The role of the Board of Governors is to assist in the overall strategic direction, governance and policy making of the school. The BoG is comprised of both parental and non-parental volunteers, with a maximum of eleven members; one of which is nominated by the Board of Directors. They are assisted by the Head of School and a teacher representative. Operational and administrative issues are the responsibility of the Head of School and management team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions in this respect.
Robert joined The New Vision as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2007. Prior to that he worked as a Legal and Administration Officer of the Monitor Publications Ltd, before joining his current employer as first a Legal Officer, and subsequently as Company Secretary.
Robert has also worked as Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Makerere University and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, and is a member of the Uganda Law Society.
He has been on the Board of Governors since January 2009.
Amanda Dickson- Head of School (HOS)
Although educated and qualified in the UK, Mandy has taught at and led schools in Botswana, Papua New Guinea, England, Egypt and El Salvador. This is her fourth year at Ambrosoli and she is most proud of the strong sense of family and community, something that is commented on often by visitors. She knows this is due to the good relationships formed between the parents and teachers. Because the staff are well qualified, experienced and caring, the academic standards are good, the children are polite, well mannered, globally aware, empathetic and have a very strong sense of ownership both of their learning and of the school itself.
Anne Ruhweza Katahoire is a professor of Behavioral Science and the current Director of Child Health and Development Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre in the School of Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Anne is a psychologist, holds a Masters in Education from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. She is a former parent and a former Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Ambrosoli International School. She currently represents the Board of Directors on the Board of Governors.
Emma Norris is both the deputy head of school and the kindergarten teacher at Ambrosoli International School. She has been at Ambrosoli for more than five years and has lived in Uganda for many more years than that. She hopes that she is able to bring to the board ideas about curriculum, leadership and learning.
Felix Holland is a German-Swedish Architect who has been living in Uganda since 2004, designing and overseeing the construction of a range of buildings, including Ambrosoli’s main building. In 2013, he started Studio FH Architects, a small practice specialising on sustainable local design solutions, based in Bugolobi. Felix has three daughters who enjoy the friendliness and fun environment of this special school.
Frank is from Ireland and works for Irish Aid. He has been in Uganda since 2014 with his wife Toni and their two boys, both of whom have been Ambrosoli students. Frank enjoys being on the Board of this great school and he wants to see it grow and progress.
Elizabeth R Pfifer, originally from the United States, has worked with Catholic Relief Services for over a decade in Africa, including positions in Madagascar, Niger and Tanzania. Liz currently serves as the Country Representative in Uganda. She is responsible for providing leadership for project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and new business development, and acts as the primary liaison between CRS and government officials, donors, and the local Catholic Church in Uganda.
Liz and her family moved to Uganda in 2013 and have been proud members of the Ambrosoli community since then. In her free time, Liz enjoys long distance running, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her husband Vinnie Payne, her 7-year-old daughter Alexandra and 3-year-old son Evan. Liz has been a board member since 2016 and has enjoyed working with the great staff and teachers of Ambrosoli as well as contributing to the strategic development of the school.