Board of Management

The Board of Management governs the English School. This Board is comprised of prominent local figures, including, in many cases, former pupils of the school and is appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Government of Cyprus.  

The Board of Management meets once or twice per month in order to discuss matters of broad financial or strategic importance relating to the school.  

The Board may be contacted via the Board Secretary (board@englishschool.ac.cy).  
 
Meet our Chair and the members of the Board of Management.

Ms Joanna Demetriou, Board Chair
 
Joanna Demetriou graduated from The English School in 1998. She studied Law at the University of Nottingham (LLB Law), and obtained her Master’s Degree from King’s College London (LLM in Public International Law). She is also a Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn), having completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law (City University, London).
 
After her studies, she completed internships at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations in Geneva. She completed her pupillage at Tassos Papadopoulos & Co Law Firm in Nicosia, and after qualifying as a lawyer in Cyprus, practiced as an associate advocate at L. Papaphilippou & Co Law Firm in Nicosia. Since 2009, she serves as Counsel at the Office of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus, with experience in civil law and civil litigation, public administrative law and judicial review, and public international law. She currently holds the position of Counsel for the Republic A’ (International Law Section).
 
As Counsel for the Republic she mainly deals in advisory work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic. She has represented Cyprus twice in cases before the International Court of Justice in the Hague as member of the delegation of the Republic. She also represents Cyprus in proceedings before the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and handles cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and of the Cyprus Bar Association. She is also a member of the International and European Law Committee as well as the Human Rights Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association.  
 
She is a Board Member of the Cyprus Tennis Federation since 2019. In 2022, she was appointed Chair of the ‘Women and Sports’ Commission of the Cyprus Olympic Committee by its Executive Council, a position which she holds to date. She was appointed Chair of The English School Board of Management in February 2024.
 



Ms Anastasia Andritsou, Director, British Council

Mr ┼×ener Elcil Hassan, Member of The Board of Management
Mr ┼×ener Elcil Hassan was born in Kalavasos, Larnaca in 1963. He had to migrate with his family twice due to the societal incidents and conflicts in Cyprus in 1960s and 1970s. After completing his high school education in Famagusta, he graduated from Teacher Training College in 1984 and worked in various schools as primary school teacher. In 1986, Mr Elcil Hassan started to take an active role as a unionist and he is continuing his career as General Secretary of Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTÖS) since 2001.
Mr Elcil Hassan has a sincere belief in universal humanitarian values, brotherhood and sisterhood of people around the world and he recognizes the peace as a virtue. Therefore, he puts in significant effort for re-unification of Cyprus against the ongoing invasion and division of Cyprus since 1974; demilitarizing and disarmament of the island and; contributing to the struggle of Cypriots demanding respect to their political will and human rights.
Mr Elcil Hassan always argues that peace cannot be established by armaments but only through education. Based on this perspective, he initiates the organization of numerous conferences, training seminars and projects on anti-racist education, social justice and peace education, disarmament and gender issues in education for constructing peace culture among students, teachers and school leaders. Besides, he endeavours to promote free, quality and democratic education for all in the society.
Mr Elcil Hassan has been elected to the General Assembly of European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) as country representative for Cyprus in 2008 and 2012. Moreover, he put in great effort to lead the way for a historic cooperation agreement that has been signed by 6 Teacher Unions in Cyprus representing the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. The agreement includes a rotation between the two communities on the country seat in the ETUCE Committee for periods of 2 years.
Mr Elcil Hassan has taken a pioneer role not only in the field of education but also in the Establishment Committees of Home for Cooperation, Queer Cyprus Association, Bi-communal Teachers Platform and many others in Cyprus.
 

Mr Kypros Ioannides,  Member of The Board of Management
Kypros is a practicing lawyer with over 20 years post qualification experience and a
licensed insolvency practitioner. He is a founding partner of the law firm
Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC, a member of the Deloitte Legal network. He holds a BA
in law and an MA from the University of Cambridge and was called to the Bar by the
Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

Kypros was the lecturer and examiner in Company Law of the Cyprus Legal Council for 17
years, he served as president of the Companies and Capital Markets Committee of the
Cyprus Bar Association, and is an appointed expert on the Company Law Steering
Committee of the Ministry of Finance for the Modernisation of the Companies Law.

He was a member of the board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
(CYSEC) from 2014 to 2016 and he chaired the Company Law Working Group of the
European Union Council during the Cypriot Presidency in the second half of 2012.

He is a member of the Board of Management of The English School Nicosia and a
member of the Appeals Tribunal of the Cyprus Football Association.
 

Mr Anastasios Kiteos,  Member of The Board of Management
Tasos Kiteou is a holder of a BSc in Information Technology from the Philips University in Cyprus followed by an MSc in Information Technology from Keele University in the United Kingdom. He completed his studies in 1998 and worked at the private sector for LK Globalsoft and Profile S.A. Greece where he was in charge of implementing customized Financial and Stock Market Software for Brokerage Houses. 

He joined the public service in 2003 where he serves as an IT officer up today at the Department of Information Technology Services of the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy. During his presence he worked for the implementation of several European projects for the TAX Department, the Customs and Excise, the Funding Programmes of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry and the VIS Information System for crossing points of Schengen States of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Two of his children study at the English School. He was appointed as a member of The English School Board of Management in February 2024.
 


