Board of Trustees

The Western Academy of Beijing is an independent not for-profit international school overseen by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is comprised of members appointed by WAB Foundation, the WAB Board itself and elected by the School’s parent community. The work by the Board of Trustees is guided by the Constitution of WAB including the fundamental documents and has the following overall responsibilities:

  • Hiring, supporting and evaluating the work of the School Director
  • Ensuring the long term financial stability and sustainability of the School
  • Prepare and approve school policies
  • Participate in the vision and strategy work of the School

Each year the Board establishes goals to fulfill its responsibilities and establishes committees to carry out the work. The Board is accountable for ensuring that the School achieves its Mission, brings together the WAB families and all of the WAB Community and maintains and nurtures the collaborative and supportive Culture of WAB.


WAB Board of Trustees 2017-18 members:

Tina Dige

Tina Dige

WAB Board Chair
Elco Schwartz

Elco Schwartz

WAB Board Vice Chair
Frank Marinaro

Frank Marinaro

WAB Board Treasurer
Michael Crook

Michael Crook

School Legal Representative
Nathalie Azzopardi

Nathalie Azzopardi

WAB Board Member
Elaine Au

Elaine Au

WAB Board Member
Jean Zhang

Jean Zhang

WAB Board Member
Laurent Fischler

Laurent Fischler

WAB Board Member
Dr. Courtney Lowe

Dr. Courtney Lowe

Director
Paul Balthazor

Paul Balthazor

HS Design Teacher, Grade 10-4 Homeroom, WAB Board Teaching Staff Representative
Kun Kun

Kun Kun

Alumni and Advancement Officer, WAB Board Non Teaching Staff Representative
Jun Zheng

Jun Zheng

WAB Board Secretary