Malvernian Society Trustees


The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown GBE PC (President) (2/6.39-42)

Alongside a most distinguished legal career, which saw him President of the Family Division, Sir Stephen was also Chairman of the College Council for almost 20 years, and has been President of the Malvernian Society since 1998.

Jim Foxall (Chairman) (5.64-68)

Jim has 35 years’ experience in international business, and since 2010 has run a consultancy, Ringshall Resources, with a focus on negotiation guidance, entering new markets, business planning, fundraising and team management. Jim also acts as a mentor with The Prince’s Trust and with the mentoring group, Rockstar. An OM of No.5, with a particular interest in court games, sailing and golf, Jim is a member of the College Council and the Council’s Fundraising Campaign Board and is the trustee designated to supervise the Malvernian Society’s career-mentoring programme, and is a member of the Property sub-committee and the Investment sub-committee.

CHRIS BOYD (3.69-74)

Chris is Managing Director of his own Chartered Accountancy practice in Worcester, which activity has consumed his life for the past 15 years. Prior to that he held a number of senior financial positions in industry. He is a recent captain and is currently treasurer of the OMGS.


The first EOG to be a member of the College Council, Michèle began her working life with Oxford University Appointments Committee before moving to work in the City for many years. Currently she works in the Queen's Private Secretary's Office at Buckingham Palace. Michèle has been a member of the College Council since 1992 and a member of the Management Board since 2011.

Nicholas Engert (9.71-75)

Nicolas runs a design consultancy in the construction sector. An OM of No.9, with a particular interest in court games, Nicholas is a member of the College Council, and is the supervising trustee for the OM Clubs, and is a member of the Property sub-committee.


Christine is the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Oxford. Working alongside colleagues from across the colleagiate university, Christine and her team enhance relationships with university alumni by offering a wide range of programmes and resources designed both to highlight the many features of the unversity and to be of value to alumni at various stages of their lives. Before arriving at Oxford, she had amassed more than 30 years' experience at Harvard University.


Rupert is currently studying Building Surveying at Reading University and has already distinguished himself as an entrepreneur with part-ownership of an online sports equipment business, which predominantly retails on Amazon across Europe. He is also a franchise owner of a fast food delivery company. During his first year at university he was employed as a telesales executive by BNP Paribas and highlighted as the ‘highest performer’ in April 2016. He has been involved in a number of charity events, notably cycling from London to Paris in aid of ‘Breast Cancer Now’.


An OM of No.8, Jeremy has over 30 years’ experience in the City of London. Following 10 years with Lloyd’s Brokers he left Jardine in 1987 and established an insurance practice for an executive search consultancy, subsequently starting his own business in that field. He was European Insurance Partner with a publicly-quoted US search firm before returning to his own business in the City. He has extensive experience of organisational development and psychology, team-building and leadership and has worked with clients throughout Europe and the Far East recruiting senior executives for insurance businesses. He served for seven years in the Territorial Army and is also a trustee of two other Charities with educational objects. He initiated the recent refurbishment of the Rackets Courts through an appeal among rackets players. Jeremy is a member of the College Council, and the Council’s Fundraising Campaign Board and is the trustee responsible for governance and is a member of the Investment sub-committee.

Tony Higgins (2.66-70)

On leaving Malvern Tony did a gap year in Berlin as a postman and a year as an undergraduate apprentice in engineering before going up to New College, Oxford. With a degree in Philosophy from UEA he set to work as a used car salesman for Saab and then Porsche.  He became a computer programmer in 1979, and worked for the MoD. A short spell in IT recruitment was followed by work in software for IBM and Marlborough Sterling. He is currently an IT consultant specialising in the Financial Services sector, and is is the trustee responsible for data protection compliance and is a member of the Investment sub-committee.


The nominee of the Common Room, Stephen is HoD Economics, Politics and Business, and has been at the College since 1988.


Philippa read Business Economics at Exeter University and then did a Masters in Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes, before qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2005.  She has specialised in advising landlords and tenants on central London offices since that time.  She worked initially in the City of London, then spent a year in Hong Kong where she joined JLL and now works as a director in their West End team. 


During her gap year Judith joined Deloitte in their corporate finance and consulting practice and continued to work at the firm during her undergraduate studies. Having achieved a first class degree in Economics from LSE and a Masters from Oxford University, Judith became an entrepreneur in UK real estate. She is the author of two books and is now active in the pan-European private equity real estate sector.


Jonathan is a consultant at John D Wood dealing in office and shop properties, primarily in central London, but also around the country. An OM of No.5, Jonathan still plays cricket and golf although not for the OMs. He is also a Governor of the College and is Chairman of the Property sub-committee. 

Ben Walker (6.88-93)

Ben read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and then trained as a solicitor at the College of Law in London. When he qualified, he joined Slaughter & May in 2002, specialising in advising corporate clients on Finance and M&A. He left Slaughter & May in 2009 and, after a brief period at Centrica, now works as the General Counsel for Vivo Energy. Ben is a member of the College Council.



The Headmaster is also a trustee.


In addition, the following are non-voting Vice-Presidents:

Lord Maclaurin (5.51-56), former trustee and Chairman of the College Council 2002-2015

Peter Cartwright (2.57-62), former trustee and current Member of the College Council

Philip Jagger (SH.40-44), former trustee and member of the College Council from 1979-1995

Helen Robinson, former trustee 2008-2014, former member of Common Room and Housemistress of No.4 to 2004

Martin Frayn, former trustee 2009-2015, former Head of Economics and the Sixth Form

Hugh Carson, Headmaster of Malvern College 1997-2006

Roy Chapman, Headmaster of Malvern College 1993-1996

Antony Clark, Headmaster of Malvern College  2008-2019

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