Governance

The French International School “Victor Segalen” Association Limited is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, incorporated under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, managed by a board of elected parents.

 

Victor Segalen Association

The “French International School ‘Victor Segalen’ Association Limited” is a company limited by guarantee without a share capital, incorporated in Hong Kong on 20 November 1979.

Anyone holding a debenture, individual or corporate, is de facto a member. The Association meets at least once a year for its Annual General Meeting.

The Board

As an independent, non-profit school, the French International School (FIS) is managed by the Board, comprised of 13 volunteer members: 12 parents elected for three years, and France’s Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau. Representatives from FIS, the Consulate, and the French Chamber of Commerce can also be invited to take part in board meetings. Board members do not receive any financial compensation from FIS for their involvement.

Any FIS parent can put themselves forward for election to the Board. Board directors are elected in the Annual General Meeting.

 

The Board’s mission

The Board’s mission centres around the following areas:

Developing and implementing an ambitious vision for FIS students

Ensuring the school’s long-term financial success and stability

Overseeing the school’s management

Verifying the school is being effectively managed

Ensuring the Association’s objectives are respected

Board members

Alexandre Giorgini

Honorary President of the Association, France’s Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau

Hervé Robin

Chairman of the Board

Sonia Perna-Darghouth

Board Secretary, Audit Committee Chair

Goran Kuna

Board Vice Chair, Human Resources Committee Chair & Chair, Search Committee for the next Head of School (commencing September 2022)

Thomas Decouvelaere

Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Sean Alexander

Board Director

Yves Bernard

Board Director

Pierre-Jean Beylier

Board Director

Guillaume Goriot

Board Director

Caroline Simon-Michel

Governance Committee Chair

Anne Vanlaeys

Board Director

Jeanne Zhao-Clot

Fundraising Committee Chair

Victor Segalen Council

The Victor Segalen Council ensures FIS’s governance at the operational level.

The Council is chaired by the Head of FIS and includes parent, student, teacher and administrative staff representatives.

It deals with operational matters relating to school life, which affect FIS as a whole, and with recommendations from each campus council.