Board of Trustees

Panagiotis Zisis

chairman of the BOARD of trustees

Panagiotis Zisis is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He grew up in South Africa and was educated at the University of Cape Town. Panagiotis moved to Greece in 2002 where he joined the Corporate Finance team of PwC.

Panagiotis is a Partner of PwC Greece and leads its Consumer, Industrial, Energy, Utilities and Technology Assurance practice and is also the Chief Risk Officer of the Firm. Prior to his joining PwC, he was an Associate Director at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in South Africa.

Panagiotis is married with twin daughters who attend Campion Senior School. He has been a member of the school Board since 2013.

Virginia Murray

BOARD VICE CHAIR

Virginia Murray grew up in Hertfordshire and graduated in law from Cambridge University. She worked as a barrister in London for 5 years before moving to Greece where she also qualified as a Greek lawyer. She is head of the Greek-law practice at Watson Farley & Williams Greek Branch and has two sons who have graduated from Campion. She has been a member of the board since 2015.

Socrates Leptos - Bourgi

BOARD TREASURER

Socrates Leptos – Bourgi grew up in Cyprus and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.

Socrates qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and moved to Athens in 1998 when he joined PwC Greece. He is also a qualified auditor under the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece.

Socrates is currently an audit partner with PwC Greece and the Global Shipping & Ports Leader of the PwC network. He is also a member of the Shipping Committee of the Hellenic-British Chamber of Commerce.

Socrates has twins, Alexandros and Stella, who attend Campion School. He joined the school Board of Trustees in 2021.

Thomas Shortell, Jr.

Board Secretary

Thomas Campion Shortell Jr is the son of the school’s founders, Thomas and Betsy Shortell, and has been a member of the board since 1978. Thomas is an alumnus of Campion School, having attended the school from 1970-1973, and is a trader at Soya Hellas in Athens.

Thomas’s son, Thomas Shortell III, is also an alumnus of Campion School.

Nicholas Rugg

Trustee

Nick taught at Campion School for 4 years from 1987 to 1991. Since then he has worked in other international schools in Thailand and Chile, where he was Headmaster of Redland School, Santiago, from 2003 to 2007. He moved back to the UK as Headmaster of Newcastle-under-Lyme School, a position he held until 2015, which is a large independent co-educational day school in the former Potteries. He is now Director of Schools for the International Schools Partnership which runs several schools in Spain.  Along the way he has picked up a COBIS award for the promotion of international education. Nick has maintained close ties with Greece since his days at Campion as a teacher and is a frequent visitor to the Ionian islands to indulge his passion for sailing.

Nick is married and has two children.  Nick was delighted to be able to return to Campion as a trustee in 2014, is certainly older and hopefully wiser, and is eager to serve the school to the best of his ability.

Dr Chris Greenhalgh

Trustee

Chris lived and worked in Italy and Athens for five years before returning to the UK to complete his PhD on the American poet, Frank O’Hara. Chris taught at Campion School from 1988 to 1991.

In 1992 Chris received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. He has since published three volumes of poetry, two novels, and written the screenplay for Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, which was selected to occupy the prestigious closing slot at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film enjoyed its international release in 2010.

Chris has two sons and was Deputy Head, Academic at Sevenoaks School in Kent for many years. He was also principal at Southbank International School, Westminster Campus. He is now Principal and CEO of the British School of Milan.

Stratis Stamoulis

Trustee

Since 2005 Stratis Stamoulis has been a senior lawyer with the Interamerican group of companies and has been a consultant to the Athens law firm Moratis-Passas since 1998. He specialises in insurance, consumer law, private international law and litigation (civil) in particular regarding cases before the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos). Stratis was educated at the University of Thessaloniki (law degree) and the University of Kent at Canterbury (LL.M), and has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1995.

Stratis has been a member of the board since 2013.

Ilias Scotiniotis

Trustee

Dr Ilias Scotiniotis is an alumnus of Campion School, Class of 1984. He obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York (USA) in 1991. He then completed his training in Internal Medicine and then Gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He went on to a one-year fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at the same institution.

He subsequently was offered an academic faculty position at Harvard Medical School(Brigham & Women’s Hospital) in Boston, which he held until his return to Greece in 2003.

He practices general gastroenterology at Hygeia Hospital in Athens, with an emphasis on gastrointestinal oncology, applying his expertise in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). He has lectured extensively on endoscopic topics within Greece and abroad and is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Ilias has children who attend Campion. He has been a member of the board since 2015.

Clemente Pinedo

Trustee

Clemente Pinedo obtained his medical degree from the Autonoma University of Madrid and, a few years after, he did an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. In 2020 he did a Masters in Internet Business at ISDI.

His professional experience started as Hospital Manager in Sanitas (Bupa), moving to Investment Banking in Credit Suisse First Boston, before jumping into his current entrepreneurship activities (mainly real estate and media).

Clemente established the Spanish Greek Chamber of Commerce in 2011 serving as its President until 2020. He was awarded in 2019 by the Spanish Government the Officer’s Cross for Civil Merit. Clemente founded in 2018 Aurora, an association against hematological diseases, to support patients with leukemia and lymphoma. He also serves as board member at the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute since 2019.

Clemente has three children. He has been a member of the school board since 2017.

Lana De Beer

Trustee

Lana De Beer is a South African resident in Athens and an alumna of Campion School. She holds a BA from Deree College, Athens.
Lana is married and has three children who are all graduates of Campion. She has been a board member since 2007.