZIS Board of Trustees.

Ron Steijn
Chairman of the Board

Ron Steijn is Dutch and a ZIS alumni parent. He works in the pensions and benefits sector, and joined the Board in 2016.

Brian Scanlon

Brian Scanlon
Vice Chairman of the Board

Brian Scanlon is American and a ZIS parent. He is a strategist and joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.

Alexandra Utterman

Alexandra Hallen Utterman
Board Secretary

Alexandra Hallen Utterman is American and a ZIS parent. She has experience in investment management and joined the Board in 2017.

Isabel Amiro do Vale

Isabel Almiro do Vale
Community Relations Committee

Isabel is Portuguese and British and is a ZIS Parent. She works in marketing and joined the Board in 2018.

Martha Braid

Martha Braide
Governance Committee

Martha Braide is Canadian, Swiss and British, and a ZIS parent. She works in marketing in the banking industry and joined the Board in 2009.

Philippe Brenninkmeijer

Philippe A. L. Brenninkmeijer
Governance Committee

Philippe is Dutch and is a ZIS parent.  He works in retail, real estate and investment and joined the Board in 2018.

Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber
Community Relations Committee

Michael Gerber is Swiss and a ZIS parent. He works for a Swiss education charity and joined the Board in 2013.

Erik Kaas

Erik Kaas
Finance Committee

Erik Kaas is German and Swiss and is a ZIS parent. He is a partner in a market investment management company and joined the Board in 2017.

Kevin Lane

Kevin Lane
Strategy Committee

Kevin Lane is American and a ZIS alumni parent. He is a management consultant and joined the Board in 2014.

Claudia Liftschitz

Claudia Lifschitz-Scheiner
Community Relations Committee

Claudia Lifschitz-Scheiner is Swiss and a ZIS parent. She is a mediator and a justice of the peace and joined the Board in 2017.

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Silva Lopes
Facilities Committee

Carlos Silva Lopes is Portuguese and a ZIS past parent. He works in global marketing and joined the Board in 2013.

George Terziev

George Terziev
Finance Committee

George Terziev is Bulgarian and a ZIS parent. He works in finance and project management and joined the Board in 2013.

David Widerberg

David Widerberg
Strategy Committee

David Widerberg is Swedish and a ZIS parent. He works for an international education company and joined the Board in 2017.

Lemeng Zhang

Lemeng Zhang
Finance Committee

Lemeng Zhang is Chinese and a ZIS parent. She has experience in consulting and investment management and joined the Board in 2017.