The Trustees

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

Steven Bishop
Richard Fleck
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 FleckRichard 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.

John Manser (PR 1953-58)
John ManserJohn 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

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 of The Marlburian 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).

Richard Pembroke (B1 1985-90)
After reading Classical Studies at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Richard began his working life as a rugby journalist before co-founding one of UK's first sports internet companies that was acquired by 365 Plc in March 2000. He subsequently became director of 365's Global Internet Business before leading a management buy-out to become CEO of Rivals Digital Media Ltd, a digital publishing company with offices in London and Cape Town.

Richard moved with his family to South Africa in 2003 and in 2004 Rivals was acquired by UK Betting Plc. He stayed in Cape Town and in 2004 co-founded IDM Holdings (Pty), an integrated financial technology company that now employs over 350 people. Despite returning to the UK in 2010, Richard remained Chairman of IDM until June 2017.

He now coaches hockey and cricket at the College and is a tutor in Ivy House where his wife Charlotte is housemistress. He is also a co-founder and non-executive director of Matchdeck Ltd, a technology company specialising in global corporate data intelligence using machine learning and AI.

Richard and Charlie have four children, three of which are currently at the College.



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