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Marlburian Club Committee

Club Committee 
Elected Members
Co-opted Members


Paul Orchard-Lisle (SU 1952-56)
Paul was one of the cohort that joined Summerfield in 1952 to bring its members for the first time up to those of a full-boarding house. After National Service with the Royal Regiment of Artillery and a degree in Estate Management from Cambridge, Paul spent 40 years with the surveying firm of Healy and Baker, becoming its senior partner in 1988. He retired from work in 2001 having been Chairman of Cushman and Wakefield Europe and Asia, and since then has held a numerous directorships. From 1988-91, Paul was the senior serving officer in the Territorial Army with the post of Brigadier United Kingdom Land Forces. For 12 years, he was a Governor of Harrow School and subsequently joined the Council of Marlborough College becoming Chairman in 2001. Paul is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall Cambridge, and holds honorary doctorates from Reading University and City University. He was the Representative deputy Lieutenant for Westminster from 2007-2013.

Immediate Past President
Elizabeth Clough (LI 1968-70)
Elizabeth came to Marlborough in the autumn of 1968 as one of the College’s first fifteen girls. After Marlborough, she studied history at Somerville College, Oxford. She then joined the BBC as a news trainee and an extensive career in television news, documentaries and investigative journalism followed. She now works as a freelance executive producer in both documentaries and current affairs. She is also a non-executive board member of Wild Blue, an angel-investment group, and an advisor to charities including the African based Children’s Radio Foundation and the more local Turville School Project. She is also about to join the Independent monitoring Board for Bullingdon Prison.

Christopher Carpmael (C1 1980-84)
Chris served in the Royal Marines for 7 years post education. He was awarded the Sword of Honour as the most outstanding Officer in training, specialised in Mountain and Arctic Warfare and saw active service in Belfast and Iraq. He then spent 21 years working for Credit Suisse, predominantly within Cash Equities, both in New York and London. He ran Equity Research and then Cash Equities itself and spent his final 2 years at Credit Suisse as CFO for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is now CFO and Partner of a start-up property development company, a Non-Executive Director of a Residential property company and is setting up a vineyard in Italy, where he has a home. Chris is a keen sportsman, food and wine lover, traveller and likes to be involved in charity work

President Elect
Richard Pembroke (B1 1985-90)
After reading Classical Studies at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Richard began his working life as a rugby journalist before co-founding one of the UK’s first sports internet companies that was acquired by 365 Plc in March 2000.He subsequently became director of 365’sGlobal Internet Business before leading a management buy-out to become CEO of Rivals DigitalMedia Ltd, a digital publishing company with offices in London and Cape Town. Richard moved with his family to South Africa in 2003 and, in 2004, Rivals was acquired by UK Betting Plc. He stayed in Cape Town and, in 2004, co-founded IDM Holdings (Pty), an integrated financial technology company that now employs over 350 people. Despite returning to the UK in 2010, Richard remained chairman of IDM until June 2017.He now splits his time between overseeing a small but diverse collection of commercial interests, including a Tea Estate in Sri Lanka, and coaching hockey and cricket at the College, where his wife, Charlotte, is a housemistress. Richard and Charlie have four children, three of whom are currently at the College. Richard was a founder of the OMFutures Bursary scheme and is a Trustee of the Marlborough College Foundation.

Ian Mackichan (PR 1974-79)
Ian studied Business Studies at Oxford Polytechnic before going to Sandhurst and being commissioned into the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). He served in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Germany. Ian left the Army in 1987 and joined the American Stockbroker, Prudential-Bache on the day of the crash, October 19th 1987. He joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in 1990. In 1998, Ian joined Credit Suisse in London and is now Managing Director, International US Equity Sales at Cowen International.


Katie Beney (MO 1991-89)
A yachtswoman of note and a Senior Corporate Manager at RNLI with considerable experience of events management. Katie was the organiser of her year’s 25th Reunion and it will be excellent to have a member of the committee with first-hand experience of organising reunions.

Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90)
After Marlborough, Karen studied Social Anthropology, Art & Archaeology with Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Here, Karen developed her interest in effective communication after winning a travel scholarship to research how NGOs communicate with the very varied, mass population of India. Following SOAS, Karen pursued her interest in communication into the world of business by studying for a masters in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at the LSE, and has supported both multi-national and SME organisations in industries including financial services; IT and new media. In 2014 Karen established her own HR consultancy which supports the HR needs of start-ups and SMEs. Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In her spare time, she is a chauffeur to her three county-squash playing children and does her best to squeeze in time for a good run.

