When did you attend Bethany?
September 1955 to December 1962
Who was the Headmaster at that time?
Kenneth Pengelly – an inspirational man!
What are you doing now?
I do a range of part time jobs:
Deputy Chairman and Non Executive Director of a national timber company
Trustee of an international charity that rescues academics from war torn countries
Adviser to the board of a major local music and dance charity
Last full time appointments:
Managing Director of First Hydro Company – 1993 to 2000
Director of Human Resources for the National Grid Company – 1988 to 1993
What is your favourite memory of life at Bethany?
The caring attitude
A wide range of opportunities
Did you have a favourite teacher/subject?
Mr Peter Sanderson/physics
How did your experiences at Bethany help you in your career?
Without question, they helped. Most importantly, Bethany taught you how to live and work with other people, together with the principles of good leadership, loyalty and self sufficiency.
What advice would you give a Bethany pupil looking to work in the same field as you?
Read physics at university level. Physics teaches you how to think and how to broaden the mind. A good degree in physics opens up a wide range of opportunities. For example in science, engineering and finance amongst many others.
What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Take up all part time study opportunities rather than work all the time!
What do you value most about being connected to Bethany and The Bethany Network today?
The ability to stay in contact with my contemporaries and to be able to see Bethany develop in the way it has, which, I am sure, will continue.