Merete, originally from Denmark, came to Zimbabwe in 1999 and has been at HIS since 2009. She and her husband, Leif Reeckmann, a private businessman, have 3 daughters at HIS and spread across the PYP, MYP and DP programs.


Merete trained in the UK as a midwife and her professional background in Zimbabwe is midwifery and several years in the administrative section of the Norwegian Embassy in Harare. 

Today she runs the Norwegian Consulate in Zimbabwe as the Hon. Consul, she forms the midwifery part of a primarily health care team in Harare that aim to educate, support and empower new mothers and their families as they transition into parenthood, and she is the country representative for Danes Worldwide. Merete enjoys family time, the outdoors and has a keen interest in the environment.


Merete brings a broad value to the Board at HIS. She is both part of a wider international community and a local resident. She and her husband have a long history in the country and at the school and have been part of many changes both within the school and within Zimbabwe.

Merete is pleased to be joining the Board at HIS for the coming term and look forward to help the school remain a solid, diverse and confidence-building educational environment for all students and the faculty.