Senior Leadership Team

The school has been under the leadership of our Head of School, Philip Bradley, since August 2017. He has strong support from his senior leadership team, and the academic and administrative staff. 

Please view more information about our senior leadership team below.

Philip Bradley - Head of School

Philip has been involved in international education for over 30 years; prior to joining the Swiss International School in Qatar he served as the High School Principal at the International School Bangkok. He has previously held administrative and teaching positions in Peru, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, France and Wales.

His teaching background is in geography, earth science and physical education. As an administrator Philip has spent a lot of time establishing strong learning focused teams with a focus on IB, curriculum development, assessment, grading and social emotional learning projects.

Philip and his wife Anne (also an educator) have raised two children overseas, Jonathan and Rebecca. They are currently studying in Liverpool and Vancouver.

Dr Nancy Le Nezet - Director of Studies

Nancy studied Philosophy in France and in the UK, and taught languages in Japan, the US and Spain before starting her career as an IB educator.

Nancy is passionate about international education in general and the IB in particular: she taught various IB subjects for 12 years, conducts IB workshops, leads teams of examiners and was the author of the IB Philosophy textbook. As well as teaching, Nancy has held curricular and pastoral leadership roles in IB schools such as Godolphin & Latymer in London and International School Bangkok in Thailand. Nancy's mother tongue is French and she speaks English, Spanish and some basic Thai and Japanese.

Nancy is accompanied by her husband Adam, who teaches art, and their two children, Selena and Anton.

Susan Anderson - Head of Primary School

Susan spent the first years of her teaching career in the UK, but for the last 18 years she has been on the leadership teams of international schools across Eastern Europe, Central Europe and Western Europe.

Before joining the Swiss International School in Qatar as the Head of Primary School, Susan was the Head of Elementary at St John’s International School in Belgium. She has extensive experience and knowledge in delivering the IB curriculum, in addition to the British National curriculum.

Originally from the UK, Susan loves to travel and explore different cultures. She is a keen exercise enthusiast, and is passionate about promoting a love of sports and activities amongst her young learners. Susan speaks English, German and some French.

John Godbold - Head of Secondary School for Boys

John has 28 years of teaching and senior leadership experience. Prior to joining SISQ he was already well established in Qatar as an Assistant Head at the Doha British School.

He has previously taught in both London and Dorset. His teaching background is in Physical Education. He is holder of the highest football coaching qualification in Europe and previously worked at youth level in the English Premier League. John has led and developed highly successful educational teams in the areas of Teaching and Learning, ECAs, 21st Century Skills development and community links.

John and his wife Wendy (Manager at Sidra Hospital) have two daughters, Emily who is in her first year at Bristol University and Sophie who is completing her GCSE exams this summer. 

Lana Kulas - Head of Secondary School for Girls

Lana has been working in education for over eleven years, four of those in Qatar. Prior to arriving in Doha, Lana was an Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form at Chelsea Academy in London, where she helped to set up a large new school. She has previously worked as a pastoral leader and university and careers adviser, as well as working with gifted and talented students.

Originally, from Bosnia, Lana grew up in the UK and obtained a degree in English before training to become a teacher. She has previously taught English, humanities, media, film and critical thinking. Lana has done a lot of work on organising meaningful extracurricular activities and visits for her students, including setting up a charity that raises funds for an orphanage and organises student trips and projects to promote service learning and multicultural understanding. Lana speaks English, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian and enjoys travelling and playing rugby in her spare time. 

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