The Director General
The Director General is the Chief Executive and Educational Leader of the Foundation. She is responsible for the appointment of principals, the planning of academic programmes and school facilities, the supervision of academic quality, and the financial, personnel and administrative management of the Foundation. She makes recommendations to the Governing Board on matters that come within its sphere of responsibility.
The Foundation consists of three campuses: La Grande Boissière; La Châtaigneraie; the Campus des Nations (with two sites at Pregny and Saconnex). The organisational structure of each campus is shown on separate sheets.
The central administration of the Foundation, for which the Director-General is responsible, consists of departments responsible for Finance, Admissions, Human Resources, ICT and Development.
Conférence des Directeurs
The Conférence des Directeurs is the senior management team of the Foundation and is composed of the Director General, the Director of Admissions and Marketing, the Director of Development and Communications, the Director of Education, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of ICT, the Campus and School Principals.
Each member of the Conférence des Directeurs has delegated responsibility for specific aspects of the Foundation and for the operation of its eight schools, for the coordination of policies and practices, for the management of associated staff and students, for relations with parents and for planning, budgeting and expenditure.
Members of the Conférence des Directeurs consult regularly with each other.The Conférence meets regularly as a team to discuss general and specific strategic and operational matters and to advise the Director General or any one of its members on the basis of experience, judgement and specialist expertise. It formulates policy, proposals and recommendations on any matters of importance which have a bearing on the functioning and development of the Foundation and assists the Director General in decision-making. It takes collective responsibility for its decisions.
Campus Development Groups
Each campus has a Campus Development Group (CDG) consisting of elected parent and staff members, Board members, the Director-General, principals, student and former student representatives, and the President of the relevant Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). The fundamental purpose of each CDG is to improve the quality of education on its campus through a partnership of parents, staff and students. CDGs keep under review many aspects of campus life and advise on a wide range of issues, both those submitted to them by the Board and by management and those proposed by the CDG itself.
Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs)
Each campus has a PTA. These are autonomous institutions that have no formal role in the Foundation's governance. They provide a range of services and are central to the life of each campus.