…at the Apothecaries’ Hall on 4 April 2011, we welcomed the following new Liverymen:
Graham was born in 1949 and brought up in Barnet, Hertfordshire then Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Dr Challoner’s, Amersham, followed by a career in engineering design until founding Advanced Interior Solutions in 1980, a company specialising in office design and fitting out. Some 31 years on Graham still heads the business headquartered in High Wycombe and delivering the services, mostly in the City.
That engineering instinct is still alive and is now directed towards maintaining an Austin Healey classic car.
Always a keen football follower, the opportunity arose to become involved with Wycombe Wanderers Football Club where he served as a Director from 1986 until 2004 with responsibilities for Finance and Marketing and where he still spends many Saturdays, home and away.
He has been a member of a service club for many years, starting with Round Table and currently with the Rotary Club of High Wycombe where he is looking forward to being made President in July 2011.
Graham is also a Trustee of the Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, the county charity, since 2001, and serving as Chairman for the past 5 years.
He has been married to Jean for 43 years and they live in a small village in the Chilterns. They have two children and five grandchildren. Other interests include working with the local church where Graham was Treasurer for two years and as secretary of the Men’s Philosophical Society.
Richard was born in 1972. He was educated at Winchester College, he read Natural Sciences at Girton College, Cambridge, then law at City University in London.
He joined Simmons & Simmons in 1995 (where he qualified as a solicitor), and then moved to the corporate finance team at UBS in 1999 and to Jupiter Asset Management in 2000, where he became the director responsible for investment trusts. Richard is also a director of Jupiter Second Split Trust PLC and of Buck’s Club Limited.
Richard has been married to Rufina for nearly 5 years and they have one child, Rosco. Richard’s interests include skeleton and luge racing, skiing, shooting, fly fishing, fine wines, good food and contemporary art.
Chris was born in Buckinghamshire in 1972, and was educated at Radley, before obtaining a business degree from Brunel University and starting a career in IT with Natwest. Soon after the turn of the century, Chris moved in to Business Analysis and became a consultant working in a variety of industries, including mortgages with Kensington Mortgages and Lehman Brothers, music publishing, business process development, publishing and retail banking with Lloyds Banking Group.
Chris now lives in South West London with his girlfriend Carolyn, where he was active in rowing for a number of years before retiring from participating, to enjoy the sport from a safe distance on the bank instead. He now enjoys rambling, golf and has a passion for wildlife photography and travel.
Colin was born in 1950 and graduated with an MSc in Economics from
the London Business School. Most of his business career has been
involved in running a range of manufacturing companies.
Colin has specialised in turning around ailing businesses on behalf of
the banks, and latterly on his own behalf- he is a member of the
Institute for Turnaround Management.
He is still actively involved in developing a specialist laminates
business in Kent, along with various property interets in the UK and
Colin has one daughter, two step-daughters and a step-son and recently
They share interests in the theatre and cinema, travelling and their
family, and thoroughly enjoy their home and garden in Hampstead;
Caroline dutifully accompanies Colin to the occasional Arsenal soccer
match and to the MCC!
..and at Haberdasher’ Hall on 7 October 2011, we welcomed the following new Liverymen:
Trevor was born in Kings Lynn in Norfolk and was educated at King Edward the Seventh Grammar School at there. He is an architect, starting as a junior in a private practice in Kings Lynn before moving to local government in Norfolk, then moving to Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire and finally Suffolk, where he became the Head of the Property Services Department. Retiring early in 2001, he took on a number of part-time activities, including clerk to the local parish council and green keeper at his bowls club.
Trevor married his first wife in 1966 and they had two sons and now, six grandchildren. Trevor is now married to Maureen.
He has represented his county at flat green bowls and still plays for an Ipswich club. Trevor and Maureen have enjoyed visiting Malta so much in the past that they now have an apartment there, and as well as being a member of the Feltmakers’ Masonic lodge, Trevor is a member of a Maltese lodge and a Grand officer of the Maltese constitution.
Nigel Macdonald is a former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (“ICAS”) who retired from partnership in Ernst & Young in July 2003.
He is Chairman of James Lock & Co Ltd, founded in 1676 when Charles II was King, and is a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum. He is also a member of the Board of Coca-Cola Hellenic and until October 2011 served the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund as a member of, and adviser to, its Audit Body.
He was a member of the Cadbury Committee whose report put Corporate Governance ‘on the map’ in the UK and abroad and was a member of the Competition Commission, a Director of the British Standards Institution and chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of the Industrial Development Advisory Board of the DTI.
He and his wife are elders of their church and both are in active leadership roles there; and he serves as a lay preacher and as advisor to his denomination’s national trustee body.
Simon was born in Cardiff in 1970, read law in South Wales then passed his Law Society exams at the College of Law in Chester, qualifying as a solicitor in London in 1994. He has worked at a number of international law firms in the City and spent some time outside the legal profession as a regulated corporate finance adviser with the broker and investment bank Numis Securities Limited.
He is a senior partner in the City firm of solicitors Marriott Harrison, where he is the head of the firm’s AIM corporate finance practice, advising a number of public companies, institutional investors and brokers on a range of company and corporate finance law matters. He acts as a non-executive director of AIM listed Imaginatik Plc, a company specialising in innovation and idea management software and consultancy, where he chairs the remuneration committee. His charitable activities include acting as honorary legal adviser to the Caterham Barracks Community Trust and until recently as a trustee of the Ty’r Morwydd Environmental Centre in Abergavenny.
He lives in Oxted with his wife Philippa, an international litigation partner with Mayer Brown International LLP, and his daughters Amelia and Alice. His interests include political and social affairs, comedy, early music and motoring. Simon’s grandmother was a milliner in Whitchurch in Cardiff and he is delighted to continue, as a Feltmaker, his family’s link with the profession.