Alumni Advisory Board Members
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Wolfson, Honorary Fellow)
- Chair, Alumni Advisory Board.
- Installed as the 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2010
- He was Chief Executive of the UK's Medical Research Council between 2007 and 2010
- Principal of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London between 2001 and 2007. He then became Deputy Rector, responsible for the overall academic and scientific direction of the institution. He led the development of inter-disciplinary research between engineering, physical sciences and biomedicine
- Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Cambridge between 1988 and 1990
- Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1996 and a member of its Council from 1997 until 2002
- He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008
Mrs Sarah Squire (Newnham, 1968, History)
- Deputy Chair, Alumni Advisory Board
- President of Hughes Hall since 2006
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge since 2008
- Chairman of the Management Committee of the Centre for Family Research
- Trustee of the Cambridge Trusts
- Chairman of the Kurt Hahn Trust
- Member of the Faculty Board of Business and Management
- She entered HM Diplomatic Service after leaving Cambridge. Her work as a diplomat took her to Israel, Washington, Senegal, Macedonia and Croatia
- HM Ambassador in Estonia from 2000 until 2003.
- Her focus between 1995 and 2006 was the countries of Eastern Europe and former Yugoslavia
- Member of the Advisory Board of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College, London
Dr Dominic Chan Chi-bong (Trinity 1988, Electrical and Information Sciences; PhD in Digital Signal Processing)
- Executive Committee Member of the Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong. An active member, he hosts an official internet site for Cambridge alumni and helped to launch a Cambridge mentorship programme in Hong Kong
- Conducts information sessions for secondary schools on the University of Cambridge and the Prince Philip Scholarship and organizes Formal Halls and Biennial Dinners in Hong Kong
- Founder and Chief Consultant of Decisive Consulting Ltd
- Co-founder and Partner of Dark Horse Investment Limited
- Project Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- In July 2010 his first book, My Cambridge Days, was published in Chinese
Mr David Clouter (Emmanuel, 1978, Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences)
- Chair and co-founder of the Cambridge Film and Media Academy (CAMFA)
- Co-founder of Cambridge University Radio (later CAM-FM) in 1979
- He has 15 years of experience at BBC Radio Four and subsequently co-founded (together with BBC radio personality Richard Hope-Weston, better known as Tommy Vance) one of the first internet radio stations, TotalRock
- Principal consultant to a new media start-up, based in Cambridge, aiming to change the way in which personalised content is delivered online
- Specialist in innovation and establishing/redesigning organisations
- Runs his own successful property investment business
Sir Richard Dearlove (Queens' 1963, History)
- Master of Pembroke College since 2004
- Honorary Fellow of Queens' College since 2004
- Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) between 1999 and 2004
- Supporter of CULRC and CUWBC and President of Pembroke College Boat Club
- Alumni Groups Speaker
Mrs Katie Derham (Magdalene 1988, Economics)
- TV and radio presenter
- Currently the face of the BBC Proms and a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and 4
- Former newsreader on ITV, presenting the ITV News at 1.30pm and a relief presenter of both the ITV News at 6.30pm and the ITV News at Ten
- In 2010 she appeared in the factual entertainment programme First Love, returning to the violin playing of her youth
- In August 2008 she appeared in the BBC 2 talent programme Maestro, where she learnt to conduct orchestral, choral and operatic music
- Hosted the Classical BRIT Awards four times from 2001 to 2004
- Started her career at the BBC as a business journalist: she worked as a producer and reporter on Radio 4's Moneybox and Financial World Tonight and then presented Moneycheck for BBC Five Live before moving to BBC TV, working as a Consumer Affairs Correspondent on Working Lunch and Business Breakfast
- Married to Mr John Vincent (St John's 1990, History), who is co- founder of the Leon Restaurant chain and Flat Planet
Mrs Emma Fletcher (Fitzwilliam, 1996, Land Economy)
"What better way to continue the Cambridge experience than volunteering. The opportunities and lifelong friends that Cambridge has given to me is priceless."
