Board of Trustees & Corporation

AOSR is a non-profit, independent day school in the heart of Rome that is governed by a 12 member board of trustees.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for appointing the Head of School, strategic planning, and fiscal oversight of the school.


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees



Board Members

  • Ms. Cynthia Chaplin, Chair 
  • Ms. Georgia Chrysikopoulou, Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Francesca Nanni, Treasurer
  • Mr. Fabrizio Iliceto, Secretary 
  • Mr. Dror Altman
  • Ms. Arianna Anastasia
  • Ms. Anette Bjorklund Brifalk
  • Mr. Massimo Di Gregorio
  • Mr. Frederick Hawkins
  • Mr. Brian Lambert
  • Mr. Kenneth Meyer
  • Ms. Elif Sallorenzo


Honorary Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Franco Pavoncello, President, John Cabot University Rome

Board of Trustees Committees

  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Facilities 

To contact the AOSR Board of Trustees, please write to


An enormous amount of work has been accomplished by the various committees this year. We now have a modern set of ByLaws worthy of the best international schools around the world, our strategic planning has become streamlined and cutting edge, fit to take AOSR successfully into the next chapter of its history, and our governance policies have been tirelessly reviewed and refined in keeping with best international practices. The many hours of dedication all members of the Board have contributed can’t be counted, but the results are powerful tools that will ensure the bright future of our school.

AOSR Board Chair Cynthia Chaplin

Ms. Cynthia Chaplin

Board Chair

The American Overseas School of Rome is owned and operated by the parents of the students who attend the school. All parents WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OF THE SCHOOL are eligible to join the AOSR Corporation.

AOSR Corporation

The AOSR Corporation is responsible for electing the members of the Board of Trustees and for approval of the yearly Audited Financial Statement. This occurs at the Annual Assembly of the Corporation which is held in November.