Charterhouse Inspires

Charterhouse Inspires

Bringing our Charterhouse community together to debate and network is a central strand to the continuing value of a Charterhouse education.

Charterhouse Inspires is our headline networking event, a live panel debate hosted by Dr Alex Peterken, Head. This annual event, located at a London venue, is the highlight of our networking calendar and brings together parents, OCs and current Carthusians.

In an era of constant change and evolving challenges we have chosen to focus the next Charterhouse Inspires on The Future of Leadership, held on Tuesday 7 May, 6pm to 9pm, at 20 Cavendish Square, London.

The demand for leaders who can navigate the future has never been more crucial. The future of leadership will demand a holistic, forward-thinking approach that integrates innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability, in a world where automation and artificial intelligence is centre stage. Successful leaders will need to balance technological strides with a human-centric focus, placing value on emotional intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking.

Our panellists who will be joining the Head for this inspiring event are:

Rowan Manning (current parent)

'Rowan’s mission to help businesses and brands become more human began in her very first office job after training as a Psychologist when she was struck by the glaring gap between the conditions pushed by workplaces, and the environment in which people were likely to do their best work. Three decades later as a CEO, she has transformed the fortunes of multiple large-scale organisations, with a human-centric approach to building, enabling & leading high-performance teams. Rowan passionately believes when brands are more human, businesses, people and culture thrive, and recently launched her new venture - Sister Communications to help supercharge her mission'

Ben Wilberforce-Ritchie (R12)

'As a leader, ask yourself: "Who do my team need me to be today?" Questions such as these are crucial for Ben, a philosopher, author, and Ethics Manager specialising in inspiring others to think more deeply about who they are, not just what they do. Having practiced his approach to business ethics in the FTSE100 Aerospace & Defence firm BAE Systems, addressing numerous rather woolly workplace challenges, Ben has also founded the philosophical consultancy Phicilitate Ltd., which acts as a thinking-partner to businesses. Character, more than competency, is what Ben believes is needed to nurture the leaders of the future.'

Kamran Malik (current parent)

Kamran is the Global Leader of EY’s Skills and Education Practice, a practice he founded over a decade ago. In this role, he advises EY’s largest and most complex clients, including national and state governments as well as large corporations from a variety of sectors. Kamran sits on the disciplinary committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been an adjunct lecturer at the London School of Economics.  He is passionate about helping those with neurodiversity achieve their potential. A keen baker and below average piano player in his spare time (much to the chagrin of his ever-patient wife).

Nina Vere (C22)

As a recent graduate from Charterhouse and a current Sociology student, Nina has recently secured a placement in the EU Marketing and Capabilities team at the pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Glaxo Smith Kline. Nina is looking forward to bringing her studies and work experience to the debate. ‘My work experience and volunteering opportunities have taught me valuable early leadership skills, like how to inspire, delegate and communicate effectively. I believe these are fundamental in getting noticed in a highly competitive jobs market.’

Find out more about Charterhouse Inspires

OCs and parents can book their free tickets