Rugby: OPs working in the game

A discussion on LinkedIn begun by Chris Andrew (78-84) has turned up a number of OPs earning a living from or coaching rugby.   Chris is the driving force behind a ten-person company called Roaring Rugby Ltd that coaches 1,000 primary school pupils a week in the skills of the game in the Wiltshire and…

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Chris Brown (52-55)

  Chris Brown (52-55) responded to the obituary of Alan Paul (47-49; see Obituaries):   “I sailed with Alan on a couple of occasions and am sorry to hear of his passing. We had good times together and I had many things in common. I decided to leave Union-Castle in 1969 as Chief Officer with…

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David Harding (72-78)

              In late-November the FT Magazine devoted three pages (including a full-page photograph) to a profile of David Harding (72-78), the founder of Winton Capital, a privately-owned investment company also known as a “hedge fund.” Using complex mathematical and scientific methods, and exploiting failures in “efficient market theory” to…

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Rob McAllister (96-01)

                    Rob McAllister (96-01) joined a new company Instinctif Partners in March, 2016 where he is now Senior Consultant Risk & Crisis. Prior to this he worked as a Project Manager for the crisis management firm Witt O’Briens from 2013-16.   After Pangbourne Rob went to…

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Chris Andrew (78-84)

                    For the past five years Chris Andrew (78-84) has been director of Roaring Rugby Ltd. The company coaches 1,000 5-11 year-olds each week at about 30 primary schools in the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire/Bristol area and employs ten people.   Prior to this Chris worked at the Bath…

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Caroline Spanton (96-98)

                  Caroline writes: “Since leaving Pangbourne College in 1998, I opted to spend a year in Australia whilst figuring out what I wanted to do next. I had a fantastic experience living with a family in Melbourne and working in a rural secondary school whilst, during school…

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Felix Spender (71-76)

        [Felix Spender second left]     In May, Entirely Construction website published an account of a visit to India by Felix Spender (71-76) as part of a team from Bristol and Bath that travelled to India to take part in the Innovate India conference in Mumbai. The event focused on ‘Smart…

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Giles Fuchs (78-83)

                      Giles Fuchs (78-83) made headlines in mid-November in his capacity as CEO of Office Space in Town.   According to a press release put out by PRNewswire, figures announced November 14, 2016 by Office Space in Town forecast  2016 revenue to grow by nearly…

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Joanna Green (93-95)

              From Henley Joanna Green (93-95) writes to say: “I can’t quite believe where the time has gone! In hindsight, it’s strange to think there were only four of us girls at the College when I was there. It felt perfectly normal. After leaving Pangbourne, and with much time…

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