Meet the team
Master and CEO
Ann is the first female Master in the almshouse’s 400 year history. She has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of the Brothers, the charity’s strategic direction, and its financial future. Previous roles include Chair of the London Cycling Campaign and 20 years as Secretary-General of the Franco-British Council, after over 10 years in sales and marketing for IBM and Toshiba.
Canon Ann Clarke
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.
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.
Interim Finance Director
Joe is a Chartered Accountant and manages every aspect of the Charterhouse finances. He has over 20 years Finance experience and has been Finance Director in interim and permanent capacities in charities for over 12 years, including the Zoological Society of London, Action for Children and Mildmay International. Previously he worked in the corporate sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers and several large multinationals.
Head of Property
As Head of Property Mark 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. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial and residential sectors, advising a range of investor and landlord clients including landed estates, banks, high net worth individuals and Charities.
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.
Head of HR
Leslie joined the Charterhouse in October 2017 to create and optimise people processes, and provide support to senior leaders, managers and employees in Recruitment, Contracts, Organisation Development, Technology, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Learning. Previously Leslie worked in HR for over 15 years, mainly in small and medium-sized organisations and with similar broad remits.
Head of Estates and Facilities
Steven’s role is to manage, promote, and be responsible for the efficient operation and maintenance of the technical services for all buildings on the Charterhouse site, and assisting the Conservation, Health & Safety Advisor in operating the safety management system. Steven has almost 40 years’ experience of estate and facilities management for major NHS and private health organisations.
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.
Head of Events
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.
Charlotte is responsible for all our communications, including PR, marketing, social media, and brand management. She joined the Charterhouse in May 2018 having worked championing social enterprise and Fairtrade for 16 years with Divine Chocolate.
Clerk to the Brothers
Hannah is responsible for all aspects of administration regarding the Brothers, from application stage through to end of life arrangements. She liaises between Brothers, Governors and staff and organises a variety of activities and events of interest to the Brothers. She has previously worked with adults with learning disabilities and served as a police officer for 7 years.
EA to the Master, and Clerk to the Governors
Alicja has worked in social housing for over 10 years including at Circle (now Clarion), as PA to the MD of Guinness Care and Support in Bristol and latterly as PA to the CEO of The Guinness Partnership in London. Alicja read history and theology at university and is happiest working for an organisation with a strong sense of social purpose.