Career Advice

OMs have volunteered their time to help advise pupils on Career choices and some work placement opportunities may be found within this business register.

All OMs/ Parents/ Staff are invited to list your details to help advise pupils at Monmouth School & HMSG. Please email

OM/Students – Please take the time to research your chosen contact – be clear on what you would like to know and your objectives before making contact. Before sending a direct email please check with the OMC Office– Thank You


Why not peruse the Business categories below – you may find someone who is willing and able to help…

have a look on the ‘Old Monmothians’ Group LinkedIn OM group you will need to be registered on LinkedIn – it is free
Register on the Alumni application and go to Career Advice Contacts menu option to search for work placements or advisers
simply post on OM Facebook page

Careers Contacts Business Register

PLEASE HELP US to give current pupils and young OMs the benefit of your expertise and experience and register for this contact list – THANK YOU!

Administration & Business

Christian Edgar OM1977-1982 –

Professor at BCU, previously Executive Director at Mitchells and Butler plc

Thomas H Griffiths OM 2000-2007 –

National Account Manager (Online Channel Partnerships) Vodafone UK,  Channel lead for Online Sim at Vodafone UK.  Leading an internal and external team of commercial, category/marketing and campaign specialists – the ultimate objective to deliver a great pipeline of inflow customers onto the Vodafone base.

National Account Executive/ Interim National Account Manager (Key Accounts)
National Account Executive (Strategic and Tactical Accounts)

Philip H Keeling OM1958-1966 –

Retired Senior Commercial Specialist, Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce. American Consulate. Justice of the Peace, NSW
Marcus Warry OM1992-1997 –

Business Mentor The Prince’s Trust
Founder, Archie & Doris, Accountancy, Tax & Corporate Finance Archie & Doris YES

Management Consultants

John Pope OM1947-1953 –
Practicing Management Consultant since 1964, with my own practice since 1973. I am also one of the assessors for the Certification level for the Institute of Management Consultancy


Jamie S Oldroyd OM2000-2005 –
Jamie is a Senior Consultant in North Highland’s People & Change practice with a proven track record of delivery on complex business transformation programmes.

He has experience of organisation design, career paths, operating model development, process design and improvement, and business analysis, as well as IT systems and application selection and procurement, and large scale programme management and delivery. He has worked in a broad range of industries including Retail, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Central and Local Government, Healthcare and Utilities.

Senior Consultant The North Highland Company UK
Senior Consultant Ernst & Young

Patent Consultancy

Steve Smith OM1954-1961 –
After many years in industrial patent practice and senior management in the pharmaceutical industry with ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca, Steve now provides independent patent consultancy services for the pharma and related bioscience based industries
tel: 01477 571872


Estate Agency

Keith Spencer OM1965-1972 –

Newland Rennie Wilkins Estate Agency Valuation


ADK Staffing ADK Staffing Ltd – Abigail Katsande –
Provide permanent staffing solutions to the healthcare sector. We introduce Live in carers/companions for Private Individuals in their Homes. Provide regulatory compliance investigations (discreet) for Care Homes, in-house training in risk assessment and care planning
CV writing & Interview Skills

M 07769 227409/
T 01600 713671

APLUS APLUS Appointments Ltd – Jan Hughes –
Professional recruitment agency specialising in Accountancy. Able to place candidates with previous experience only. Advice is available on careers in accountancy, CV Preparation and Interview Techniques

CV Preparation & Interview Techniques
T: 01600 891539 / 029 2038 2555

M: 07825 940812


Building & Construction

Gerald Wilkins OM1967-1974 –

Equity Partner in McCreadies – Construction Consultancy

Terence O’Rourke Ltd Town Planning, Urban Design, Environmental Consultancy, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Graphic Design



Peter Guille OM 1993-2000 –

Bespoke Green Oak Bespoke Green Oak – offers truly unique, handmade , green and seasoned oak furniture. We also supply bespoke outdoor installations such as: pergolas, tree seats, porch frames, log stores, cleft gates & fencing. Marrying traditional techniques with contemporary design, all of our work uses sustainably sourced UK timber and is lovingly handmade to last in Hampshire tel: 07973 683 511

Chartered Surveyor

Bruton Knowles –

provides careers advice/information for the RICS. The firm covers all aspects of Chartered Surveying
Chartered Surveyor/ Projects Director

Guy Butler OM1987-1994 –

Grosvenor Property development and investment professional, based in London with strong regional experience. Experience in retail, leisure, residential, hotel and office sectors. Strong understanding of the whole development and investment process with experience on a range of projects up to £1bn. Projects Director at  Grosvenor
Mark Stewart-Woods

Garden Fencing Colourfence – , is a revolutionary STEEL garden fencing system that looks stunning and will last a life time without the need for any routine maintenance. Colourfence is guaranteed not to deteriorate for up to 25 years and able to stand up to wind gust of 130mph
tel: 0845 2306330


Computers & IT

Chris Bevan OM 1982-1989 –

As a highly experienced Business Analyst, I’ve worked for some of the UK’s leading companies to deliver the full life-cycle of business analysis. Business Process Architect Mobile By Sainsburys.  Founder & Managing Director Auxilio Ltd


Paul Brown OM 1983-1988 –

IT Consulting & Outsourced IT Support Services

IT Web Design


Chris Smith OM1986-1993 Web –

I offer web design and web marketing services. Web packages including your own domain name, hosting, design and search engine submission. I also offer web marketing and search engine promotion. Please feel free to contact me if interested in these services.


