PTA – Committee


Chair Alefiyah Ebrahim
Vice Chair Shelia Chan
Secretary Dr. Andy Lowe & Kelvin Lee
Treasury Alex Chin, David Fung & Kelvin Lee
Communications & Newsletter Giovanna Cocomazzi & Lucia Maruzzeli
Donations & Sponsorships Tarja Joro & Jannie Tam
IT, Webpage & Graphic Design Alefiyah Ebrahim & David Fung
Higher Education & Career Angela Wong, Christopher Liu, Patti Lam & Sonali Laul
WhatApp Co-ordination  Alefiyah Ebrahim, David Fung & Tarjo Joro
 RoundTable Co-ordination Soundari Mukherjea
Welcome Committee & Volunteer Gini Lo & Alisha Ma
Y7-13 Parent Reps Co-ordination Alefiyah Ebrahim & Angela Wong
Parents Members Chirstine Hickman, Christine Brendle & Valerie Pijpers
Shop Manager Sandra Logan
PTA Administration Christine Wong
Account/Internal Audit C.W.Lee
Principal Chris Binge
Teacher Representatives Julian Reed, Mary Lacey-Vittachi & Stephanie Weathington
School Business Manager Rebecca Yip


Alefiyah Ebrahim


Alefiyah joined the ISPTA as a graphic-designer. She has a passion for design & craft; she’s always looking for new ways to channel her creativity. She also does jewellery design and has an ETSY shop for paper crafts. She worked in advertising as a Creative Art Director for J. Walter Thompson in Mumbai, before moving to Hong Kong in 2000. The Ebrahim family has been trading in Hong Kong since 1842, her husband Mustapha attended both Island School and its sister primary school Glenealy. Both their children Ammar and Sarrah are continuing the family tradition and are now at Island School in Y9 & Y12 Einstein.

Vice Chair


Sheila Chan


Sheila is the Director of Marketing & Communications at one of Hong Kong’s leading Food & Beverage Group. Her son, Justin, just graduated from Island School last year while her daughter, Alysia, is currently in Year 10. She is honoured to serve as the Vice-Chair of ISPTA and will try her best to foster a strong community and school spirit for the well being of our students.


Dr. Andy Lowe


Andy originally joined the PTA to understand better what her (non-communicative) teens were up to at school! She has found the PTA a welcoming place and treasures the friendships and sense of community. Her daughter was a student at Island School until last year and she currently has a son who is in Y13.  She’s proud to be a DaVinci parent and has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1989.

Communications & Newsletter Giovanna Cocomazzi


Giovanna moved to HK from Milan in 2012. She loves Hong Kong and suggests a visit to the Hong Kong Museum to know it’s historical and cultural heritage. Her daughter Chiara Dadamo is in Y11 and her older daughter graduated two years ago, now enrolled at the Arts University Bournemouth, U.K.
For Giovanna, Island School has been a warm and welcoming place for both students and parents since the first day of the interview.
She joined ISPTA and discovered a group of enthusiastic parents from around the world, well blended and integrated that spread joy and honor to serve Island school. She enjoys cooking and her Italian stall at the school fair is one of the most popular ones.
Giovanna worked in Italy for TIM SPA, a company that operates in all sectors of the advanced communications. Now collaborates with an Italian fashion brand for shoes, in developing the Asian market. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Marketing Management.

Donations & Sponsorships

Jannie Tam


Jannie is Senior Director of GROWHOUSE working exclusively with London Gifted & Talented Asia. She was a former General manager for Dymocks at IFC & 13 franchised stores. She has also been head of marketing at Walt Disney, Time Warner. Jannie holds a BA in English language and Literature from Soochow University, Taiwan and MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Hariot-Watt Universtiy, Scotland.
She has a 16 year old son in Y12, who moved to Island school from another international school in Hong Kong. They throughly enjoy the learning environment and community here. Jannie is delighted to be part of the PTA.

Higher Education & Careers


Patti Lam


Patti has been serving the HK healthcare industry since she was a University graduate. She is delighted to serve the Island School community together with many cheerful and supportive parents from different aspects in ISPTA. And, of course, she always feels great to participate in IS events together with her children.Her daughter Carole is in Y13 and her son Ernest in Y9. She’s an Einstein parent.

Welcome Committee & Volunteers Alisha Ma


Alisha immigrated to Vancouver, Canada when she was 14. She made the most of Canada’s opportunities by securing a Bachelor degree (B.Pharm) from the pretigious University of British Columbia and an MBA in finance from University of Victoria.
Alisha is experienced and stays on the cutting edge as a registered Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). For the past 9 years, Alisha has been advising and helped successful entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, professionals, business elites and their families with sophisticated immigration and education planning, helping them to start new lives in Canada. Alisha has been married to Andrew Work for 19 years. The have two daughters, Victoria (10D) and Charlotte, named after Victoria, British Columbia and Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island

RoundTable Co-ordination

Soundari Mukherjea