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School Board

The School Board supervises the general running of the school and is responsible for ensuring that the school is run in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Meetings are held approximately eight times per year.

In addition to the board members, the following representatives have the right to meet and speak at the meetings: The Principal, a Trondheim Kommune representative, staff representatives, a parent representative and a student representative.

Stiftelsen Birralee International School Trondheim runs a school and a kindergarten through two separate limited companies, or aksjeselskap. 


 Our Vision

School of Excellence


The aim of the school is to develop the whole child to his or her full potential as a world citizen, prepared to face the opportunities and challenges of a changing world.

Board Members

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Britt Nergård

Board Member

  • Senior Lawyer, SANDS Advokatfirma

  • Previously worked at NSB (CFO) and Trondheim Kommune (director).

  • Master in Law (University of Oslo) and Business Economy (BI)

  • On the Board since 2017 (Deputy Board Member since 2013)

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Harald Ratchje

Board Member

  • Region manager, Azets Insight AS

  • Previously worked at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry (Head of Administration), IBM (Manager) and the Norwegian Army (Officer)

  • Master of Knowledge Management (Copenhagen Business School)

  • On the board since 2013

Trude S. Nordgaard

Board Member

  • Kindergarten Leader, Læringsverkstedet Sætra Idrettsbarnehage 

  • Previously worked as a fagleder in Trondheim Kommune

  • Master of Knowledge Management (Copenhagen Business School)

  • On the Board since 2019 (Deputy Board Member since 2018.)

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Merethe Baustad Ranum


  • Judge at The Family Tribunal, Trøndelag County

  • Previously worked as City Councillor, Head of the County Tribunal for Child Welfare and Social Affairs, Prosecutor

  • Cand. Jur/Master of Law (University of Oslo)

  • On the board since 2009

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Lisbeth Vassaas

Vice Chair

  • EU Advisor, Innovation Norway

  • Master of Management (NTNU), Bachelor of Business Administration (NTNU and the Norwegian School of Management).

  • On the Board since 2012

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Kenneth Stoltz

Board Member

  • Head of Communications, Næringsforeningen i Trondheimsregionen

  • Previously worked as journalist, editor and senior communications advisor at NTNU

  • Cand.philol. in French language, literature and political science, NTNU

  • On the Board since 2024 (Deputy Board Member since 2019)

Deputy Board Members and Representatives

Kenneth Stoltz

Deputy Board Member 1

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Dr. Shyam Chand

Deputy Board Member 2

  • Senior Research Scientist, Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) and Norwegian Centre of Excellence, CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

  • Previously worked as Researcher at National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), UK and Scientist at National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India.

  • Doctorate in Marine Geophysics, NGRI.

  • Deputy Board Member since 2019

Board Representatives

  • Mrs Ragnhild S. Lervik
    Parents’ Representative


  • Mr Pedro Santos
    Representative Teaching Staff


  • Mrs Robin Conway
    Representative Other Staff


  • Representative Trondheim Kommune

  • Representative Students

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