The Round Square Board of Trustees

Round Square is led by a Board of Trustees, elected by the Round Square Member Schools, and convened under the presidency of His Majesty King Constantine. The Board combines specialist expertise with representation from Round Square’s Regions and Stakeholder Groups by a mix of Heads of School, Governors, Teachers and Alumni. One-third of the Trustees retire from the Board by rotation at the Annual General Meeting each year. Regional Trustees, the Reps’ Representative and the Governors’ Representative are selected and nominated for election by their constituent group.


His Majesty King Constantine - President

As President and Patron of Round Square, HM King Constantine has been actively involved since he Chaired its formative meeting in 1966. As a teenager, His Majesty attended Anavryta School in Athens which later became a founding Round Square member school. His main interests have continued to be in education and in 1980 He founded the Hellenic College of London. His Majesty is an Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee and President of Honour of the International Sailing Federation.

Rod Fraser

Rod Fraser AM - Chairman

Rod Fraser, Chief Executive of RDF Global Education, and former Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School has enjoyed a career spanning both secondary and tertiary education sectors in three states of Australia. He was involved in governance of the International Baccalaureate Organisation as Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Council, and a Member of the World Heads' Council. Rod is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and of the Australian Council for Education Leaders. In 2015, his contribution was acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Order of Australia Honours (AM) "for significant service to secondary education, to national and international learning development organisations, and to the community".

Hugh Macdonnell

Hugh Macdonnell is a Managing Director, equity owner and member of Clarion’s Executive Board and Investment Committee. He is responsible for the firm’s client relationships and has oversight of three of the firm’s key fund products. Prior to Clarion, Hugh worked for 14 years at Morgan Stanley and previously for Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, a Canadian law firm, in Toronto, Canada. An alumnus of a Round Square school, Hugh is also a current Trustee of Lakefield College School.

John O’Connor

RS Membership Committee Chair John O'Connor has lived and worked in Kenya for the last 25 years, where he has been Director at Brookhouse School in Nairobi since 2004. A member of the G-20 Heads group, John serves on accreditation teams for the Council of International Schools, and the Executive of the Kenya Association of Independent International Schools. He is also a member of the Board of the Human Needs Project, an NGO working towards poverty alleviation in Kibera.

Simona Baciu

Simona is a Founder/Director, of Transylvania College. Simona is on the Global Connections Board and was recently awarded His Majesty King Michael I of Romania’s ‘The Custodian of the Romanian Crown’ Medal by HRH Princess Margareta. This Medal is offered to only 400 living persons and recognises her work in the field of education. Simona is an educator, speaker, author, trainer and consultant for the improvement of education in Romania and abroad.

Siddarth Singh Girnar

Siddharth Singh is Principal and Director of the CBSE (Delhi) and CAIE (UK)-affiliated Emerald Heights International School, Indore. His school was established in 1982 in Indore, India and now has 4,000 students and 250 teachers on its rolls. An alum of Stony Brook University, New York, Siddharth serves on the board of American Field Service (India). In March 2017, “Education world,” a leading Indian publication, named Siddarth as one of the “33 young rising starts of Indian education.”

Catherine Donovan

RS Rep Representative, Catherine Donovan is the RS Rep at Stiftung Louisenlund. Having been involved with Round Square for more than 30 years, Catherine has extensive experience of hosting, organizing and participating in a wide range of Round Square activities and collaborations throughout the world such as an Eco-Adventure project in Costa Rica in 2008 in which students from Louisenlund and Westfield School spent 14 days working on service projects and hiking through the fascinating countryside.

Richard Bradley

First elected to the Round Square Board of Trustees as Governors’ Representative in 2016, Richard Bradley has been involved in International Finance in both the banking and corporate sectors for thirty-five years. He has also served on a hospital board, and that of a children's camp. In 2000 he joined the Board of Bishop's College School Canada, a long time RS member. He became the Round Square governor at the College in 2008, and has attended both international and regional Conferences in that capacity.

Sally James

RS Regional Trustee for the Africa Region, Sally James is the Head of School at St Stithians Girls’ College. Sally has worked within the Independent School movement for over 14 years and has also lectured at the Wits School of Education. Her particular areas of interest include professional teacher development and collaborative learning communities, education and leadership of young women, technology and innovation, and educational and community up-liftment.

Innes van Nostrand

RS Regional Trustee for the Americas, Innes van Nostrand is the Principal of Appleby College. Innes has been involved as a volunteer, presenter, author, and Board member with a variety of professional and community organizations, including Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), TABS, CASE, NAIS, G20 Schools, WLSA, Christ Church Deer Park, Rotary, Scouts Canada, and Queen’s University (having just retired from its Board.)

Richard MacDonald

RS Regional Trustee for Europe and Mediterranean Richard McDonald has played an active role within Round Square since 1994, when he took up post as Head Master of Aiglon College, Switzerland, a founding school. He served on the Round Square Board of Directors between 1996-2000. After a number of years as a Director at Collège Alpin Beau Soleil in Switzerland, recently admitted to Round Square membership, he returned as Head Master of Aiglon College in 2009. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS), of which he was Chair 2006-10. He regularly serves as an accreditation team chair for the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Papri Gosh

RS Regional Trustee for South Asia and the Gulf, Papri Ghosh is the Principal of Indian School Al Ghubra in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman. Papri has also taught at the school since 1991, the year after it was founded. She teaches English in the Senior Secondary section where her focus is to make the classroom experience exciting and enriching and to facilitate children to teach themselves in order to prepare them for the future.