The Board of Governors

Peter Melbye has been a member of the Dania Board since early 2014 and is Chair of the board as well as a trustee of the school.

Aside from chairing the board Peter leads on legal matters and financial management.

Peter is a technologist with over 25 years experience in leadership at global media companies. For the past ten years Peter has worked in education for Pearson, which is the world largest provider of educational solutions. In his role Peter leads a global team based in China, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and the UK. The team works with schools, universities and government across the world to design and implement innovative technology solutions that accelerate and track educational outcomes as well as makes learning more interactive and engaging.

Peter is also an active member of the Danish Church in London  He has been a member of the church council since 2011 and volunteers as a teacher at the Danish Church Saturday School where around 130 children and adults enrol annually to learn Danish.


Christopher Seidenfaden. Christopher brings a wealth of business experience to our board. He is

  • Director of Mediobanca, a leading Italian investment bank.
  • Director of Skandium Ltd, a UK-based company which aims is to be the best retailer of the best of Scandinavian design & furniture.
  • Chairman of Rise Bryggeri-Aeroe Brewery based on the island of Ærø, Denmark.


Jeanette Steinbeck, Educational background in KS 1 & 2 and researcher
There has been a lot of changes in technology, attitude towards the level of education needed, laws that changes with new governments, guidelines and expectations of children’s capability.
With the United Kingdom in the last few years looking towards the Scandinavian educational system, danish design and new innovations. I have found my knowledge and education to be of a great benefit to me since moving here in 2009.
As a professional, engaged and enthusiastic woman I believe in women’s rights and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I am reflective in my approach to work. I evaluate it to insure improvements and to assess the impact so far. A project is the job description not the hours spent.
I have become very I.T. literate and able to manage my time. I am honest, direct and pride myself on being a great listener by engaging meta-communication skills to insure that I fully understand the tasks at hand.
Whilst working as a manager at a nursery, I brought in a new way of observing children day to day that helped the work force, parents and the children. I also have worked on committees over the years where I have instrumental in restructuring processes to facilitate councils and governing bodies within our financial borders.
Alexander Kahn, Digital Specialist & Marketing, bringing his business and strategy insights to the board, Alex has been a member since the founding of the school.
  • CEO of Timgu Ltd, Digital Marketing Agency
  • COO StoreGecko, Digital Product Information Management Platform
  • Co founder of Dania School
  • Public Speaker and Technologist
  • Investor and Mentor for Startup Companies (technology primarily)