New Chair of Governing Body

Charterhouse is pleased to announce that Vicky Tuck has been appointed as its new Chair of Governors

Mrs Tuck replaces Mr Peter Norris, the current Chair, who has retired from this position after three years and following 11 years as a member of the Governing Body.

Outgoing Chair of Governors, Mr Peter Norris said: “I am delighted that Vicky Tuck will be taking the school forward in her capacity as Chair. She joined the Governing Body earlier this year and has an exceptional track record of school leadership and governance at the highest level in international and national contexts. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as the Chair of Governors at Charterhouse and would like to thank my fellow Governors for their unstinting support for this wonderful school. I wish the entire school community well and I look forward to watching the school continue to flourish.”

Headmaster, Dr Alex Peterken said: “Charterhouse is extremely grateful to Mr Norris for steering the school since 2009 as a Governor and latterly as the Chair of Governors. During his tenure as Chair, Charterhouse has entered a new era of modernisation, with the move to coeducation in 2021 being supported by developments in both academic and pastoral sides of the school. Mr Norris has also overseen the development of the Aspire Programme which has seen investment in the school facilities including the new Chemistry and Mathematics building, sports facilities, and boarding houses. The school is delighted that Mrs Tuck will take on the Chair of Governors role at Charterhouse, and as we move to full coeducation in 2021.The breadth and depth of her experience will be invaluable and I look forward to working closely with her to fulfil our exciting and important mission for the School.”

Vicky Tuck said: “I am delighted to be able to take up this position. Charterhouse has a distinguished heritage and ambitious plans to ensure it is the school of choice for parents seeking for their children a boarding school which offers an excellent academic education combined with a diverse co-curricular programme in a context of enlightened pastoral care. I look forward to working with colleagues on the Governing Body and the School’s leadership team to take Charterhouse forward into the next exciting chapter of its history.”

Vicky has extensive experience of school leadership and governance at the highest level in national and international contexts.  In July 2017 she completed a six-year mandate as Director General of The International School of Geneva. Educating 4,500 students of 140 nationalities in 8 schools on three campuses, ISG is the oldest international school and the birthplace of the International Baccalaureate.

Vicky was previously Principal of the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College, a position she held for fifteen years from 1996 to 2011. As such she is familiar with the challenges and delights of running a large boarding school. She enjoyed excellent relations with her governing board and this collaboration resulted in record enrolment, healthy finances and a number of important strategic developments including building a Performing Arts Centre and introducing the IB Diploma. Whilst at Cheltenham she was a governor of several preparatory schools and of Shrewsbury School.  Vicky was President of the Girls' Schools Association in 2008 and Vice Chair of the Independent Schools Council, chairing its Education Committee prior to her departure to Switzerland. She is currently a member of the Council of the GDST and of the Governing Body of Westminster School.

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