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Alistair Abbey (F73) is married and lives in West Sussex.  He served in the RAF flying Phantoms before joining British Airways, where he is a B747 Captain. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Mike Addison (M72) is self-employed and living in London.

Jonothan "Jed" Aird (P71) was the GM of an aviation company in Dubai then ran a hat/T-Shirt factory based in Mazowe.  His son Ian, the boy in the family of triplets, was at Peterhouse.  Jed runs a successful company Caribbean Island Properties in Antigua after leaving Zimbabwe in 2005.  www.caribbeanislandproperties.ag

Paul Allen (F77) lives in America and works as an aviation technician for US Air.

Stephen Allen (F77) runs the family farm in Mufulira, Zambia.

Dr Jonathan Allin (M73) studied medicine at the University of Cape Town and then trained in pathology and qualified FRCPA in 1994.  He worked in a number of pathology positions in New Zealand and Australia within the Sonic Healthcare Group and joined Clinpath Laboratories in 2002.  Jonathan lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Dr Paul Allin (M74) worked at the Wankie Colliery Hospital then the Manager for Health Services for Anglo American, Johannesburg.  He is a GP, in charge of the local hospital in Nowra, NSW and a Clinical Associate Professor at the local Graduate Medical School.  He and his wife, Anneliese have two daughters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Peter Allin (M71) spent a year with the Bank of Calcutta and then had to be "evacuated from Kampala" in the Idi Amin era while in the Foreign Service of Grindlays Bank.  He was a manager with ANZ Bank in London.  He wrote in 2005: "I am now retired, having worked with ANZ Bank (in London & Middle East/Africa) for 30 odd years, having attained the position of Head of Credit Risk for the Private Banking Division. In 2002, my wife and I retired to a lovely seaside resort Javea, in Spain (Alicante Province), and we are presently both learning Spanish (I can more or less hold a conversation now). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mukundrai Anand (M74) lives in Bulawayo.

Neils Andersen (M70) is married and lives in Perth, Australia with a business in African curios.

Dave Anderson (G72) was producing music programs for the BBC in London when we last heard.

Gordon Anderson (F71) farmed at Centenary and was then managing a mega-farming complex in Scotland when we last heard from him.

Alastair Annan (G79) was working in Eastern Zimbabwe as a forester when we last heard.

Robert Arezio (G77) has lived in Australia since 1978.

Stephen Asbury (M71) graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Natal and and an MBA from WITS. He lives in Johannesburg, was with Deloittes in the late '80s and has run Gemini Consulting since 1991.

John Ashburner (M72) farmed in Raffingora before moving to Western Australia in 2003.  He is married to Sarah and has two sons and a daughter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Henry Atkinson (G76) was an exploration geologist with Rossing Uranium in Namibia in the '80s, before working in in Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates.

Jon Atkinson (G74) lives in Brisbane.

Andy Austin (M78) completed his schooling at St John's, Johannesburg and subsequently worked for BCL in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana.  He wrote in 2005: "I left Botswana in 2004 to take up a position as Senior Projects Engineer in Solwezi, Zambia at Kansanshi Mine. My family are in Fourways, South Africa as I work on a fly-in fly-out basis (8 weeks on 2 week home)."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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Gareth Baines (P78) is a director of AIG South Africa in Johannesburg. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rhett Baines (P79) was the MD of a computer company in Harare, but moved to South Africa in 2003. He was the General Manager of the Victoria Country Club in Pietermaritzburg but now owns and runs a fabulous guest house  www.gateside.co.za in Hilton with his wife Phillipa.

Andrew Baker (G73) was MD of Cellarmaster Wines and National Sales Director of Simonsig Estate Wines in the Cape.  He wrote in 2010:"Still married to Sue and just celebrated 30 years in January 2010.  Started own Fine Wine Wholesale Business in 2000 in Stellenbosch South Africa going well in tough economic times. www.wineworx.co.za  Also started a Fine Food Distribution Company in 1991 in the Western Cape which has grown to be one of the top suppliers of gourmet foods to the hospitality trade in the Western Cape being run by Sue (my wife) and my son Ross (25) who is now Operations Director.  In 2010 we open the Wild Peacock Food Emporium to be run by Sarah (28) who has extensive International & Local Hotel & Restaurant Management experience and a real coup to have the whole family involved in a changing South Africa.  www.wildpeacock.co.za  

Peter Baker's (M70) farm "Rocklands" in Marondera must be very attractive.  It was expropriated without compensation in 2002 and initially allocated to the wife of Air Marshal Shiri, the head of the Zimbabwe Air Force after which the wife of Zimbabwe's Justice Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, showed a fancy to it.  Our spies last spotted Peter, who is also a big game hunter of note, in 2003 collecting his child from the PH Nursery School (second marriage!) and looking in great shape despite everything he has had to put up with.

Zane Banky (G73) was last sighted in the USA at Columbus State College.

Stuart Barclay (P77) has worked as a telecommunications engineer for various companies around the Middle East and was based in Oman when we last heard.

Bradley Barnell (M74) wrote in 2011. "I've been married since 1976.  My son is a College Graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources.  I drove a truck from 1995-2010.  I'm in between jobs right now.  I'm presenting taking care of my wife who had a stroke 26 years ago.  Living in Michigan, U.S.A."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Barton (M79) wrote in 2008: "I did a BSc in Geology at the University of London and an MSc in Geophysics at Leeds before starting work with Amoco as a geophysicist in London.  I'm now married with two children and moved to Houston, Texas in 1993.  I am still working for the same company, now BP, in various technology and management roles."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Barton (M79) has been a freelance graphic designer in central London since finishing at the Eastborne College of Art.  You can find him most nights at the Three Kings in Clerkenwell.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jonathan Bath (F73) has been living and working in Oman for over 20 years where he is employed by the Oman Army in an educational role.

Nick Bath (F76) wrote in 2007:"I moved from UK, where I had been working as a sales director of a wine & spirit company in London to Sydney, Australia in 2006.  I am currently working as the International Manager for Tyrrell's Wines which are a large wine company and winery based in the Hunter Valley, NSW.  Lots of International travel selling the virtues of these great Australian wines - and thoroughly enjoying life here.  My partner Michaela is a Sydney girl and we are expecting a child in 2008.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We've lost touch with Paul Barton (M79) since he studied at Eastbourne College of Art.

Douglas Bates (P74) was engaged in design and development engineering in radar with EMI Electronics in the UK when we last heard from him many years ago.

Lionel Batty (G75) wrote : "After doing Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in London, I moved to the USA for a few years, back to England for eight, to France for six, and am now back in Cleveland, Ohio USA.  All of this with the same company, GrafTech International, for which I am Director of Research and a Vice President.  I am married, with two kids."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hugh Baxter (M75) did Electronic Engineering at Southampton University.

Antony Beaumont (P74) did his A Levels at Uppingham School and a Geography degree at Durham University before going to Sandhurst and being commissioned in the British Army.  He is married with two daughters, lives in Melbourne and is the Country Manager of Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading international executive search firm.  Prior to that Antony was the Chief Executive of the Australasian subsidiary of Proudfoot Plc., a management consultancy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill Bedford (G77) is a big game hunter and owns Ingwe Safaris based in the Zambesi Valley.

Mark Behrens (F70) wrote: "I completed an Honours Degree in Electrical engineering at Salford University then worked as an Engineer for ZCCM in Chingola, Zambia, where I met my wife, Dianne Cooper, a Marymount girl.  We moved to Johannesburg where we married.  I worked for General Electric as a Production Manager with Reid & Mitchell specialising in Off Highway equipment.  After the GE left South Africa and a local management buyout, I became a director the renamed Genwest.  When this was acquired by Delta Electrical I became the Group IT Manager.  I have recently moved to one of the large Delta companies to implement a new ERP system.  I have 3 sons (at CBC Boksburg) and have a lovely house in Sunward Park, Boksburg.  We enjoy the outdoors life of fishing, hiking, camping and touring South Africa, but also manage to go overseas most years."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ian Bendyshe-Walton (P78) left Harare in 1999 and now lives by the beach in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC Canada with his wife Carol and their two daughters and is a real estate appraiser. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Bennett (M71) was a consultant geologist in Durban. He wrote in 2003: "I now live in Sydney, after emigrating 14 years ago from Durban and am involved in funds management research.  I now have a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  When time permits which is now a rare thing, I try to get in some sailing and ocean racing, a new passion."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ralph Berkley (E76) read Mechanical Engineering at UCT before returning to Zimbabwe to engage in kapenta fishing. He drowned in Kariba in 1983.

We haven't heard from Ashley Betts (E71) since he left UCT.

Martin Betts (E73) went to UCT for two years and then decided to break his course temporarily and joined the RLI.  He was killed in action in December 1977 in the Mtoko area.

Grant Bierling (F79) did a chiropratic course in England in the mid '90s and was intending to return to Zimbabwe.

John Bird (75) lives in Warwickshire and works as a management consultant.

Vidal Blackwood (E73) was still in Malawi working as a herbicide manager for the Sugar Corporation of Malawi in the late '80s.

David Blatchford worked for Hippo Valley Estates, but now lives in Christchurch, NZ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Philip Bodington (F78) got First Class Honours in Fishery Science and was working at Unilever's Fish Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Robert Bodington (F79) did a BSc in Electrical Engineering at Plymouth Polytechnic.  He is happily married and working at British Aerospace as a research scientist.

Douglas Borland (M75) is the Director, Financial Services at the Government of Alberta Edmonton, Canada. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gilbert Bouic (E76) has worked for Wheels Of Africa and Medecins sans Frontieres.  He was last sighted in Harper, Liberia. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Rob Bourdillon (G77) is married with two kids and lives in Jhb. He's in the signage game. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Tim Bourdillon (G79) lives in Pietersburg, South Africa and is in fast foods. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harvey Bowlt (P76) was the litigation partner in a firm of attorneys in Fish Hoek.  Harvey refereed squash at the 1999 Commonwealth Games and is now a lawyer in Melbourne.

Michael Brackenborough (F76) wrote in 2008: "I'm still a Director in Japan Tobacco and relocated to Geneva, Switzerland in September 2007.  Living close to the lake and great skiing, there could be worse places to be in the world."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr John Bradshaw (G78) has been the Headmaster at Peterhouse Girls since January 2010.  Prior to that, he was the Headmaster at Watershed College from April 2003.  John was at was educated at Springvale School and Peterhouse (Grinham).  Whilst at Peterhouse he won the Petrean Prize for athletics.  Following national service he enrolled at Rhodes University in 1981, and graduated with an MSc in Computer Science in 1986.  He has a love of classical music and to this end he also obtained a Certificate in Choral Work and sang in the Rhodes University Chamber Choir for 5 years.  He continued his training as a university academic, obtaining a PhD from the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 1991, specialising in understanding the challenges of qualitative reasoning in a digital environment.  Whilst at Cambridge he rowed for his college Caius.  In 1992 Dr Bradshaw took up a lecturing position at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he taught a variety of topics to Science and Engineering students up to Masters Level.  Whilst at Wits he was also the founder Warden of David Webster Hall, a residence for 220 men and women.  Dr Bradshaw was brought up on a farm in Marondera and it was always his intention to return to that environment.  So, in 1996 he joined his father with a view to taking over the family farm.  He farmed full time up until 2002, whilst lecturing part time in the Computer Science Department at the University of Zimbabwe.  He was invited to join the Watershed College board in 2001.  Having been evicted from the family farm in 2002, and following the unexpected departure of the Headmaster in March 2003 he was asked to assist Watershed by taking on the Headmastership.  As an undergraduate he studied a mixture of Business and Science subjects, majoring in Cost and Management Accounting and Computer Science.  This combination of subjects, together with his teaching experience and running the family enterprise, provided a surprisingly good training for the challenges of running a school. In 1979 he was injured by a booby trapped land mine which he was defusing, and as a consequence he is now totally blind.

Richard Bray (M77) was working as a geologist in Western Australia when we last heard from him.

Simon Brewer (F75) runs a trading business from Randburg.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

James Broadley (E70) has moved from Huntington Beach, California to New Jersey where he is the CFO/COO of Tribeca Oven.  James has started a Petrean group on Linkedin (www.linkedin.com) & invites everyone to get connected.  His profile is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesabroadley & his email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  CFO/COO of Tribeca Oven.

