The Governing Body

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Members of the Governing Body, along with short biographies, are listed below.

The Chair of the Governing Body may be contacted via Ms Lindsay Gowland, Clerk to the Governing Body, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX. E: [email protected]k

Members of Charterhouse School Governing Body

Mr Peter Norris, BA – Chair of the Governing Body

Peter Norris has been a member of the Governing Body since 2008 and has been Chair since 2017. He is also Chair of the Virgin Group and has over 35 years of experience in Investment Banking and Executive Management. He began his career in 1984 with Goldman Sachs and later became CEO of Barings Investment Banking Group. In 1995, he established a corporate finance business which he merged with AIM listed merchant bank, Quayle Munro Holdings Plc, in 2007. Peter is an OC and alumnus of Oxford University.

Ms Camilla Baldwin, MA

Ms Baldwin is the Founding Partner at Camilla Baldwin, a boutique family law firm based in Mayfair. After graduating from Cambridge University, she qualified as a solicitor and joined Withers. Camilla then served as one of the youngest immigration judges in England and Wales before setting up her own practice.  Her well-established firm specialises in advising international UHNW individuals in complex matters of family law and is dedicated to its pro bono work assisting women in prison. Camilla is a parent of three Old Carthusians, the youngest leaving in 2018, and she sits on the Pastoral Committee.

Mr Durell Barnes, BA

Mr Barnes is the Head of Governance and Compliance at RSAcademics. He is an OC and alumnus of the University of Oxford and is also the Chair of the Independent Schools’ Examination Board. Durell sits on the Pastoral Committee and Nominations Committee.

Mr James Bovill, BA

Mr Bovill is the Managing Director / Owner of Dawcul Limited and Dawcul Asia Pte Ltd. He is an OC, studied at the University of Durham and is a former professional cricketer.  Jim sits on the Nominations Committee and is Chair of the Board of Charterhouse Club Ltd.

Professor Michael Collins, MA, DPhil

Prof. Collins is emeritus professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford where he has been a Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor at University College and also Dean. Michael has been a long-standing member of the Governing Body and serves as Chair of the Academic Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee and also sits on the Nominations Committee.

Cllr Clare Curran, BSc

Mrs Curran has been the County Councillor for Bookham and Fetcham West at Surrey County Council since 2009 where she is the Cabinet Member for Children.  She was formerly a solicitor.  Clare is the Chair of the Pastoral Committee.

Professor Vince Emery, PhD, FSB

Prof. Emery is the Senior Vice-President Global and a Professor of Translational Virology at the University of Surrey. He is the Health and Safety Governor and sits on the Finance and General Purpose Committee and Academic Committee and is also Chair of the Board of Charterhouse International Ltd.

The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, MA

Reverend Dianna Gwilliams has been the Dean of the Diocese of Guildford since 2013. She has served as Chair and Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance Committee at Southwark Diocese. She serves as a trustee of Guildford Cathedral Music Development Foundation. Dianna is the Safeguarding Governor for Charterhouse and sits on the Pastoral Committee.

Mr David Macey, FCA

Mr Macey is a Consultant at the Chartered Accountancy firm Saffery Champness, having previously been the Chair and a Partner at the firm with 30 years’ experience.  He is a Trustee of the British International Harmsworth Trophy.  David is an OC and a Trustee of the Carthusian Trust; he sits on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee.  David is also Chair of Trustees for the Charterhouse Retirement Benefits Scheme.

Mr Charles Oulton, MA

Mr Oulton was a journalist on The Sunday Times and The Independent before becoming an English teacher and Housemaster at King’s Bruton. He is an OC and studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Charles serves on the Pastoral Committee and is a Director of Charterhouse International Ltd.

Mr Andrew Reid, MA, MBA, FCA

Andrew Reid has recently retired as the Director of Finance of the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the University he was with Cable & Wireless as Director of Finance, Global Businesses. His earlier career was with KPMG, before working with Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong. He is a chartered accountant and holds an MA in mathematics from University College, Oxford. Andrew serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee.

Mr David Royds, BSc

Mr Royds is a Director at Novatia Financial and Britannicus Stone. He is a graduate of the University of Exeter and is an OC.  David sits on the Finance and General Purpose Committee and is Chair of the Nominations Committee, Charterhouse Enterprises Ltd and Charterhouse School Design and Build Ltd.

Dr Ralph Townsend, MA, DPhil

Ralph Townsend is a Senior Advisor at RSAcademics. He has been Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School in Australia, Oundle School and Winchester College.  He is a trustee of Worth School and also of the Cothill Trust. He is an alumnus of St Edmund Hall, a constituent of the University of Oxford. Ralph serves on the Academic Committee of the Governing Body.

MRS VICKY TUCK, MA

Vicky Tuck joined the Governing Body in 2019 and has extensive experience of school leadership and governance both nationally and internationally.  She was Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College for fifteen years before taking on the role of Director General of the International School of Geneva. She is a former President of the Girls’ School Association and served as Vice Chair of the Independent Schools’ Council. Vicky currently sits on the Council of the GDST.

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