The Club Constitution and Rules are the Club’s foundation, but the Committee annually agree objectives to ensure that the Club team meet the needs and expectations of Club Members.
The Club Committee meet four times a year and an AGM for all members takes place every October.
- Club Rules and Constitution Oct 2019
- Principal Functions of the Committee
- Policy for Supporting Affiliated Clubs
Catherine Stewart (LI 1974-76)
Catherine is one of four generations of OMs, spanning almost a century, to come to the College. Whilst at Marlborough she fenced, sang in the MC Chapel Choir and set type in the MC printing Press. She went on to read Economics at Trinity Hall Cambridge
Catherine pioneered EU public affairs in Brussels, London and Washington D.C., through Cabinet Stewart European Affairs and subsequently developed the Global Public Affairs Network of Interel Consulting. Dedicated to transparency and professional ethics, she established SEAP, the professional body for EU lobbying and advised on the EU Transparency Register. She mentors future leaders and young women in business, is a member of the Belgo-British Conference Board and a Trustee of the British School of Brussels. She is a consultant for Jericho.
Immediate Past President
Richard Pembroke (B1 1985-90)
After reading Classical Studies at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Richard began his working life as a rugby journalist before co-founding one of the UK’s first sports internet companies that was acquired by 365 Plc in March 2000.He subsequently became director of 365’sGlobal Internet Business before leading a management buy-out to become CEO of Rivals DigitalMedia Ltd, a digital publishing company with offices in London and Cape Town. Richard moved with his family to South Africa in 2003 and, in 2004, Rivals was acquired by UK Betting Plc. He stayed in Cape Town and, in 2004, co-founded IDM Holdings (Pty), an integrated financial technology company that now employs over 350 people. Despite returning to the UK in 2010, Richard remained chairman of IDM until June 2017.He now splits his time between overseeing a small but diverse collection of commercial interests, including a Tea Estate in Sri Lanka, and coaching hockey and cricket at the College, where his wife, Charlotte, is a housemistress. Richard and Charlie have four children, three of whom are currently at the College. Richard was a founder of the OMFutures Bursary scheme and is a Trustee of the Marlborough College Foundation.
Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90)
After Marlborough, Karen studied Social Anthropology, Art & Archaeology with Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Here, Karen developed her interest in effective communication after winning a travel scholarship to research how NGOs communicate with the very varied, mass population of India. Following SOAS, Karen pursued her interest in communication into the world of business by studying for a masters in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at the LSE, and has supported both multi-national and SME organisations in industries including financial services; IT and new media. In 2014 Karen established her own HR consultancy which supports the HR needs of start-ups and SMEs. Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In her spare time, she is a chauffeur to her three county-squash playing children and does her best to squeeze in time for a good run.
Nick Cooke-Priest (LI 1983-85)
Nick enjoyed a 30-year career in the Royal Navy as both an aviator and ships warfare officer. His roles included a deployment to the Antarctic ice in support of the British Antarctic Survey, disaster relief, chasing terrorists post 9/11, counter-piracy and drugs operations in the east and west, the Gulf ‘once too often’, massive-scale humanitarian rescues, war, and a variety of training and less-exciting staff appointments.
In his last decade in the Navy, Nick held four warship commands including the Fleet Flagship and the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. He cycles and sails, and is married with two of three his sons part of a fifth generation at the College, and he now works for a pioneering maritimedata-analytics company. Nick follows in the footsteps of his father, Colin Cooke-Priest (LI 1952-57), who was President in 2011
Ian Mackichan (PR 1974-79)
Ian studied Business Studies at Oxford Polytechnic before going to Sandhurst and being commissioned into the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). He served in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Germany. Ian left the Army in 1987 and joined the American Stockbroker, Prudential-Bache on the day of the crash, October 19th 1987. He joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in 1990. In 1998, Ian joined Credit Suisse in London, moved to Cowan International as Managing Director, International US Equity Sales and is now Managing Director, Financial Services at Oppenheimer.
ELECTED MEMBERS IN ORDER OF ELECTION
Katie Beney (MO 1991-89)
A yachtswoman of note and Manager in the Chief Executive’s office of the RNLI, Katie has considerable experience of events management. Katie was the organiser of her year’s 25th Reunion and it will be excellent to have a member of the committee with first-hand experience of organising reunions.
