Meet The Governors
Dominic Myers, Chairman
As a parent and Governor I have enjoyed association with the School since 1998 and been proud to serve as Chairman since 2000.
It has been a great experience and an honour to have been able to contribute to the School’s growth and to watch it mature in so many ways so that we are now able to embark on some very exiting Teaching and Learning, enrichment and facility development initiatives. Outside BSM, I am CEO of Enhance Operating Companies (part of the W J Towell Group), the leading Brand Distribution and Convenience Store retailer in the GCCO. I currently have two children at BSM and after ten successful years at BSM our eldest daughter is now at University in the UK.
Scott McDonald, Vice Chairman
As a Parent and Governor, I have been involved with the School since 2011, where I have three children spread across various stages of Primary.
I have been involved in a broad range of the Board Committees including Finance, Campus, Development, Performance and Appeals. Outside of School, I am CFO for “Shell Oman Marketing SAOG” (which is responsible for all of the Shell Retail Fuel Stations, Lubricants Manufacturing and other Shell Branded Oil sales in Oman) and the Financial Controller for “Shell Markets Middle East” in Dubai. My children (Keira, Isla & Freya), my wife Lynn and I look forward to continuing to be active participants in the school community.
Simon Wall, Treasurer
I joined the Board of Governors as the PDO representative in September 2014 and will initially sit on the Finance and Campus Committees. My son Gabriel and daughter Alberta are in the primary school. My wife Sarah and I are also lucky enough to have a newborn son Griffin, born here in Oman, waiting in the wings ready to join BSM.
Employment wise, I started in London in 1994 with BSG then PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Business and now of course PDO. That makes 20+ years in 13 countries, primarily leading management consultancy engagements. My role at PDO is business process improvement with a focus on Finance matters. I hope to be able to bring some of the variety I’ve experienced to the committees at BSM and indeed am already finding the work genuinely rewarding.
I feel proud to be contributing to an organisation who’s raison d’être is not solely commerce. Outside the office I like cycling and golf and am the treasurer of the PDO touch rugby and full contact rugby club, who are always on the lookout for players of any ability, even no ability!
Annabelle White, Parent Representative
I was elected as Parent Governor in October 2015. Our family recently arrived in Oman from Abu Dhabi where we lived for 5 years, and Bahrain for 2 years before that. I was a Parent Governor at the British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi and am looking forward to using my experiences there as well as my business experiences as a management consultant, corporate trainer and coach, to help support BSM and its Board in achieving its vision. I have four children at the school, 2 girls in Years 8 and 6, and 2 boys in years 4 and 1.
Aalia Ahmed, Parent Representative
I am delighted to have been elected parent governor in October 2015. I look forward to helping the school achieve its vision of becoming one of the best international schools in the world.
My background is in medicine and I am passionate about promoting good health in children and ensuring their school is a place where they are motivated to excel. A GP for 15 years in the UK, I was involved at board level in managing healthcare budgets and improving the health of thousands through government funded projects. Having also volunteered in all aspects of BSM life for the last two years, I am now privileged to serve the BSM community in this way. I bring with me my unique grassroots view and unparalleled enthusiasm to the role. My daughter is in year 4.
Andy Whatmore, Governor
I joined the Board of Governors as the Carillion Alawi representative in Oct 2016, sitting initially on the Campus Committee. I am married with three children, Leda, Daniel and Gabriella, with the latter two both at BSM, with Leda working in Beirut. My wife, Vilma, is Armenian Lebanese and speaks four languages, and is a part time English teacher at the French School.
I have a Business Studies degree and 27 Years experience on the Supply Chain side of the Construction Industry. Having worked in London, Jordan, U.A.E and Oman, I have a varied experience across many different disciplines, cultures and environments. I really look forward to the challenges ahead, and hope to be able to bring my experience and Corporate Governance and Ethics background to ensure that the Schools build programme is carried out Safely, efficiently, cost effectively, ethically and timely.
Jeremy Ingham, Governor
I was appointed to the Board of Governors of BSM at the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year which continues Trowers & Hamlins long standing relationship with BSM as a founding sponsor of the school.
My son is a pupil in Year 2 and as a family we have been very appreciative of the warm welcome given to us by the staff, governors and parents of BSM since we arrived in Oman. I have been in the region with Trowers & Hamlins for over 8 years now, initially in Bahrain, before moving with my wife, son and daughter to Muscat in the summer of 2014. Outside of my school duties as a Governor and sitting on the BSM Personnel Committee I am a solicitor and partner at Trowers & Hamlins where I specialise in the legal aspects of all forms of large scale financing working for financial institutions, corporates and funds. I have also advised regulators and lenders on financially distressed situations.
Ed Warren, Governor
I was born and educated in Ipswich, Suffolk at the local Grammar school before matriculating to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, where I read Natural Sciences, specializing in Geology. After graduation, I completed a Ph.D in Geochemistry at the University of Sheffield followed by a post-doctoral Royal Society research scholarship at Strasbourg, France and later a MS in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas. I have worked for BP for 28 years. I started work at the research laboratories in Sunbury, England. Subsequently, I have worked largely overseas in a variety of technical and leadership roles, with postings to USA, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola and now Oman.
My wife, Liz, and I have two children in years 7 and 9 at BSM, who have attended international schools in four countries and also a Public School in England. This is my first role as a school governor although I served as a governor of the Petroleum Geoscience Degree at the University of West Indies in the past. I bring to this role a deep appreciation of the needs and concerns of expatriate parents and children at international schools, together with experience of diverse education systems and cultures, a passion for quality education and strong managerial/leadership skills. I hope to be able to make a positive impact in my role as the BP Governor on the School Board and invite parents regardless of company affiliation to contact me with any concerns/ideas they may have.
Sulaiman Al-Lamki, Governor
Amanda Houston, Presidents Representative
I arrived in Oman with my family in January 2013 and have been the President's Representative on the Board of Governors since September of that year. I am currently the Head of Corporate Services at the British Embassy and previously, I have been Facilities Manager at the Cabinet Office and English National Ballet as well as a Race Officer for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events at London 2012.
The Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, the school Bursar, Warwick Hardy.
You can send a message to Warwick Hardy by clicking here, or contacting him at school (please see here for contact details for school).