Mark SouthwellPresident
Marc HawesEx President
Robert LeGriceTreasurer
Rosie HollidayHon Secretary
Mary TaylorSocial Secretary
John AttwaterThe Principal, King’s Ely – ex officio
Trevor BedfordEx-President
Charitable Trustee
David BroughtonEx-President
Kim CharterEx-President
Mark WilkinsonEx-President
Charitable Trustee
Roy WoodEx-President
Charitable Trustee
David PalmerEx-President
Charitable Trustee
William Hunt (Bill)Ex-President
Jeremy SavageEx-President
Charitable Trustee
Simon BlakeHead of Marketing
Richard Claxton
Andrew Aus
Joanna Dick (Jo)
Ian MathesonPatron Died March 15
Richard SlogrovePatron (October 2012)
James BowmanPatron (September 2014)


OE Committee Bios:

Robert Le Grice: I joined King’s at age 10 in 1966 starting in the Canonry and moving to Hereward in the senior school, leaving in 1974. After 5 years working for House of Frazer, the rest of my career was at Midland /HSBC Bank in a variety of roles ending as Regional Head of Business Banking in the South East of England. I’m now retired and enjoy a diverse range of activities including singing in choirs, volunteering for National Trust & a governor of a local secondary school academy.

Kim Charter: I was at King’s Ely from the 1970 first senior school intake of girls till 1975. I have had a few careers in my life but most recently I owned a recruitment company within the social housing construction industry. I now have ‘retired’ back to my hometown of King’s Lynn to develop and revive some hobbies.

David Broughton: I joined as a chorister in 1949 and left as Head Boy in 1958, going to London University. I completed a degree and was in the RAF as a navigator from 1960-91. I was then Director of The Royal Institute of Navigation from 1992-2010. I currently hold a private pilot’s licence.

Rory Wood: I was a boarder at KSE from 1945 to 1956 and Head Boy in the final year. After National Service (Royal Artillery in Cyprus) I was employed in the City of London in the world of Finance. I was OE President twice. I am an MCC member and I have always enjoyed cricket.

Marc Hawes: I went to King’s Ely from 1971 to 1985 and then joined King’s as Head of Computing in 1997. In my spare time I like working on the family farm.

Andrew Aus: I was at King’s from 1989 to 1994, first at Queen Philippa and then Osmond. As well as studying, I played a lot of music and rugby, and followed outdoor pursuits with Ely Scheme. I went on to study physics at Imperial and Oxford, which I still keep up with, and then to work in IT Risk Management including at Philip Morris, Barclays and Ernst & Young. Having completed my MBA at Cambridge, I am now working freelance in various fields, as well as doing research in linguistics (Birkbeck) and psychology in my spare time. I very much enjoy meeting other Old Eleans.

Simon Blake: I was educated at King’s Ely from 1995-2002. Graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA Hons degree in Digital Media. Travelled and lived all around the world including India, Australia and New Zealand. Settled in London and worked in sales for the Japanese technology companies NEC and Fujifilm. After 10 years, decided to come ‘home’ and start a family. I have one boy at King’s Ely Acremont and another currently on his way! In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and cricket, and watching or reading about any sport. I hold the position of Head of Marketing at the school and I am a proud Old Elean.

Rosie Holliday: I started work in the Bursary in 1973 and apart from a short break following the birth of my two daughters I’ve worked there ever since. Altogether I have worked at the school for 39 years, of which I have spent 11 years as Honorary Secretary of The Old Eleans’ Club.