- Since September 2012 - Property Director for Marshall of Cambridge (Airport Properties) Ltd responsible for delivering Cambridge East - 615 acres of residential and commercial expansion together with a functioning airport for Cambridge.
- May 2007 to August 2012 - Land and Strategic Projects Manager, for Hill Residential, focusing on inner-city redevelopment, joint ventures and affordable housing developments across East Anglia, London and the South East.
- Member of the Cambridge University's Alumni Advisory Board.
- Trained as an Assistant Land Agent at Bidwells, managing farms and estates across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. Following Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualification, spent six years in the Residential Development Team working on major development schemes in the Cambridge Sub-Region.
- President, Cambridge University Land Society (CULS) 2008-2009 - one of the most active Alumni Societies in the University.
- Former President, The Land Society, the Land Economy student body.
- Married to Mr Charles Fletcher (Magdalene, 1996, Land Economy).
Dr Heinz Fuchs
"My motivation is to assist CARO as the hub of a well-functioning and lively Cambridge alumni network uniting thousands of people worldwide in over 400 groups."
- Member and former Chair of the Networks and VolunteersWorking Group, CARO
- Chairman of the Advisory Board of the German Cambridge Society
- Librarian, State and University Library of Lower Saxony (Göttingen); Subject Librarian; Head of Education and Training; Librarian of Lichtenberg Kolleg
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- Former Chairman of the German International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) National Committee
- Former Chairman of the IFLA Section on Interlending and Document Delivery
- Former Member of the Editorial Board of the IFLA Journal
- Member of the Advisory Board, Interlending and Document Supply
- Former Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of German Librarians
- Member of the Executive Committee of BII-International (Librarians' International Exchange Office)
- Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
- Former Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, 1997
- Member of the Sidney Sussex Society Committee
Mr Andrew Hill (Trinity 1984, English)
- Chair of the CommunicationsWorking Group, CARO
- Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times (FT)
- He writes the FT's weekly column on management and helped to launch, and now leads, the FT/Goldman Sachs 'Business Book of the Year Award' and the FT 'Women at the Top' project
- Former City Editor of the FT.Wrote and edited the daily Lombard column on British business and finance
- Former FT New York Bureau Chief and correspondent in Brussels and Milan
Dr Jill Hockey
"Although not an alumna, from the time I was married in Christ's College Chapel many years ago, I have enjoyed associating with the University and alumni at work and play and hoped to help others to do the same."
- Member of the Networks and VolunteersWorking Group, CARO
- Committee member and volunteer of the Cambridge Societies' Tours, since 2002. She has organised fourteen holidays for 335 members over ten years, with more in planning
- Committee Member of the Cambridge Society in Cambridge and Honorary Secretary for the past three years
- Has an MB BCh from Witwatersrand University, gained in 1965
- She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in 1971
- She was a Medical Practitioner in Cambridge, under her maiden name of Dr Walton, at Addenbrooke's Hospital and the National Blood Service but is now retired
- Married to Dr John Hockey (Christ's 1957, Natural Sciences)
- They have two children and five grandchildren
Sir Paul Judge (Trinity, 1968, Natural Sciences, Management Studies)
- Former Chair of the CommunicationsWorking Group, CARO
- President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Association of MBAs
- Chairman of the Schroder Income Growth Fund plc
- Chairman of the Enterprise Education Trust and St Dunstan's College
- UK Chairman of the British-North American Committee
- Director of the UK Accreditation Service, ENRC plc, Tempur- Pedic Inc. and Abraaj Capital
- Member of the Council of the Crown Agents, of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Business Ethics and of the Advisory Board of the UK-India Business Council
- Alderman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Marketors and of the Clothworkers
- Trustee Emeritus of The Cambridge Foundation
- Former Chairman of the Advisory Board, Judge Business School.