Simon Broadley (E71) is married with a teenage son and lives in East Grinstead, UK.  Simon studied law at Reading University but his career did not take him down the path of the legal profession and he is the Sales and Marketing Director for an Anglo/Danish company in the construction industry.  Simon has spent several years working "abroad", particularly in Dubai (where he met his wife), Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Brodzsky family (Staff) Paul (Polly) who taught French at the school and Eagle for many years and his wife Jo both sadly died some years ago in Fishhoek.  Their five daughters: Panna (Ann) Haskins lived in Marondera, Nikki Waller, who has three Petrean sons and is a grandmother, is a school teacher in Venda, Paula Chisholm lives in Cape Town,  Cecelia Temlett has three children and been teaching music and drama at Chisipite for over 15 years and Kit Dock lives in Port Elizabeth. Contact them via Nikki's son Mike Waller (G84) the General Manager of Cybele Forest Lodge.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Iain Brodie (M73) wrote in 2007:" After leaving Peterhouse in 1973, I spent 2 years at Hamilton High School in Bulawayo followed by a year's compulsory National Service in the Rhodesian Army.  I then had 2 years at University of Natal followed by 2 years working for the Chronicle newspaper in Bulawayo.  I went back to University of Natal in 1981 and completed my BA Psychology in 1982.  I moved to Johannesburg and worked there for 22 years, 20 of them with Anglo American in International Human Resources.  At the beginning of 2005 I bought a guest house in Swellendam, Western Cape and am now 'mine host' at Braeside Guest House.  Special discounts for all Petreans!"   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peter Brophy (P76) lives in Kent, UK, He is married with twins.

Alex Brown (P75) wrote in 2007:  "I left Peterhouse in 1975 to go to Leeds University, where I graduated with an honours degree in Pharmacology.  I then ended up in London, working at the Institute for Cancer Research, before moving to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.  When I first moved to London, I rented a bedsit in Barnes - Mr & Mrs Brodsky were renting the bedsit next door (small world).  Since then I have married, have three children, and live in Chesham, Buckinghamsire, which is a couple of miles from Berkhamstead, where Mr Coates (who taught me English for a year or so) comes from (I've only just found that out).  I now work for the Medical Research Council, and have recently obtained my Masters degree (in Structural Molecular Biology) from Birkbeck.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stuart Buchan-Ford (G76) qualified as a Chartered Accountant and works for an insurance investigation firm as the Financial Controller.  He lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney and got married in 1999. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charles Burgess (G71) studied at UCT and has lived in Queensland since 1984 where he runs his own civil construction company in Rockhampton.  His wife Sally is a GP.  They sadly lost their elder daughter in a drowning accident in 1995. Petreans passing through Rockhampton should contact them on (07) 49283423.

Jeremy Burgess (F76) who was working as a "freelance Ecology/Ag/Eco-tourism person" in Botswana, sadly passed away in July 2009 due to complications from swine flu.

Simon Burgess (F75) studied Archaeology and Ancient History at Bristol, joined the British Army and left 1987 to do an MBA at Cranfield. Moved to Zambia in 1988 and works in agribusiness, still does a little professional hunting. Married to Cherryl with two children and lives in Lusaka.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anthony Burrell (M73) was the MD of a chemical company in Dar es Salaam when he last wrote in.

Dr Mark Bushnell (F76) studied medicine at St Thomas's Hospital, London.

John Butler (F71) sadly died of cancer on 15 August 2008. He was a very successful farmer in Harare South before moving to Perth to start a rose farm while still maintaining farming interests just outside Harare.  The Revd Canon Dr Michael Evers (F66) was there the day he died and presided over his funeral.

Nigel Butler (E70) and his wife Angela were tragically murdered in their Chisipite home by their farm manager in March 1999, leaving four teenage daughters.  Nigel was prominent in Zimbabwean farming and business circles and previously owned the Financial Gazette.  He studied at King's College, London, majoring in biochemistry and completed a Masters Degree in molecular biology at Cardiff.

Peter Butler (F76) was growing tobacco and seed maize in Enterprise when we last heard from him.

Piers Byron-Moore (E73) did postgraduate work in civil engineering at Imperial College, London and is a structural engineer in Harare.


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Andrew Cairns (P76) wrote in 2003 : "I have run my own firm in Bournemouth, UK providing independent financial advice to private individuals and small companies for about 17 years, when not sailing or on the golf course.  I am married to Catherine and have four children."

Chris Cairns (P75) farms ostriches near Kaloho, Zambia, where his landlord is Steve Clark (P76).

Kerry Capstick-Dale (P76) sadly died of cancer in Cape Town on 28 May 2008.  He was 49.  Kerry was born and raised in Chingola and Salisbury and went to Springvale prior to Peterhouse.  After Peterhouse he did a Master’s Degree in Political Science at University of Cape Town and settled in the city.  At Peterhouse Kerry was very active in the Choir, the Male Voice Choir, Drama and the Debating Society among other things.  He was an Honours Tie recipient. A keen sports fan (Everton supporter), Kerry wasn’ t in the first rank of sporting talent, but played rugby and football enthusiastically.  After university, Kerry built a career in public relations and corporate communications, since the late eighties in his own business, Corporate Image.  He had a lasting association with the Pick n Pay group and personal friendship with its owners, the Ackerman family.  Kerry was a very active member of the Cape Town Club, serving on the committee in various capacities.

Miles Carter (E73) is a attorney practising in Johannesburg and is a past president of the Johannesburg Attorneys' Association. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Carter (F70) farmed at Bromley until his land was expropriated.  

Rod Carter (E76) lives in UK.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Cavin (73) works for IBM in London.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Chance (P77) joined the RLI on leaving school and was killed in action on 15 May 1979.

Tim Chance (P76) was last sighted farming in the Mvurwi (Umvukwes) area.

Mike Chandler (P73) lives in East London, South Africa, where he is married with two children and runs his own company, River Publications CC, which produces the in-house publications for DaimlerChrysler South Africa.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bert Chanetsa (G73) wrote in 2003: "I qualified to practice law in Zimbabwe, State of Illinois USA and South Africa.  Over the last 30 years, I have lived and worked in Harare, Chicago, Sydney, Boston, Toronto and Johannesburg, alternating between law and investment banking.  I settled in Johannesburg 11 years ago, where I live with my family and have an active interest in an investment banking boutique, as well as a legal practice.  I occasionally attend Petrean functions in Johannesburg, and have bumped into many Petreans over the years in places as diverse as London and Lusaka."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Martin Charteris (G78) is still farming mushrooms, tobacco and plums in Marondera, where he has had many problems with 'uninvited guests'.  He is married with two sons.

Chaitezvi Chinamano (P71) sadly died some years ago.  He gave and had a lot to give.

Gordon Chisholm (E77) graduated from Rhodes University in 1982, then worked in Sales and Marketing roles in South Africa (Ford Motor Co.), UK (Mars Confectionery), Kuwait (British American Tobacco), and Canada (Bacardi Rum) before transferring in 2001 to Miami where he is a Marketing Manager for Bacardi USA Inc.  Gordon married Angela in 1990 and has two children.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Graham Chisholm (E72) wrote in July 2002:  "I emigrated to British Columbia in 1992 with my wife Ros and our two children Laura and Mark.  Our family owned company, Industrial Copper Systems Ltd, imports copper tube into the USA and Canada and has an interest in a DRC copper/cobalt project."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rajiv Chowdhry (75) lives in Marondera and runs Chowdhry Property Investments.

Peter Christian (E77) was working as a civil engineer in Port Elizabeth years ago.

Tyrone Clack (G79) went to Manchester Polytechnic, did a degree in metallurgy at Aston University, Birmingham and worked for a mining company in Zambia for four years before moving to the UK.  He was the Operations Manager of the Piston Pin Facility of Federal Mogul, an automotive component manufacturing company in Bradford.  Tyrone is married with four kids and lived in Burley-in-Wharfedale, a small village north of Leeds.  He wrote in 2005: "After living in the UK for 17 years I moved with my family to New Zealand in May 2005, and have settled in the North Island at a lovely place called Snells Beach.  I am working for Irwin Industrial Tools Ltd as a Business Unit Manager.  In February I caught up with David Blatchford (G78) in Christchurch. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Clark (F70) lives in Buckinghamshire, UK and is married with two children.

Steve Clark (P76) is a lawyer in Cape Town, but still has farming connections in Zambia.

John Clayton (P74) is married with three kids and lives on a huge farm in Zambia.  He was the President of the Zambia National Farmers Union in 2003.  John often sees Des Sharp, Henry and Jumbo van Blerk, Dave Eastcroft, Paul Golson, Martin Clark and occasionally Colin Sammons and Bruce Danckwerts.  His father was tragically murdered in the farm house in 2004.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Cockett (P78) lives in Munich.

Chris Cocks (P74) moved to Johannesburg from Zim in 1997 and has four children.  He is an author and publisher of note.  His Fireforce has achieved widespread acclaim as the classic account of the Bush War in its intensely personal and sensitive treatment of Chris' reluctant participation in an unhappy time in Zimbabwe's history.  He formerly ran the publishing business Covos-Day in partnership with Martyn Day (M73.)  Chris' autobiographical book Survival Course and his novel set in Beira Cyclone Blues are also now out.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Coldrey (P71) was commissioned in the British Army but now lives in Newbury in England and works for St James Place Wealth Management.

Gavin Cooper (F72) wrote in 2009:  "After many years in the world of Offshore investing, and travelling extensively on business largely for Barclays Offshore Services, I am once again resident in Durban having joined deVere & Partners, the world's largest private, independent, international Financial Advisory firm and looking after a considerable number of private portfolios.  Structured products and UK Company Pension dealings are my forte after having completed an MBA with majors in financial strategy and derivatives quite late in life! Travels upset things somewhat, however I have a lovely Karoi girl in my life, Noni.  My son Justin is now 16 and hitting a golf ball nearly as far as his Dad ... but not quite.  Apart from wishing he could hit the ball a bit further, and a bit straighter, he has to live with not being a "Peterhouse boy" ... that has to be tough!"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

C H "Dino" Cottis (P75) lives in Johannesburg and is export manager for Bayer, a job that takes him all over Africa.

Clinton Cowley (P76) is dairy farming in Mazabuka, Zambia.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Robin Cowper (M70) qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Rhodesia and did post-graduate studies in Scotland. He is a GP in Harare.

Gordon Craig (M76) lives in Kempton Park, Gauteng and works as a Financial Manager for an industrial filtration company, Gosair Filter Systems (Pty) Ltd. "I am still single and still looking!"

Brian Crawford (M79) farms at Glendale.  He is married with two children.

James Crawshaw (P71) read Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Paul Crook (M70) did undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at Jesus College, Cambridge (whose alumni include Oliver Beaumont, Kiff Seager, Giles Dolleymore, Chris Hammond and Nigel Storah) he joined leading international law firm Allen & Overy in 1976 becoming a partner in 1984.  He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and headed up their corporate practice in Paris from 1993 - 1996, having been admitted as a French avocat.  He lives in Wimbledon and has a three children.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Garth Culver (M72) went to university in the USA and lectured in mathematics.  He died in a car accident in 1978.

 

Tim Cumming (G75) did civil engineering at Cape Town University after a year in the SA army.  He then won a South African-at-large Rhodes Scholarship and read PPE at Oxford University (Oriel College).  After a few years in engineering on the mines with Anglo American Corp he made a leap into financial services (asset management, stock broking and life assurance) - mostly in SA but also in there UK, USA and LatAm. He left his last corporate role as CEO of Old Mutual Investment Group in 2010 to start his own leadership consulting business (Scatterlinks). He is also a non-exec director of two large listed mining groups (Sibanye-Stillwater and DRDGold) and a few financial service companies. He lives with his wife in Cape Town - and says he’s lucky to have his four grand-children in the same city (for now!). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. UPDATED 2020


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Gwinai Dangaremba (P75) did a BSc at North East London Polytechnic specialising in Chemistry and Mathematics and was doing well for himself in business in Harare when we last heard.

