Alexandra Naa Aduwah Ankrah (Associate Member) 1999

Alexandra Ankrah, is an Associate member of 12 Old Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn and the Chief Executive of the Tutu Foundation UK.

The Tutu Foundation UK is chaired by General, the Lord Walker of Aldringham and works to builds peace in fractured communities across England using a model inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s peace and reconciliation work all over the world.  The Tutu Foundation UK helps people in communities at risk of conflict, come together to develop a common point of view of what is wrong and how to make it better.

The work of the Tutu Foundation is built on the principle of ‘Ubuntu’, a traditional Southern African philosophy which puts emphasis on our common humanity; our connectedness and interdependence as fellow human beings.  The Tutu Foundation provides training in facilitation, mediation and supports restorative justice practice across communities in the UK.

Alexandra is a policy adviser on Human Rights & Equality, as well as public and employment law, working with senior managers in the National Health Service, with Sussex Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust and in the past with NHS South East Coast and South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust.  She is an active Trustee of the Black-E Arts Centre, Liverpool, the largest building based participatory arts centre in the UK.  Alexandra has over 25 years experience in community development and promoting inclusion.  She has worked in senior roles across the Arts, Health and Social Care.   Alexandra served as Head of Women in the Arts, for the Arts Council of England, where in the 1990’s she led work which resulted in a national policy on gender and cultural equity.

Alexandra graduated with an honours degree in Social Anthropology and has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution, human rights, as well as cultural cooperation between the South and North.

Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury [1986], studied Mass Communications at the University of Ghana, Legon; Law at London Guildhall University and BPP School of Law and was called to the Bar in 1999.  Alexandra is a member of Middle Temple, London.

To read more about the Tutu Foundation UK:  www.tutufoundationuk.org

** Alexandra Is an Associate (Non-Practising) Member of Chambers **