Meet the Governors
The Board of Governors is responsible for upholding the aims and objectives of the school, setting the strategic direction and ensuring the school has the required resources and financing to operate effectively. It is a member of The Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS).
The Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and possess a comprehensive range of skills and experience that help the Board to achieve its aims. The Board is led by a Chair and two Vice-Chairs. The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school to the Principal and the Head Teachers.
The full Board of Governors meets at least six times a year. In addition, the Board also has various sub committees including: Finance & Resources, Learning & Standards, HR, and Projects. Feedback on matters discussed in the meetings is given in the newsletter.
St George’s is honoured to have the patronage of the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, Fleur Thomas.
Mr Stefan Ziegenhagen, Chair
Mr Ziegenhagen arrived in Luxembourg with his family from Dublin in 2007. He works as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for a Luxembourg insurance group owned by German construction group Hochtief AG and is a qualified solicitor in England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. The family consists of his wife Caroline, four lively dogs, adult daughter Laura and her brother Sean, who attended St George’s until the summer of 2022. Mr Ziegenhagen can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Christophe Jacamon, Vice-Chair
Mr Jacamon, a French national, moved to Luxembourg in 2007. He has 25 years' experience in finance, starting his career with Deloitte in France and Asia before joining ArcelorMittal. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development of ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions. Mr Jacamon has two daughters who attended St George’s Primary.
Ms Diane Ries, Vice-Chair
Ms Ries is a Luxembourg national and returned to Luxembourg after her studies in Paris. She has an extensive career in HR both as a manager and a consultant, and set up her own company, HR Services SA, in 2000. She has been a teacher both in secondary school and at university and works as a professional trainer. She is currently the President of Competence ASBL.
Ms Karima Berthe Anne (Mia) Aouadi
Ms Aouadi was born in France but spent most of her life in Luxembourg. She is currently an attachee de direction at the Ecole d'Hotellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (EHTL), where she was previously the deputy headmaster. Her passion for education and continuous training has been a constant throughout her career and in her current role Ms Aouadi's mission is to conceptualise an institute for continuing vocational training in the hospitality and tourism sector. She is interested in psychology, target shooting and travelling, and is involved in several volunteer and extra-curricular activities.
Ms Natalie Barrett
Ms Barrett is a London-based educationalist and has been involved in primary education since the early '90s. She has had many responsibilities, all requiring a wholeschool outlook and the skills to manage change. Ms Barrett's leadership experience includes being chair of governors and culminates in being a key member of the leadership team taking a school to an outstanding Ofsted grade. During a career break to care for her mother, Ms Barrett both worked as a freelance educational consultant and as a director within a social enterprise looking to bring moments of happiness to those living with mid-to-late dementia.
Mrs Susan Eriksson
Mrs Eriksson has worked as a teacher in a variety of senior and head teacher roles in international schools worldwide and is a lecturer in International Initial Teacher Training for Sunderland University. Mrs Eriksson also consults as an international schools inspector. She is a trained facilitator who specialises in safeguarding and leadership development at all levels within schools. Mrs Eriksson is from Wales, and breeds and trains Labradoodles.
Ms Aatika Hayat
Ms Hayat is a New Zealand-qualified barrister and solicitor specialising in international taxation. She moved to Luxembourg in 2016 with her husband and two young sons. Prior to that, Ms Hayat was based in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Geneva, as well as her native Auckland, in global roles for various multinationals including TetraPak and ArcelorMittal. Ms Hayat is the co-founder of Ryse asbl which mentors youth refugees and assists them with integrating and finding jobs in Luxembourg.
Ms Patrizia Luchetta
Mrs Hayley Montague
Ms Luciana Restivo
Ms Restivo is an Italian national who worked in Italy and the UK before moving to Luxembourg in 2001 with her Irish husband. She has more than 25 years' experience in sales and management mainly in the sectors of media, advertising and vocational training. Ms Restivo is currently working as a director at Espace Médias, the media sales department of the second group of press in Luxembourg. She has two daughters attending Secondary at St George’s .
Mr Patrick Schon
A Luxembourg national, Mr Schon completed his A levels at the European School in Luxembourg, going on to study business economics in Germany and France. After his studies abroad, he returned to Luxembourg and has been working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he is an assurance partner for operational companies, for more than 20 years. He is married and has two children who attend the local Luxembourgish primary school. He was an active ice hockey player and has competed in more than 10 world championships for the Luxembourgish national team. He remains very connected to ice hockey as a member of the Luxembourgish Federation and is a volunteer coach for youth teams.
Mr Paul Michael Schonenberg
Mr Yuval Somekh
Mr Kevin Wilson
Mr Wilson lived in Luxembourg from 2015 to 2022 with his wife and two children. His son and daughter both thrived as students at St George’s in both the Secondary and Primary schools before returning to the United Kingdom. Mr Wilson is an English-qualified solicitor and has practised as a lawyer for over 20 years. He initially worked as a corporate lawyer in a global law firm before moving in-house to a number of private and public companies as the General Counsel. He now works for a leading law firm in London.
Dr Gudrun Ziegler
Dr Ziegler’s interest in learning and development brought her to Luxembourg more than 15 years ago. She has an extensive international academic career in the field of language learning and researching interaction. Dr Ziegler teaches German to high-level athletes in Luxembourg and teaches at Université de Bordeaux (INSPE), publishing and supporting initiatives of researching learning and teaching in culturally diverse settings. She is also a founding member and one of the drivers of the independent Luxembourg multi-LEARN institute asbl.
Additionally, the following individuals are committee members of the Finance & Resources, Learning, Standards & Achievement, Buildings & Projects and IT sub-committees:
Ms Nicola Jancso-Sanderson
Mr Stephen Nye