James Spender (EL/C2 1987-92)
James was sponsored by STMicro to study Information Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. On graduating James joined Andersen Consulting and worked with clients in Capital Markets Technology at Accenture and IT Advisory at Ernst & Young. He now acts as a freelance Enterprise Architect working with diverse clients including banks, retailers and energy companies on cloud and digital transformation. James is Co-Head of the Digital Enterprises Professional Group.
James continues to shoot with OM Rifle Club, holds a PPL and runs marathons for the charity that his wife setup, Kipepeo Foundation, supporting deprived children in Kenya.
Miranda Wells (nee Lescher), (B3 1987-89)
After Marlborough, Miranda went on to study Psychology at Manchester University followed by a career in marketing and events management with the Institute of Directors, CBI and NetJets Europe. After 10 years in Dubai, where amongst other things she ran the Marlburian Club activities in the Middle East, Miranda relocated to the UK in 2016. She is now active in charity work with The Grocer’s City Livery Company and property management. Miranda is married to OM, William Wells (C2 1984-89) and she has two daughters, the eldest of whom is in Millmead.
Jeremy Cohen (BH 1986-90).
After completing a Marketing Degree at Newcastle University, Jeremy joined Dalgety on their graduate scheme, working first in Spillers Petfoods and then in their Food Ingredients business. Jeremy left Dalgety to join Mars, working in Sales & Marketing roles across their Confectionery business. In his last role before leaving Mars, he had responsibility for their UK Ice Cream business. In 2001, Jeremy joined Accenture, consulting to large blue chip businesses across Europe and USA. After taking a sabbatical and travelling around the world for 9 months with his wife (including the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Sydney), Jeremy returned to a role in Glendinning, a small boutique Management Consultancy that had just been acquired by WPP. Over the next few years as Glendinning transformed through acquisitions and mergers into Kantar Retail, Jeremy took responsibility for the Africa and Middle East regions, whilst running Consulting teams in Europe. He eventually moved to become the CEO of a Virtual Reality Software business that WPP had recently acquired. In this role he lead the the transformation to a SaaS business, with clients which included the leading Consumer Goods companies and Retailers in USA, Europe and China. Most recently, as Kantar moved to localise its global businesses, Jeremy became European CEO for newly formed Kantar Consulting and is now SVP Consulting at Geometry Global.
Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06).
Greg is Head of Commercial at Movemeon, the world’s leading community of consultants, alumni and commercial professionals, before which he was the Chief Operating Officer at Neutral Digital, an aviation-focused immersive technology company specialising in VR for marketing and training. Broadly, Greg’s background is in Strategy Consultancy, Design and Entrepreneurship, with experience spanning the Consumer Electronics, Health and Public Sector, Products, Talent, Sports and CMT (Communications, Media and Technology) industries. He was the Mentoring and Volunteering Lead for Accenture’s partnership with The Prince’s Trust which resulted in Accenture winning the Volunteering Award for greatest number of hours dedicated to charity work across any of The Prince’s Trust’s corporate partnerships at the end of 2015.
Pippa Blunden (PR 2010-12).
Pippa is a Product Manager by trade – which means she drives the creation of technology solutions to meet business outcomes. She works for luxury FashTech firm Threads Styling, based in Shoreditch, who are on a mission to pioneer the most luxurious customer experience in the world. Pippa’s background is in food. After graduating from Manchester University with a degree in English Literature, Pippa joined the corporate graduate scheme at Sainsbury’s where she held a variety of commercial and technology roles. Out of office, she describes herself as having an excellent taste in adventures. She is an officer in the Royal Navy Reserve, is a seasoned backpacker and her idea of a really good time is completing a long distance trek or motorbiking in an unfamiliar mountain range.
Pippa is interested in businesses as a vehicle for radical change and as such, she co-runs the Sustainability Professional Networking group. She also supports the Non-Profit networking group and the Digital Enterprises networking group, as well as looking at engagement for U35 members of the club.
