Meet the WLSA Boards

Eve Jardine-Young

Chair Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College
United Kingdom

Jack Jia

WLSA Foundation

Changming Lu

Principal, Beijing No. 4 High School
Beijing, China

Temba Maqubela

Headmaster, Groton School
Massachusetts, United States

Head of School, The Webb Schools
Claremont, California

Jian Wu

High School Affiliated to Fudan University
Shanghai, China

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The WLSA Executive Board

The WLSA Executive Board are truly international, with members of the Board coming from across the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and China.

The Executive Board monitors the implementation of the mission and vision of WLSA as well as monitoring the annual budget.


The WLSA Council Board

The WLSA Council Board is a combination of experts in the fields of education and industry from around the world.

These individuals act as a strategic think tank, working with both the Executive Board and on occasion directly with Associates to provide support and advice.


Eve Jardine-Young

Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Chair of the WLSA Executive Board

A Word From Our Chair

The World Leading Schools Association was established in 2011 in New York City, arising from a shared wish amongst Heads to develop enhanced understanding and cooperation between their students, educators and administrators right across the world, supported by a formal network. WLSA schools encourage young people to be open-minded, purposeful individuals and engaged, effective global citizens.

WLSA recognises and celebrates the cultural and educational differences between schools, and seeks to build a network on the principles of diversity, transformative education and inclusion. Many of us share an awareness of the scale and range of major challenges facing us in the 21st century. Stronger collaborations in seeking and sustaining shared, innovative solutions are going to be the hallmarks of the leaders amongst the generations we are educating now.

What we also share is our faith in the imagination, idealism, resilience and creativity of the young people in our schools, and the ability of passionate and dedicated educators to support and inspire.