Board of Trustees

Jeremy Downward

Board and Executive Committee Chairman

In 2001 Jeremy Downward set up a single family office advising on the investments of a number of trusts and foundations of a prominent European family. He is CEO.

The family office invests across the asset class spectrum in most developed and emerging markets.

Previously Jeremy was a founding partner of Greece’s first investment bank, Alpha Finance, from 1989 to 2001. Alpha Finance listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in April 1995 and was acquired by Alpha Bank in 2001.

Prior to Alpha Finance he worked at Continental Illinois Bank in New York, Piraeus and Athens.

Jeremy has a degree in International History and Politics from Leeds University.

He is married and has four children.

Contact Address: 5 Ionos St, 2406 Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus

Panagiotis Zisis

Treasurer

Panagiotis Zisis is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and was educated at the University of Cape Town. He is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Greece and leads the Energy, Utilities and Technology Assurance Practice. Prior to him joining the Assurance Practice, Panagiotis was a member of the PwC Corporate Finance team in Greece, where he specialised in business valuations and intangible asset valuations, both for transaction purposes and impairment testing purposes.

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

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.

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 is an alumnus of the school. He is married and has children who attend Campion. He has been a member of the board since 2015.

Virginia Murray

Trustee

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 in the senior school. She 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.

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.

He is married and has two “children”, both in university. 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.

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.

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.