OSC is registered as a non-profit making, limited company. Parents of each and every full fee paying student attending the school are members of the company.

The OSC is governed by a ten-person Board of Directors, of whom nine are elected from among the full fee-paying parental body, while the remaining position is filled by appointment.

The Board meets a minimum of three times a year and is responsible for the development of policy and the appointment of a Head of School who serves in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer. Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (held in January) and any Extraordinary General Meeting are limited to those parents who are full fee-paying.

School Board Members for 2017 -18

Mr. Michael Cragun (Chairman)

Michael Cragun and his wife Rosie are the parents of six children, including five at OSC. Michael serves as operations manager at the American Embassy, overseeing facilities, finance, human resources, IT, logistics, purchasing, medical services, and community morale. He and his family have lived overseas for the past 17 years in Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mexico, and Cuba.

Ms. Sajeda Akbarally

Sajeda Akbarally is an Australian national. She joined the Board in 2009. She has served as the Chair of the Board for two and a half years, and serves on all the Board sub-committees.  Sajeda has a background in chartered accounting and fitness.

Ms. Nancy VanHorn

Nancy VanHorn has two children at OSC. She joined the board in September 2018 and works at the U.S. Embassy. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, Nancy consulted on message development for political campaigns, coordinated internal communications for a Caspian Sea oil project, conducted civic advocacy programs in Russia, and worked on a Presidential Inaugural Committee. She has served extensively in Eastern Europe and South Asia.

Mr. Sudath Perera

Sudath Perera is the founder of Sudath Perera Associates and the Managing Partner. Sudath has crafted a unique brand of legal services which ensured the success of the Firm since its inception. Today the Firm boasts a strong client base of well-known local and multinational companies. He was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1991. He gained invaluable experience working with several senior lawyers, including a leading President’s Counsel of the Colombo Bar. He has also served as a Director on the Export Development Board under the purview of the Board of Investment Sri Lanka. Further, he currently serves on the Board of the investment firm Investrust Capital (Private) Limited.

Mr. Raj K.Omprasadham

Raj K.Omprasadham is a Sri Lankan national and joined the OSC board in September 2015. He also serves on the Finance Committee. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and has over 30 years experience in businesses varying from genetics to computer software. He serves on the boards of commercial companies as well as non profit organisations. He has two children at OSC.

Mr. Jonas Bridgwater

Jonas Bridgwater is a Swedish citizen. He joined the Board in 2016 and has one child at OSC. Jonas has worked in the software industry for 25 years and has co-founded and serves on the Boards of several software companies. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1998.

Ms. Aruni Goonetilleke

Aruni Goonetilleke has over 20 years of experience in banking and finance having worked with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore and currently the Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking at People’s Bank. She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Colombo and Masters in Law from Harvard University, USA. She has served on the Board previously and chaired the Finance Committee.

Mr. Rishi Batta

Rishi is an Indian citizen. He joined the OSC Board in 2016 and serves on the Finance Committee.He is an accountant by qualification and a banker by profession. He has two sons attending OSC in Grades 1 and 5 respectively.

Mr. Damian Gilkerson

Damian Gilkerson is an accomplished commercial leader in the Pharmaceutical sector, and a lifelong believer in challenging the status quo.

Currently, the Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Sri Lanka and the Maldives, he has a passion for simplifying complexity through creative problem solving, and an appetite for bold decision making. Experienced in P&L management, sales and marketing, line and matrix leadership, business transformation and risk management; Damian relishes the opportunity to support colleagues to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Damian is a husband, and a father of two energetic children, aged nine and seven. Outside of the office, Damian enjoys rugby, motor racing and golf.

Amena Arif

Amena moved to Sri Lanka with her two children in 2016 and joined the OSC board the next year. She is an experienced banker working in the area of development finance as the Country Manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives for the International Finance Corporation. Amena is a Pakistan national and has prior board experience with financial sector entities.