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Governance

The ISP Schools Association Board of Governors would like to offer a very warm welcome to all families and staff members new to our community. We hope your time here in Penang and with us at The International School of Penang (Uplands), is both happy and rewarding. To all in our community returning after the holiday break, Welcome Back! We do hope your holiday was an enjoyable one and that you have returned to Penang feeling rested, refreshed and ready for yet another busy and exciting year.

Goverance
Goverance

BOARDtalk August 2018

Click on the link below to view the Message from the Chairman of the Board.
Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk January 2018

Click on the link below to view the Message from the Chairman of the Board.
Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk June 2017

Click on the link below to view the Message from the Chairman of the Board.
Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk August 2017

Click on the link below to view the BOARDTalk August 2017 (Updated 5-Sept-2017).
BOARDTalk August 2017

Board of Governors

The School’s governance framework is headed by a Board comprising patron governors and parent governors. This Board of Governors provides the strategic guidance and corporate oversight of Uplands School, and meets at regular intervals throughout the year.

Supporting the Board are several committees that ensure the necessary stewardship of the School’s finances and activities. The chief committee is the Executive Committee and it meets on no less than a monthly basis. This committee works closely with the Principal by taking the Board’s strategic guidance and applying it to the School’s operations. The School Principal is supported by a Senior Management Team comprising Deputy Principals, a Head of Administration, Accountant and senior teaching staff.

Other committees of the Board are the Finance and Audit Committee, the Trustee Committee, the Education Committee and the Development Committee. Committees are comprised of Board members; however, independent specialists are also invited to serve on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Education Committee. The School’s finances are monitored by the Finance and Audit Committee and are audited by an independent external auditor.

Mr. John Patrick Baskett, MBE

1

Board member since September 2009
Chair of Governors since June 2010

Patron Member

Former Managing Director of 4 large Plantation Companies in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
Former British Hon. Consul, and Belgium Consul, Medan, Sumatra
Former Chairman, Medan International School
Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) representative on the Board of Governors

Mr. M R Chandran, K.M.N.

chandran
Board member since 1982.
Member of Trustee Committee
Member of the Finance & Audit Committee

Patron member.

The Company Director of IJM Plantations Berhad,
Eco Processors S/B, EcoChances S/B.
Director of the Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) and ISP Management Sdn. Bhd.
Corporate Consultant Adviser to Agro-Commodity & Biofuel Industries.
Board of Commissioners of PT. Agro Indomas.
Former Director and Head of Plantations of Socfin Co. Bhd.
Formerly Chief Executive of Malaysian Palm Oil Association

Mrs. Uta Malik

uta
Board member since 1987.
Chair of Executive Committee since 1995.

Patron member.

Housewife

Dato. B.J. Yeang

yeang
Board member since 2007.
Former Board member (1993 – 2005)

Patron member.

Chairperson of Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Penang Branch
Former Chief Operating Officer of Invest-In Penang Bhd.
Former Deputy General Manager of PDC

Mrs. Leigh Pratt

leigh
Board member since Oct 2008
Member of Executive Committee
Member of the Finance & Audit Committee

Patron member

PTA Chairperson for 4 years.
Housewife

Mr Tan Kee Chin

chin
Board member since July 2013
Member of Executive Committee
Member of Finance & Audit Committees

Patron member

Managing Director

Mr. John Brinsden, OBE
JB v2

Board member since April 2016
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Board Representative in the Parent Teacher Association Committee

Parent Member

British/New Zealand. Former banker. Resident Director, Mekong Sub-region, Standard Chartered Bank (retired 1999); Chairman of ACLEDA Bank Plc, Cambodia (2015).

Mr Frank Poulsen

fpoulsen

Board member since May 2015
Member of Executive Committee
Member of Finance & Audit Committee
Board Representative in the Parent Teacher Association Committee

Parent member

General Manager

Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow, OBE

Board member since February 2016
Member of Finance & Audit Committee
Member of Trustee Committee

Patron member

Member of board of HSBC (Malaysia) Bhd for over 20 years to March 2014.
Independent and later Senior Independent Director Sime Darby Bhd for 8 years till November 2015.

Mrs. Serena Liuminjuan

Board member since December 2017
Chair of Education Committee
Board Representative in the Parent Teacher Association Committee

Parent Member

Former vice Chair of UPTA
Former teacher of Hunan University and Beijing Foreign Studies University in China, Associate Professor.
Former editor of Tsinghua University Press
Former IELTS and BEC examiner

Mrs. Caroline Collisson

Board member since December 2017
Member of Executive Committee
Board Representative in the Parent Teacher Association Committee

Parent member

Managing Consultant, formerly Associate Director KPMG Singapore and KPMG Australia. Key areas of expertise include contract management, project management, systems development, service transition and IT customer service delivery. Mrs Collisson has over 11 years of commercial consulting and management experience across a broad range of industry sectors including Defence, local and state Government, security and business risk management, public liability management funds and facilities management. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Politics (Hons), Bachelor of Laws and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wing Commander Michael Edwards

Board member since June 2018
Chair of Trustee Committee

Patron Member

Commanding Officer of Number 19 Squadron RAAF.
Prior to this his postings included tours within Air Force Headquarters, Headquarters Combat Support Group, 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing, Defence Force Recruiting and the Australian Defence Force Academy as an Instructor.
Former Manager International Marketing for Australia Post and in several other senior positions, including Manager of the Australia Post Training Centre.
Holds a Masters in Management (International Business), a Grad Dip of Business Management from Monash University, and an Executive Diploma with Distinction in Strategic and Defence Studies from the Malaysian National University.

Mr. Khoo Choon Keat
(MIA 6839/CA)

Key Secretarial Services Sdn Bhd (276467-M)
Company Secretaries of The I.S.P. Schools Association (No.2597-V)

Bye-Laws

Click on the link below to view the Bye-Laws of the Association.
Bye-Laws

Updated on 11 October 2018

Excellence in Education

Uplands aims to provide excellent international education for students of all nationalities in a challenging multi-cultural environment. Uplands believes that hope for world peace lies in an interdependent international community where the principles of respect for self, respect for others are strongly held.

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The International School Of Penang (Uplands)
Jalan Sungai Satu
Batu Feringgi 11100, Penang
Malaysia

Phone: +604 881 9777
Fax: +604 881 9778
Email: info@uplands.org
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