Leadership and Governance

Board Chairman Daniel Urech with School Director Barry Dequanne

The International School of Zug and Luzern is organised as a non-profit foundation under Swiss law and operates with approval from the Educational Authorities of the Cantons of Zug and Luzern. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, which oversees the financial welfare of the school.The Board meets regularly with our School Director, who is also an ex officio member. Our School Director is responsible for the administration of the school and our Leadership Team supervises our daily operations.

Board of Trustees

As custodians of ISZL’s long-term future, the Board of Trustees holds the primary responsibility to ensure the School is mission driven and the Board focuses on the strategic planning that will ensure the achievement of that mission. This is achieved in close collaboration with the School’s Leadership Team.

The Board meets at least four times a year and operates in five standing committees: Governance, Facilities, Finance, Fundraising and Professional Growth.



Leadership Team

The ISZL Leadership Team is comprised of 8 members – each representing different divisions or departments within the school. It consists of the School Director, Divisional Principals (Primary, Middle and High Schools), the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Educational Technology, the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Finance Director.

The Team meets every two weeks and is tasked with ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of the school, and effective implementation of ISZL policy.

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