Meet the team

Peter Aiers

Peter Aiers

Master and Chief Executive

Previously Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust, Peter has a background in historic building conservation and a particular interest in how historic buildings serve contemporary society. An advocate of the Charterhouse’s heritage, Peter seeks to develop this to support the community and the genius loci. Peter is a trustee of the Heritage Alliance, of Goodwill Solutions CIO, and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Canon Ann Clarke

Canon Ann Clarke

Preacher

Canon Ann is our first female Preacher. Her role includes supporting the religious life of the Brothers, as well as being concerned with the pastoral care and wellbeing of the whole community. She will also be responsible for the Charterhouse’s outreach and role in the wider community in Islington and the City. Canon Ann joins us from her role as Associate Priest for the Wanstead parish and previously an Honorary Canon for Chichester Cathedral.

Tom Foakes

Tom Foakes

Director of Operations

Tom has oversight of the Charterhouse’s commercial operations, property management, and heritage estate. He has a background in the care and commercial development of historic buildings, public engagement, and museums. Tom was previously Head of Heritage for the Order of St John where he led the transformation of the Order’s medieval headquarters.

Chris Adcock

Chris Adcock

Finance Director

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and manages every aspect of the Charterhouse finances. He has over 30 years Finance experience and has recently left his role as Finance Director and Council member for the Duchy of Lancaster, where he has worked for the last 18 years, to join the Charterhouse. Before which he had a number of Finance Director and Finance Controller roles in industry.

Simon Barrs

Simon Barrs

Head of Property

As Head of Property Simon is responsible for the Strategic Asset Management of the Charity’s property investment portfolio as well as their operational portfolio, his focus being to reposition the portfolio and maximise returns. Simon has over 20 years’ experience in both commercial and residential property sectors, having previously worked on behalf of several high-net-worth family offices

Karen Singleton

Karen Singleton

Director of Health and Wellbeing

Karen is responsible for the health and wellbeing of all the Brothers as well as people living in the Queen Elizabeth II Infirmary. She manages the Domiciliary Care team which is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Karen joined the Charterhouse in 2017 having previously run her own management company, prior to which she was Operational Director at Choice Support.

Dorin Nistor

Dorin Nistor

Head of Estates

Dorin’s responsibility is the development and efficient implementation of estates programmes, management of technical services for all buildings on the Charterhouse site, and assisting the Conservation, Health & Safety Advisor in operating the safety and estates compliance management. Dorin has experience in residential and hospitality sectors, including responsibility for delivering soft landings and technical facilities management.

Gabriella Swaffield

Gabriella Swaffield

Museum Manager

Gabby manages the museum operation including visitor experience, retail and tours, and has responsibility for care and management of the collection of historic objects. Gabby also manages the learning programme for schools, colleges, adults and families, sharing stories of our remarkable history. Gabby joined the Charterhouse as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive in January 2018 from the same role at the National Portrait Gallery.

Miko Malkowski

Miko Malkowski

Head of Venue Hire

Miko manages all aspects of venue hire here at the Charterhouse. He oversees the multiple logistical aspects of corporate and private events, weddings, photoshoots and filming, all delivered to a very high standard, with creative flair, and attention to the smallest detail. Miko has 10 years' experience of senior event operations management, training in customer service and corporate hospitality.

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