John Burns is currently Director of Pechersk School International, with over twenty years of experience leading schools in five countries: Australia, Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam and Ukraine. His experience with Executive Committees / Boards is also quite detailed and varied. Having worked with two non-profit, parent elected School Boards in Indonesia and currently in Ukraine as well as two quite different corporate Boards in for-profit schools in Turkey and Vietnam, John has experienced different models and styles. In Vietnam, he also had the opportunity to serve on the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Auscham) and held the position of Chairperson and National President in 2011 and 2012.
In particular, John’s work as National President across the two Boards (HCMC Chapter and Hanoi Chapter) to develop a mission statement, long term goals, an annual strategic plan and a creative marketing plan to match were areas that he really enjoyed and where he feels he added value.