Bruce Dankwerts (M72) is still in Choma, Zambia, where he farms.  He met Simon Burgess (F75) and Dave Eastcroft (E70) at a Polo Crosse tournament in Lusaka and reported years ago that John Ashburner (M72) was "behind the bar at a wedding in Banket 1998".

Doug Darby (P77) taught at the Africa for Christ Bible College in Gweru, and was last reported to be the Pastor of the New Life Centre in Gweru as well as being the father of three children.

Ian Darby (P73) died in 1998.

Martyn Day (M73) is a very high profile product liability lawyer in London, who is frequently seen on BBC and CNN.  His firm Leigh Day & Co won the 1997 "UK Law Firm of the Year" award and was runner up in 1998.  Martyn handled the Sellafield nuclear fallout case in Cumbria, is one of the prime movers in a major tabacco industry case, is taking the Japanese Government on over prisoners of war issues and is heavily involved in handling asbestosis cases in southern Africa.  He was a partner in Covos-Day publishers with Chris Cocks.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen Day (P72) is a qualified librarian and works for Oxford University Library Services. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nikki Davidson (G77- Girls not Grinham) had the distinction of of being the second girl to do A Levels at Peterhouse (3 A Grades plus distinctions in Maths & Physics 'S' papers).  Nikki was awarded a Beit Scholarship to study Mech.Eng. at UCT, got a first and a Beit postgraduate fellowship to do an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London.  She worked 1984-7 as the Manager of Botswana Technical Information Service and in 1988 was a founding partner of Aptech, Harare, of which she was Technical Director.  Nikki is married to another engineer, Steffen, and has two very blonde daughters.  JMWD is of course the bursting-with-pride Dad!  Nikki moved to Edmonton, Canada in 2001, where she, her husband and business partner 'set up shop' .

 "Frank Source" claims that Bill Davies (P70) (Kakaraka Hearthrug!) is working and living in Uvongo where he lives a hedonistic idle life despite holding down gainful employment.

Nick Dawson (P75) lives in Dublin.

David Denning (G71) - Brazil is still my "home", at least for 6 months of the year, and the other 6 I cross the Andes and stay in Huanchaco, Peru! Trying to keep warm and active - have small motorbikes in both countries and have toured on one quite a bit in Peru, where the roads are safer than Brazil (mainly due to less traffic), but motorists just as crazy! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anthony "Deeks" de Kock (P73) was working in Zambia in 2008 on a construction site.

Mike de Kock (P75) is Group Operations Manager of Cresta Hotels in Botswana.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Denton (G79) worked on a coffee project at Mpongwe, Zambia in the '80s.  He then worked for an American company in Harare for some years but left in 2000 for pastures new.

Rohit Desai (G78) moved to the USA in 1993 with his wife and two kids.  He wrote in 2005 "I am now working for Volvo North America as a Project Manager after they poached me from my last company.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Still based in North Carolina."

Richard de Satge (M72) was last seen years ago working the Transkei, now part of the Eastern Cape.

Stephen Mashudu Dzivane (F71) was on the The Star newspaper in Johannesburg.

Chris Doorman (P77) was farming roses in Trelawney but was rumoured to be going to settle in Nelson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bruce Douglas (M70) graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Agriculture, Livestock at the University of Natal, Master of Science (MSc), Animal Production from Reading University UK and a B Comm in Accounting is a troubleshooting accountant in New Zealand.

Graham Douse (G72) farmed near Marondera until it was expropriated and was reported in 2002 to be planning to move to Zambia to farm there.

Jeremy Douse (G75) qualified as a Chartered Accountant after a BSc at UCT.  He now lives in Dorking, Surrey, UK, is married with three children, and set up a Capital Raising business with his wife in 2006.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Dryden (M72) Electrical Engineering at Southampton University. Chairman of Cundall, an international engineering consultancy practice where he has worked as partner for 35 years. After 45 years in the UK he is now resident in Singapore. Has 3 sons and a daughter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information https://cundall.com/About-Us/Partners/David-Dryden.aspx UPDATED 2019

Richard Dryden (M73) is a project manager in the independent power industry.  He is married with two children and a Rhodesian ridgeback dog and lives in the greater Los Angeles area. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Chris Dudley (P75) is a Nephrologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK.

Peter Duffy (M77) After leaving Zimbabwe Government service in 1982 he worked for 2 companies before leaving for the United Kingdom in 2003. Whilst in the UK he has continued a career in Procurement and Consultancy up to Board level. He married Dominique (a Belgian he met in Kenya) in 1986 and currently resides in Warrington, Cheshire in the UK. Petreans can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to catch up.UPDATED 2016

Angus Dunlop (F76) works for BCL in Botswana.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Martin Emslie (F70) works for the EU, based in London. He writes: "I spend a lot of time in France, my wife being French and our two daughters are bilingual!"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nigel Emslie (G73) lives in Brisbane, Australia where he is a stockbroker and married to an Aussie girl.

Philip Emslie (G71) is married with two teenage children.  He is an architect in Liverpool (having attended university there many years ago) and lives on the other side of the water on the Wirral. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Euinton (F77) Studied engineering at UCT. Worked in Zim, mostly for Stewart Scott Zim till 2000. Now doing building services design for Aecom in Auckland New Zealand. Married with 2 sons, both left home. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. UPDATED2019

Benson Ewbank (F73) who did a B Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and a Teaching Diploma at the University of Southampton and taught in Stoke-on-Trent, England sadly died of cancer in 2007.

David Ewbank (E70) taught at Majodo School in West Nicholson and was then a chemistry teacher in UAR.

Mark Ewbank (F77) was Rector of St Luke's, Pumula, then St Mary’s Famona, Bulawayo and All Saints, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, UK.  He is now vicar of St Jude’s Englefield Green, Surrey.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Ewbank (F71) got a first in geography at Manchester University and then did an M Phil in Town Planning at University College, London.  He is a communications executive in Cambridge, England.

Andrew Evans (G76) studied at Cirencester and then farmed in Raffingora.  He is married with 3 grown kids and lives in Australia near Lake Maquarie and is involved in real estate development.

Phil Evans (G75) moved in 1997 from Cambridge, England with his wife Pam and two daughters to Cape Town.  As an unreconstructed biker he imports motorcyle clothing and accessories under the RoX label and is diversifying into Yamaha FJ1200 motorcycles.  Being ever resourceful Phil has engaged a graphic artist and is now manufacturing transfer tattoos (temporary adhesive decals).  Phil assures us that are increasingly popular in SA and part of a well-developed body art revival in Europe and great for advertising!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Eyre (F73) did a BA in town planning at Oxford Polytechnic.


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Adrian Farrar (M71) wrote in 2005: "Worked at Barlows in Harare '72-'76 then in the family brickmaking business in Chingola, Zambia until '85.  Went back to Zimbabwe and set up my own engineering business until' 89.  Then went to live in Jo'burg where I now have my own business manufacturing and importing products for the bathroom industry.  I now travel a lot to China and other parts.  Married to Rynette and have a 6 year old son and 16 year old stepson.  Still play golf and retain smoking and drinking habits gained from Peterhouse!"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Farrar (M71) wrote in 2005: "I came from Chingola, Zambia. Went to UK '72 to be a CA and ended up in the computer industry selling large system solutions there until '95.  Returned to Jo'burg '95 in senior management with Plessey, but went to live in Cape Town while also hopping up to Zambia seasonally to help in the family brickmaking business.  Now live in George, SA, where I am involved in property speculation and development.  I take full advantage of this beautiful area and play much more golf.  I was married and divorced in '70s and have a 28 year old daughter in UK.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Fenton (E74) was managing several thousand acres in Yorkshire, where he was based for over 10 years. However, Ivan Jacklin (E63 & Staff 82) who taught his son at Shiplake College reported that he was living in Scotland.

Jeremy Fieldsend (M73) who got a first in Physical Education at Rhodes University has obviously fallen on his feet.  He is the President, CEO, and a shareholder of The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas.  It is a 250 acre resort with 28 tennis courts, 50 condominiums, restaurant, bar, and recreational amenities.  They are presently expanding into golf and many of their junior players can be seen on the professional tennis circuit.  They host about 10,000 junior players and 5,000 adults a year. Jeremy has been at the Ranch for over 20 years and is married to Debbi and has 2 children.  Go to http://www.newktennis.com if your tennis needs smartening up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Jonathon Fisher (F73) did his A Levels in the UK and has had a career in Sales & Marketing at Ford in the UK, Germany and USA since graduating from Loughborough University.  He is married to another Zambian by birth, has two teenagers and lives in Brentwood, UK.

Colin Ford (M75) studied Mechanical Engineering in Bristol, UK and has had a career in the design of packaging equipment.  Married with two sons, he happily relocated to the sunnier Atlanta climate in '94. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keith T Ford (P79) lives in Midrand and is contactable on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Willie (AW) Ford (E71) spent 10 years practising as a Chartered Accountant in London, and then 10 more years as Head of Corporate Finance at MBCA in Harare.  He set up a number of businesses including MARS, still the backbone of medical rescue in Zimbabwe. In 

Jonathan Forrest (G79) is a computer programmer with Caltex in Cape Town.  He is kept busy looking after his two young daughters as his ex-wife sadly died of cancer in 1996. T he Petrean Secretary met Jonathan at Kerry Capstick-Dale's March 1999 wedding and reports he is writing a novel.

Brendon Fox (G76) lives in Australia near Lake Maquarie and has a sand flooring company.

Rupert Fox (G74) died in 1988.

Bruce Freer (F72) - Bruce now lives in London having lived in Germany where he worked for KPMG; prior to that he lived in Cape Town. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2016

David Friedman (G77) read engineering at university.  He was killed in action on 9 July 1978 serving with the Rhodesia Intelligence Corps.

Richard Fry (E75) is the MD of an international engineering company (Solios Services) based in Johannesburg.  He is married to Cathy and they have two children. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ryan Fry (E74) did civil engineering at UCT then switched to metallurgy at Wits (MSc) and worked in Jhb before moving to Brisbane in 1986.  He wrote in 2007: "I am now working for Rio Tinto (along with about 37,000 others!) in Brisbane.  Rob Standish-White (M74) and Jon Atkinson (G74) live nearby."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Fussell (G71) lives in UK where he is the General Manager of The Glazier's Hall, one of the livery companies in the City of London.  His brother (G75) farms in Zimbabwe.


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Keith Gael (G76) is married with 2 children and lives in Australia near Lake Maquarie and works as a chemist.

Mark Gael (G76) got a B Pharm from Rhodes University and runs a busy pharmacy in Avondale, Harare.

Ian Galloway previously lived in Middletown, New York.  In 2011 was Head Of Claims at OneBeacon Entertainment in Los Angeles and has had a successful career in the insurance industry as a loss adjuster.

We are very confused about Rich Galloway (P75)  He ran a mine in Randfontein, but our unreliable spy "Frank Source" has claimed he is "selling ice cream in Krugersdorp." So, he could be doing anything!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eustratios Gatzouris (P76) did a BA (Law) at UCT and an LL B at the University of Natal and is an attorney in Johannesburg, where he founded his own firm in 1989.  He wrote in 2011: "I now live in the UK and am a partner in a national law firm.  I live in Greater Manchester with my wife and son.  I'm a season ticket holder at Manchester United."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robin Getty (G76) graduated from Manchester University and works as a Computer Software Consultant with PDS BV in the Netherlands.

Ian Gibson (F74) did an HDN in agriculture at Shuttleworth Agricultural College in England.

Guy Glanville (P74) was commissioned in the British Army and awarded an MBE in 1997 for his work with the Gurkha Welfare Trust in Nepal.  He wrote in 2007: "I am still in the army, presently serving in Afghanistan teaching Afghan cadets to be Platoon Commanders.  I have served in the Gurkhas for 31 years and when not busy in some far flung country, live in Dorset, UK."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Howard Glasspool (P73) still lives in Zambia.

Paul Golson (F73) is with Lewis Construction in Zambia. He wrote: "I see a lot of the Zambian Petreans.  Most of them have become a bit fatter!"  He was a founding director of Baobab College.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Is still recovering from a race across the Southern Oceans in 2017 on a 70ft Clipper rigged yacht> Punta del Este to Cape Town to Fremantle> to see Jim Smith G73(?) at the finish?  Luckily years of “hardship” at Peterhouse were good preparation for the adventure. Now semi-retired in Lusaka, but pumping concrete from time to time. Looking for the next challenge. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neil Grant (P76) who served in the RAF 1978 - 2000 then worked as a service engineer covering the North of Scotland, was tragically killed at work on 20 July 2010.  He lived life to the full and was a great guy who will be sadly missed.

