The management team of Internationella Engelska Skolan is responsible for ensuring that all parts of the organisation function at the highest level, within their area of expertise.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Anna Sörelius Nordenborg
As CEO, Ms Sörelius Nordenborg is ultimately responsible for the entire organisation and its operations. She has a solid background, including as country manager, Sweden, for Anicura, and vice president business development at Sandvik Mining and as a consultant at McKinsey.
Ms Eva Andersson
School lawyer Eva Andersson joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2013. Her role includes providing legal support to Principals and head office as well as handling investigations and decisions under Sweden’s educational laws, alongside the Head of Academics, as Ombudsman for the organisation. She was previously a Director of Education for the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) and has also worked as a teacher, and as secretary of a government commission into state-provided adult education.
Head of Academics
Mr Damian Brunker
Mr Brunker, who has worked within education since 2000 and with Internationella Engelska Skolan since 2006, leads the academic representatives group and the head office educational team. He is responsible for the organisation’s academic quality and standards. He also oversees a number of company-wide academic initiatives and projects.
Head of Pastoral
Mr Jeremy Elder
Mr Elder is responsible for securing a calm learning environment across the organisation.
After teaching in Leeds, Bradford and London, Mr Elder moved to Sweden to work for Internationella Engelska Skolan. He has worked in management positions responsible for student welfare for more than 25 years, including at IES Enskede and later IES Järfälla, where he was assistant principal before becoming head of pastoral for the organisation in 2019.
Mr Elder is also the ombudsman for Internationella Engelska Skolan. If you would like to make a complaint, more information about how to do this can be found here.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms Robin Kirk Johansson
Ms Kirk Johansson is responsible for operations in IES schools in Sweden and is the primary point of contact at head office for the principals. Ms Kirk Johansson opened IES Borås in 2010 and was the school's principal until she was appointed as a COO in 2017. She is also an educated teacher from the USA.
Director of Student Health
Dr Helena Luning
Dr Lüning joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2016 and is since 2017 responsible for Student Health, which includes medical, psychological and psychosocial activities. The role involves quality management of student health and developing health and psychological initiatives with a special focus on preventive healthcare in our schools. Dr Lüning holds special exams in both paediatrics and children psychiatry. Prior to joining Internationella Engelska Skolan she already had nearly 20 years experience of clinical work within her areas of expertise.
Chief Information Officer
Mr Scott Melnyk
Mr Melnyk comes from a business management background with academic degrees in both in Civil Engineering and Psychology. Mr Melnyk has worked within education, IT, and management for the past 20 years and enjoys following developments in governance, security and pedagogic systems. He is responsible for IT strategy and implementation, including negotiations, security design, IT auditing, and training.
Head of HR
Ms Gunilla Parish
Ms Parish is responsible for driving the organisation’s HR-strategy including talent management and leadership development as well as ensuring that school leadership teams can access the best support for HR matters.
Her background includes roles as corporate Head of HR at Aleris and Capio as well as HR Director at Compass Group Nordic.
Head of Communication
Ms Emma Rheborg
Since joining IES in 2018 Ms Rheborg has been responsible for IES’s internal and external communication, brand and investor relations. She also works with the organisation’s strategy.
Her background includes roles such as head of communication for Nordea Sweden and head of Nordea Group's external communication as well as head of communication at Ratos and a communication consultant at JKL.
Vice Chief Executive Officer
Mr Jörgen Stenquist
As a former major in the Swedish marines, Mr Stenquist has seen service in countries across the globe. More recently he was Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Täby before becoming the organisation’s Vice CEO in 2009. He assists the CEO with the operation of the organisation including strategic planning, daily operations, expansion and security on a strategic level.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Fredrik Åkerman
Mr Åkerman, with his experience and demonstrated capabilities is well-equipped to lead the development of IES Finance Department and work to develop the company. He is responsible for the financial strategy of the company and its long-term financial stability. As well as assisting schools with their budgets and negotiating contracts he makes sure the company’s audits run smoothly and has responsibility for finances throughout Internationella Engelska Skolan. He has a solid and extensive experience as a CFO with 9 years in that role for Bisnode where he also served as interim CEO. He has previously also worked as CEO for BTJ Infodata and before that as Managing Director for Dagens Nyheter.