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Melanie Warnes

Principal and CEO - The British School of Brussels

Melanie Warnes became Principal and CEO of The British School of Brussels (BSB) in August 2016.

BSB is a not for profit, inclusive fee-paying international school with 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Whilst British-based, it is uniquely adapted to the needs of the international and multicultural student body. BSB has been providing a holistic and progressive education for over 50 years and it is recognised as one of the top performing schools in the world. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. BSB also offers a bilingual French/English programme for students aged 4 – 14 years. With an excellent record of academic achievement, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe.

Melanie has been Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of a range of schools. Prior to taking up post at BSB she was CEO and Executive Head of a not for profit trust comprising a group of secondary and primary schools. She was a UK accredited National Leader of Education in recognition of her successful work in school improvement and Leadership development.

Melanie has worked on secondment to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), London within the Education and Enterprise Team. She has provided policy advice to ministers and she has extensive international experience in leading innovative learning, leadership training and cultural change.

Melanie is particularly interested in building mutual understanding and meaningful partnerships between education and business.