Operational Management

Sofia Kinberg

CEO/School Director

Sofia Kinberg

Sofia Kinberg holds an MBA diploma in Business and Economics and is a certified Principal with extensive experience of business life together with working in schools in Sweden and abroad.

During the past six years Sofia has held the position of Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) in Sundbyberg. Before this, she was working as Marketing Director for Visit Sweden, as Agency Manager and Marketing Manager at Medborgarskolan as well as Management Trainee at Unilever.

Marlene Brink-Sinervo

Chief Operating Officer


Mrs Brink-Sinervo holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Uppsala University. Before joining SSHL in the spring of 2016, she held the position Head of Administration at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for six years. Her former employment and experience includes working as Strategic Business Partner, HR Manager and Auditor at a private corporate finance company and an international audit and consulting firm.

Anna Kalles

Principal – Swedish Gymnasium / Head of Students Health


Mrs Kalles is Principal for the Swedish curriculum high school programmes.

Anna Kalles holds a degree as Master of Science in chemistry and chemical engineering from KTH as well as Master of Education – second level, and she is also a licensed Principal.

Anna has previously worked with energy efficiency and within the real estate industry. She has experience from teaching in both municipal and independent schools and has been teaching mathematics for 4 years at SSHL.

Kerry Browning

Principal – IB Programmes


Mrs Browning has a BSc (Hons) Chemistry and PGCE from the UK. She worked as a Medicinal Chemist for 5 years before becoming a teacher. She has worked as a teacher since 1997 and within the IB Diploma programme since 2008.

Mrs Browning is also accredited by the National Agency for Education in Sweden. She was appointed to the position of Assistant Principal for the IB Programmes in autumn 2019 and Principal in 2023.

Mazdak Sarvari

Head of Boarding


Mazdak Sarvari has a Degree of Science in Social Work from Örebro University. He started his position as Head of Boarding at SSHL in 2018, after working with adolescents and young adults in various organisations since 2007. Mazdak has also been a university lecturer at Örebro University and worked as a manager since 2014.

Steven Rooker

Head Chef


Mr Rooker has been working at SSHL since 2014. He began his catering career in Cambridge, England, with a graduation from Cambridge Regional College and a 3 year intensive professional chef course with qualifications in both food preparation and service. Mr Rooker has 30 years of experience in all areas of catering, from small restaurants to large hotels and has before moving to Sweden worked in the colleges of Cambridge including St Johns and as the head chef of Girton College. In Sweden, his first catering assignment was a private dinner for the Swedish king, later opening his own café in Stockholm. Mr Rooker has also written and published two cookbooks.

Daniel Öhman Spåman

Site Manager


Mr Öhman Spåman has worked as Site Manager at the school since 2019, and is responsible for the Operations and Facility Department, IT and cleaning. Daniel has a background in private rental and commercial properties, finance and real estate technology, as well as a career-related education with focus on real estate engineering / financial management.