Colonel Marcus Evans (Tammadge 1990)

I have trained another 6000 troops of the British Army’s armoured infantry Reaction Force in BATUS (the British Army Training Unit Suffield, Alberta, Canada) this past year. BATUS provides the most challenging live fire and force-on-force training in the Army on each 32-day-long ‘Exercise PRAIRIE STORM’. I command 2000 soldiers on rotation each year and field a force of 1400 military vehicles. Every now and then a fellow OS deploys, recently Lt Col James Lane MBE (Groves 92), commanding the Royal Dragoon Guards. (2017)

David García Pawley (IC 1990)

In July 2016 I will be marrying Elena Gvozdeva in Madrid, after proposing to her in Knole Park. After some years at Procter & Gamble and the last six at LG Electronics, I will be opening a centre to delouse children in Madrid, whilst looking for a new position. (2016)

Helen Hollingsworth (née Mitchell) (GIH 1990)

Helen has been appointed the Fintech Specialist to the Department for International Trade, advising on the growth of UK Fintech and international venture capital investment in the sector. Helen is co-founder and director of Blukudu Ltd, the matchmaking agency training entrepreneurs to become corporate and investor-ready, and curating collaborations with financial services incumbents. Helen is named in the UK Women in Fintech Powerlist, the Top 100 Women in Fintech, the Top 30 Inspirational Women Innovators in the City for her work with the Canadian government leading UK trade missions that generated over $20million in UK sales, and is a mentor to the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme, Level39, Europe’s largest Fintech accelerator and Ernst Young’s annual Startup Challenge. (2017)

Helen Ostler (Sennocke 1990)

I was made a full member of BAFTA in 2015. (2016)

Lieutenant Colonel James Lane (Groves 1992)

James was appointed to command The Royal Dragoon Guards, a British Army armoured cavalry regiment, in November 2015. Under his command the battlegroup will undertake a number of major exercises around the world in 2016 before being held for short notice deployment to any worldwide operations in 2017. (2016)

Gavin Price (Johnsons 1992)

I am starting a new job as Deputy CFO of the Swiss industrial group, Acrotec, a high tech parts producer for the watch, automotive, aeronautic and medtech industries. Otherwise I am still living in Epagny, close to Annecy in France. (2017)

Janneke Saebo (Caxton 1993)

I have two children with partner Duncan Gunn. (2016)

Evelyn Sweerts (née Vermeulen) (Tammadge 1993)

Evelyn is currently an ordinand in the Church of England. (2016)

Marco Alvera (School House 1994)

I have moved back to Milan with Selvaggia and our two daughters Lipsi and Greta. I have become CEO of Snam, which owns and operates the largest natural gas infrastructure in Europe. (2016)

Matthew Crudgington (School House 1994)

Still based on the shores of Lake Geneva, I’m now working as non-academic Director at IMD business school, focusing on family businesses and their learning journeys. Wonderful Lizzie, our nine year old Onabella (halfway there), five-year-old Bastian (who thinks he’s Messi), as well as the occasional triathlon, are keeping me young at heart. (2018)

Amali De Silva-Mitchell (GIH 1994)

I was invited to attend the first UN conference on Artificial Intelligence For Good. I had the opportunity to chat with Sophia the robot (from Hanson) who I actually found to be rather cheeky! It is going to be very important to balance the benefits for overall human good with the desire to make all things AI. (2017)

Lorena Galvani (GIH 1994)

For the past five years we have been restoring a Menorcan country house and gardens. It is available to rent all year round and we would like to offer past and present Sevenoaks families and staff a ten per cent discount on quoting ‘Sevenoaks’. You can find us at: www.magistergardens.com (2018)

Mehran Baluch (IC 1995)

Mehran was delighted to act as best man for Paul Malcolm (IC 95) when he married Helen Bakunowicz in the Pembrokeshire countryside in April 2009. Also attending was their old friend Olaf Olafsson (IC 95). (2017)

Mark Bell (IC 1995)

Mark and his wife Whitney welcomed their first child, Charlotte Carper Bell, on 23 April 2017. Mark currently works as the Director of Advancement for Aspen Country Day School in Aspen, Colorado. Mark recently caught up with friends and classmates Jon Alwen (Johnsons 95) and Matthew Davies (IC 95) in London. (2017)

Tiffany Oatway (née Butterworth) (Elizabeth 1995)

