INTO Switzerland

Wednesday 22 April 2020
11:00 CET (10:00 BST)

This was an online event for parents who are considering moving their family to Switzerland.

Richard McDonald - Executive Director of Aiglon College, Charles Bonas - founder of Bonas MacFarlane, Aline Dénéréaz - founder of Transforma, and Alex Koch de Gooreynd - Knight Frank partner, discussed the issues parents should consider when planning this move.

The INTO series uniquely brings together leading schools, educational consultants, property and legal advisors to help parents move their families into the world's best education systems.

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Richard McDonald - Aiglon College

Richard was Aiglon’s Head Master from 1994 to 2000 and from 2009 to 2019, since when he has taken up the newly created role of Executive Director.

Before Aiglon, Richard taught for 10 years in the UK, seven years at Charterhouse and three years at Christ’s Hospital as a housemaster; he has also held a leadership role at Collège Alpin Beau Soleil in Switzerland. Richard serves on the global Board of Trustees of Round Square and on the board of the Swiss Group of International Schools, which he chaired for four years.

He is a lifelong champion of challenging holistic education.

Charles Bonas - Bonas MacFarlane

Charles Bonas is an acknowledged expert in the private education sector. He often features in articles in the national press on educational issues.

In 1992 Charles founded Bonas MacFarlane. Recognised as ‘London’s leading educational consultancy’ (Tatler), Bonas MacFarlane consultants and tutors have helped thousands of children succeed at the leading schools and universities in Britain, Switzerland and the USA.

Aline Dénéréaz - Transforma

Swiss certified Tax expert and Partner of Transforma, Aline specialises in international tax law for private individuals, national and international corporate tax law.

She has more than 20 years of experience in relocating families and companies to all regions of Switzerland and with her team is able to advise on migration, tax, insurance, real estate purchase, succession and all other issues in connection with a relocation and also for Swiss resident persons. Aline speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Alex Koch de Gooreynd - Knight Frank

With over 12 years’ experience working within the Swiss residential real estate market, Alex is based in London responsible for Knight Frank’s extensive Swiss network.

Alex also represents the firm as the Knight Frank private wealth ambassador for Switzerland, spending much of his time working closely with the private wealth advisory community, assisting clients to navigate their Swiss property plans.