The Marlborough College Trust was established 60 years ago ‘for the benefit of Marlborough College’ as the recipient of funds raised in an appeal for voluntary subscriptions and donations for charitable purposes. In June 2015 the name of the trust was changed to the Marlborough College Foundation.
The Foundation is a registered charity whose role is to provide long term financial support for the College’s continuing development, but with a particular emphasis on the provision of bursarial support. The Foundation is governed by a board of Trustees who are appointed by the College Council and who are responsible for the financial management and administration of the Foundation’s assets.
The Trustees have appointed Rathbone Investment Management as the Investment Manager for the Foundation.
Chairman of Trustees
Following Marlborough College, Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73) read PPE at University College, Oxford. He has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, first as a broker with de Zoete & Bevan/BZW, then Altium Capital, and more recently in investment management as COO of Taube Hodson Stonex Partners. He was a Governor of Ardingly College until 2007, and also spent 10 years as a trustee of the University College Old Members Trust. He is currently a Governor of Heathfield School, Ascot and Chairman of the Marlburian Club. He is married to Cecilia and their twin sons and daughter have all attended Marlborough College.
Mr Richard Fleck CBE
Richard Fleck (B3 1962 -1967) qualified as solicitor with Herbert Smith in 1973. His practice areas include litigation, competition and corporate law. He was a partner from 1980 until he retired to become a consultant in 2009. In addition he is a director of the Financial Reporting Council, a non-executive director of the National Audit Office and Chairman of the Auditing Practices Board.
He has been a member of Council of Marlborough College since 1997 and was the first Chairman of the Marlborough College Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Marlburian Club Charitable Funds and is actively involved in setting up Marlborough College Malaysia. He has been married to Mary since 1983 and has a daughter and son, both of whom went to Marlborough College. He lives in Wiltshire.
Sir Anthony Greener
Tony Greener (PR 1954-58) joined the Board of Guinness as a Non-Executive Director in 1986 and became Managing Director of United Distillers in 1987. He became Chairman and CEO of Guinness in 1992. He over saw the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan in 1997 and became Chairman of the combined company Diageo. He retired from Diageo in 2000 and became Deputy Chairman of BT until 2006.
He is currently on a number of overseas Boards and is closely involved in education and particularly the Academy Programme.
Dr Tracy Long CBE
Dr Tracy Long is the founder of Boardroom Review, which was established in 2004 to give independent advice on the effectiveness of the board and its committees; Tracy has conducted over one hundred evaluations across PLC, mutual, privately owned and public sector organizations in the UK, the US and Europe. She currently serves on the board of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, where she is chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. She advises the Efficiency and Reform Group (Cabinet Office), and contributed to the Civil Service Reform Plan. She is an advisory director of Carnegie Hall. Tracy was a founding director of Avalon Productions and Classic FM.
Previous board roles have included Central European Media Enterprises, BSkyB Ventures, Botts & Co. Private Equity, the Van Tulleken Company, Nesta, Lowland Investment Company plc., the London Symphony Orchestra, The King’s Consort (chairman), the Noel Gay Organization, the development board of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Tracy is a current parent and joined Council in 2013.
John Manser (PR 1953-58)
John Manser is Chairman of SAB Miller, having joined the Board in 2001. He was Chairman of Intermediate Capital Group plc and Shaftesbury PLC and Deputy Chairman of Colliers CRE plc.
Previously Chairman of Hiscox Investment Management Ltd, London, Asia Chinese Private Equity Fund Limited and Robert Fleming Holdings Limited, a former member of the President’s Committee of the British Banking Association, a Director of the Securities and Investments Board between 1986 and 1993 and is a past Chairman of the London Investment Banking Association.
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 chairman of Marlborough’s fundraising board and President-elect of The OM Club. 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).