I continue to be involved as an athlete with the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST) and this winter I had my best season to date. I trained and foreran races in Slalom and GS at the Army and also the Inter-Services Skiing Championships in France, and came home from the Army Scottish Skiing Championships with two bronze medals in the Individual and Team Giant Slalom events. Last month I joined a team going out to the AIG Winter Summit in Stowe, Vermont (USA) and we came back with the gold in the Team Dual Slalom event, beating the American teams for the first time in ten years! I am now looking to progress to becoming an Alpine Ski Instructor so I can give back to the team that has helped me so much! I also started a new role as a Registrar of weddings last year and, later this year, will complete my Celebrant training so that I can enjoy working with more couples as they tie the knot. (2018)

Ross Carmichael (Groves 1996)

I am now married with two children and moved to Sevenoaks four years ago after a decade in London. I’m looking forward to celebrating my 40th birthday in the same location and with the same Sennockians with whom I celebrated my 18th! (2018)

Michael Haskamp (IC 1996)

After spending the past year in Los Angeles as Chief Revenue Officer for Chinese digital content studio FansTang, Mike has accepted a new role as Asia-Pacific Head of Google Play’s TV & Movies vertical. He has relocated to Tokyo with his wife Lin and daughters Annalise (four) and Zoe (two). Mike also recently joined the board of newly opened Los Angeles restaurant Howlin’ Ray’s, founded by the chef Johnny Zone who trained under Gordon Ramsey, Thomas Keller and Nobu Matsuhisa. (2016)

Alexander Bodin Saphir (Caxton 1997)

Ali recently produced and co-directed a five-year long observational documentary entitled Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? with the critically acclaimed Heymann Brothers. The film won funding from the British Film Institute and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary in the Panorama section. Ali is currently developing a slate of film and TV projects, including a stage play. He volunteers as Author-in- Residence at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he runs workshops for the children that demystify the writing process as well as working one-on-one with some budding storytellers on their own tales. (2016)

Abi Clarke (Hardinge 1997)

We (Abi and David) had a son, Philip, in June 2014. He is already starting to run rings round us. I have also been appointed as a fee-paid Judge of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal, which I do alongside my other job at LexisNexis. (2016)

Ruth von Eichborn (née Bruckermann) (GIH 1997)

In February 2017, our daughter Katharina was born. Tragically, my husband Andreas died in a mountain climbing accident in August when our daughter was only six months old. I am living in Munich and would be happy to hear from any OS and GIH classmates abroad and in Germany. (2018)

Mark Andrews (Caxton 1998)

After over ten years in Hong Kong, Mark relocated to Coquitlam, British Columbia, in early 2017 with his wife Christine and two daughters, Bella (five) and Lilah (three). Mark continues his career in Executive Search focused on supply chain management for the United States and Canada markets. (2017)

Tim Glencross (Tammadge 1998)

My second novel, Hoffer, was published in hardback by John Murray/ Hodder in March this year. It was the Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week. Joyce Carol Oates called it ‘… an intricately plotted novel of international intrigue that reads like a wickedly inspired collaboration by the young Evelyn Waugh, Patricia Highsmith, and Martin Amis’. (2017)

Oli Harris (Groves 1998)

Last year I and two others founded Championship Horse Racing, which is a rights holder for a series of large events in horse racing. One of our first ports of call was to build the brand identity and creative assets. I remembered that Chris Godfree (Sackville 98) had worked at a large ad agency and might be able to help. I had not seen Chris for at least ten years but via Facebook and LinkedIn I got in touch. He was now working at an agency called RedBee, who had a pedigree in sport and broadcasting. Fast forward to February this year and we launched the company with their design, web design and other creative assets at the fore. This all in the year of our 20 Year OS anniversary. (2018)

Verity Quade (Fryth 1998)

Verity has built a successful career as an actress and teacher, having appeared in several West End musicals and taught at most of the major vocational institutions in London. She is currently to be found exercising an Italian accent in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End. (2016)

Roshan Bharwaney (IC 1999)

I have missed being a student so much I decided to become one again. I am pursuing a doctorate part-time in Adult Learning & Leadership from Columbia University, where I received my Master’s in Organisational Psychology 12 years ago. Based in New York City, I continue to work full-time at WPP in Global Executive Training and Development, and coach taekwondo at Columbia. (2017)

Ally McKay (Groves Upper 1999)

I became a father for the first time to Sadie Rose McKay. She is healthy, happy and a handful. I started a new job in 2016 as the Sports Editor of the i newspaper. (2016)

Stanley Pignal (IC 1999)

After two and a half years as a correspondent for The Economist in Mumbai, I am due to move with my wife Elvira and now three young boys to Paris, where I will continue to cover economic and business themes for the paper. (2018)