Catherine Brumwell (nee Redpath NC 1991-96)
Catherine was Deputy Editor of the Cyprus Lion a weekly newspaper produced for HM Forces in Cyprus and Editor of the Gunner Publication, which included monthly, bi-annual and annual publications for members of the Royal Artillery. She then took over as Deputy Chief Sub Editor of Country Life, before her husband’s career took them to Moscow when he was appointed Military Attaché in Moscow, Vienna, Zagreb, and now, Tbilisi.
Neil Moore (CR 1996 – )
Educated a Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh and UC, where gained a BSc in Pharmacology, Neil came to Marlborough to teach Biology and Chemistry in 1996 after teaching at Pangbourne College for 7 years. Neil also coaches rugby, golf and athletics and is responsible for preparing pupils for applying to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine at university. He was Head of Athletics, 1997-2001, Head of General Studies, 1998-2001, Housemaster C1 2001-2005, Housemaster Barton Hill, 2005-2016, Contingent of Commander CCF, 2016 – and President of Common Room, 2016 – . Neil is married to Lyndel and has two daughters in Elmhurst.
Olivia Timbs (C1 1970-72)
Olivia was at Girton College, Cambridge and has spent most of her career as a medical journalist and editor, and has written for The Times, the Observer and the Independent. Most recently she edited The Pharmaceutical Journal – only the 12th editor since it was founded in 1841 (older than MC) and now she trains people in the professions and business who find writing a challenge. Olivia was the first former female pupil to join Marlborough College Council and served from 1989 to 2001. She became a Trustee of the MC funds in 2001.
Richard Fleck (B3 1962-67)
Richard was in B3 under Percy Chapman and Jake Seamer, where he played most sports but excelled at Rackets.
Richard has international honours in squash and sailing, studied Law at Southampton and went on to join Herbert Smith, where he enjoyed a hugely successful career. He retired in 2009 after 29 years as a partner but remains as a consultant. He founded the Auditing Practices Board. . Richard has also, somehow, found time to be a member of the College Council, a trustee of the Foundation and was Chairman of the 150th Anniversary Appeal, a trustee of the Club Charitable Funds and an active member of the Club committee, and now, a governor of Marlborough Malaysia.
Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
Whilst at Marlborough Imran Played hockey for the XI and Rugby for the XV and was Senior Prefect. Imran is the Affiliated Secretary of the OM Finance & Banking Group. After graduating from Edinburgh University, Imran trained and qualified at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2008 he took over his father’s business, a well-respected accountancy practice in Cambridge that looks after businesses and private clients. Having completed the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield University, Imran increased his focus on working with entrepreneurs and he is motivated by the need for growing businesses to produce robust financial information that enables their owners to make good management decisions. He also provides private client tax advice and estate planning.
Jane (Lodge) Vyvyan (CO 1981-83)
After Marlborough, Jane read English at King’s College, London, then qualified as a solicitor at City law firm, Slaughter and May. She later practised as a corporate partner and consultant for a number of other firms during which time she had four children, three of whom are now themselves OMs. Jane moved on from legal private practice and is now a commercial mediator and a co-director and owner of media business consultancy, TVA. She is deputy chair of governors at Farleigh prep school and spent many years as a trustee of ADRC, an autism diagnosis service provider to the NHS.
Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73)
Following MC, Steven read PPE at University College, Oxford where he also won a Blue at Hockey. He has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, first as a broker with de Zoete & Bevan/BZW and then Altium Capital, and more recently in investment management as COO of Taube Hodson Stonex Partners. Steven is a member of Marlborough College Council, Chair of the Foundation Trustees and a member of the Campaign Committee. He was a Governor of Ardingly College until 2007 and also spent ten years as a trustee of the University College Old Members Trust. Steven is currently a Governor of Heathfield School, Ascot.
Ivo Darnley (SU 1981-86)
Ivo joined Rathbones after graduating from Edinburgh University in 1991 & has worked for the same company ever since. He is head of the Specialist & Charities team, and continues to manage charity & private client portfolios. Appointed to the executive committee in 2006 he has had a range of roles including deputy head of the London Office & chair of the Client Committee. Ivo has three sons and divides his time between a desk in London & Bristol – and a wife & farm in Herefordshire. He has spoken at several of the Sixth Form Careers’ Conventions.