At the Plough Monday dinner held at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall we welcomed…
Terry was born in Hammersmith, West London in 1948, but his parents moved to Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1952 where he was brought up, and educated.
Representing the School at most sports he did find time for a little academic study and leaving in 1964, he completed an indentured Engineering Apprenticeship as an Instrument Maker.
Enlisting in the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve in 1967 with 100 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, based in Luton, he attained the rank of Sergeant.
He continues to support the Royal Artillery Association and Royal British Legion, (as a Parade Commander).
Terry settled in Sandy, Bedfordshire, in 1971, moved into the Construction Industry in 1972, and started work in London as a Sales Representative. He has continued to represent various Companies in the capital for the past 43 years, and in 2006 was invited to join the board of Integra Coatings Limited, a Paint Manufacturer based in Finsbury Park, north London, where he continues as Sales Director to the present day, still working mainly in London.
Having played senior cricket since he was fourteen years old, and with his playing career allegedly nearing its end, (although this has still to transpire), took up coaching in 2005. He was instrumental in setting up a junior Cricket Academy at his Club, Sandy, which has flourished from small beginnings and now has teams at a number of age levels with several Academy players progressing to first team cricket.
He discovered that not only did he enjoy this aspect of the game but was also apparently quite skilled, and has since attended various courses leading to the ECB Club Coach award in 2009. He has since been invited to coach occasionally at Middlesex County Cricket Club, mainly with junior players but also sometimes at first class level, coaching Middlesex First Team. He has also been awarded two certificates of Outstanding Services to Cricket by the Bedfordshire County Board.
Terry is a Full Member at Middlesex County Cricket Club and most afternoons, when Middlesex are at home, can be found in the Long Room in the Lords Pavilion, socialising with other members, all engrossed in their passion for the game. He is also a life member of Jesters Cricket Club, one of London’s oldest wandering sides founded by masters and pupils of St. Pauls School.
During the winter his other sport, Rugby Union, mainly takes over, actively following Saracens, (a member of their Supporters Association), as well as supporting his local club, Biggleswade RUFC.
He is also a Service Volunteer with Bedfordshire Police and administers the Neighbourhood Watch in his area of Sandy.
Terry is married to Irene, with one daughter, two stepsons, and four grandchildren.
Nick was born in Brighton, West Sussex in 1962 and then moved to Chiswick, West London. He attended Chiswick School where he managed to combine academic studies with various sporting activities, representing the school and county at rugby and the school at a number of other sports. In 1981, he left school to continue his studies at St John’s College, Cambridge where he read engineering. On leaving Cambridge in 1984, he joined the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a chartered accountant. In 1988, he then moved to the investment bank Kleinwort Benson where he stayed for over 20 years despite various changes of ownership and name, becoming a Managing Director within the Corporate Finance group. He left the bank in 2009 to pursue a number of his own projects in various sectors including waste wood to energy and healthcare services IT. He has subsequently become involved in the natural resources sector, running a number of listed companies, as well as maintaining certain interests in the City. Nick likes to keep fit by going to the gym, playing golf and shooting. He also enjoys cooking and going on cookery courses when he can. More recently, Nick has become a Vice Chair of the board of governors of Chiswick School that, since his day, has grown to a 1,200 pupil academy. Nick is married to Susie and they live in Chiswick.
At the Spring dinner held at Apothecaries’ Hall we welcomed…
Kay was born in Carshalton Beeches in 1947, and, after spending 2 years in Ceylon where her father was seconded to the government, moved to Cheam in 1958. She attended Sutton High School, GPDST. She represented Surrey schools and her Club at the National Championships, at swimming. She then went to Nottingham University, where she represented the University at badminton. She left with a Joint Honours Degree in French and Russian, and started work at Chartered Bank in 1969. In 1971 she joined the Inland Revenue, becoming the District Inspector in various London offices specialising in corporate tax. She retired in 2006, since when she has been able to spend more time on her hobby of making jewellery in precious metals, travelling as often as she can to as unusual places as she can, and gardening. She has also taken up badminton again, after a gap of nearly 40 years. She has become Treasurer of two village societies, and of two local Charities. She married Alistair in 1973, and moved to Westcott in 1988.
