The Board

Birralee International School Trondheim is a non-profit making foundation, or “stiftelse”.  The constitution was changed in June 2004 to reflect the changes necessary to comply with the Act of Private Schools in response to our status as an independent, private school.


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.


The Board is responsible for and acts to regulate the financial affairs of the School and to supervise the general running of the school. Meetings are held approximately eight times per year.

The Articles of Association (AoA) for the Foundation can be found here: Vedtekter Stiftelsen Birralee International School Trondheim.

Our Vision



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

Merethe Baustad Ranum - Chair


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  • On the Board since 2013

Lisbeth Vassaas - Vice Chair 


  • EU Advisor at Innovation Norway

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

  • On the Board since 2013

Liv Aksnes 


  • City Council Member in Malvik Kommune

  • Previously worked as a Principal (Hommelvik Skole) and a Primary and Middle School Teacher (Malvik Kommune)

  • On the Board since 2013

Britt Nergård 

  • Senior Lawyer at Steenstrup Stordrange DA

  • 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)

Harald Ratchje

  • Region manager at 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)

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Trude Sjøhagen Nordgaard - Deputy Board Member

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  • Deputy Board Member since 2018.

Birralee International School Trondheim 

+47 73 87 02 60

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