James Spender (EL/C2 1987-92)
James was sponsored by STMicro to study Information Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. On graduating James joined Andersen Consulting and worked with clients in Capital Markets Technology at Accenture and IT Advisory at Ernst & Young. He now acts as a freelance Enterprise Architect working with diverse clients including banks, retailers and energy companies on cloud and digital transformation. James is Co-Head of the Digital Enterprises Professional Group.
James continues to shoot with OM Rifle Club, holds a PPL and runs marathons for the charity that his wife setup, Kipepeo Foundation, supporting deprived children in Kenya.

Miranda Wells (nee Lescher), B3 1987-89
After Marlborough, Miranda went on to study Psychology at Manchester University followed by a career in marketing and events management with the Institute of Directors, CBI and NetJets Europe. After 10 years in Dubai, where amongst other things she ran the Marlburian Club activities in the Middle East, Miranda relocated to the UK in 2016. She is now active in charity work with The Grocer’s City Livery Company and property management. Miranda is married to OM, William Wells (C2 1984-89) and she has two daughters, the eldest of whom has just started at Marlborough.

Magazine Editor
Catherine Brumwell (nee Redpath NC 1991-96)
Catherine was Deputy Editor of the Cyprus Lion a weekly newspaper produced for HM Forces in Cyprus and Editor of the Gunner Publication, which included monthly, bi-annual and annual publications for members of the Royal Artillery. She then took over as Deputy Chief Sub Editor of Country Life, before her husband’s career took them to Moscow when he was appointed Military Attaché in Moscow, then to Vienna and now Zagreb.

CR Representative
Neil Moore (CR 1996-present)
Neil Moore went to Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh and UCL where he did a BSc in Pharmacology. He came to Marlborough College as a Biology & Chemistry teacher in 1996 after teaching at Pangbourne College for 7 years. He is a sports coach for rugby, golf and athletics and was Head of Athletics from 1997-2001. He was Head of General Studies from 1998-2001, Housemaster of C1 from 2001-2005 and Barton Hill from 2005-2016. He has been Contingent Commander CCF and President of Common Room since 2016 and is responsible for preparing pupils for applying to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine at university. His hobbies include Golf and Bagpiping. He is married to Lyndel who works as NHS manager at GWH, Swindon and has two daughters in Elmhurst (Hundred and LVI).


Olivia Timbs (C1 1970-72)
Olivia was at Girton College, Cambridge and has spent most of her career as a medical journalist and editor, and has written for The Times, the Observer and the Independent. Most recently she edited The Pharmaceutical Journal - only the 12th editor since it was founded in 1841 (older than MC) and now she trains people in the professions and business who find writing a challenge. Olivia was the first former female pupil to join Marlborough College Council and served from 1989 to 2001. She became a Trustee of the MC funds in 2001.

Richard Fleck (B3 1962-67)
Richard was in B3 under Percy Chapman and Jake Seamer, where he played most sports but excelled at Rackets.
Richard has international honours in squash and sailing, studied Law at Southampton and went on to join Herbert Smith, where he enjoyed a hugely successful career. He retired in 2009 after 29 years as a partner but remains as a consultant. He founded the Auditing Practices Board. . Richard has also, somehow, found time to be a member of the College Council, a trustee of the Foundation and was Chairman of the 150th Anniversary Appeal, a trustee of the Club Charitable Funds and an active member of the Club committee, and now, a governor of Marlborough Malaysia.

Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)

Patricia Morison (C1 1970-72)
Patricia won a Scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where she gained a First Class Degree in Modern History. She was a Resident Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford and is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She was a Journalist with The Daily Telegraph and was Art Critic for the Financial Times. She is now the Administrator of the Sainsbury Charitable Trusts.

Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73)
Following MC, Steven read PPE at University College, Oxford where he also won a Blue at Hockey. He has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, first as a broker with de Zoete & Bevan/BZW and then Altium Capital, and more recently in investment management as COO of Taube Hodson Stonex Partners. Steven is a member of Marlborough College Council, Chair of the Foundation Trustees and a member of the Campaign Committee. He was a Governor of Ardingly College until 2007 and also spent ten years as a trustee of the University College Old Members Trust. Steven is currently a Governor of Heathfield School, Ascot.

Ivo Clifton (SU 1981-86)
Ivo joined Rathbones after graduating from Edinburgh University in 1991 & has worked for the same company ever since. He is head of the Specialist & Charities team, and continues to manage charity & private client portfolios. Appointed to the executive committee in 2006 he has had a range of roles including deputy head of the London Office & chair of the Client Committee. Ivo has three sons and divides his time between a desk in London & Bristol - and a wife & farm in Herefordshire. He has spoken at several of the Sixth Form Careers’ Conventions.

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