At the Installation dinner held at Haberdashers’ Hall we welcomed…
Alderman William Russell was born April 15th 1965, he grew up in London. He was educated at Eton College and Durham University, then he went into the City, working for First Boston Corporation before moving to Merrill Lynch in 1992. He left Merrill Lynch in 2006 having been in the City for 19 years; he was fortunate to live and work in Hong Kong and the USA . In 2006 he co-founded Knightsbridge School, a 4-13 prep school in London with 400 pupils. He is now Chair and a director of Knightsbridge School international with schools in Columbia, Panama, Turkey and Montenegro. He is a Director of Red Savannah Travel, Congham Hall Hotel and Chairman of CDAM, an asset management Business.
William is a past Chairman of the Royal Court Theatre, Chairman of Prostate Cancer UK and a Trustee of Place2Be . He has been a Governor of Haberdashers School for Girls, Adams Academy and Abraham Darby Academy. He is presently Governor of the City of London School for Girls and Guildhall School for Music and Drama. He is on the Court at the Haberdashers’ Company and became an Alderman for the Ward of Bread Street in 2013. He is very excited at becoming a Liveryman of the Feltmakers especially since it may be the first time someone has been a Liveryman of both companies for over 350 years. William is married to Hilary, has 3 sons and a daughter.
Emma as born in 1965 and grew up in Croydon, where she attended Croham Hurst School. Emma joined the institutional marketing team at Baring Asset Management in 1988 and later moved to BZW Investment Management in a similar role. Since 1996, she has worked for investment consultants Mercer, as part of the specialist Manager Research team in London. Emma has undertaken a variety of research roles during her time at Mercer and now leads the London research team.
As a trustee, and latterly as Chairman of the St Paul’s Cathedral Chorister Trust, Emma plays an active role in the musical life of St Paul’s Cathedral and the wider Cathedral Community.
Music has always played a central role in Emma’s life. Opera is a particular passion, along with all forms of choral music, and she has recently started singing lessons.
When not at work or St Paul’s a combination of cooking, gardening and walking two rescue terriers keep Emma fully occupied.
Commander Steve Moorhouse was educated at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon. He entered Britannia Royal Naval College in September 1991 as a University Cadet Aviator and completed his Fleet Training in HM Ships Brazen and Invincible, before proceeding to Birmingham University to read Mathematics and Sport Science. Following basic flying training, he specialised in Airborne Early Warning and gained his Observer wings with 849 Squadron. Appointed to 849 Squadron B Flight, primarily embarked in HMS Illustrious, he experienced a wide variety of flying in challenging environments ranging from the southern Indian Ocean to the Baltic and including front line operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf and Sierra Leone.
In 2002 he qualified as a Principal Warfare Officer and was appointed to HMS Chatham as the Operations Officer and was soon deploying to the Persian Gulf for Operation Telic, where Chatham provided naval gunfire in support of amphibious operations on the Al Faw peninsula. On promotion to Lieutenant Commander in 2004, he joined HMS Bulwark, in build, in Barrow-in-Furness as her first Operations Officer. Following extensive sea trials, commissioning and formal sea training this appointment culminated in Bulwark achieving full operational readiness as the fleet’s amphibious flagship.
A period ashore followed working for the Director of Naval Personnel as a Career Manager with responsibility for the career development and appointing of some 380 junior warfare officers. On completion of this staff appointment, Moorhouse was selected to return to sea in command of the Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Severn, undertaking Fishery Protection and Maritime Security Operations in UK waters and also the Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel HMS Clyde, protecting British interests in the South Atlantic. On selection for promotion to Commander in 2009, he completed the Advanced Command and Staff Course where he gained an MA in Defence Studies.
A return to sea quickly beckoned with Moorhouse in command of the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ HMS Lancaster. His time in command spanned her work up from a multi million pound refit through to deployment in the Caribbean where they were responsible for the interdiction and disruption of drugs with a UK street value in excess of £1Bn.
Currently employed within the Ministry of Defence, in the strategic management of military capability, Moorhouse is married with two young children. His interests outside of work are cooking, sport and maintaining a second home in southern Brittany.