"Richard 'Tom' Grove (P76) gained a Law degree @ QMC in London in 1980, and is now the Senior Clerk in Chambers at 4-5 Grays' Inn Square, happily married and living in north London with wife & dog, the 3 adult children having left home. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2020


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The Hall family: Andrew (P72), twin brother of Mike (P72), is married to Rowena.  They have two children, Kingsley and Elayne.  Andrew and Rowena both taught at Peterhouse from 1981-1993.  Andrew was Head of the English department, coached lowly, but winning(!), cricket and rugby teams, put on various plays, and ran the engineering club.  He was also the first housemaster of Snell House when it opened in 1984.  Rowena taught French, was involved in many theatrical productions as a choreographer and taught piano at Springvale House.  Since leaving Peterhouse they have taught at the International School of South Africa, Mafeking, and at Aiglon College, Switzerland where they have been since January 1996.  They are "houseparents" of Clairmont House, a house of some 40 girls.  Andrew teaches English from forms one to six, and Rowena teaches French, piano and drama.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Simon Hall (P72) is an archaeologist at Cape Town University.

Patrick Hamilton (F76) did his National Service with the BSAP and then studied photography at the Farnham Polytechnic. He died in a car accident in Zimbabwe in 1980.

Simon Hammond (E76) resigned as partner of KPMG in Harare to become the Financial Director of Old Mutual in Zimbabwe.  He is Chairman of the Peterhouse Executive Committee, and is on the Finance Committee and Board of Governors.  He and Nicky have three daughters.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

John Hanmer (E71) studied at the South African Forestry College, George was MD of Pulpwood Company and Troutbeck Sawmills at Nyanga when we last heard.

John Harvey (E75) studied law at UCT and was practising law in Gweru as a partner of Danziger and Partners, but the ever unreliable "Frank Source" claims that he and his family moved to Portugal in 2000.

Dr David Hatendi (G71) graduated with a BSc (Sociology) from the University of Rhodesia (now the University of Zimbabwe) and was the first black Rhodes Scholar from Zimbabwe in 1977.  David served for many years on the Board of Governors of Peterhouse and Ruzawi, and his three children also attended Peterhouse.  He worked for some years with the World Bank in Washington and was the MD of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa and a non-executive director of Old Mutual.  He sadly died unexpectedly in March 2012.

Phil Hayes (G77) graduated with a B Comm from UCT then qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers working in Cape Town and London.  In 2012 he was the CEO of The Laser Group, a logistics company in Cape Town.  Ever the keen sportsman Phil has moved onto serious bowls at provincial level after getting a university blue and provincial colours in hockey.

Kevin Harvey (E73) was farming in Karoi years ago when we last heard from him.

Mark "Harry" Hayworth (F74) wrote in March 2004: "Impersonated continental drift by sliding around Southern Africa. Joined Shell in Zimbabwe, transferred to Cape Town for 12 years, then 3 years in Swaziland and currently Chairman of Shell Moçambique.  I am pleased to report the 2M, Manica and Laurentina beers as well as the prawns successfully survived the war years.  Married (to an Argentinian) with a son and twin daughters. "  He was sighted in Durban in 2007 as "the boss of the lubrication blending plant ".  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin Hawkins (E76) died in 1998 after a long period of suffering as a result of an accident.

Paul Hearn (M75) After rapidly leaving Peterhouse in 1975, Paul completed school in Scotland and then spent 7 years as an engineer in the Merchant Navy before heading to university, from which he graduated in 1987.  He has worked in the oil and gas industry in the UK and Middle East and is now Head of Production for Wood Group Engineering in Aberdeen, where he has lived for 14 years with wife Alexandra and two sons.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jeremy Herd (G76) was working with Checkers in Pretoria and studying for his CIS when we last heard from him years ago.

Dominic Hobson (E73) is married with three children in London and a self-employed financial journalist and author.  He has a high profile in England and often quoted in financial publications.

Guy Hodder (G75) works for a drilling machinery company in Cape Town.  Our spies report that "He keeps fit and has a great bachelor's life."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Derek Hodgson (E70) has been a solicitor in London with Clyde & Co for over 30 years doing shipping work. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andy Holderness returned to Harare in 1998 from a long stay in South Africa and works for the SPAR retail organisation in Harare.

John Hooper (G73) operates a business consultancy in Johannesburg specialising in helping new business people gain a foot on the ladder.  He has a wife and two sons, who are at St John's.

Alistair Hope (P71) lives in Gaborone.  He is married, has two grown up children and is involved in alien vegetation eradication.

Ian Hope (P74) wrote in 2007: "Living and working in Durban where I have been for past 30 years.  Did Commerce degree at University Durban late 70s & Masters degree at UNISA (mid 1990s).  Have 2 children from first marriage daughter of 27 (working in UK) and son of 21 (at Rhodes University).   Have a 9 year old currently at school from 2nd relationship now ended.  Am group accountant at Lion Match in Durban. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adrian Hoskings (G72) read Engineering at St Catherine's College, Cambridge.

Peter Hoskings (M74) studied in Birmingham and was last reported to be a maths teacher.

Richard Houghton (E76) read Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University before working in the oil business.  Tired of the oil business, he did an MBA at Harvard Business School and went into management consulting. He cofounded an outsourcing firm in 1999 backed by venture capital and floated it on the London Stock Exchange in 2007.  He now chairs a number of Private Equity backed ventures in the UK and lives in London with his wife and two children. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. UPDATED 2016

Dean Hovelmeier (M76) was tragically killed in a shooting accident in Kitwe on 27 July 2000.

Wyatt Hovelmeier (M77) is married with two sons.  He left Durban in 1997, where he was at university and a Systems Analyst with the McCarthy retail group, to join Chase Manhattan Bank in Bournemouth, UK.  Life treats him well there, but Wyatt intends returning to South Africa at some stage.  He played softball and rugby for Zambia.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Howland (E75) farms at Mvurwi.

Rod Huck (P72) farms at Mutorashanga.

Chris "Singe" Huckle (E70) is living between Thailand and Harpenden, N of London.  He eventually intends to move to Thailand permanently.

Richard Hudson (M71) is a world renowned designer of sets and costumes for the theatre. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art. In 1989 he won an Olivier Award for the designs for a season of plays at the Old Vic, and in 1998 a Tony Award for the set designs for The Lion King on Broadway. About 65,000,000 people have since seen the  show worldwide. He has won numerous other awards and has worked in most of the world's great Opera Houses, and with many ballet and dance companies. In 1999 he was made an RDI (Royal Designer for Industry) - the highest accolade a designer of any discipline can receive in the UK. He is a Companion of the Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and is President of the Society of British Stage Designers. In 1995 he was given a degree Honoris Causa by the University of Surrey. He lives in London. 

Michael Hughes (P76) was in the South African Navy.

Russell Humphrey (E78) graduated from Natal with a BSc Agricultural Economics and then worked for Standard Bank in Empangeni.


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Chris Ireland-Jones (G75) obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in agriculture from Wye College.  He won a Gold Medal some years ago at the Chelsea Flower Show when working for Avon Bulbs.  Since then he has set up his own bulb company and won another Gold Medal at Chelsea in 1998.

Jeremy Ireland-Jones (G77) studied veterinary science at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia but sadly died of a brain tumour some years ago.


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Andrew Jackson (F71) gained an MSc in Economic Geology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada .  He wrote in March 2006: " I left South Africa in 1996 with my wife, Jackie, and two daughters, to join Placer Dome, a Canadian mining company.  I spent 2 years in Vancouver before moving in turn to San Jose in California, Reno in Nevada, and now San Diego, California.  I now manage exploration teams at Placer Dome's mines in N and S America, Africa and Australasia, which keeps me well supplied with frequent flier points!"  He was spotted at in Cape Town in at the 2009 mining INDABA Conference"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Jay (F70) went to Charterhouse, then Cambridge University on leaving Peterhouse.  He worked as the Company Secretary of C T Bowring in London, but was a lawyer with Siemens in Dorset, UK when we last heard.

David Jobson (E73) graduated from the University of Natal and then worked at Grasslands.  More recently he ran a garage at the corner of Ruzawi Road, after which he farmed north of Harare.

Dr Reeve Jobson (S79) studied medicine at Girton College, Cambridge.  He is still single and practices in Johannesburg as a specialist gastroenterologist of note.

Christopher Johnson (G73) after a year at university left to do his national service in the Support Unit of the BSAP.  He was murdered on his farm near Goromonzi on 25 September 1980.

Christopher Johnson (E79) was the art critic of The Star in Johannesburg but is now a successful artist in UK and Europe with painting hanging in places like the Bank of England and the Orient Express.  You can see his work at  www.johnsonfineart.com

David Johnson (M75) was an accountant in South Africa, when we last heard.

Steve Jonker (M73) is married to Virginia and has 3 children.  He first worked as an instructor at the Outward Bound Mountain School in Chimanimani and then trained as a mechanical engineer in South Africa before moving to England in 1985.  There Steve lived in Lymington, Hampshire and owned Marine Concepts, mechanical design and project engineers specialising in masts, rigging and deck gear for sailing yachts.  He is still very keen on sailing, both racing and blue water cruising, and get out on the water as often as work and family allow.  We heard in December 2004 that Steve had moved to Middelburg, Holland and was working for a company designing yacht masts and rigging.  The family are mastering the Dutch language and settling down well.  Steve's parents Guurke and Ernst are retired and living in Portugal, and his sister Maaike (ex Nagle House) lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia.

Bob Jones-Davies (E76) has moved from Johannesburg with his wife and two children and is a merchant banker in London.


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Ed Katso (Staff E71 and 88-96) returned in 1988 for his third stint on the Peterhouse staff; one that saw him run soccer and chess, serve as house tutor, head Biology and Science and organise several successful educational trips to the Zambezi Valley at the Rifa camp.  He "retired" to become a farmer having inherited the "family estate" outside Mutare but wrote in August 2001: "I'm now resident in Wuppertal, Germany, where my wife Elke is a Chemical Engineer with Delphi Automotives, a former subsidiary of GM.  We have a delightful son, Daniel, who is the best thing that has ever happened to us."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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I am still resident in Wuppertal, semi-retired now Training a few groups for Cox&Co Language Management GbR. Elke left Delphi end of 2017 and is now Customer Technical Manager with Coficab, and Daniel is studying for an Honours degree in Music and Audio Technology in Cologne.

Phil Kaye (G77) wrote in 2010 "Married with 2 children, now living in Wellington, New Zealand.  After leaving school, went to university in the UK have spent time in the UK, SA and now NZ.  Working as a contract Project Manager in the IT industry."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ashwin Kidia (M73) is an accountant.

Jeremy Kileff (G79) was tobacco farming near Harare.

Charles King (G79) won the Queen's Telescope at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and was commissioned in the Royal Navy.

Tim Kemp (G74) was a commercial pilot with Tabex in Harare but moved to the USA in 2000.  He has settled in well with his three school-going girls in Danville, Virginia where he flies for international tobacco company Dimon.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sinclair Knopf (E71) qualified as a geologist, but turned his hand to fish culture running Freshnet Fisheries outside Harare.  The ever unreliable Frank Source claimed in 2009 "he remarried in January 2009 and is now residing in Cape Town, after fleeing the weather in Wales . "

Martin Kunhardt (E74) is married with a Danish wife and owns a large plant breeding nursery just out of East London. RSA.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Phil Laing (M70) who was the senior accountant of Aberfoyle Tea Estates, was murdered in December 2003 when he was forced to drink battery acid.  His two daughters were both leading lights of Peterhouse Girls and he served for several years on the Ruzawi School Board of Governors.  

Mark Laird (E77) who had a slightly truncated Peterhouse career, is happily married with 2 boys and working with his brother-in-law in Preston, Lancashire where they have a business servicing central heating systems.