Pleasetech Ltd – Sarah Holden –
We develop unique software solutions to facilitate the production of quality documents. PleaseReview TM, our flagship product, is a proven collaborative document review and co-authoring solution providing a secure structured and controlled review environment for Microsoft Word and other document types. Offering unique functionality, owner control and comprehensive reporting, PleaseReview supports simultaneous and collaborative document review tel: 01666 826540


Alexander Brain OM 1986-1993 –

Software Engineer / Technical Manager


James Williams OM1969-1976 –

Sphere International – We provide a range of mutually complementary services such as software application development and implementation, business consulting, internet security products, IT and product support, ITIL training, underground asset surveying and data capture services direct to end users. Additionally the Sphere International consulting group provides a range of business development services for software developers and resellers around the globe.

Work Placement Opportunities offered
Sean Clarke OM1978-1985 –
Freelance Project Manager. Web Development Manager – Executive Homes Thailand ASA Group (Thailand) Ltd


JamieBurn OM1974-1978 –

Dushy Clarke OM1999-2004 –

Roger Price OM 1957-1965 –

Chris Ward OM1972-1979

Chris offers Work Placements



Ben Johnson Electrician –
Rewiring . Fault Finding . Certification. Reliable with High Quality skills you can trust

tel: 07780 754120

Alex Roberts OM 1988-1993 –
Island Steel (UK) Ltd –  Suppliers of mild steel strip products. One of the UK’s leading independent steel service centres specialising in Mild Steel Strip Products
Plus Factory Tour
& Advise to boys completing GSCE or A Level Design products tel: +44 (0)1633 211133


John Carpenter OM 1973-1979 –
Environmental Services

Joseph Atkinson OM1978-1985 –


Financial Services

Nick Keeves OM 1959-1966 –
Accountancy specialist in rural business including farms and landed estates and small companies. Preparation of accounts, book-keeping and VAT returns. Self assessment and Corporation Tax returns. Tax credits and business advice

John Lacy OM 1965-1971 –
Independent Financial Advisor Mortgage Broker tel: 01291 629292

Hamish Buckland OM 1967-1974 –
J.P. Morgan Senior Financial Consultant
Senior Consultant – West Park Management Services Ltd
Non-Executive Director – Asset Protection Agency, HM Treasury
Vice Chairman – J.P. Morgan

Alex M Dawes 1980 1987 –
International Tax Planning Director
Live Nation
January 2010 – Present (4 years 10 months)

Tax Director
Clear Channel Outdoor
January 2000 – December 2009 (10 years)

Tax Manager (on leaving)
September 1991 – December 1999 (8 years 4 months)
Trained and qualified with C&L. Joined PW Brazil and worked as the only foreigner in the firm’s international tax group in Sao Paulo for two and half years. Returned to PW/PwC London’s International Structuring team in 1998.

Peter Unwin OM 1981-1988 –

Wealth Management – Stonehage is a leading independent Multi Family Office offering wealth management and advisory services to an international clientele. We work with clients to protect and enhance their wealth across jurisdictions and generations. The Stonehage Family Office is a dedicated centre, a hub of knowledge and organisational capability designed to help families with complex requirements to identify and realise their strategic goals. Experience and expertise combine to provide immense reassurance to client families across the world, helping with informed guidance and coordinating external specialists in a variety of fields. Our Family Office ensures access to the trusted advice and prompt action clients may need across a wide range of disciplines
Tel: +44 1534 823 000


Anthony R Pyner OM 1954-1961 –

Retired – Bank Industry


Eric Downey OM1981-1987 –

Happy to help out with any career advice for young OMs!

Currently working in Bristol

See my LinkedIn profile for details



Simon Cartmell OM 1971-1978 –

Pharmaceutical Industry CEO of Calon Cadio


Richard Booth OM1980-1987 –

Work Placement offered

Richard Ernest OM1983-1990 –

Mark Hoare OM1963-1970 –

Justin Joshi OM1996-2003 –

Ian Plumley OM1987-1994 –

Jonathan Reardon OM1970-1976 –

Work Placement offered

Chris Walters –

Alpha Legal Services Pontypool & Abergavenny area. Land and Property law specialists consultants and advisors. Adverse possession specialists tel: 01873 856109

Martin Davies OM1979-1982 –

Barrister Chambers. Clerksroom. We are a leading independent Chambers providing proactive , client-focused legal services throughout England and Wales. Established over 10 years ago, we are also one of the largest and most flexible mediation providers in the UK.  We also provide a range of fully equipped mediation centres, conference and meeting rooms, plus serveral associated benefits and services through our professional network

tel: 0845 083 3000



Hafod Hall Hafod Elwy Hall, North Wales –
Provision of 5 star Bed and Breakfast on a small farm in a beautiful and extremely rural area of North Wales Tel: 01690 770345



Cottage Ciderpress Cottage –

A barn conversion, offers 4* self catering accommodation in Penalt. This is a beautiful village in the hills above the Wye Valley. The cottage sleeps 4 people (one double, one twin) and is open all year, walking distance of two public houses and woodland trails from the doorstep tel: 07825 711797


Fergus Harrington OM 1994-2001 –

Director – TrashyDuck offers a bespoke party planning service for events of any size, style and budget!


