The sovereign, the consort and the heir are the three Royal Governors and the Archbishop of Canterbury is the Archiepiscopal Governor. The sixteen Governors are the charity trustees and the Assembly of Governors is a body first formulated by Thomas Sutton on 22 June 1611. It meets three times a year and is assisted by a number of committees.

The Governors are patrons of ten Church of England livings, which are mostly places where Thomas Sutton owned property: two are in the Diocese of Lincoln, one in Norwich, three in Ely and four in Chelmsford.

The staff of the Charterhouse includes the Master, Preacher (Deputy Master), Director of Health and Wellbeing, Estate Bursar, Clerk to the Brothers, Bursar and the Executive Chef who meet as a management team once a month.

Royal Governors

  • Her Majesty the Queen
  • His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
  • His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Archiepiscopal Governor

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Justin Welby MA


  • Duke of Norfolk
  • Michael Cassidy CBE
  • The Right Reverend & Right Honourable Richard Chartres KCVO DD FSA


  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE FRAeS Chairman
  • The Right Honourable The Lord Wakeham PC JP DL FCA
  • Dr Clare Heath MA MBBS MRCGP
  • The Lord Glenarthur DL
  • Timothy Boxell LLB
  • Daniel Hodson MA FCT
  • Simon Kitching FRICS
  • Peter Hodgson CBE FCA DL
  • Caroline Cassels LVO RGN DMS
  • The Baroness Kay Andrews OBE
  • Wilf Weeks OBE
  • Rebecca Munns
  • David Farnsworth
  • Major General Andrew Ritchie CBE
  • Julian Ide (Charterhouse School Representative)

Development Board

  • Wilf Weeks OBE Chairman
  • The Baroness Kay Andrews OBE
  • Dr Clare Taylor PhD FRCP FRCPath (Lady Gifford)
  • Mark Hix
  • Beatrice Hollond MA (Oxon)
  • Dr Jonathan Hunt MA BM BCh
  • Joyce Hytner OBE
  • Neil Redcliffe JP
  • Alderman William Russel
  • Allen Sanginés-Krause
  • Richard Wilkin LVO MBE DL
  • Lady Pearson of Rannoch
  • Jamie Korner

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