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Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team.

  • Neal Dilk

    Neal Dilk

    Director

    Neal Dilk

    Neal is originally from Canada although he has spent almost his entire career in international schools overseas. Prior to his role at NAISR, Neal was the Head of School at Aoba-Japan International School in Tokyo, Japan. 

    Over the course of his career, Neal has served as Head of School, Principal, Director of Curriculum, Head of Science, Science Teacher, Grade 4 Teacher, and Learning Support Teacher. Neal is actively involved with a number of regional and global international education organisations and also serves as an accreditor for the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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  • Willem Horbach

    Willem Horbach

    Business Manager

    Willem Horbach

    Willem is a Dutch national who brings thirty years of financial experience to our school. He has been involved in many diverse projects, which have provided a range of human resources and problem solving skills. He has extensive experience working in the areas of finance, business development, HR and ICT.

    Willem began his role as Business Manager at NAISR in 2011 and he enjoys working in the international and dynamic environment that the school provides.

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  • Alison Lipp

    Alison Lipp

    Elementary School Principal

    Alison Lipp

    Alison is originally from Canada although she has lived in Europe (France and The Netherlands) for the past fourteen years. She has experience teaching and leading in both primary and secondary schools and is passionate about international and specifically intercultural education. 

    Alison has a background in curriculum, instruction and assessment and is part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) in the area of teaching and learning for the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS). Alison has experience as a member of CIS Accreditation Teams and is currently undergoing training as a NEASC Accreditor too. 

    She feels strongly about maintaining the whole child at the center of learning, so that instilling core values and working to meet both personal and academic needs are at the heart of what we do in schools. Her three children are proud members of the elementary school at NAISR.

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  • Brett Sullivan

    Brett Sullivan

    Secondary School Principal

    Brett Sullivan

    Brett is originally from New Zealand and has considerable experience and expertise in strategic and operational leadership roles. In addition to being a qualified and experienced educator, he has managed customer and public-facing service operations including frontline emergency services. He has led world championship winning sport portfolios and managed teams of staff and volunteers through logistically challenging projects, programmes and events. 

    Brett has been at NAISR since 2014 and has taught across a number of curriculum areas. He has held other international school roles including Curriculum Coordinator, IMYC Coordinator and University/College Counselor.

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  • Jack Fox-Powell

    Jack Fox-Powell

    Director of Admissions & Marketing

    Jack Fox-Powell

    Having spent 6 years working at another Nord Anglia school, Jack has now joined NAISR as our Director of Admissions & Marketing. He brings with him an enthusiasm and passion for providing an excellent parent experience, and is ambitious at wanting to expand NAISR's reputation as educational experts throughout the Netherlands and the very best school for your children. Originally from Bristol in the UK, Jack spent his Elementary school years in Los Angeles and his post-university years in Russia. This has given Jack the global perspective to fully understand and empathise with our Expat families as they move from one country to another.

    Jack is passionate about good communication and bringing NAISR together under the Nord Anglia brand. He believes that Rotterdam is seeing the beginnings of a business boom, and is looking forward to our school being at the heart of it.

    At the University of Nottingham, Jack gained a bachelor's degree in Russian and International Communication & Media. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, meeting new people, squash, and spending time with family and friends. He speaks English and Russian.

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