Board of Directors

UNIS Hanoi is a not-for-profit private school that is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is the policy-making body of the School. This group of volunteers are tasked with:

  1. Hiring, nurturing and evaluating the Head of School who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the School

  2. Developing strategic plans, ensuring their implementation and monitoring progress

  3. Developing and approving school policy

  4. Ensuring the financial health of the School

  5. Leading and supporting Governance as Leadership Training Institute (GALTI) at UNIS Hanoi

  6. Providing leadership to support and drive institutional fundraising.

UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors 2021-22


The Board is composed of ten Board members, of whom three are appointed by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, two are elected by parents, four are appointed by the Board, with the Head of School serving as an ex-officio (non-voting) member.

All members of the Board are eligible to serve three terms. A term consists of four years. 

Board Committees

The Board appoints a number of committees and task forces to carry out its responsibilities and achieve its annual objectives and goals. Committees and task forces bring together Board members, school employees and interested parents who can offer expertise and commitment to research, analyse and discuss the details of a particular subject in order to bring thoughtful and clear proposals for Board consideration. 

Board of Directors
2021-2022

UN Appointed:
Le Thanh Forsberg
Simone Vis
Diana Torres

Parent Elected: 
Dr Ananth Chikkatur, Treasurer
Maria S. Chung, Secretary

Board Appointed: 
Michelle Dinh Jones, Board Chair
Ngo Thi Quynh Hoa, Board Vice-Chair
Amie Pollack
Jonas Sjostedt

Ex-officio:
Jane McGee, Head of School

Faculty Consultant to the Board: 
Cynthia Frey, MYP/DP French Teacher

Board Administrator
Maeve O'Donovan

Committees and Task Force for 2021-2022 are:

  • Executive Committee (Board Officers) 

  • Finance Committee (Board, Admin and Community Members) 

  • Committee on Directors (Board only) 

  • Campus Development Task Force (Board, Admin and Community Members) - Planned for Semester 2 - conditions permitting

Board Community Meetings and Communications

The Board holds a Community Meeting in Autumn, and an Annual General Meeting in Spring. It prepares an End-of-Year Report, as well as makes announcements in the School's e-newsletter in order to report on its activities.