Rob Laird (E76) is a much travelled civil engineer, specialising in contracts, and living in Athens, Greece since 2008.  He wrote in 2009:  "This is a pleasant change weather-wise after a 5 year stint in Iceland and 12 years before that based in Germany, although was lucky enough in the late '90s to spend 3 years in Lesotho for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.  Just bumped into Keith Christian (E76) via Facebook which brought the Peterhouse memories (good & bad) flooding back.  Wonder whatever happened to Mike Fisher (E76)?"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Lamb (M79) married Sharon (nee Cawood) in '88 and has 3 daughters, Stacey Carla & Jessica.  He is the Purchasing Manager at Powerspeed  in Harare and became a Grand father to Theodore James Hunt in April 2016  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2016

Tony Large (G77) was a Senior Technologist for Cabin System Research with Airbus in Toulouse, France in 2002.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christopher Lautre (E78) was diving for the oil rigs in the North Sea.

David Lay (P76) is married to Tracey with 2 children and lives in Lusaka.  He runs an innovative fresh fish and kapenta business on the Zambian shores of Lake Kariba.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Peter Lay (P79) has moved to the UK.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jack Lamport-Stokes (G74) studied land surveying at the University of Witswatersrand.

Mark Lamport-Stokes (G77) studied English and Economics at UCT before going on to obtain an Honours Diploma at the London School of Journalism. He worked as a sports reporter from 1984-2016 for various media outlets in Zimbabwe, South Africa and England, including the ZBC, SABC and BBC and most recently Reuters, as Global Golf Editor based in Los Angeles. Since 2017, he has been living with his wife Tara in Florida where he is the Director of Public Communications for the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..UPDATED 2020

Brian Latham (M76) is the Africa Correspondent for New York-based Bloomberg News and based in 2010 in South Africa after a stint in Mozambique.  He will hopefully be back in Harare later in the year, permission from the interim government permitting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Lawson gained an LL.B from Glasgow University in 1979 and is a partner in the law firm R & J M Hill Brown & Co where he specialises in entertainment law and liquor licensing. With the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. it is not surprising that he also has a Certificate in Liquor Licensing Law from the University of Glasgow.  Peter, who lives in Glasgow, lists his interests as theatre and food and is a director of the Tron Theatre.

Mark Leaver (E78) who farmed near Kitwe was tragically killed in a car accident, just outside Kalalushi in Zambia in 2007.

Keith Legge (P71) retired from the British Army, where he was an officer for 22 years, and was last reported to be the Bursar at Strathallen School, Perthshire, Scotland.

Murray Leslie (M71) wrote in February 2006: "I went to RAC Cirencester 1972, where I met Paul Wood (P71) who was at that time planning to farm rather than preach.  After gaining a Dip. Agr., I moved to Cambridge UK and worked as an histologist and latterly as an electron microscopist at the Institute of Animal Physiology.  During this period I worked with several semi pro bands as their 'sound engineer', which was rewarding financially as well as an interesting way of seeing the life of budding 'rock stars'.   In 1979 I returned with my wife Glendyr to the family dairy farm near Blantyre, Malawi.  We have two daughters, both of whom live in the UK.  I stopped farming in 1997, and joined a large multinational company as a consultant and shortly afterwards, took up a management position with a farming organisation and now live in Lilongwe."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warren Lester (E73) started his working life as a pipe fabricator on Sasol Construction Plants.  He has lived in Melbourne for many years, mainly involved in running his own venture capital business.  In 1998 he established the on-line Enterprise Market for the Australian Stock Exchange.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terence Letherby (P76) did a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University.

Colin Lind (F73) is a partner in an investment management firm in San Francisco Blum Capital and enjoys flying.

Craig Lind (F77) is an owner at Lind Consulting LLC in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife and two children.

Martin Lind (G77) graduated from University of Cape Town and the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.  He was successively General Manager - Central & East Africa at Sara Lee Corporation , Marketing Director - Africa at Sara Lee and in 2011 President of the Sara Lee Household & Beverage in Philadelphia.

Hugh Lloyd (F72) runs his own business in Johannesburg and practises part-time as an advocate.

Ian Lockington (F77) who is married with two children is farming in Thyolo for himself.

Clive Long (M74) was financial director of C T Bolts in Bulawayo, but left Zimbabwe in 2002.  He wrote in 2007: "Still in Calgary with wife Anne & 3 kids.  I am Controller of the Canadian Arm of www.Geokinetics.com (Seismic Acquisition). Met up with Geoff Melkjorsen some years back but have again lost touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   It’s all going too fast!

Don Lowe (G79) lives in Sweden and does contract work around Europe and Scandinavia mainly with project management and change management.  www.donlowe.org .

Keith Lowe (G71) lives in Harare where he owns a company that imports and distributes agricultural equipment.

Richard Lowe (G77) lives in Vic Falls and runs Savanna Wood http://www.savannawood.com. where there is a huge welcome for Petreans.

Rob Lowe (G71) Canon Grinham's grandson, worked on the family farm in Zambia before returning to Zimbabwe in 1972 where worked with Barlows until 1978.  This was followed by 6 months seeing the world and a period in Egypt assisting Caterpillar set up a dealership.  After returning to Zim he emigrated in Australia in 1982 but re-returned in 1992 to work with his brother Richard at the Victoria Falls.  He boomeranged back to Australia where he did a course in business and lives in Kingley, Western Australia.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Duncan MacArthur (F76) wrote in January 2002: "I had a computer networking company, Blue Sky Networks, in South Africa which we sold and have now pursued a lifelong passion to deal in antique and investment grade firearms, arms and armour.  Beats going to work!  It takes me all over the world and I spend a fair bit of time with Tim Marshall in Atlanta and Napa. He and his fiancé have recently bought a large piece of land in the wine country and are planting vines for commercial sale."  Duncan is trying to track down George Perkins (M78). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill MacDonald (F76) is married to Jane with three children and lives by the sea near Hobart, Tasmania.  He works for Carlton & United Breweries at the historic Cascade Brewery in Hobart looking after their non-alcoholic business.  He has family living in Zimbabwe and a nephew at Peterhouse.

Craig McDougall (E71) After 30 years service with SAB Miller—the last 10 as a Divisional Director-- took early retirement in 2009. Now living in Hillcrest and Southbroom in Kwa Zulu Natal,South Africa. Runs his own Management Consultancy business and serves on a variety of organisation’s boards. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Gordon McEwan (F 70) Gordons working life is about to draw to a close and he is hopefully heading for a long and happy retirement. One of his first tasks is to prepare a precise of his life since I left Founders in 1970 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2016

Robert McEwan Mason (E77) is a lawyer with the Australian Government in Canberra. He is married to Jenny, and they have two children.

James MacFarlane (P76) completed his schooling in South Africa and died of cancer in 1979.

Ian McFayden (M76) lives in Norfolk, UK with his wife Helen and two sons (born in1994 and 1997).  He retired from his oilfield career in 2006 when control of Acteon Group, the international oil service company that he co-founded, was sold to a US-based private equity firm.  He has recently started to establish what he hopes will become a small but up-market group of tourist lodges along the Zambezi and is making increasingly regular trips back to Zambia.  He has had recent contact with Keith Gael, Iain MacKinnon, Craig Lyon, Terry Letterby and the Warnock brothers and is keen to hear from other Petreans, particularly those of his era and any involved in the African tourism business and / or wildlife conservation.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John McGraw (E71) lives in Durban where he is the financial manager of a security firm.  He plays a lot of tennis, as do his daughters who are very good at it.  John also enjoys caravanning.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John McLauchlan (M71) wrote in May 2006: "I did a law degree in Dundee, Scotland. After graduating, I spent 6 years in London and the Middle East before settling in Nottingham where I have been with a local law firm since 1983.  Married since 1980 to Jude and have two daughters, Hannah (23) and Katrina (21).  Took the family to Rhodesia/Zimbabwe in 1987 when my parents were living in Botswana, but have not been back since. "  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barrie Maclaurin (M72) continues to pursue a career in public parks.  He wrote in 2005: "I moved last year from the leafy squares of Islington to take over as head of parks and open spaces in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  Local authority gardeners being a fairly competitive lot, early successes in the most densely populated borough in Europe included four Gold Awards in the London in Bloom competition and a Silver in Britain in Bloom campaign.  This year my team based in Holland Park are back again as finalists in Britain in Bloom and additionally putting the finishing touches to a £5 million parks improvement programme (a unique scenario in an area of local government more used to dealing with financial cut-backs).  I have been fortunate to see Richard Hudson's brilliant Ring Cycle at the English National Opera. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alastair McKell (M75) is with the Sussex Police in the underwater search unit.

Iain "Maca" MacKinnon (M74) completed his schooling at Holt College in Scotland where he captained rugby, cricket and golf and played stand off for the South of Scotland Schoolboys XV.  He "studied hotel management before joining P&O on cruise liners for 11 years, ending up as Bar Manager on 'The Love Boat' sailing out of L.A"  He is married to Debbie a Bondi girl and has three daughters.  Maca is a 4 handicap golfer.  He wrote in 2008: " I recently bought Remax Realty in Dee Why and merged it into The Mackinnon Group to be based in Forestville, T/as Mackinnon Estate Agents.  We now manage in excess of 650 properties with 5 property managers www.macagents.com.au ."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter ("Ox") Maddox (E70) lives in Adelaide, South Australia and has been married for over 25 years with two children. Peter runs his own design business which takes him to the UK, Japan, USA and Europe on a regular basis and he uses any excuse to get back to visit Zimbabwe.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr Chris Macquire (P76) is an anaesthetist in Harare after stints in the UK and Namibia.  He was a director of MARS (Medical Air Rescue Service) but left Zimbabwe some years ago.

Gray Maguire (E70) graduated with a BSc from UCT in computer science.  He continued his studies and was the Director of the University of Zimbabwe Computer Centre.  He was killed in action serving with the SAS in July 1979.

Our spy "Frank Sauce" claims that Phil Maguire (P78) lives in Chisipite and is wheeling and dealing in the Zim financial sector.

Bafana Malaba (G78) moved in 1998 from asset-based finance to merchant banking.  He is married with three daughters and lives in Harare.

Joseph Malaba (G70) is the Chief Executive of Zimfreeze in Ruwa.

Mbongeni Malaba (F77) is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Zimbabwe.  He was administrator of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1995/96 and awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship in 1994.

Sam Malaba (G74) was formerly the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.  He is CEO of Agribank. Sam has played an active role in Peterhouse and is a member of the Board of Governors as well as the Chairman of FINCO.

Tim Marshall (G77), who is the Petrean Society agent in the USA, sends news from Atlanta, Georgia.  He has two children Sydney and Travis and owns two businesses: one in the medical field and the other in furniture.  He has been in touch with a number of Petreans. Rich Lowe, who is doing very well at Victoria Falls has recently married Sue Gabell of Marondera fame.  Duncan MacArthur lives in Johannesburg and is a partner in a very successful company called Blue Sky Networks.  Andrew Standish-White is in Cape Town, Charlie Hamilton works for Rich Lowe at Victoria Falls.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rob Mason (E76) graduated BA/LLB at Monash University in Melbourne where he worked for a large law firm for a couple of years and then went to live in Japan for 3 years studying Japanese and working in a Tokyo law office.  Rob is now a lawyer at the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs in Canberra.  He is married with two small children.

Geoffrey Maspero (P71) has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Natal University, a Masters degree in Economics and Management from UCL and a Diploma in Architecture.  He is married with 3 children and has a property investment company in the UK and is semi-retired.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T Matambanadzo (M78) is a lawyer practicing in Harare.

Wandikayi ("Charles") Matowe (M71) lived in Canada till 1997 when he joined the newly established Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University.  He is married to Patricia and they have two children.

Ian Maxwell (G74) was a commercial diver and submersible pilot in the North Sea, but is now a partner in a firm making underwater equipment.

