An educator for over thirty-seven years, (thirty-one in international education) Ms. Vanita Uppal OBE is the Director of The British School New Delhi. She is the proud recipient of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her services to British education in an international context, becoming the only Indian serving principal to receive this honour in recognition of her services to British education in an international context. A recipient of the ‘Woman Achiever of the Year Award’ (2009) she is a trainer in leadership, strategy and pedagogy. Ms Uppal has presented at prestigious international forums such as the Cambridge International Examinations (UK & Sri Lanka), FOBISIA Annual Leadership Conference (Virtual), Global Round Square (Canada, London & Germany), BETT Asia Leadership summit (Kuala Lumpur), IPEN (London), Amity (Dubai) etc. She has published articles in international academic journals. She has worked closely with and mentored schools in Central India on the introduction of the IGCSE and IB programmes.
Ms. Uppal holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, and she is a University topper both in her Master’s degree and in her teaching degree from Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. Ms. Uppal is a PTC (Principals’ Training Centre (London & Miami) an AISH (Academy of International School Heads) graduate, and a certified International school leader.