The Local Advisory Board

“Education is a fundamental element for the development of a nation and the best investment is its youth”

The Local Advisory Board functions primarily as an advisory board and holds an important strategic role in overseeing the achievement of the school’s strategic aims and objectives.

The LAB will:

  • understand and uphold the school’s and GEMS vision and values.
  • monitor, advise and support the school on matters of strategy and policy.
  • help monitor the school’s standards and performance.
  • support the school and the Principal and seek to provide wise counsel.

GEMS World Academy - Dubai Local Advisory Board Members

Members are a group of experienced and skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds, who add a great deal to improve the school’s performance. Members are mindful of the role and responsibilities of the Principal, and understand and appreciate the relationship of GEMS (the company) to the school.

The LAB is not involved in financial matters, appointing staff, the day to day running of the school, admissions, individual issues or grievances, or any other matters which are the remit of GEMS or the school’s leadership.

Mrs. Tammy Murphy - Chair

CEO/Superintendent Dubai American Academy (Chair)

Mr. Rizwaan Ahmed

Chief Financial Officer Varkey Group and GEMS Global

Mr. David Fitzgerald

GEMS Vice President – IB/ Education(GEMS)

Dr. Louise Lambert

Researcher and Program Developer in Happiness and Wellbeing

Mrs. Raquel Warner

Assistant Professor Mohammed bin Rashid School of Gov. (GWA Parent)

Dr. Mansoor Faghihy

Medical Doctor (GWA Parent)

Mrs. Pooja Kedia

Parent Representative (GWA Parent)

Mr. Omar Abu Sharif

CEO of HUNA Ltd (a Financial Services Company)

Dr Saima Rana

CEO / Head of School GEMS World Academy – Dubai (Ex Officio)

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Ms. Megan La Caze

Director of Teaching and Learning (GWA Staff)

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Mr. Ronan Dawes

GWA Student Council President - (GWA Student)

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Miss. Siena McKenna

GWA Student Council President - (GWA Student)

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