Board Of Governors

Chairman – Robert Kabushenga

The Board of Governors has a vital strategic role in advising the Board of Directors of Ambrosoli Limited and the school Senior Management Team, led by the Head of School, to ensure that Ambrosoli delivers high quality education, supports the well-being of its students, is well managed for its long term financial viability, and that the school delivers on its vision and mission.  The BoG is comprised of both parental and non-parental volunteers, with a maximum of eleven members, two of which are nominated by the Ambrosoli Limited Board of Directors. The BoG also includes the current Head of School, a PTA representative and a teacher representative. For more information about the Board of Governors and the school’s governance structure, please consult the Governance Manual. Questions about the BoG may be directed to boardofgovernors@ambrosolischool.com.

Robert Kabushenga – Director Representative

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.

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.

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.

Alexa Holmes-Chair and 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.

Felix Holland – Vice Chair and 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.

Vanessa Small-PTA Representative 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
Roseline Ochola
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 positive contribution to Ambrosoli.
Fiona Davies – Secretary and Parent
Fiona Davies has lived in Uganda since 2000. She is a public sector economist, and has worked with several Governments in the region providing advice on macroeconomic and fiscal management. She has been an Ambrosoli parent since 2014.
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.
Dan Glasson – Parent

Dan Glasson is Petrichor Africa’s President. Dan relocated with his family to Uganda in 2018. Previously, Dan served as a Program Director for the U.S. Department of Defense overseeing a portfolio of over $1.5 billion in construction projects and another $175 million in planning projects. Dan has served in numerous capacities in the public and private sector, spanning work positions in the United States and Europe, offering more than 20 years of experience related to applied economic development, urban planning, and public administration. Dan holds a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree and a Certificate in Russian and East European Studies (CREES) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA), Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), and is a Fulbright Scholar Alumnus (Economic Development: Poland, 2004-2005).

Diane Vuletich – Staff 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.