When did you attend Bethany? 1993-1998. What are you doing now? Head of EMEA and APAC Derived Data Licensing and Partner Services – CME Group. What is your favourite memory of life at Bethany? In my final two years I was a Prefect and therefore, I had the chance to become a weekly boarder which I loved. This really enabled me to experience the family atmosphere the School had to offer. Did you have a favourite teacher/subject? Mr Priestly, the Deputy Head and Head of History and my favourite subject was Business Studies. How did your experiences at Bethany help you in your career? I am pleased to see how Bethany is growing and how it continues to shape the future path for so many lucky pupils as it did for me. I have fantastic memories of being at Bethany, I joined in 1993 and left in 1998. Though I was only there for five years, I often reflect on how much of impact the School, the staff and the Bethany culture shaped me and enabled me to tackle life’s challenges with an optimistic, thoughtful and humble approach. What advice would you give a Bethany pupil looking to work in the same field as you? I didn’t really know what “career” I wanted when I left school as I thought about becoming a primary school teacher or work in finance. Eventually, I found a job in London after University in finance. I would say to others be open-minded and don’t be afraid to take a risk. What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?  Be open to different activities that are available at School and University. Sign up for all different groups – drama, choral society, sports and sports – and experience what they can offer. Also, stay in contact with your School and University friends. What do you value most about being connected with Bethany and The Bethany Network today? It’s lovely to reminisce about our experience at Bethany but more importantly to hear about what others are doing now.

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