George Maxwell (G71) lives in Edinburgh, where he was the Chief Executive of the Edinburgh and Lothians Education Business Partnership, while moonlighting as a dealer in rare antique tribal art.  Some of his 'finds' have been sold at Sotheby's New York 'Important African and Polynesians Tribal Art' sales.  He wrote in September 2003 :  "I now work for Scottish Enterprise as the Manager for Enterprise in Education for the East of Scotland, my current job doesn't stop me from buying and selling the best in antique tribal art and weapons from around the world."  George would love to catch up with Petreans visiting Edinburgh for a wee fine malt.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Geoff Melkjorsen (M74) After service in the Rhodesian Army went onto complete a B.Sc (Hons) in Microbiology and later a MBA. Immigrated to Canada in 1997 and settled in Calgary.  In 2007 was transferred by his company to Denver, Colorado.  He lives in Castle Pines, about 20 miles south of Denver, with his wife and 2 kids.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Messenger (P71) lives in Mackay, Qld.  He worked for Barlows and Shell BP in Zimbabwe. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jonathan Mills (F77) wrote in August 2006 : "I have been living in Nicosia Cyprus since 2003, where I am the MD of Barclays Bank.  The job is great fun and involves lots of travel, much of it in Eastern Europe, Russia and the ex CIS.  I am married to a wonderful Yorkshire lass called Joanne and have two lovely daughters aged 6 and 4, as well as two Pointers rescued from the Nicosia Dog Shelter!!  Trying to play lots of sport, but old sports injuries mean my efforts are increasingly restricted to Golf !  Update 2016 He sadly passed on in February 2013 in Lumby outside Leeds. He is survived by Jo and his 2 daughters.

Alan Mizzen (G73) qualified as an accountant and lives in UK.

Roger Mloszewski (F76) lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He switched from physics research to designing testing methods for stock market trading software, but is still moonlighting as a technical writer.  Whenever he can, Roger takes his camping gear and canoe as far away from "civilization" as practical and lives sensibly.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Graham Moore (E70) lives near Somerset West and manages an apple farm near Grabouw.

Peter M Moore (E70) enjoyed a long and interesting career in the Merchant Navy and retired a Captain in 2001.  He is married and is the Operations Director of Jersey Harbours, and also head up the local coastguard service. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Moore (F77) is the Manager of the Grace Hotel in Johannesburg.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shane Morris (F74) is a freelance architectural contractor.  Having worked in Botswana, UK and Germany, he is now based in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Chris Morton (P75) lives in Bristol and is Commissioning & Development Manager for the Cotswold Primary Care Group, part of the National Health Service. He is married with 3 kids.

Dale Morton (M77) did a BComm at Wits and now lives in the Durban area.

Miles Morton (M79) did his A Levels in England and completed a BSc. in Building Science at UCT in 1985.  Apart from a four year stint in Zambia running his family business, Miles had his own successful project management and property development firm in Harare before moving to Auckland, NZ in 2000 with his wife Armenell and two children.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ian Moss (P75) studied at the University of Natal and is a partner with Price Waterhouse in Harare.

Munyaradzi Philip Mpambawashe (P78) was working as a business consultant in Johannesburg, but wrote in 2005 that he was "still in the Consulting and Project Management Business in Harare".  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ross Muir (E77), who was doing Gemmology in Santa Monica, USA years ago, owned Biques a restaurant and bar on the beach in Beira, which was managed for a while by Chris Dunbar (E90)

Thomas Mukundi sadly passed away in the '90s.

Ian Mullin (E70) sadly passed away in Harare in October 2008 after a battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife and children.

Ian Murdoch (E71) who acquired an all-round build to match his 6'6" had his own property business in Gauteng, but sadly took his own life in March 2006.

Antony Murdoch-Eaton (G75) graduated from Wits and was working as a mining engineer at Hwange years ago, but has moved to SA where he continues in the mining industry.

Arthur Mutsonziwa (E73) is a senior partner in Atherstone and Cook, a leading firm of Harare legal practitioners, where he specialises in insurance and commercial law.  Arthur is a non-executive director of Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, MGB Roofing (Private) Limited, Ruzawi Schools (Private) Limited, Tunatemore (Private) Limited, non-executive Chairman of Optimal Insurance Company (Private) Limited, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ruzawi School and a member of the Board of Governors and of the Executive Committee of the Peterhouse Group of Schools.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hugh Myres (M77) wrote in 2003: " I did electronics at Southampton University, returned from Australia in '94 and am now working in Johannesburg for Multisource Telecoms, a specialist wireless co selling links across Africa.  Married to Kerrin, with one son, now at St John's."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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We've lost touch with Rajesh Naik (F73) since he did an engineering degree at Trinity College, Cambridge.

John Nangle (E72) read Engineering at Cambridge University.

Harishchandra ("Harry") Nagar (F74) died as a result of a shooting accident suffered while serving with the Rhodesian forces.

Martin Neild (G73) did a BA at Edinburgh University and then worked for a number of years for MacMillan Publishers in London and Melbourne.  When we last heard he was the Director of Market Development of Pan Macmillan.

David Nunan (P75) completed his schooling in Ireland.  He wrote in 2001: "After working in the hospitality industry for many years I am now in the throws of changing career and although currently reading for an M(Phil) in Tourism Management in Dublin, I hope to transfer to the Doctoral register in a couple of months from now.  I already have an M.Sc. behind me in Applied Social Research from Dublin University, Trinity College and some experience in market and social research."

Peter Nusser (E77) lives in Tracy, California.


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Sean Ollett (M71) is married with a son. "I am managing director of an internet based company in Galway, Eire.  Living out here on the outer edge of the known world I am afraid that I do not get to meet any Petreans but would certainly be interested from hearing from any.  Oh for the sweet, dulcet sound of a boetie accent!"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Orr (E72) lives in Cape Town and is a pilot.

Carey Owtram (G76) was working for Rand Mines as an Electrical Engineer when he was killed on 31 December 1985 when the light aircraft in which he was a passenger crashed into Table Mountain.


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Mike Paine (M74) has been in the computer world in the UK for many years and is now based in the north of England in the lovely city of York.  He is remarried, with a daughter from each marriage, and is a Senior Project Manager for a software house which is very much involved in the Government arena.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Jonathan Palmer (E76) was farming at Centenary when we last heard.

Kaushik Parekh (F76) studied chemical engineering.

Manos Patel (P78) was last sighted working in IT in Atlanta.

Charles Paterson (P?) works for British Aerospace.

Mike Paterson (E76) owns Assegai, a print and website design agency in West London.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brett Payne (M79) trained as a geologist and now lives in Tauranga, New Zealand.  He and his wife Gill have four daughters.

Geoffrey Peatling (E76) was operating his own shipping company in Durban.

George Perkins (M79) wrote in February 2008: "Bcom Natal 1984. MBA WITS 1992.  Lived (and did a bit of work) in Joburg from 85 to 1999.  Moved to Durban in 2000. Married to Jacqui who I met at Martizburg Varsity, we have three wonderful children Tyler (16), Tennesse (14) and Tommi (9). I left  ‘The corporate world’ 4 years ago and now I have a small awning company in Durbs by the Sea."  In January 2009 George and his family moved to Brisbane, Australia.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

William Perkins (M75) was killed in action in 1979.

Dick Perry (E72) graduated with an LL.B at Natal University and has his own legal practice in Swaziland.

Gary Petrin (M76) did computer engineering at university in Geneva.  He worked for a few years in Zambia, but now runs his own office equipment business in Geneva.

Dionysios Phocas (P76) got a BA in theology and classical civilisation from the University of Natal and farms in Malawi.

Stephen Phocas (M77) studied Mathematics at Southampton University, then did a four year stint tobacco farming in Malawi before doing a MSc (Computer Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand and working in England, Greece and Malawi.  He ended up in South Africa working for Bridgestone Maxiprest as the IT Manager for 10 years and married to Monica .  They have two daughters.   In 2000 they made the "great trek" to the UK. Stephen works for Sun Microsystems as a systems engineer and lives in North London."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charles Pickering (M79) was last reported leasing a farm in Norton after managing one in Concession for two years.  He was medically discharged from the Metropolitan Police after a back injury in 1993.

Clive Pink (P78) did a BSc in electrical engineering at UCT.

John Plant (P72) trained as a dentist at Guys Hospital (72-77) in London and then practised with John Stubbs in Anlaby House, Harare before setting up a private dental practice in Busselton, Western Australia in 1988.  He is married to Kate (nee Stuart) ex Nagle House and has two kids.  They moved to Bahrain in 1999 "doing ex-pat dentistry" for a few years, but are back in Busselton.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Alan Popplestone (E74) gained a PhD from the University of Wales.  He was back in Harare in the mid '80s working as an electronic design engineer for the Electronic Instrumentation Group.  He is married to Rhiannon and lives in East Sussex.  He met George Martin's brother Bill Martin (isn't it a small world) while working for the Royal Greenwich Observatory (based in Herstmonceux, East Sussex and subsequently in Cambridge) before its unfortunate closure.  He is a marathon runner.

Simon Pullar (E75) is a partner in an accountancy practice in London.

Mark Pretorius (E74) is a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, California.  He is married to Maryanne Stone of Grahamstown and they have two children.

Robin Prior (G77) left Malawi in 1977 for Israel, where he lived for 15 hectic months before a stint in the UK.  He then moved to San Franscisco, married, set up a computer business - since sold - and lived in Nairobi.  The Priors have resumed a lifestyle in California that features lots of high performance motor bikes.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Julian Rainbow (M70) obtained a BSc (Hons) in Surveying and Mapping Science at the University of Newcastle.  He works as the navigator for an ocean bottom cable crew doing seismic surveys.  He has travelled all over the world and was trialling a new computer software system for navigation in 1998 when he last checked in.

Ashwin Rana (P79) was with Triangle Sugar Estates in the lowveld but in 2006 was running Kagera sugar company in extreme north-west Tanzania. His is son is a Petrean. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dilip Ratanje (E76) writes: "I studied Chemical Engineering in Wales... got bored with that so went on to do Dentistry at The Royal London Hospital Medical College, worked in that profession for 6 years in London, then decided to retire back to Zimbabwe in '93, soon became bored of being a dentist so decided to build a factory and make corrugated cardboard packaging in competition to Hunyani.  I had to sit English O levels 5 times ( finally got a pass C at 1st year Med School ! ) and still can't spell!”

Selwyn Rautenbach (F78) ran a karate school in Liphook, UK years ago.  The ever unreliable "Frank Source" claims that he now lives in Edenvale, Gauteng, manages a furniture removal business and "is right into birding and is in the top group of birders in South Africa." .

Giles Raynor (F74) whose father taught at Peterhouse, farmed tobacco in Marondera.  His Exeter Farm was expropriated in August 2002.

Humf Raynor (P70) whose father taught at Peterhouse, still produces copious quantities of wine in Wedza.  He was shot in the leg in an incident in Harare in July 2000, but has recovered. His now grown up children have been standout Peterhouse students over the years, especially on the sports field.

Charles Reeve (P78) was farming at Macheke.

Harry Roberts (E77) is married with two kids.  He completed his schooling at Marandellas High, where he played for the Rhodesian Schools rugby team.  After this Harry was hooker in 100 games in 1984-1993 for Transvaal (Golden Lions), Junior Springboks and Springboks 1992 (France & UK Tour) and in the UK for the Leicester Tigers.  Harry was involved with rugby and coaching the Leicester Tigers and also gained an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University.  In 2009 he was reported to be Project Management Director at Nord Anglia Education PLC Project Manager at Sports Attitude Ltd based in Northampton, UK  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Rogers (E77) is married with two children and lives in Dubia where he was marketing manager for Johnson & Johnson.  In 2012 he and his wife Tara were partners in the Mojo Communications Group.

Chris Rothwell (G71) wrote in 2002:  "I spent 2 years at Mount Pleasant High in Salisbury before joining the British Army where I served in the Royal Tank Regiment for 12 years.  I left the army in 1985 and am now a marine electronics engineer living in Devon England."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Rowland (G71) wrote in 2015: "I graduated from Natal University with a B Com and a Dip Ac (which is the equivalent of Accounts Honours) and completed Articles, but never passed the Board exam.  I did external audit work from 1976 - 1988 and then joined BTR Dulop as Senior Internal Auditor and was based in Durban.  This meant performing internal audits at their factories and branches throughout South Africa.  Unfortunately they downsized in 1994 and our department was closed down.  In July 1995 I joined what was then Coopers and Lybrand as an Internal Auditor and am still with what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers based in Durban.  I now perform internal audits of Municipalities, mostly in northern KZN.  I was also lucky enough to have two short term secondments to work in London in 2004 and 2006.  I am still single. I retired at the end of May 2014 and am now thoroughly enjoying being a gentleman of leisure. I am Honorary Treasurer of 5 clubs (Battle Heritage South Africa, Durban Sword and Shield Club, World Ship Society, Astronomical Society and the Royal Doulton Collectors' Club of South Africa). This keeps me fairly busy along with my medieval sword fighting which I started in 2011 and playing board games at two specialist shops in the Durban area.

