Board Of Governors

Chairman – Robert Kabushenga

The role of the Board of Governors is to assist in the overall  strategic direction, governance and policy making of the school. The BoG is comprised of both parental and non-parental volunteers, with a maximum of eleven members; one of which is nominated by the Board of Directors. They are assisted by the Head of School and a teacher representative. Operational and administrative issues are the responsibility of the Head of School and management team. Please contact headteacher@ambrosolischool.com if you have any questions in this respect.

Robert Kabushenga, Chairman of the Board of Governors

Robert joined The New Vision as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2007. Prior to that he worked as a Legal and Administration Officer of the Monitor Publications Ltd, before joining his current employer as first a Legal Officer, and subsequently as Company Secretary.

Robert has also worked as Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Makerere University and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, and is a member of the Uganda Law Society.

He has been on the Board of Governors since January 2009.

Amanda Dickson – Head of School (HOS)

Although educated and qualified in the UK, Mandy  has taught at and led schools in Botswana, Papua New Guinea, England, Egypt and El Salvador. This is her fifth year at Ambrosoli and she is most proud of the strong sense of family and community, something that is commented on often by visitors. She knows this is due to the good relationships formed between the parents and teachers. Because the staff are well qualified, experienced and caring, the academic standards are good, the children are polite, well mannered, globally aware, empathetic and have a very strong sense of ownership both of their learning and of the school itself.

Vanessa Small – Secretary and Parent
Vanessa is a South African who has lived in Uganda since 2007, been a parent at Ambrosoli since 2016 and joined the Board in early 2017.  She also serves as Treasurer on the PTA
Anne Ruhweza Katahoire – Director Representative

Anne Ruhweza Katahoire is a professor of Behavioral Science and the current Director of Child Health and Development Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre in the School of Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Anne is a psychologist, holds a Masters in Education from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. She is a former parent and a former Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Ambrosoli International School. She currently represents the Board of Directors on the Board of Governors.

Diane Vuletich – Teacher Representative

Diane Vuletich has been teaching at Ambrosoli International School since 2015, in her role as a year six teacher. She appreciates the caring community at Ambrosoli and promotes the robust creative and internationally-minded curriculum that the school delivers. She looks forward to contributing to the continued growth and development of Ambrosoli at all levels of participation.

Alexa Holmes – Parent

Alexa has lived in Kampala with her husband since 2011 working as the Africa regional legal counsel for the Wildlife Conservation Society and advising on partnerships to save wildlife and habitats across the continent.  She has also helped establish and advise small non-profit boards, including the Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund in Kampala. Alexa has been an Ambrosoli parent since early 2015, continues to be an active member of the PTA, and is thrilled to bring her enthusiasm and background as the newest member of the Board of Governors since August 2018.

Vikesh Dawda – PTA representative and Parent 
 Vik Dawda, a Kenyan who has lived in Uganda since 1998, has a range of businesses from the distribution of wines and spirits to real estate and manufacturing. He brings his diverse skills to the Board of Governors where he has served since 2016. Vik has been an Ambrosoli parent since 2012 with two boys in the school.  He chaired the PTA in 2016/2017 and continues to serve as a member.

Felix Holland – Parent

Felix Holland is a German-Swedish Architect who has been living in Uganda since 2004, designing and overseeing the construction of a range of buildings, including Ambrosoli’s main building. In 2013, he started Studio FH Architects, a small practice specialising on sustainable local design solutions, based in Bugolobi. Felix has three daughters who enjoy the friendliness and fun environment of this special school.

Roseline
Roseline is a member of the Ambrosoli community as a parent since 2016. She works for an international bank where she leads a dynamic team. Through work, she has had the opportunity to work in different financial hubs globally.
Her strong support and belief in quality education has led her to join the Board of  Governors as a means to make a a positive contribution to Ambrosoli.
Nick Handler – Parent 
Nick has been living in Kampala since 2012, working for a social enterprise called One Acre Fund that provides farm input finance and training to smallholder farmers across E. Africa, with the goal of improving yields and increasing income. He has been an Ambrosoli parent since 2012, and currently has two children at the school. He joined the board member in early 2018 in hopes of helping to nurture Ambrosoli’s unique community and environment.
Ed Barnett – Parent
Ed has been living in Uganda since 2016, working with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) as an education adviser. Ed trained as a teacher of English as a foreign language and spent three years teaching in a public secondary school in Cameroon. Since then, Ed has worked as an education specialist for a range of organisations, including NGOs and the World Bank. In Uganda, Ed works closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports as part of DFID’s aid programme. Ed has one daughter at Ambrosoli and another one looking forward to starting soon.