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.

The Committee

President

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 201

Immediate Past President

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.

Chair
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.

President Elect

Harriett Baldwin (LI 1975-77)

Harriett was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire in May 2010, where she has lived since 2006. Between 2010 and 2015 she has served on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment in the Department of Work and Pensions and represented the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

In 2014 Harriett was appointed to become the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Russia before joining the Government as Assistant Government Whip and then promoted within the Whips Office to the role of Lord Commissioner to HM Treasury. Following her re-election in 2015, Harriett became Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) and moved to become Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence responsible for Defence Procurement in July 2016.

Between 2018 and 2019 Harriett served as Minister for Africa, having been appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development. Following her re-election in 2019, Harriett joined the Treasury Select Committee and she also chairs the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union, co-chairs the International Parliamentary Network for Education and in 2020, she re-joined the UK delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Harriett enjoyed a successful 20-year career in finance, specialising in currency markets for pension funds. She was also on the National Council of Business for Sterling. She is married to Jim Baldwin, a businessman and television producer. Together they have two daughters and a son.

Treasurer

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.

ELECTED MEMBERS IN ORDER OF ELECTION

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.

Philip Cayford (PR 1965–70)

At MC Philip played cricket for the XI and was vice-captain of the swimming team. After University he began a dual career as a barrister and photographer, the latter morphing into documentary film-making, dealing with environmental subjects including the protection of endangered species, the international wildlife trade and climate change. He made both the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Explorer’s first original productions and other films for broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, winning a number of awards along the way. He remained in practice throughout, in a common law civil set of chambers which later became a specialist family law set; he took silk in 2002 and has appeared in many high-profile international divorce cases. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple, a frequent lecturer and student mentor.

He remains in full-time practice at the Bar and was Head of Chambers between 2016 and 2021. He has been editor of the Family Bar’s magazine for many years; he still plays cricket and is the President of the Refreshers CC, the Bar’s cricket club. He was a trustee of Tusk Trust for many years, running several Tusk half marathons around Mount Kenya and is now a Global Ambassador, regularly visiting conservation projects in Africa; he also holds a PPL. He has maintained links with MC and Marlborough Town and is a very minor sponsor of the Marlborough Literary Festival. His son attended Littlefield between 2011 and 2016.

Mayoor Patel (PR 1973-77)

As well as founding Polio Children and the OKAS Fund along with his brothers, Mayoor Patel is also on the National Advisory Council for Milapfest, an Indian Arts Development Trust.] He has also been involved with the Little Drops Shravana Project since 2007 (for the hearing impaired), a charity which aims to improve health and education in developing countries.

Piers Dibben (B2 1981- 85)

is Chairman of Calne based business Healthmatic Ltd. He started his career in the City with Schroders before setting up his own financial business in 1995. After ten years in London, he moved back to the Malmesbury area in 1999 and became a director of Healthmatic. In 2001 a neighbour asked him to a Youth Action Wiltshire board meeting, and now almost 20 years later, he is chair of Youth Action and a trustee of Community First Wiltshire.

 Piers is an outdoor enthusiast and has raced with variously low levels of success on horses, boats, skis, bikes and trainers. Piers runs the Old Marlburian Cycling Group

Miranda Lindsay-Fynn (NC 1991 –96)

Currently Commercial Director at Bios-Sep.  Miranda is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working with early stage and mature businesses across different sectors including retail and distribution, legal and corporate services and industrial biotechnology. Skilled in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Marketing and Strategy. With an MBA from London Business School.  Miranda is an experienced and skilled sailor and a key member of the OMSA.

Henry Langdon (TU 2001-06)

Since graduating from UCL, Henry has forged a varied career across the UK education sector – from private tutoring high-profile families in Moscow to developing careers access programmes for teenagers throughout London. In 2019, Henry established Udamon to provide learning experiences that enable young people to take greater ownership of their professional direction and development

CO-OPTED MEMBERS
Magazine Editor
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.

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.

Greg Holden (BH 1986-91)

Greg graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Three Dimensional Design in 1995. After enjoying many summer holidays working at Marlborough Summer School, teaching was a natural progression, and Greg started his professional career at Bradfield College in 1998. In 2012, Greg took the opportunity to become a founding beak at Marlborough College Malaysia and set up the new Design and Technology department. He has since enjoyed a number of other prominent roles at MCM, including being a Housemaster of one of the boys’ day houses. In 2019, Greg was appointed Head of Sixth Form, which includes promoting alumni links between MCUK and MCM. He very much looks forward to being a member of the Marlburian Club committee and further developing the opportunities for our OMs from Malaysia.

Greg is married to Jo and they have two children, both of whom are pupils at MCM. Having grown up in Marlborough, Greg still has family living in the town and still considers himself to be a local!

CR Representative
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.

Trustees

Chair

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.

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.

Treasurer
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.

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.

Charles Macfadyen (LI 1985 – 90)

Charles graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Ancient and Medieval History.  Following this he joined Foreign & Colonial as an equities analyst before joining J O Hambro Investment Management (now Waverton Investment Management) in 1999 where he manages investment portfolios for wealthy families and charities on a discretionary basis.  He joined the College’s Investment Committee in 2020 and is currently Chairman of The Marlborough Mound Trust, which he has been involved with since it began in 2000.

 

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