The Principal of ISCS Nad Al Sheba has responsibility for the leadership of the school, the strategic direction linked to the aims of the school and governors as well as those of the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021.

The governance structure falls into two parts; Board of Trustees which includes the CEO, DCEO members from BEAM and others invited by the Chairman, and the School Board of Governors who represent all stakeholders including parents, community and staff.

Parents and community members are encouraged to be members of the School Governing Body. In their capacity, they can help shape the school’s future direction and ensure a strong connection and sense of community between the school’s leadership and parents .

Mr. Zaheer Khan - Chair of Governors


Mr. Zaheer Khan is the Chair of the Governing Board at ISCS Nad Al Sheba. Mr. Zaheer is one of the founding members of the Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM) Executive Leadership Team acting as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of BEAM and Associated Group entities. Mr. Zaheer spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes at Beam and oversees the entity’s operations from IT, Marketing and Human Resources. Additionally, Mr. Zaheer Khan serves as the Director of Finance and Treasury of Bukhatir Group.

He is a passionate believer in the role of education as the primary social development tool in any society. He has been instrumental in setting the strategic development direction of Beam schools to help provide greater access to the unique Creative Science Schools model into newer geographies and to as many students as possible. He is an ardent advocate of leadership development at all levels for improving the quality of education in schools and has keen interest in supporting Special Educational Needs and G&T provision across Beam schools.

He has spent his early career in investment research, corporate finance and venture capital, focusing on investments in renewable energy, before moving into global real estate, technology, and education investments and operations. He is a graduate of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and serves on the Advisory Committee of the UAE Alumni Chapter that actively contributes to the university advancement goals. He is a CFA Charterholder and Member of the CFA Institute, US.

Mr. Zaheer is an avid cyclist, runner, nutrition and peak performance geek. He believes in lifelong learning, especially interested in behavioural psychology and behavioural finance, collecting more books than he can finish at any given point of time. He is a founding member of a Dubai based South Asian language collective called Qissa’ Go, working towards furtherance of native languages through storytelling, theatre and other contemporary media forms.
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Mr. Ataullah Parkar - Executive Principal


Ataullah is the Principal at ISCS Nad Al Sheba. He has been a Senior Leader in schools for 7 years, including being a Head Teacher in the UK. He has worked for a number of government agencies in the strategic education departments including Ofqual as a policy advisor to the UK Government. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Education focusing on values based education inspired through faith. Ataullah completed his National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers in 2017.

Mr. Farhaan Patel - Vice-principal


Mr. Farhan has been working in education field for almost 20 years having held a wide array of positions in the sector. His core belief is that ‘educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’

Mr. Patel joined ISCS Nad Al Sheba in April 2018 as Head of Primary. During his time as headteacher of the Primary school, he led on key developments in teaching and learning, reading and monitoring and evaluation.

He was appointed as Vice-Principal in December 2019 and is looking forward to leading passionate and inspired teachers, who develop visible and assessment capable learners, to the next stage in their development.

Prof. Glyn Watson - Community Governor


Professor Glyn Watson, Provost, University of Birmingham (Dubai)

The University of Birmingham was the UK’s original ‘red-brick’ civic university and is the first global top 100 university to establish a campus in Dubai. Professor Watson is the founding Provost for the Dubai campus. Prior to taking up this role he was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College for the College of Social Sciences, which has amongst its schools, the School of Education, the School of Social Policy, the School of Government and Society as well as Birmingham Business School. In his time at Birmingham, he has held a number of senior academic leadership roles, including Deputy Head of College, Dean of the Business School, College Director of Education and academic lead for the development of the University’s digital programmes. He started his research career in the area of political economy, looking at the dynamics of European integration. However, since moving to the Business School the focus of his work has switched to management and organisational performance. He was the recipient of a major EPSRC award for research into the relationship between performance measurement and performance management. He has since published widely in the areas of value chains, contracts, incentives, organisational performance and organisational change. He is a life-long educator and is particularly committed to helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds get the most from their educational experience.

Moosa Khoory - Local Governing Board


Moosa Tariq Khoory is currently Head of Sharia at Dubai Islamic Bank and holds Master’s Degree in Islamic Law & Legal Theory from University of Sharjah.

Moosa Khoory is a TEDx youth speaker on “Aligning Students’ Life Purpose to Future Careers”, author of “Alignment of Life Purpose to Corporate Strategy”, trainer of the Public #GOALS Workshop, and life coach for many school and university students, youth and adults. Moosa was awarded the 1st Place in “What’s Your Wild Idea” in a Global Summit, and his program has been recognized by global companies, consultants and leaders.

"ISCS Nad Al Sheba's environment and community are a clear representation of that, I only wish to further assist my wonderful team and students in reaching their full potential."

Dr. Javaria Ahmed - Parent Governor


Dr. Javeria Ahmed is a parent of 3 students attending ISCS Nad Al Sheba.

Upon graduating from Baqai Medical University (Pakistan); she received four gold medals for the First position (M.B, B.S. Class of 2005).

Dr. Javeria has practiced as a doctor at a leading hospital in Karachi, Pakistan; and later at Baqai Medical University as a Lecturer and Demonstrator (Human Anatomy) for a number of years.

Dr. Javeria actively volunteers in various projects such as leading and facilitating workshops for parents and students with the PTA at ISCS Nad Al Sheba, Teaching Children's Weekend Classes at Pakistan Association Dubai, and Aster.

Dr. Javeria aims to support the school as a parent governor and contribute towards continuously improving the students experience and ensuring all students are supported pastorally and in their academics.

Zaid Zeeshan - Parent Governor


Zaid is a parent of three children at ISCS Nad Al Sheba. Prior to becoming a governor at the school, he had been actively involved in the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) and also served as a Class Representative for two of his children’s classes during academic year 2017 – 2018.

Zaid is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), from the USA. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He has over 18 years of experience in auditing, accounting, finance, taxation and inventory management as well as extensive experience in conducting training courses in USA, UAE and Pakistan.

He is currently the CEO of Inclusive Consulting, which is a management consulting company based in UAE. He is also an approved trainer with The Institute of Internal Auditors – UAE Chapter since 2015.

He started his career in USA where he spent more than 6 years specialising in financial auditing and accounting services for schools and colleges. He was associated with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause and Deloitte & Touche in USA.

He has also worked in Pakistan with Engro Corporation, one of the largest private sector conglomerate. He spent 8 years with them in various different roles, which included serving as Head of Finance for consumer goods business and CFO of the commodity trading and rice manufacturing businesses.

Zaid is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

Nariman Al Awadhi - Inclusion Governor


Nariman Al Awadhi has more than 35 years’ experience working in the UAE Government Ministry of Finance and in the Central Bank of the UAE. She has worked for over 15 years in the UAE private sector in a number of disciplines. Nariman, is active in the community and was the founding member of the UAE Businesswomen Council (BWC) as well as the founding and board member for the Women for Sustainable Growth (W4SG) in Sweden.

Nariman holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a major in International Relations and International Energy and Resources.

Nariman is keen to work with the school and support as the Inclusion Governor, ensuring all students including people of determination are learning and barriers removed to aid their learning. Many of the school students are Emiratis and Nariman looks to support these students and all students in the best education possible by enriching them with learning and developing key skills they require for their futures to serve the UAE and the Globe.

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