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Who's Who in the Education Trust 

The aim of the Education Trust is to help advance the Headmaster's development plan for the future of Epsom College, through charitable support. The Headmaster and Governors oversee the work of the Trust, which is carried out by dedicated staff and volunteers.  Scroll down to read profiles of individuals directly involved with the Education Trust.

Board Members

Mr Clive Watson (Rosebery 1974-79) Chairman

Epsom College Governor, Clive Watson (R 1974-79) is a long-standing donor and serves as Chairman of the Education Trust Board. In 2011, Clive co-founded The City Pub Company (East) Plc that acquires and operates a portfolio of high quality pubs in cities and major provincial towns in the South East.

Mr Richard Bland (Wilson 1978-82)

Richard, a former OE Club President, is Senior Consultant, Risk & Financial Services at Towers Watson, an insurance consulting firm based in Epsom. He plays clarinet in the Band of the Surrey Yeomanry and is a member of Epsom Racecourse. "I'm a passionate supporter of quality education in general and Epsom College in particular. Our children are our future and we must invest in them and give them the best possible education which fits their needs and ability."

Dr Hywel Bowen-Perkins (Crawfurd 1966-70)

Hywel, a General Practitioner based in Worcester Park, sent three of his sons to Epsom and has served as a Governor of Epsom College for many years. 

Mrs Carolyn Hazell

Carolyn owns and operates a fruit farm in Hampshire. "Epsom College broadened my daughters' choices and their confidence. I support the Trust in order to give something back to the College and to enable other youngsters to have the same opportunity."

Mr Steven Kay QC (Propert 1968-73)

Steven, Honorary Secretary of the Epsom College Legal Society and former OE Club President, is a barrister specialising in international criminal law. "Education is an investment in the future for our society. Epsom College gave me an education and opportunity that shaped me and made my life. I support the Trust because it is a means by which we can provide for other children the opportunity to experience the finest education available."

Mr Stephen Oliver

Stephen taught English at the College from 1969 to 2003. During his tenure he was Housemaster of Carr and directed many drama performances. In his retirement, Stephen has directed a number of plays and operas in the region. "Epsom offers a nurturing environment, which encourages each individual student intellectually, artistically and physically. The Trust's admirable aim is to bring this opportunity within reach of many more students."

Mr Andrew Pianca (Crawfurd 1964-69)

Andrew, a former OE Club President, is Chief Executive of the accountancy firm, Crowe Clark Whitehill. He serves as Council Observer of Epsom College.

Dr Alastair Wells (Forest 1973-78)

Alastair, a General Practitioner based in Merstham, Surrey, is the Vice Chairman of Governors. "I am grateful for the wonderful grounding and start in life that Epsom has given to both myself and my daughter. I hope other OEs will support the Trust to give others the opportunity we have had through attending this great school."

Mr Rob Worrall 

During his 28 year tenure as an English teacher at the College, Rob also served as Housemaster of Wilson. Following his retirement in 2010, Rob joined the Trust and is actively involved in building an OE network in the Midlands where he now resides. "The Education Trust recognises the significance of the OE community and nurtures communications between it and the College."

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen (Fayrer 1965-70) Ex officio member

Andrew, Chairman of Governors, recently retired from BUPA where he served as Group Medical Director for 17 years. He comments, "Although the RMF helps doctors and their dependants and the College puts a significant number into medical school every year, we can do more to raise the profile of both the College and the RMF across the medical profession."

 

Education Trust Staff

 

Karen Doyle, Education Trust Director

Karen joined the Trust in 2015, bringing with her a wealth of experience in international development and alumni relations.  Karen worked for nine years in further education, most recently as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of the Arts, London and prior to that, as the Director of Communications and Development at Kent University.  She has also held a number of senior marketing positions in the commercial world, including Barclaycard and also The FA, where she was Head of Women's Football and pioneered major change, which helped to transform the game.  Karen looks forward to building and growing the important work of the Education Trust.


Colleen Mowbray, Education Trust Administrator

Colleen joined the Trust in 2008 and plays a key role in its day to day operations, particularly in the management of the OE datatbase. She comments, "Accurate addresses and updated career information is cornerstone of our work and something we strive to improve upon every day." Colleen also brings outstanding photography skills to her role. Outside of work, she enjoys training and competing with her two dogs.

 


 

 

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