Barry’s association with the School began nearly 20 years ago when his two sons, Will and Tom, boarded at Sheriff House. Since then, he joined The Arnold Foundation board followed by the Governing Body, succeeding Cindy Holmes as chair in July 2020. Professionally, Barry was a corporate partner in the City law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and subsequently chairman of the European M&A group of Jefferies, the investment bank. Since his retirement, Barry has been able to pursue his love of sport. He is the Deputy Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket board having previously been Chairman of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He is also a member of the MCC and Highgate and Loch Lomond Golf Clubs and a committed supporter of Welsh rugby and Arsenal FC.
Jake is both a former Rugby School student and parent. Until recently he was Head of Private Markets Content for UBS Global Wealth Management. Prior to that he co-founded and co-led the Private Funds Group within UBS Investment Bank, spending 16 years in New York. He began his career as a solicitor with Freshfields in London and has a degree in Law from the University of Bristol. He now consults within private equity.
Adam was educated at Rugby School, Reading University and Bayes Business School. Adam was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and ICBC Standard Bank. He is currently Special Situations Adviser at Capstan Capital Partners LLP in London. Adam has served on the Board of listed companies in the United Kingdom and been an adviser to one of the Boards of Gaz De France (now called Engie Group).
Patrick was educated at Eton College, Harvard University and Harvard Business School. He was Senior Partner & co-founder at Doughty Hanson & Co., Managing Director and Investment Committee member at Towerbrook Capital Partners and Managing Partner. He is currently co-founder at Bregal Freshstream, holds several non-executive company directorships and is the founder and a Trustee of the Horizon Foundation and a Trustee of the Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation.
Duncan is both a former Rugby School student and parent. He has had a 34-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers including 22 years as a Partner specialising in private equity and financial services mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of PwC’s Global, UK and Middle Eastern Supervisory Boards.
Charlotte was headteacher of Rugby High School until her retirement in 2019 and is a past chair of the Grammar School Headteachers’ Association. She now uses her experience of more than 40 years in education serving on the governing bodies of four schools. At Rugby she chairs the Academic Committee and is the Safeguarding Governor.
John was Head of History, Housemaster of Town and Assistant Head at Rugby School. He left in 2007 to take up a headship and after his second headship, John retired in 2016 and joined the Governing Body as the staff elected member the following year.
A former pupil and parent, Tim recently finished as NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He has 39 years’ experience in the British Army and has commanded extensively on operations in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Charles is a former Bilton Grange pupil, and was Chairman of the Governing Body prior to the merger with Rugby School. His career spans banking and wealth management, and he is now a Consultant at Tacit Investment Management. Charles is a former member of the Board of the Conservative Party and is a trustee of the Party’s Pension Scheme. Charles led the successful first mayoral campaign for West Midlands’ Mayor and former John Lewis MD, Andy Street. He was also deputy chairman of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and sings in the CBSO Chorus. For four years he was a board member of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools.
Claire is a former Rugby School parent and a senior partner at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and managing partner of its London office. After joining Freshfields in 1992, she became a partner in 2001 and spent five years as co-head of the firm’s financial institutions industry group. Claire is a Trustee of The Royal Foundation for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and chair of The Arnold Foundation at Rugby School.
The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce has been involved with teaching, learning and chaplaincy for his entire career as an ordained minister, including trustee governance responsibilities in schools, universities and education charities. Currently he serves as a member of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi Academy Trust, and leads on continuing professional development for Church of England Birmingham. His doctoral research focussed on the contribution of poetry in professional practice. As a published theologian and poet, Mark is particularly interested in pastoral care and links between spirituality, well-being and the creative arts. He is a Chaplain to the King, as he was to the late Queen.
A former Rugby School pupil, Nick is currently an EY ambassador and business start-ups mentor. Prior to taking on these roles, he served as a financial services tax partner at first KPMG and then EY for nearly 20 years. Earlier in his career he spent nine years at Merrill Lynch after qualifying as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC).
Caroline is a current parent at Rugby School and also at Bilton Grange, where she was previously a governor pre-merger. She is Head of In-House Legal at Oxbotica, an autonomous vehicles technology business, having spent 25+ years as a lawyer in private practice, lastly as Executive Partner at DWF. Caroline is also a non-executive director of BHSF Group and a Governor of the Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, a charity.
Rohin is an experienced Edtech entrepreneur and consultant who initially became involved with Rugby School in order to launch Rugby School Online. He is also a governor of London Metropolitan University. Rohin was educated at the University of Cambridge and INSEAD.
Chris worked at Campion School in Athens before joining Sevenoaks School where he worked as Deputy Head Academic. His first role as Principal was at Southbank International School in London. For the last eight years, he has served as Principal at the British School of Milan. He is also the author of two novels, three books of poetry and a screenplay.