We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2019-2020.

Meet our ISL leadership team. ISL has a group of experienced leaders who work together in order to provide the ultimate learning environment for our students.

Frazer Cairns

Frazer Cairns joined ISL as its Director in 2017. With a background in management consultancy and journalism, he has worked as a science teacher and more recently as a school leader in the UK, Indonesia, Switzerland, and Singapore.  Frazer holds masters and doctorate degrees in education, his research focusing on the place of bilingualism in international education.  He is a strong advocate for the importance of student well-being and student voice.  Frazer is a member of the Board of the Swiss Group of International Schools.

Frazer Cairns

School Director

Frazer Cairns - International School of Lausanne Leadership

Simon Foley

Simon is British and Irish and joined the school in 2005, becoming Assistant Principal in 2007, and Secondary School Principal in 2015. He previously taught in the UK, Italy, and Thailand.

Simon Foley

Secondary School Principal

simon foley - secondary school principal

Sarah Gifford

Sarah Gifford is American and Danish. She previously taught modern languages and humanities in Alaska, New Mexico, and Germany. Having completed a Masters in International School Administration just before joining ISL in 2019, Sarah takes a particular interest in student well-being and developing leadership in young people.

Sarah Gifford

High School Principal

David Harrison

David is British and joined the school in 1997, after moving to Switzerland in 1992. He is an IB MYP evaluation visit leader and teaches in the science department.

David Harrison

Middle School Principal

david harrison - Assistant Principal

Darryl Anderson

Darryl is Canadian and joined the school in 2015. He previously worked in Thailand, India, and Colombia. Darryl is also an MYP evaluation team member, workshop leader, and Personal Project examiner. He teaches in the humanities department.

Darryl Anderson

Assistant Principal – IB MYP Coordinator

Middle School Principal

Oliver Alexander

Oliver is British and joined ISL in 2008. He has taught MYP and Diploma Programme English literature, language and literature, and Theory of Knowledge, both at ISL, and in England and Japan. Oliver is a Diploma Programme examiner, and in his previous roles, he was Head of the English Department and Theory of Knowledge Coordinator at ISL.

Oliver Alexander

Assistant Principal – IB Diploma Coordinator

Alexander Oliver

Lief Erickson

Lief is American and joined the school in 2007 as the Assistant Principal and as the Primary School Principal in 2013. He previously taught in New Zealand, Saipan, Thailand, Italy, Norway, and Dubai. He is an NEASC and CIS accreditation team member.

Lief Erickson

Primary School Principal

lief - primary school principal

Erin Threlfall

Erin is American and joined ISL in 2018. She previously worked in New York, Ghana, Togo, South Korea, and Bali. Erin is a service learning workshop leader with CBK Associates, and a PYP workshop leader and consultant.

Erin Threlfall

Assistant Principal – IB PYP Coordinator

Jill Weaver

Jill is American and joined ISL in 2016 as a Year 5 teacher, becoming Primary School Assistant Principal in 2019. She has previously taught in the United States, Dubai and Singapore.

Jill Weaver

Assistant Primary School Principal

Jill Weaver

Mathieu Blanc

Mathieu is Swiss and joined ISL in 2018. He completed a Masters degree in Work and Organizational Psychology with honors at the University of Neuchatel. Over the last 15 years, he has been working for several international companies in the fast-moving consumer goods and aerospace industries. Mathieu is also an examiner for the Swiss Federal Diploma in Human Resources.

Mathieu Blanc

Head of Human Resources

mathieu blanc - head of HR

Tamar Stockley

Tamar is British, although her childhood and education was in East Africa. She joined the administration and support (technical) staff at ISL in 2007. Previously Tamar worked in the humanitarian emergency and disaster management sector and has provided human resource and operational management support to a variety of multi-sector programmes in Uganda, Sudan, Pakistan, Haiti, and Somalia.

Tamar Stockley

Head of Operations

Tamar Stockley

Erlend Badham

Erlend is British and Norwegian. He joined ISL in 2016. His background is in Physical Education but has transitioned over to managing After-School Activities Programmes in different schools over his career. Some of his previous roles include Physical and Outdoor Education Faculty Coordinator as well as After-School Activities Coordinator.

Erlend Badham

Head of Athletics and Activities

Head of After School Activities

Thomas Baetschmann

Thomas is Swiss and joined ISL in 2010. He is in charge of the accounting and financial management of the school. Previously he was supervising finances, HR and administration of various entities of the industrial and services sectors, in Switzerland, Asia and Africa.

Thomas Baetschmann

Head of Finance

Julien Rovira

Julien is French and Australian. He joined ISL in 2011. Julien is the Head of IT and an MYP design teacher at ISL. In his previous role, Julien was the Design Technology and Primary IT Coordinator at Somerset College in Australia where he also taught DP design technology, engineering technology, and graphics. During his time in Australia, he was also an MYP workshop leader, MYP in-school trainer, MYP moderator and monitor of assessment, and MYP curriculum developer for the IBO Asia Pacific region. Additionally, he lectured teaching theories and methodology for master’s students at Bond University, Australia.

Julien Rovira

Head of IT

Julien Rovira

Hervé Peitrequin

Hervé is Swiss. He joined ISL in 2018 as Head of Marketing. Before this, he has been working for companies in various sectors such as FMCG, luxury or telco. He holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations for the University of Geneva, as well as a Masters in Business Management from the ESCP in Paris. He has been living in the US, Germany and the UK.

Hervé Peitrequin

Head of Marketing

Herve Peitrequin