Quicksilver Films c/o John Wreford – Film Industry

Rebecca Long founder and CEO in this up and coming film company tel: 020 7851 8665

Will Evans (OM68-73) –

ex Head of Business Affairs, UK Film Council

David Peace (OM68-75) –

Jasper Warry (OM91-95) –

TV Producer
Executive Golf –

The Premium Golf Experience! tel: 01600 712646

Simon Jordan OM 1981-1986 –
Sports Travel

Ken Jones OM 1950-1958 –
Uniglobe: I arrange sports tours to anywhere in the world for school or community groups. All aspects of the tour are included: travel arrangements between countries and internally,accommodation,including billeting where requested, sightseeing,fixtures etc. My specialty is Rugby tours, but I handle all sports. I have 10 years of experience in this field since retiring from teaching at the Secondary level

James Bounds OM1995-2002

Performing Arts Theatre Director 01291 641818

Daniel Smith OM2002-2006 –
Personal Trainer National Pool Lifeguard, Aquatic First Aid, Kayaking. Trainer Assessor with the STA. Able to deliver EFAW, FAW, EFAS (Sport), and many more tel: 07814145351
Rowan Carver OM 1985-1992 –
Nisos Yatch Charter . Operator of 18 high quality sailing yachts in the Ionian Islands, Greece. Available for bareboat charter and skipped charter tel: 01491 572 377

Miranda Shaw –

Provider of hatha flow yoga classes (in and around Monmouth) and yoga therapy sessions (in Gwehelog, Usk) YES tel: 07958 708 719

Marketing PR & Design

Consultancy Catalyst Consulting –
Provision of strategy, marketing and communications consultancy tel: 07912 423500
Rob Petersen –

Consultancy PR Formed in 2003, Petersens is a Cardiff based dynamic award winning PR sonsultancy offering a comprehensive approach to handling your PR and marketing needs. We create and implement highly effective strategies for growing companies, using our skills and experience to make your budget work harder for you

David Evans OM1957-1964 –

My design company, Platform One, has been trading for over 35 years and provides a comprehensive range of services supporting marketing and promotion. This includes the layout and production of sales and technical literature, advertising, packaging, point-of-sale display and exhibition design. Our clients are drawn from industry, retail, education, trusts and local government
Interior Design Clare Winchester Interior Design Ltd –
Trained and qualified in interior design at Chelsea College of Art, London, with more than 15 years employment in the interior design industry in the USA and UK. Country house style to modern city apartments, a variety of tastes can be successfully accomodated. Specialize in residential interiors, but would love to take on the design of a restaurant, hotel or pub sometime! Complete design service provided, from planning stage to the placement of final accessory or table-lamp. Can source every design element from flooring to light fixtures as well as antiques and fine art tel: 07970 550708


Mike Bird OM1974-1981 –

Director of Marketing, Construction Industry

Geraint Williams OM1987-1993 –

Arthur Bright OM 1947-1955 –

Retired editor of Forest of Dean Newspapers ltd

Matthew Barnett (OM70-75) –
PR and Media expert
Stuart Rowlands (OM57-60) –

Stuart Rowlands PR is a public relations, publicity and promotion consultant with more than 500 sports, government, corporate, institutional campaigns and events in 18 countries to his credit. He is the former Vice President of Global Public Relations for IMG – the world’s largest sports management/event company

Tel: 323 850-1088 – Cell: 323 595-9969

Sales & Marketing SHS Gareth Roberts –
M 07775 430701/
T 01452 378550



 ‘Trin’ David I. Watkins OM69-78 –

Professor of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Department of Pathology
Phone: (305) 243-0405


HM Services

Doug Gibson –

Army, MoD, Foreign Office & Commonwealth Office
Senior Army Officer My experience includes Army Recruitment, the British Army Officer Training regime, Command of British Army units, work in Whitehall, large miltary headquarters’ and Defence Procurement, as well as military operations worldwide. I would be pleased to try and help in way – from top tips to familiarisation.

I also can try to provide insight into the Civil Service, in particular the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
tel: +44 (0) 7867 905716

James Walker OM 1983-1990
David Cheesman OM1980-1987 –
Home Office Security and Armed Forces



Paul Weeks OM 1974-1977 –

Private mini coach hire, the premier service of it’s kind covering South East Wales, South Herefordshire, The Forest of Dean and Bristol tel: 07734 497947