Shrewsbury School

Foundation Trustees

The Foundation’s fundraising activities are governed by a Board of Trustees, which is made up of Old Salopians, parents, staff and Governors of the School. They meet at least twice a year.

Peter Worth (Chairman) (M 1965-70)

Whilst a pupil at Shrewsbury School, Peter was Head of School, Captain of Football and Fives and a member of the Cricket XI. After leaving Shrewsbury, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell.

He spent ten years working for International Management Group, managing the business affairs of many leading sportsmen, and was responsible for the development of major events such as the World Ski Championships and the World Gymnastics Championship.

In 1991 he set up The Quintus Group, managing a diverse portfolio of sports and entertainment events. Peter retired in 2009, but continues to be active in several businesses.

Jonathan Arthur (O 1970-75)

Jonathan has worked in a varied number of roles in the City over the last 22 years and within the Finance Industry for over 30. Currently he is a Director of Charles Stanley’s Investment Management business.

Jonathan has been involved with the Old Salopian world for many years both as a keen OS footballer in his youth and more recently spent seven years as the Treasurer of the Salopian Club.

He is married with three daughters and still has a house on the Wirral where he spends many weekends and most holidays.

Matthew Collins

Matthew has a degree in history from St Catharine’s College Cambridge.  He is a partner of Hutton Collins & Company which manages private equity funds on behalf of institutional clients. 

In a 26-year career in investment banking, Matthew has held directorships at Morgan Grenfell, Bankers Trust Company and Merrill Lynch.

Matthew has four sons who are Old Salopians and is currently Chairman of the Governing Body.

James Cross (O 1975-80)

James is a barrister at 4 Pump Court in London. He specialises in commercial disputes concerned with construction and engineering, professional negligence, property damage, insurance and product liability.  He has been a QC since 2006 and has been in independent practice for over 30 years. He has been the ‘Treasurer’ of Chambers since 2007.

At Shrewsbury in the ‘Anderson years’, James was Head of School, Choregus and a 2nd VIII oarsman. He edited The Broadsheet and acted in house and school plays. He won a choral scholarship to Magdalen College Oxford, where - in addition to singing - he read law and was Captain of Boats. He combined his early years at the Bar with teaching law at Oxford.

James continues to sing regularly - with the Vasari Singers (since 1990) and at Gray’s Inn, where he is also a Bencher.  He has done two stints on the Old Salopian Committee, was Chairman of the Vasari Singers (1998-2002) and has been a Trustee of the Foundation since 2011.

James lives in London and is married with two sons, Robert and Hugh. Robert was also at Shrewsbury (S 2008-13). 

James Dickson (M 1997-2002)

James started his professional career in the property industry in 2002 as a temporary retail agent at the London and Liverpool offices of Mason Owen Partners, a property practice specialising in agency and investment. After gaining his Masters degree, James joined Knight Frank LLP in 2007 and worked in commercial portfolio valuations and corporate real estate management. James subsequently joined Apache Capital Partners as an Assistant Fund Manager.
 
His move into the specialty coffee sector was brought about by an appreciation and respect for the emerging and innovative “3rd Wave Coffee Movement”. His passion for speciality coffee resulted in his creation of Long Black Ltd (now known as Workshop Trading Ltd) and the trading brand Workshop Coffee Co. James is also a partner in Tarncourt Investments LLP, a privately owned investment vehicle specializing in commercial Real Estate investment.
 
James is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, has a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Politics from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Science degree in Corporate Real Estate Finance and Strategy from the CASS Business School.

John Gosling (O 1973-77)

Biographical details to follow.

Michael Kerr (M 1966-70)

Michael helped establish Shrewsbury School Foundation Inc. in the USA in 1993 and is the US Chairman of the Foundation. Hel is the Chief Executive Officer of New England Hydropower Company LLC which he founded in 2010 as the first company in the US to install the Archimedes Screw Turbine on small-scale hydropower projects. After leaving Shrewsbury, Michael was a VSO teacher in Belize, then returning to London to work for Shell, where he completed a business degree and accounting qualification (CIMA). He has over 30 years of senior management experience in industrial, commercial, energy and information technology companies gained across North and South America and Europe.

After Shell, he joined United Technologies Corporation in Belgium and was then transferred to the US, where he rose through increasingly senior financial positions in environmental testing and commercial industrial manufacturing businesses. In the early 1990s, Michael entered the IT sector and has co-founded and run as either CFO or COO four venture-backed start-ups in the technology sector in Boston and New York. In between ventures Michael also spent eight years working at Wang and Getronics, where he was President of two major divisions. 

Charles Manby (DB 1971-75)

Charles is an advisory director at Goldman Sachs in London.  He joined the firm in 1990, having previously worked as a commodities trader for Cargill.

As well as serving as Trustee to the Foundation for Shrewsbury School, Charles is also a member of INSEAD UK Council, a trustee of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and co-chair of the 750th Campaign Committee at Merton College, Oxford.  From 2011-2016, Charles took on the role of Chairman of the Development Board at Cancer Research UK, raising £100m for The Francis Crick Institute.

Charles earned an MBA from INSEAD in 1989 and an MA from Oxford University in 1980.  He and his wife, Nicky, have three children and reside in London.

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