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Committee

The Court of Governors is responsible for convening the Annual Meeting of Life Guardians.
At this meeting the Life Guardians appoint a Committee of up to 12 members.
The Committee meets four to five times a year to perform the following duties

  • Assisting the Court to identify suitable candidates for election as Governors to the Court.
  • Providing Trustees to the McClure Memorial Trust and approving payments to the trust.

  • Encouraging Old Millhillians to become Life Guardians.
  • Maintaining active channels of communication with the Court, the Old Millhillians Club and the Director of the Foundation Appeal.
  • Reporting periodically to Life Guardians.

Keith Armistead

Committee Name:      Keith Armistead
Position:  Committee member

Responsibilities: Governor candidate recruitment

BIO: At Mill Hill as a Middlesex Scholar from 1950-56. Should have spent more time in the library and less on the playing field. Was better organised at Cambridge where he took a 2. 1;  and played cricket for C.U.Crusaders. Made a career in Human Resources,mainly with B.O.A.C. / British Airways and The National Trust before setting up his own consultancy. Trustee of Abbeyfield Care Homes. Played cricket for the O.M.'s for many years before moving to Kew C.C. where he has been Chairman since 2001.

Ali Celiker

Committee Name:       Ali Celiker
Position:   Committee member

Responsibilities: Website and communications

BIO: Belmont 1989-91, Mill Hill 1991-94. Was heavily involved in sports at 1st team level whilst at MHS and played Rugby for Middlesex County. Studied Economics and Econometrics at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Spent 12 years in capital markets sales and trading for companies such as JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Mitsubishi and Paloma Securities before establishing his own company, British Pearl, in 2010 which is focused on the growing alternative finance market.

Ian Lowden

Committee Name:      Ian Lowden
Position:  Committee member

Responsibilities: New member recruitment

BIO: Mill Hill 1972-77.  Married, 2 children. After completing Business Studies degree worked in various sales & marketing roles for Rank Xerox & other pan-european companies. Among other business interests, am Managing Director of Ernest Thomas (Hendon) Ltd & Director of ADP Supplies Ltd.

Andrew Mortimer

Committee Name:      Andy Mortimer
Position:  Ex-Officio attendee

Responsibilities: Ex-officio observer; Chairman, Old Millhillians Club

BIO: Mill Hill 1956-61. OMRFC 1961-66. Wasps FC 1966-69. President OMC 2012/13. Current Chairman Old Millhillians Club. Chairman Club Land and Investment Trust. Married with 4 children (2 of them OMs). Retired after a long career in international banking.

Noyan Nihat

Committee Name:      Noyan Nihat
Position:  Vice Chairman

Responsibilities: Deputy Chairman, Chairman new member recruitment sub–committee

BIO: Belmont 1980-82, Mill Hill 1982-88, Head boy Collinson and Senior Boarding Monitor. Captain 1st XV OMRFC 2001/03, member of OMC Committee, Honorary Secretary of OMRFC. Trustee of McClure Trust. Divorced , 2 children ( one currently at Mill Hill). Over twenty years' experience in direct marketing, past Directorships in publishing, security and precious metals companies.  Currently CEO of Evolution DM Ltd.

Alan Toulson

Committee Name:      Alan Toulson
Position:  Committee member

Responsibilities: Legal and Constitutional

BIO: Mill Hill 1955-60.  OMRFC, captain 1967/9.  Solicitor, senior partner of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, London, retired 2004.  President OMC 2008/9.  Chairman 2012-13.  Married, 4 children.
Former Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, former Chairman of Governors, St. Clement Danes School, trustee George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust, member Independent Monitoring Board, The Mount Prison.

Peter Wakeham

Committee Name:      Peter Wakeham
Position:  Chairman

Responsibilities: Chairman, Governor candidate recruitment, new member recruitment

BIO: Mill Hill 1960 - 1964, OMRFC, OMCC. 45 years in marketing and general management with blue chip multi-nationals and entrepreneurial ventures. Co-founder PrecisionIR Inc. Retired 2006. President OMC 2013/2014. Married, 4 children. Former director Saracens RFC, trustee George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust.

Anthony Ward

Committee Name:      Anthony Ward
Position:  Treasurer

Responsibilities: Treasurer, Membership administration

BIO: Mill Hill 1982-87. Read law at Oxford. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Managing Director Grunwick Group 1994 - 2011, Director of Commercial Property Development Company, Director Mill Hill School Enterprises, Vice Captain OMGS, Old Belmontian Association committee, Married with 3 children at the Mill Hill School Foundation

Roger Axworthy

Committee Name:      Roger Axworthy
Position:  Clerk to Life Guardians Committee