New Governors Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nihara Krause and Mr Kwaku Awuku-Asabre to the Charterhouse Governing Body.

Dr Nihara Krause BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, C.Psychol,C.Sci, AFBPsS Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and lecturer in adolescent and adult mental health. She is a mental health tech creator and founder and CEO of stem4, a teenage mental health charity. Nihara has been instrumental in contributing to the development of whole school and university models of mental health; has her own wellbeing programme; is the clinical creator of four mental health apps and a mental health literacy programme for secondary schools and colleges. She is involved in contributing to mental health policy and practice and is often an expert contributor on TV, radio and the media.

Mr Kwaku Awuku-Asabre (G07) BSc is a Barrister at Matrix Chambers, London. He is an Old Carthusian (OC) who studied Economics and Philosophy at LSE. Before pursuing a career in the law, Kwaku worked in London as a fixed income analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Outside court Kwaku has undertaken disclosure work for the Government Legal Department in relation to both the Grenfell Tower and Cyprus Colonial Litigation disclosure projects. Kwaku will be the governor representative on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group of staff, pupils and OCs which has been formed to review and give recommendations on the School’s new EDI strategy and its effectiveness.

Alex Peterken, Headmaster, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have Nihara and Kwaku join our dedicated and experienced Governing Body. This is a really exciting time for Charterhouse, particularly as we prepare to become fully co-ed in September 2021, and we look forward to Nihara and Kwaku’s contributions to our discussions and strengthening the skills and expertise of our Governing Body.”

Vicky Tuck, Chair of the Governing Body said “The role of the Governing Body is to scrutinise the operation of the school, to provide stretch and support to the Leadership and to determine future strategy. We are living in extraordinary times characterised by uncertainty, opportunity and societal and technological change. To have Nihara and Kwaku join us, with their impressive expertise and insight, is timely and enriching. I am so grateful to all our governors for the time they devote at a very exciting time for the School.”