Governing Body

The Board of Governors governs the school.

This means that they ensure the leadership and management of the school complies with best practice in international schools and, specifically, with British international schools. In addition, the governors approve school policies and set the strategy for the future development for the school.

Our governors are highly experienced in their fields and consist of both British and Moroccan members.
Chair of the Board of Governors : Mr. Boubker EL FEHDI
Governing Body Contact: [email protected]

H&A Investment Holding
Address: 39 Bvd. Abdelkrim El Khattabi Casablanca 20000, Morocco
Tel: +212 (0) 5 22 94 74 19 | E-mail: [email protected]

Here are their details:

Mr. Boubker El Fehdi | Chairman

A graduate of the University of Montreal, Mr. El Fehdi completed an MBA from HEC Montreal. He has held various leading positions in commerce and finance, including CEO of Casalima, an import/export company based in Canada, CEO of a trading house in New York and General Manager of H&A Investment Holding, Casablanca.

Mr. Stuart Laing

Mr. Laing took a degree in Classics at the University of Cambridge, where he later obtained an M.Phil degree. He entered the British diplomatic service in 1970 and held appointments as Deputy Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, High Commissioner to Brunei, the Ambassador to Oman and Ambassador to Kuwait.

Following his service for Her Majesty’s Government, Mr. Laing became Master of his former college at Cambridge, Corpus Christi, a position he held from 2008 to 2018. He researches and writes on Arab and East African history and his publications include Unshook till the End of Time (2012) a history of Britain’s relationship with Oman.

Mr. Timothy Toyne Sewell

Educated at Bedford School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Mr. Toyne Sewell was commissioned into the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in 1961. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the First Battalion of the same regiment in 1981, Chief of Staff for British Forces in the Falkland Islands in 1983 and Commander of the 19th Infantry Brigade in 1985. Mr. Toyne Sewell became Commander of the British Military Advisory and Training Team in Zimbabwe in 1989 and was Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst from 1991-1994.

Following his distinguished military career, Mr. Toyne Sewell became Director of Goodenough College in London and then Chairman of the United World Colleges (UWC). He is also a Deputy Lieutenant of London.

Mr. Adnane El Fehdi

Board member of the British International School of Casablanca, Adnane EL FEHDI manages the real estate branch of H&A Investment Holding. This branch is a reference in Morocco in terms of quality and compliance to the highest construction standards.

Mrs. Ouafaa El Fehdi

Mrs. El Fehdi studied Criminal Law in Canada, where she also obtained an MBA in Finance. She has worked with companies such as the Industrial Alliance Insurance Group and Groupe Quebecor and was promoted to the post of President through her duties as Treasurer for Investments Sfera in Canada.

Mrs. El Fehdi takes a full and active role in society and was involved, as a volunteer. in a number of animal welfare and humanitarian organisations in Quebec.

Mr. Mohammed Aboudamir

Mohamed Aboudamir held several positions in various delegations and regional departments for education. He was the Director of education of the Oriental and Doukala Abda regions from 2010 to 2013; he took over this position after 32 years spent as professor trainer in the Moroccan Ministry of education.

Mrs. Louise Penrice

Mrs.Louise Penrice is an experienced educator and former Head of a bilingual school in Switzerland, where she successfully led the school through a change of ownership Currently based between Hong Kong and the UK, Louise has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA, making her fully aware of the challenges and rewards for both individuals and schools in transition A certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation (Louise also develops and facilitates organizational culture conflict transformation and leadership programmes working with senior leadership teams both in education and the corporate world.

Louise’s strength is holding the client’s larger agenda whilst opening up possibilities to make tangible differences for dealing with day to day issues Her calmness, acute listening skills and intuitive approach enable leaders to approach challenging issues with renewed energy and perspective She has Board experience in both the UK Switzerland She is an approved COBIS consultant enjoys speaking at conferences and is certified in the use of the Leadership Circle and Culture Assessment Profiles

Professional Qualifications:
  • MBA Open University Business School, UK with specialist options in
  • Strategic Management, International Enterprise and Change Management
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons), Cambridge University
  • CPCC Coactive Professional Coach Certification from the Coach Training Institute
  • ACC accreditation via International Coach Federation

Mrs Penrice has a Bachelor degree in Education from Cambridge University and a Master in Business Administration from The Open University

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