The Board

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


The 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 (Foundation)

Birralee International Kindergarten Trondheim AS

Birralee International
School Trondheim  AS

Board Members

Merethe Baustad Ranum - Chair


  • Senior Adviser, The National Courts Administration

  • 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

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

Liv Aksnes 


  • City Council Member, Malvik Kommune

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

  • On the Board since 2014

Britt Nergård 

  • Senior Lawyer, 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, 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 Sjøhagen Nordgaard - Deputy Board Member

  • Kindergarten Leader, DoReMi Humlehaugen barnehage

  • 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.)

Deputy Board Members:

Kenneth Stolz (1. Deputy)

Shyam Chand (2. Deputy)

Board Representatives:

Mrs Ragnhild S. Lervik (Parents’ Representative)

Mr Joao Oliveira (Representative Teaching Staff)

Mrs Robin Conway (Representative other staff)

Representative Trondheim Kommune

Representative Students

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. 

Birralee International School Trondheim 

+47 73 87 02 60

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