- Key Benefactor of the Judge Business School
- Member of the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors
- Member of the Trinity College Finance Committee and Alumni Advisory Committee
- Former President of the Chartered Management Institute and Master of theWorshipful Company of Marketors
- Former Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV
- His sons are Mr Michael Judge (Trinity 2003, Engineering) and Mr Christopher Judge (St Catharine's 2003, Engineering)
Mr Patrick Karney (Trinity, 1960, Natural Sciences (Part 1) & Law (Part 2))
- Retired in 2007 from a varied career.
- Management Trainee with John Laing Construction. Member of the Institute of Builders.
- William Robertson Shipowners. Quarry manager in Skye and Harris, 1965.
- IBM UK- Sales and Marketing - selling to central government, 1969.
- Helped make Cambridge's first connection to the internet in 1978.
- College of Law and trainee solicitor, 1981.
- IBM UK - Solicitor and Regional Counsel, 1985.
- Ashurst Morris Crisp - Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in IT, 1991.
- Solicitor - self employed, 1996.
- CEDR qualified commercial mediator.
- Community Mediator in Berkshire and trustee of Mediation Oxfordshire.
- Secretary of the Cambridge Society of Oxfordshire.
- Committee member of the Wine Society Dining Club.
- Treasurer of Hanney PCC.
- Married to Catriona Karney for 44 years; three children and four grandchildren.
- Lives in south Oxfordshire.
- An active traveller and past trekker.
Dr Victoria Kimonides (Newnham 1993, PhD in Neuroscience)
- Primary Contact for the Hellenic Cambridge Alumni Association
- Customer and Partner Experience Director for Central and Eastern Europe Area at Microsoft. Previously held same position at the Microsoft Subsidiary in Greece
- Former Advisor to the Board at Hellascom International, Member of OTE (Hellenic Telecoms Organisation, Deutsche Telekom Group) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company's value-added services strategy across the organisation
- Elected Member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises General Council
- Former Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller University, New York, and had affiliations as a Research Fellow with Universities in Greece before making a career shift to business
- Holds a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology from King's College
- London and is an Associate of King's College London
Mr Alan Mak (Peterhouse, 2002, Law)
- Member of the Networks and VolunteersWorking Group, CARO
- Solicitor at Clifford Chance LLP in London
- Non-Executive Board Member of the Havas Worldwide UK Group
- Chairman and Founder of the Cambridge10, Cambridge's network for young and recent alumni who graduated in the last 10 years
- Former member of the University of Cambridge's Faculty Board of Law.
- Winner of the University of Cambridge ECSWade Prize for Administrative Law (Top of Year)
- President of, and Trustee for, Magic Breakfast
- Global Advisory Board Member and Ambassador for One Young World
- Executive Committee Member of the 48 Group Club and Co- Founder and Co-Chairman of the 48 Group Club Young Icebreakers
- Governor of a state primary school in Tower Hamlets, East London
- Co-Chairman of the Conservative Fastrack
- Member of the London Advisory Council for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
- Co-Author of the Next Generation Vision for Financial Services
- Member of TheCityUK-China Britain Business Council China Advisory Committee
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Freeman of the City of London and Freeman of the City of London Solicitors' Company
- Chairman and Founder of the Royal British Legion, Young Professionals' Branch
- Square Mile Magazine/Lufthansa Young City Lawyer of the Year 2010/11
- Management Today/Sky Future Leader Award Winner 2012
- London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer
- Member of the Guardian/Courvoisier Future 500 network
- Business Columnist for LondonLovesBusiness.com
Mr Ian Mitchelson CBE (Downing, 1956, Geography)
- Some teaching but mainly educational management with local authorities and Ministry of Defence
- Deputy County Education Officer for North Yorkshire County Council from 1985 until 1990
- First Chief Executive of the Service Children's Schools (NW Europe), subsequently the Service Children's Education Worldwide, Defence Agency between 1991 and 1996
- Appointed CBE in 1997 Birthday Honours List
- Founder Member and second Chair of the North Yorkshire Branch of the Cambridge Society
- Regional Secretary (North East England) of the Cambridge Society between 2004 and 2008; liaison with North Yorkshire, West
- Yorkshire, Sheffield, York and Northumbria Societies
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Cambridge Society in 2000
- Member of the Cambridge Society of York
- Closely involved in the evolution of Cambridge Society into CARO-led federation of Local Cambridge Societies
- Sometime President of the Rotary Club of Northallerton
- Sometime Chairman of the South Tees NHS Hospital Trust Patient Forum (James Cook University and Friarage Hospitals)
- Sometime Treasurer of the Wensleydale Decorative and Fine Arts Society
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sometime Yorkshire Regional Secretary
Mr David Peace (St Catharine's, 1966, Classics)
- Chairman, Cambridge Society of London since 2010, having worked closely with Sandy Ross-Macdonald in developing the Society for over 10 years.
