UWC Dilijan College was established by and is governed under the terms of the Dilijan International School of Armenia Foundation (DISA). DISA is a non-commercial legal entity established and registered under the Foundation Law of the Republic of Armenia. The managing bodies of the School are the Board of Governors and the Head who is also known as the Director.  



The Board of Governors is the highest managing and control body of DISA has the collective and ultimate responsibility for the approval of strategy and the academic, legal, fiduciary and financial affairs of the College. It consists of up to 15 members who meet at least three times a year. The Board approves the College budget and appoints the Head.


The UWC Dilijan Board also has a number of Honorary Board Members: generally individuals with a close historic or other connection with UWCD who may attend Board meetings and have an advisory vote on any resolutions of the Board․


Advisory Board Members are individuals who have specialist knowledge and experience which is of huge value to the Board but who are not able to commit to attend every Board Meeting or serve on Board Committees. Advisory Members have an advisory vote on resolutions of the Board.


UWC Dilijan is fortunate to have a close working relationship with Scholae Mundi (CIO), a charity registered in the United Kingdom which, in addition to its worldwide educational activities, supports the College financially and by promoting it and working closely with the UWC national committees. A minimum of one-third of the charity trustees but not a majority must be members of the Board of Governors of UWC Dilijan.

Full Board Members

Veronika Zonabend photo

Chair of UWC Dilijan Board, UWC Dilijan Co-Founder, impact investor and social entrepreneur 

Philip Couzens

Founding Principal and CEO, Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang; previously Director of Studies, Oundle School

Elisabet Engellau photo

Director, IGLC Global Leadership Development Practice, INSEAD The Business School for the World

Advisory Board Members

Manfred Schepers photo

Trustee and ex-Vice President and CFO at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Honorary Board Members

Ralph Townsend photo

Chairman of Cothill Educational Trust, Winter's International School Finder and Winton Consulting; Senior Adviser to RS Academics

Manfred Kets de Vries photo

Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, INSEAD