Tim Root (E73), who read economics at Trinty College Cambridge, is married with three children and works as a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada.

Paul Rose (?72) wrote in 2007: "I attended Hawera High School in Taranaki New Zealand, followed by three years at Palmerston North Teachers College.  I taught primary school for a year and then managed bands, record companies and tour companies through the 80s and 90s.  From 2001 to 2005 I managed New Zealand’s biggest art house cinema complexThe Rialto in Auckland. I am currently an Electorate Secretary for the Hon Judith Tizard who is the Labour MP for Auckland Central and is the Minister of Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Rose (E79) manages his family business in Johannesburg.

Les Ross (M73) lives in America but has Golf Clinic interests in Scotland.

Henry Rudd (E70) is MD of South African Breweries International in Uganda.

David Russell (E70) graduated from the University of Rhodesia and attended University of Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business.  He worked as an exploration and mining Geologist in Rhodesia, South Africa and Canada before becoming a mining investment analyst on the stock exchange in Johannesburg.  He moved to Australia in 1993 and worked in mining corporate finance and research.  In 2010 he was appointed Director, Global Resources for Ernst & Young, Transaction Advisory Services in London. He retired in 2014 and now resides back in Perth, Australia.UPDATE 2018

A R "Rocky" Russill (E76) is a pilot in Pietermaritzburg.

Clive Rowse (G74) lives in Kansas City.

Jeremy Rowse (G73) obtained an MBA from UCT and is Chief Executive of African Life Insurance in Johannesburg.  He is married with two children.


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Archie Sadza (E74) has a senior management position with BAT Zimbabwe after a number of years working for the company in UK.  

Ronald Salem (P73) studied medicine at the University of Rhodesia.  He has been an Associate Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine since 1996.

John Salmon (G76) studied in Natal and London, where he is Director of Information Systems at the University of Westminster.

Mark Salmon (G73) lives in the San Francisco area, and is married, working at earthquake engineering and playing at racing sailboats.  This is after going to UCT, University  Berkeley, working on offshore oil rig design, and taking 4 years to sail around the world.

Peter Salmon (G75) graduated in Chemical Engineering from UCT and lives in New Jersey.

Brendon Sandford (M78) went to hotel school in Bulawayo, was the General Manager of a hotel in Northern Ireland then the Manager of the American Club in Sydney for 12 years until 2008.  He is now the General Manager at Old Chengdu Club in China.  He is married to an ex-Arundel girl and has three children.

Chris Sandford (M77) is the Head of Geography at Selborne College, East London.  He is married to a former Springbok athlete and they are both still heavily involved in sports.

Thomas Sandys (G78) farmed in Raffingora.

Gary Saunders (P74) is married and lives in Cornwall with two children.  He wrote in 2007 : " We moved from Harare to Cornwall in 1984 and have owned a small group of optical practices with my wife Felicia which we are now slowly stepping away from. In the meantime took up a hobby of alpaca farming which has now grown beyond belief and occupying most of our time.  I keep in touch with the Uptons (G74) and we recently had a great re-union in Plettenburg Bay."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keith Sanders (P77) was reported years ago to be working as a commercial diver and basing himself in Harare when not globetrotting from rig to rig.

Fedor Scholvinck (G77) lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 4 children and works for a hospital information systems vendor.

Marc Scholvinck (G75), whom our ever vigilant spies report is a bit greyer than he once was, lives in Mill Valley, north of San Francisco with his wife and daughter Megan plus new addition to the family Felix.  Marc is the Chief Financial Officer of Blum Capital where he works with Colin Lind (F73) and sees Craig Lind (F77) from time to time.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phil Selley (P77) Started out as a commercial fisherman. Moved to the USA in 1984. Worked at manufacturing chemicals and a truck driver. Moved to Texas in 1985 and started a 20 yr career at Schlumberger Oilfield Services, marine operations. Lived in Texas 4 times, Norway twice, UK, Far East and Brazil. I now live in West Sussex in the UK working with own business developing software as a service applications and as a management consultant. Married to Jackie (nee Witt) [also from Zambia] and have two children and one grandchild. I live only 5 minutes from Gatwick Airport so remember to let me know if you are passing through we can meet up for a beer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. UPDATED 2019

Dr Gerald Shambira is a medical doctor operating private clinics in Harare.  He was previously a doctor in the Zimbabwe National Army and served in the UN peacekeeping force in Angola.

Craig Shiel (M77) was a General Manager in Zambia with ZRC and driving the dairy, feed-lotting and cropping program in Central Province when we last heard.

Russell Shiel (M75) runs a haulage business in Chingola, Zambia.

Tim Shepherd (M73) studied engineering at Bristol University, married a Norwegian and worked for Lucas C.A.V. in London from 1977 to 1980 before moving to Oslo with Siemens.  He lived there until 1989 when he moved with Siemens to Nürnburg, Germany where he works as a Product Marketing Manager.  He has two multi-lingual children, who may be even better linguists than their father who is getting sick of having to work in new languages.  Tim organised a memorable and incredibly successful reunion in Britain some years ago of 1973 leavers which included Paul Cavin, Peter Fenton, Hugh Boyt, Nigel Emslie, George Friedman, Rob Symonds (now back in Canada), Eric Whaites, Steve Jonker, Alaister Abbey (a pilot with British Airways along with Nick Wedgewood) and Mark Stuart. This was the culmination of a two year search during which he located 45 - 50 of the 66 - 70 leavers that year. Hopefully as more Petreans get onto the Internet gatherings of this nature will be easier to organise, but from the effort involved in this one that would not be difficult. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clive Small (P70) lives in Perth, WA.  He worked for Trans Earth. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Sherwin (F72) - David took early retirement through ill health from EY London in 2007 where he was in charge of their Forensics Practice. He now does some consulting work and enjoys long summer holidays at his home in Dorset, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2016

Arthur Stevens (F76) graduated in Business Studies from Sheffield University and was working for National Westminster Bank in London years ago.

Charles "Tigs" Siddle (P75) is still known as Tigs.  He runs an impressive operation at Mazabuka, which includes coffee, dairy, a feedlot and maize.  He has a son at St Andrews in Grahamstown and a daughter at Rhodes.  Tigs played a role in getting Musikili School up and running.  This is the only Zimbabwean type Prep school in Zambia.

Tony Siddle (P74) and Ingrid had a daughter born in Johannesburg in 1999.  He is reported to be back in Zambia involved in the setting up of Chengelo School in Mkushi.  In some ways this school looks like Peterhouse and is set in magnificent surroundings.

Alex Singleton (E78) is Officer in Charge of the Wilsonton Police Station, near Toowoomba Qld.  Still married to Nicola (Townsend) and Caity, Angus and Jenny are growing fast.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fab Sintich (M77) studied Physical Education in Rovigo, Italy and played rugby for the Italian national side, with whom he toured New Zealand, Australia and Canada.  He wrote in March 2004:  " I am now a golf professional teaching in La Pinetina Golf Club near Milan and coaching the Italian Ladies Golf Team, married to Patrizia and have 2 kids, Nicola (15 years) and Anna (13)."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hamid Sirdar (P76) is married with children.  He reluctantly left Zimbabwe in 2004 and moved on to Pakistan where has put his experience in the retail trade to good use and running four toy shops in Lahore.  Hamid wrote in 2010:  "I have relocated back to Zimbabwe and have revived my business The Building Centre in Harare and look forward to getting back to the stability I enjoyed prior to leaving in 2004."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Small (P74) embarked on a career in mechanical engineering with Smith and Bennett.  He served in the territorial army as a sapper and was killed in an ambush on 23 December 1978.

Dave Smith (P75) sells equipment to the casino industry in South Africa after 12 years with Sun International at Sun City and The Carousel Casinos and opening two casinos in Namibia.

Andy J Smith (E75) is a 6 handicap golfer, who is married with two kids and speaks fluent Dutch.  He has lived in Holland near Rotterdam for decades working at the Nerefco BP/Texaco oil refinery, one of the largest in the world.  Andy is responsible for the operational plant management of the crude oil distillation and desulphurisation area and welcomes Petreans in the Rotterdam area.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Henry Smith (E76) studied at Stirling University and runs his own accountancy business near Fife, Scotland.  He is married with 3 children .

Hugh Smith (G72) is in business in Zambia.

Jim Smith (G71) swam for Zambia in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

John Smith (G73) is in business in Botswana.

John Smith-Wright (M72) runs Hunyani Paper and Pulp Estates based in Chipinge.  He writes that he is "married to Betty, children grown up and left home, both married and living in Zimbabwe."

Mark Smith (P70) left Kitwe for Alderney, Channel Islands. He wrote in 2012: "... continuing education at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, degree in Law and Economics, graduate recruit for Midland Bank, now HSBC.  Retired 2012 from 32 years in the City, intending to become resident in Alderney next year.  This year my wife and two children joined me for my first trip to Zimbabwe in 42 years, an emotional and fantastic holiday at Hwange and Victoria Falls.  The Tiger fish were tamed!"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Smith-Wright (M72) is married with two grown up kids.  His wife Penny has her own Garden Design business, while Peter runs a business selling carpet to the hotel and leisure sectors in Europe (having worked for Meikles Hotel in Zimbabwe, and Forte, Ladbroke and Hilton International in the UK).  He has also joined the ranks of the "dot.commers" by setting up an internet based company selling flooring products.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Sparrow (E75) is the Divisional Geologist of Eastern Mines (Twistdraai and Bosjesspruit) in charge of four of Sasol's coal mines in the Secunda area.  John is married to a Zimbabwean and has three teenaged children . Tel No: +2717 614 7027 (017) 614 7027    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anthony Sprague (P74) studied geology and geochemistry at UCT.  What is he up to now?

Rob Standish-White (M74) who was very involved in Reps Theatre, qualified as an architect and was a partner in Pearce Architects in Harare and on the board of the Institute of Architects.  He moved to Brisbane in 2000 and wrote in 2004:  "We are still in Brisbane where I am with an established architectural practice.  Our daughter has just started QUT, son at "Churchie" senior school, wife Jen doing volunteer training work in Aboriginal communities."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Still in Brisbane, now have two grandchildren! Updated 2020

Andrew 'Stan' Standish-White (M76) wrote: "Regular Rhod army service with SAS till 5/80, UCT till end of 83 (including a failed coup in the Seychelles but not a degree!), admin manager in CT 84-85, diamond diving on West Coast 86-89, severe damage to & subsequent semi paralysis of left arm in vehicle accident, sales for fan manufacturers 91-96, computer programming diploma end of 96, programming with Old Mutual in Cape Town until 2005.  Married 90.  Sons born 91,94."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Stanning (E74) read economics at Jesus College, Cambridge and tragically died in a air crash at Mazowe in 1983.

Michael Stanning (E75) graduated in economics from Jesus College, Cambridge. After some time in America, he worked at the University of Rhodesia before marrying and returning to the family farm.

Arthur Stevens (F76) has been back in Malawi for many years following a career in merchant banking in the City of London.  He owns and operates an organic farm outside Zomba growing organic herbal teas and spices for export to Europe and is moving into organic lemon grass oil and experimenting with natural colourants.  To help subsidise the organic side Arthur carries out a range of financial consultancy activities, including being the analyst for Fleming Martin on the Malawi Stock Exchange.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim Stuart (M72) is a commercial pilot.

Nigel Storah (E70) graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge before being commissioned into the RAF and gained his wings at Cranwell.  He was tragically killed in a flying accident in Gutersloh, Germany in 1980 when the Harrier Jump Jet he was landing suffered a mechanical failure.  He ejected, but at low altitude this could not be successful.