- Former President and now Secretary of the St Catharine's College Alumni Society
- Chairman of a Westminster Amenity Society.
- Independent advisor providing performance coaching for executives, outplacement and career transition services for companies, and one-to-one support for foreign managers
- Former Chief Executive, Barristers' Chambers in Middle Temple, London.
- Former Corporate Director of Global Management Development for British Aerospace (now BAe Systems), charged with developing the 1200 senior executives and 300 young high-potential managers
- Former Head of Group Training & Development of Tarmac plc, charged with developing 24000 employees in trade skills and management competencies
- Former Principal Royal Saudi Air Force School of English for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's, then with 2000 cadets the third largest in the world. Also project managed the redesign of the complete RSAF non-pilot training profile including English, Maths/Physics, Aeronautics, Electronics, Air Traffic Control.
- Worked on an oil concession in the Libyan Sahara, 300 miles south of Sirte, in the 1970's,
- Lived and worked as a volunteer on the Blue Nile 250 miles south of Khartoum in the late 1960's, the only westerner for 6000 square miles
- Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
- Member, British Psychological Society
- Alumnus of the City University (MBA)
- Alumnus of the University of London (PGCE).
Mr John Pritchard (Robinson, 1983, Law)
- Founder and CEO of Piper Pritchard Associates, a company that specialises in management consultancy and recruitment for law firms, investment firms and investment banks
- Trained at Allen & Overy and at Salomon Brothers, both in New York and London
- Founded and sold Long Reach International, a business established to supply structured finance and risk management to the sports market, whose clients included the Athens Olympic Games and the Ryder Cup
- Former rower who competed in two Olympic Games as well as severalWorld and European Championships. He also participated in three University Boat Races for Cambridge
- He has broadcast on rowing for the BBC and Eurosport and contributed articles to different published media
- Former Director and Advisory Board Member of the British Olympic Association.
- Member of the Cambridge University Alumni Group
- Chairman of, and Trustee for, Right to Play, an international charity which uses the transformative power of sport and play to build essential skills in children. Operates in 25 countries with a million children in programmes
- Regular Speaker and Presenter at dinners and conferences
- Director of the Hawks Club Ltd
- Board Member of the Hawks Club
Ms Penelope 'Penny' Smith (King's, 1974, Economics)
"Cambridge has given us so much. It is great to be able to give something back."
