Leadership Team and Governors

School Leadership Team

Our leadership team focuses on ensuring that our students receive a high-quality personalised, student-centred education. The senior leadership team facilitates innovation, research-based best practice and continuous improvement. Academic leaders guide and drive curriculum, assessment and reporting within their subject area and work closely with the Head of Academics to ensure a high level of learning for every student.

nirmeen alireza

Nirmeen Alireza

Academy Director

Kamran Khan


Annette Wilson

Executive Principal
Dhelal Alwazer

Dhelal Alwazer

Head of Junior School

Fatma Sheibani

Head of Girls School
Simon Wystawnoha

Simon Wystawnoha

Head of Boys School
Faten Bawazir

Faten Bawazir

Saudi Head of School
Osamah Aldaeji

Osamah Aldaeji

Boys School Principal

Allison MacDonald

Head of Academics
Alaa Abudawood

Alaa Abudawood

Head of Administration

Yara Abu Khadija

Head of Activities and Communication

Taghreed Al Ghamdi

Head of Early Years Department
Mona Elhajjar

Mona Elhajjar

Head of Arabic Department (Y1-Y3)

Iman Shawkat

Head of English Depatment (Year 1 - Year 3)

Noreen Ahmed

Head of English Department (Year 4 - Year 6)

Doaa Abu Zaid

Head of Department Arabic (Y4-Y9)
Jennifer Wystawnoha

Jennifer Wystawnoha

Head of Teaching & Learning Department

Governance Structure


Nün Academy is a joint venture agreement between Saudi investors and Kunskapsskolan, a Swedish school operating company. The Board of Governors appoints an Executive Committee that follows through with its decisions and liaises with the Academy Director on all Board-related issues.

Board Authority

All executive authority of Nün is vested in the Board, and the Board delegates such authority, as it deems necessary. Individual Board members have no power to act except in meetings of the assembled Board or by specific designation by the Board.

Board and Executive Committee Roles

  • Guarding Nün’s guiding statements – vision, mission, values and vision for students.
  • Maintaining a child focus in all decision-making.
  • Being responsible to the institution as a whole, not having a single agenda/constituency.
  • Avoiding raising individual matters/concerns unless broad policy implications are involved.
  • Acting collectively: the authority to speak/represent/act for the Board comes from the Board.
  • Reviewing and maintaining appropriate bylaws that conform to the CIS Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrating compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Having primary responsibility for the preservation of capital assets and endowments.
  • Placing the day-to-day operational responsibility and accountability in the hands of the Academy Director and the Head of School.
  • Being accountable for the financial stability and financial future of Nün Academy, setting the tuition fees, reviewing and approving the budget.