Ms Nicole Koulouroudia,  Member of The Board of Management
Nicole Koulouroudia graduated from the English School in the year 2000. She studied Law and holds an LL(B)  from UEA and an LL(M) from University College London (UCL). She has also obtained a  Diploma in European Legal  Markets  from the Aristotle University of Greece and the  INSEAD Fintech Diploma. She is  a member of the Cyprus Bar Association.
She is a Legal Executive and Director with 17 years of extensive experience in guiding global business operations and projects. She has a diversified experience working in the legal profession, in the construction industry, oil and gas industry whilst also assisting with corporate restructurings and digital transformations.
She has worked extensively in the MENA region, Europe and the Eastern Europe for large international organizations including J&P (Overseas) and Avax SA. She has  participated in numerous Boards and several committees including Governance, Remuneration and HR Committess. She is currently the CLO of Avax ME and also acts as the Executive Director of an Oil and Gas corporation. 
She was appointed as a member of the English School Board of Management in February 2024. 

Mr Michael E Kyriakides,  Member of The Board of Management
Michael's expertise and educational background span a broad spectrum of industries, including strategic management, corporate banking (Marfin Laiki, HSBC, Citibank), business analytics, and marketing. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester, followed by an MBA from Manchester Business School, where he graduated with distinction in the top 5% of his class. Additionally, he furthered his qualifications with a Business Analytics Diploma from Harvard Business School Online. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Michael has fortified his credentials with a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma, a Master in Advertising Effectiveness from WARC, and an Advanced Certificate in Effectiveness for Advertising from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising from the UK.

With over two decades of professional experience, Michael holds the position of CEO at both International Airport Advertising Corporation Ltd (IAAC) and Ad Board Media Group. Throughout his career, he has cultivated a diverse and expansive portfolio of companies, operating locally as well as internationally. His endeavors have encompassed the design, construction, management, and marketing of airport advertising programs in Europe and Asia, as well as other out-of-home media platforms.

Michael's career journey showcases his exceptional ability to negotiate substantial deals, generate streams of income, manage diverse teams, oversee international operations, and cultivate new business opportunities within prominent B2B and B2C sectors, all the while fostering the entrepreneurial spirit that is emblematic of his management style.

Michael, a parent of two children, one of whom is currently enrolled as a student at the English School, was appointed as a member of The English School Board of Management in February 2024.
 
 


Mr Antonis Kirmizis,  Member of The Board of Management
Antonis is currently a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology in 1999 at Lawrence University, USA and then in 2004, obtained his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He then moved to Cambridge University, UK, where he engaged in undergraduate teaching and completed his post-doctoral research in 2009. 

Towards the end of 2009, Antonis joined the University of Cyprus as an Assistant Professor, where he established his research laboratory by securing competitive European and national funding. He served first as Vice-Chair and then as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2019  to 2023, managing academic, administrative and financial affairs. He is also a member of various scientific and academic boards and societies, with responsibilities including advising and evaluating programs of study. 

Antonis has two children who are students at The English School. He was appointed as a member of The English School Board of Management in February 2024.
 


Ms Nataly Partassidou Rologis, Member of The Board of Management
 
Nataly Partassidou Rologis graduated from The English School in 1997. She studied Law at King’s College London(LLB) and then obtained her Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance Law from the University of London(LLM). She has also completed her Bar Vocational Course whilst being a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
 
She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2003. Between 2003-2022, she worked in the litigation department of Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC, specialising, among others, in Banking Law, Competition Law, Labour Law and Public and Administrative Law. In 2023, Nataly founded her own Law Firm, N ROLOGIS LLC.
 
She served as a member of the University of Cyprus's Board of Directors between 2014 and 2018 and as the Chair of the University’s Personnel Committee.
 
Nataly was appointed as a member of the English School Board of Management in September 2021
 

Ms Mariza Platritou,  Member of The Board of Management
Mariza Platritou graduated from ‘The English School’ in 2000 and studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick. She then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 while working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2007 she was offered a position at the Central Bank of Cyprus, firstly as an Internal Auditor and from 2010 onwards in the Banking Supervision Department.   During the economic crisis of 2013 she was heavily involved in the restructuring of the banking system.           
 
 
Mr George Sklavos,  Member of The Board of Management
George Sklavos graduated from The English School in 1998. He holds a degree (BSc) in Economics from University College London (UCL) and Master’s degree (MSc) from the London School of Economics (LSE) in Public Policy and Administration. He is currently the Head of Corporate Communications & Branding at Hellenic Bank, overseeing the division responsible for communicating, protecting, and enhancing the Group’s brand and reputation, as well as handling the marketing budget.
 
Prior to joining Hellenic Bank in 2016, George worked alongside the Minister of Finance for 7 years, and was responsible for coordinating the relations with regional and international stakeholders, taking part in several EU and IMF Committees. During the Cyprus EU Presidency, he gained extensive experience through his role as coordinator and spokesperson of the Ministry of Finance. He also worked as the Financial Counsellor for the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU (2006-2009), attending Economic and Financial Working Groups and Committees on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus.
 

Ms Karen Aelbrecht, Board Secretary 

Mr Andreas Moyseos, Board Accountant / CFO
 
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