- Spent most of her career as an economist working on Employment and Labour Market Policy at the European Commission in Brussels
- Also worked as an economist in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London; The Economist Intelligence Unit, London, and the International Monetary Fund, Washington
- She has two children, Eva, who is reading French and Italian at Clare and is also a choral scholar, and Jack, who is studying for A Levels
- Ms Smith is currently suffering from ME and not able to work full time, but is actively involved with local charities
- She is also an alumna of Princeton University, USA
Mr Ralph Smith (Corpus Christi 1982, Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering MEng)
- Alumni Group Contact for the Cambridge University Association of Madrid Club
- International Counsel with commercial law firm Gόmez-Acebo & Pombo - specialises in intellectual property, media, privacy and new technologies
- Legal Adviser for the British Embassy in Madrid
- Admitted to the Law Society of England andWales in 1993 and to the Madrid Bar in 1999
- Member of the Board of Governors of independent UK curriculum school, King's College, Madrid
- Vice-President of UKAN Spain; the British Council's UK Alumni Network for all UK-university graduates in Spain
- Plays the 'cello and was a member of CUMS1982-1986
- Married to Vega with two daughters
Mr Laurence Smy (Selwyn, 1961, History, Theology)
- Member, Networks and VolunteersWorking Group
- Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Cambridge Society, formerly member of the Executive Committee of the Cambridge Society until dissolution
- Chairman of The European Atlantic Movement www.european- atlantic.org.uk with responsibility for conferences on international affairs in universities and schools and study tours for university and school teachers to the institutions of international co-operation
- Chairman of the Steering Group, Council for Christian Muslim
- Retired Headmaster of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School and previously Coopers School
- Formerly adviser to UCAS on applicant issues and Director of the
- United Westminster Schools Foundations
Dr Anne Thidemann (Emmanuel, 1998, History of Art)
- BA in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen
- MPhil in Modern Languages, University of Cambridge
- PhD in History of Art, University of Cambridge
- Alumni member of CamSAN; the University of Cambridge Alumni Office and the Graduate Union committee to develop a programme of events for graduate students and alumni
- Former President of the Cambridge University Graduate Union, from 1999 until 2000
- Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge
- General Manager of Frieze from 2006 including Frieze Art Fair, fundraising and new project development for the Frieze Foundation
- Secured a major grant from LOCOG to programme Frieze Projects East, a series of new art works across London's East End for the London 2012 Festival and the Olympics
- Research interests include the historical and contemporary art market, 19th and 20th century art, and contemporary art
- Previously Project Manager to Professor Christopher Dobson, University of Cambridge and Project Manager at the ImperialWar Museum, Manchester Metropolitan University and Project Coordinator at Fitzwilliam Museum
- Native speaker of Danish
Dr Henri Winand (Girton, 1995, PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy)
"The University stands for quality and excellence: what is there not to like, who would not want to volunteer?"
- Joined Intelligent Energy as CEO in September 2006.
- Intelligent Energy is a fast growth technology business that develops power technologies based on its proprietary fuel cells, and operates in the stationary power, motive and consumer electronics sectors.
- Prior to Intelligent Energy he was Vice-President of Corporate Venturing at Rolls-Royce plc.
- At Rolls-Royce he managed a power systems business, introduced new manufacturing technologies into the group and was responsible for defining and supervising the implementation of strategies for deriving additional value from the group's technology assets
- Masters of Business Administration fromWarwick University
- BEng from Imperial College, London
- Governing Board Member of the European Union's Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Treasurer of the NEW Industrial Grouping
- Member of the UK Government's Green Economy Council advising the Secretaries of State for DECC, DEFRA and BIS
Dr Kai-Yuen Wong (Fitzwilliam, 2002, Medicine)
"The University stands for quality and excellence: what is there not to like, who would not want to volunteer?"
- Chair of the Networks and VolunteersWorking Group, CARO
- Surgical doctor working at St. George's Hospital, London
- Supervisor in Clinical Medicine, Physiology and Anatomy at various Cambridge colleges
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
- Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society
- Regional Committee Head of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine
- Founder of the Cambridge University United Nations Association in 2006 and led the society to receive national recognition as "one of the most active branches" in the country
- Former Youth Campaigner for the United Nations Children's Fund helping to advise and shape the global Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign in the United Kingdom (2008-2009)
- Former Young Envoy for the United Nations Children's Fund in Hong Kong (2001-2002)
- Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Schools Debating Society (2000-2001)
- Plays the piano, 'cello and violin. Also enjoys swimming, photography and travel