Rupert Mullins (CO 1967-70), President
After MC and time in the Regular Army, Rupert joined what became KPMG and went on to specialise as an insolvency practitioner for over 35 years firstly in London and Reading before moving to Bristol in 1990 to head up the BDO Binder Hamlyn South West insolvency practice. Remaining in Bristol following mergers and de-mergers he retired finally in 2019. Over the years he has been heavily involved aiding local businesses and charities with their financial governance, and was on the Avon Board of St John Ambulance for twenty years and remains a trustee of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. He has always been a great friend to the College and became President of the 1843 Society in 2018.
Tim Martin-Jenkins (B3 1961-65)
Tim Martin-Jenkins was a director of diversified shipping group Ellerman Lines, before moving to Hong Kong in 1982 to work for Dr Robin Loh, a private international entrepreneur with wide interests including property, finance, oilfield and heavy engineering industries. He partnered Robin in a new town development in Queensland, Australia and leasing modular buildings in the southern USA. He is now involved with a private investment trust. For several years he was a governor of the St Bede’s Schools Trust and is currently a member of The Marlburian Club Committee. He is a current parent. Tim has an MA in Economics and History from Cambridge University (1969) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1973).
Richard Wells (C2 1946-51)
Richard Wells was born in Burma and went to Marlborough just after the war. In spite of food rationing and no heating he thoroughly enjoyed his time there, particularly all the games. Then came National Service for two years when he became a 2nd Lt in the Queens Royal Regiment and served in the Canal Zone shortly before the Suez crisis. After that he went up to Oriel College, Oxford, where he read law and captained the college at hockey and tennis. After he came down he joined the Unilever graduates scheme which gave him a broad training in industry but his mind was now set on finance and investment so he joined the Stock Exchange. He became a partner in Laurie Milbank in 1966 but following “big bang”20 years later his firm was taken over by Chase Manhattan Bank. He then became a partner in Laurence Keen and having just reached the then normal retirement age of 60 this firm in turn was acquired by Rathbones. Richard was President of the Marlburian Club in 1993. His son William (C2 1984-89) and daughter-in-law Miranda (nee Lescher) (B3 1987-89) have both served on the club committee. He has one grand-daughter at the College and hopefully another to follow next year. He was captain of the OM Golfing Society in 1972 and remains a very keen bridge player.
Robin Brodhurst (PR 1965-70)
Robin Brodhurst was born in Winchester in 1952 and educated at Marlborough College and R.M. A. Sandhurst before being commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets for six years. On leaving the Army he read History at Goldsmiths’ College, London University, completed a P.G.C.E. at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He taught History for 30 years at Berkhamstead School, Ampleforth and Pangbourne Colleges, at the latter of which he was Head of History for 20 years. He played cricket all his active life, albeit not as successfully as his father or grandfather, but with just as much enjoyment. He has written Churchill’s Anchor: a biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound (2000) and edited The Bramall Papers (2017). He is a practising military historian, specialising in naval history, lecturing and reviewing regularly, was Hon. Sec. of the Navy Records Society for 12 years and now lives in Newbury, listens to jazz and, lately, works out regularly.
Richard Brown (C1 1965-70)
After Richard left the College he emigrated to Rhodesia where he worked in various agriculture areas but finished on a large Sugar Estate in the Lowfeld. While in Rhodesia he had to do his National Service in the Rhodesian army. When Richard returned to the UK in 1973 he went into the Financial Services industry, initially working for Sun Life of Canada and then he started his own Independent Financial Advisers (IFA) firm in 1980 with a couple of friends. Richard worked full time in the industry for 46 years, finishing as Head of Business Development for the Tilney group, from where he retired in November 2019. Richard has continued with a couple of consultancies in the same industry. Richard continues to have had close contacts with the College through sport and sitting on various committees. Richard is an avid cricket fan and real tennis player.