Paul Storry (M79) lives in Johannesburg.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Stobart (E75) read law at Oriel College, Oxford.  He is Financial Director of Sage plc (a global software company) living between homes in Newcastle and London.  He now has 5 daughters  the last 4 of whom are 2 sets of twins, as at Dec 2006, one set of twins is about 6 months old and set of twins still under 3 years old!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Stuttard (G71) is the Finance Director of South African Breweries International in Uganda.  He previously lived in Harare where he was MD of Zimbabwe Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited and before that the Finance Director of the Ecomed Group.  Peter is married with three children.

Dale Sumbureru (M76) He distinguished himself as an avid musician and paid his way through graduate school doing jingles for radio in California. He studied at Loma Linda University in Southern California where he received his Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, then he went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine with emphasis in Endocrinology. Now a practicing Orthodox Jew, he spent some time in Jerusalem as an intern at Hadassah and Shaare Zedek Hospitals. He has worked a professor in academia in the US, Caribbean and Israel, in research, private practice, and hospital settings. Now he is CEO and president of Salutogenics, Inc., a company he founded which specializes in concierge medicine and sanatorium resorts. He is developing this into a horizontally and vertically integrated concern under the banner of Sumbureru Consortium. Has three grown daughters and lives in Manhattan, New York. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Summerfield (M77) has his own diamond and jewellery business, "Richard Collection," in Harare.  He is married to Ivana from the Czech Republic.

Bruce "Tackie" Sutherland (M76) wrote in 2008: "Graduated Wits Tech Electrical engineering light current. Based in Johannesburg since 1975, running own electronics business since 1995, Married 25yrs & counting to Gerda in 1983, two sons Shaun 17 & Wayne 14.  Both boys provincial squash players in respective age groups & currently at Christian Brothers College in Boksburg.  Still a short ass, didn’t make 120kg of WWE RAW muscle, but not too shabby on a squash court."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rob Symonds (G73) did a BSc in Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh University in Scotland and then an MSc in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada.  He lives in Calgary with his wife Jill. Their children are now close(!) to no longer living at home but only time will tell. Rob is the Chief Operating Officer of Husky Energy.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Updated 2020


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Jeremy Taylor (F78) spent a year in England then trained as an electronics technician in Johannesburg. "I was employed in a number of companies before opening my own electronic security company which I have had running since 1983. I went to Bible college in 82/83 and became a Lay Pastor in 1991 with a church in Edenvale, a suburb of Johannesburg.  We opened our own ministry in January 2000 in Bredell, about 15 km. north of Johannesburg International airport.  He added in 2008:" I now have a third child Sarah born May 2004. Michelle is now 16 Jason 12.  I am still married to Gwyneth and we celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary this year."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Taylor (G71) is an Executive Director of a Landscape Management firm in Adelaide. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our spies report that Jan Teede (G76) "lives between Harare and Pyrenees where he has almost single handily renovated 4 or 5 old houses and barns into wonderful houses.  He sells cycling tours in the Pyrenees during the European summer and continues with his wildlife photography in Africa during the winter".

Adrian Tett (G76) had his own irrigation and borehole business in Jersey, Channel Islands when we last heard.

Nicolas Tett (G76) was a partner in James Capel, London stockbrokers.  He wrote in January 2005: "I am now a director of Bushtracks Africa (Pvt) Limited, a destination management company, which I set up with my two brothers, Christopher and David.  We are based in Livingstone, Zambia.  After 3 years in Livingstone helping set up the company I shall be returning to London to direct the worldwide marketing effort.  My brother Christopher will continue to run the company from Livingstone."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Haydn Thomson (E75) runs his own construction company in Nelspruit, South Africa.  His brother Hilton does the same in Sandton while his other brother Vaughan was sadly killed in a road accident in 1993.

Tim Thomson (M76) grows apples in the Cape and has an insurance brokerage in Cape Town. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colin Thorneycroft (F70) studied at Cirencester and we last heard from him years ago he was living in New Zealand.

Guy Thorneycroft (G70) studied at Rhodes University.  He lives in Sydney and works in financial planning.

Gordon "Jug" Thornton (E74) wrote in 2009:"Married to Sue (1982).  Three kids.  Son in the British Army.  Daughter completing university in the UK.  Son a Commercial pilot.  Lives in Hong Kong.  Managing Director of Macsteel International Far East Ltd, a steel trading entity. Hair mostly gone.  Still trying to run. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alistair Travers (M78) studied at Rhodes University, after which he chose to become a professional hunter.  He pioneered professional bow-hunting "the Big 5" and was tragically killed whilst hunting buffalo in Zimbabwe in the mid-90's.


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Nigel Upton (G74) lives in San Jose (Silicon Valley).  "I'm still with Hewlett-Packard and am the General Manager for a division that deals with Internet Infrastructure providing messaging software, tools to measure traffic over IP networks, and Unified Messaging solutions.  I've been here for nearly 4 years after spending 4 years in Germany, again with Hewlett-Packard.  I have 2 kids (Curtis 8 and Katie 5).  The weather here is a vast improvement on Germany, nearly as good as Harare."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Jonathan ("Jumbo") van Blerk (E74) did a degree in agricultural management at the University of Natal and farms in and played rugby for Zambia.  He was a founding board member of Baobab College and donated the land on which the college is built.

Bill van Heerden (G71) qualified as an architect at Natal University and was practising in Durban.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rick Van Heerden (G77) teaches music at St Andrew's College and DSG in Grahamstown .  His main musical interest is still jazz alto sax.  He is married to one of the Ashburner family.

Chris Vind (F78) graduated from the University of Cape Town then moved to Johannesburg where he operating his own company for corporate team development business Corporate Adventure Associates for many years.  He moved to Scotland in 2010 where he is the Deputy General manager of an hotel.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jules Vind (F78) is the Southern African representative of what a "notoriously unreliable source" describes as an "erection company" which sells and erects commercial greenhouses.

Mike Visser (P77) is married with children and has his own lightning protection company Power Quality Company Pty Ltd in South Africa. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shaun Visser (P77) lives with his two sons and wife on the East Coast of the US, where he works in the power quality/surge protection field.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Tim Wall (P71) lives in Gauteng.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin Walton (73) was living in Mutare, but is rumoured to have emigrated to the Antipodes.

Mike Ward (F75) is the Director of the Wits Business School where he has been since 1984.  Mike has practical experience in the civil and mining engineering fields and has also worked in the corporate finance division of a merchant bank . He is married, has three children, is actively involved in church activities and is the chairman of the management committee for a primary school for squatter children.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Warnock (F75) who was Conference and Banqueting Manager at the Crowne Plaza, Manchester in the '80s wrote in 2002 "I live in Stockton-on-Tees,  flying for Airtours International Airways, single but cohabiting with a lady called Lyn."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lyall Watkins (M73) is a partner in a kitchen design, manufacture and installation company in Pietermaritzburg.  He is married with three children

Geoffrey Webb (M76) died in 1988.

Mark Werner (M71) was tragically killed in a car accident near Wedza on his 21st birthday in 1975.

Nick Wedgwood (E70) lives in Dorking, Surrey and is married to Angela with two children Sam and Sophie.  He is a Boeing 777 Captain with British Airways.

Peter Wells (P78) graduated from Manchester University in Management Sciences and was working in the City of London for Salomon Brothers when we last heard.

Eric Whaites (G73) is a consultant dental radiologist at Guy's Dental Hospital in London. He has written a textbook on the subject and is married with a son.  He sees Rob Symonds (G73) and Martin Neild (G73) pretty regularly.

Doug Whaley (G87) married Ashleigh (nee Hatty) in December 1995.  He was farming in the Macheke/Murewa area, but had numerous problems with invasions, squatters etc.

Richard Whitaker (G75) studied at the Teachers' Training College, Bulawayo and is a secondary school teacher.

Chris Whitelock (F77) completed his schooling at Wycliffe College and got a degree from Exeter University.  He is married, lives in Perth, has two children and works as an accountant. Chris plays Golden Oldies rugby for the Shamboks.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hugh Whittle (P77) has retired and now lives in rural Scotland with his wife Elizabeth and three children after completing a successful career as a London-based bond-dealer.

Paul Wiggins (G72) is married to Debbie and has two school/uni aged children in Harare.

Tony 'Bonk' Wilkins (P76) has had spectacular rollercoaster ride through life.  In 1981 Tony ran his own cattle ranch in Zambia  "plus breeding warm blood horses for eventing, some of which are now doing very well in RSA., then property development in Zambia.  Also went sailing, in a 68' San Germani teak ketch in the Med.  Enjoyed this expensive 'hole in the water' for 18 months then sold at modest profit before setting up a hotel in Kent on the main coastal road to the Channel Tunnel.  1990, travelled extensively in S.E Asia, and then back to Cape Town where I studied estate agency with object of selling cross-over U.K./Cape property and then landed in hospital in Jersey, C.I. for a while."  Tony writes "I live in Brighton and am unmarried, although the latter status has nothing to do with the former location's reputation for 'cheerful' people! I travel regularly to various parts of the globe and have done some acclaimed b/w photography in India, colour in Australia, New Zealand, Botswana."   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duncan Wilson (F78) read mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University and completed his officer training at RAF Cranwell before embarking on a career in the RAF.

Nick Winkfield (M83) studied civil engineering at the University of Natal.  He is now living in England where he ran a window cleaning business for a while.

Stephen Whyte (F77) got engaged to Lorraine Tibbits in 1999.

Neil Wicks (F78) ran WIX Industrial Systems in Harare.  He wrote in November 2005: "I am now married, living in North Carolina, USA, and currently working for a tobacco company here.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Godfrey Woelk (P71) did an MA at Liverpool University in community health and was a medical social worker before embarking on a PhD at the University of Washington in Washington State in the mid '90s.  He was an epidemiologist at the University of Zimbabwe, but was reported in 2009 to be a Senior Research Epidemiologist at RTI International at Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina .

Austin Wood (P70) sadly died in 1984 when he was working at Grasslands Research Centre.

David Wood (P72) is a teacher in Bath, UK and has five children.

Paul Wood (P70) was the Vicar of Mansfield, near the ski fields just north of Melbourne but before moving to Point Lonsdale, but now lives in Melbourne.  Austin sadly died in 1984 when he was working at Grasslands Research Centre.

Martin Wolstenholme (P73) describes himself as a "tobacco farmer and world traveller, unmarried."  He was living in Chegutu.

Neil Wrench (E70) was one of the outstanding sportsmen of his generation.  He attended Gwebi and returned to the family farm at Norton.  He was injured on the cricket field in 1979 when fielding and tragically died soon afterwards.

Michael Wright (E70) is a stockbroker in the City of London. He is married with four children.


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Graham Yates (M77) moved to Toronto in 1978, where he was a producer at Bravo, Canada's Arts TV channel.  He shot an award winning documentary on the South African arts scene in 1998.  Graham moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2001 to work for a new TV station as Creative Director at Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. but in 2011 was reported to be back in Totonto as a Producer/Writer at Citytv.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oliver Young (F76) was killed in action in the Wankie area in August 1978.


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George Zervos (G76) lives in Hampshire UKand is married with a daughter.  George obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and MBA in '80s and is the European MD of a computer networking company.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John van Zijl (P74) lives in Cape Town and is a director of a TBB Securities (The Business Bank.).  He is married to Lesley (nee Wood - ex Harare Convent).  They are very involved in the Cheetah Action Trust which is dedicated to preserving cheetahs in the wild. http://www.icon.co.za/~zijl/ .= and has also posted a new website which features galleries of his photographic work which includes images from his days in the army:  http://www.mindzeye.co.za   John's brother Andre (M late 60s) is an artist in Los Angeles.

 

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Tim Cumming (G75) did civil engineering at Cape Town University after a year in the SA army.  He then won a South African-at-large Rhodes Scholarship and read PPE at Oxford University (Oriel College).  After a few years in engineering on the mines with Anglo American Corp he made a leap into financial services (asset management, stock broking and life assurance) - mostly in SA but also in there UK, USA and LatAm. He left his last corporate role as CEO of Old Mutual Investment Group in 2010 to start his own leadership consulting business (Scatterlinks). He is also a non-exec director of two large listed mining groups (Sibanye-Stillwater and DRDGold) and a few financial service companies. He lives with his wife in Cape Town - and says he’s lucky to have his four grand-children in the same city (for now!). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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