Mvumi School Trust

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Chairman: Tony Little MA

Tony LittleTony Little was educated at Eton and Cambridge, where he was a Choral Exhibitioner. He read Law for thirty-six hours before deciding to read novels instead. He taught at Tonbridge and Brentwood (where he was Head of English and a boarding housemaster) before becoming Headmaster of Chigwell School in 1989. Some seven years later, he became Headmaster of Oakham, a large co-educational boarding and day school.

In September 2002, he took up his post as Head Master of Eton College. Interests include music, theatre, poetry and Norfolk.

Honorary Treasurer and Working Group Member: Roderick Watson DL MA CA

RGW.jpgA Cambridge graduate in Economics and Law and a Scottish Chartered Accountant, Roderick was Bursar of Eton College for 12 years and Special Projects Adviser to Eton for 8 years. He was responsible for the design, planning and construction of the Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, the designated venue for rowing and canoeing for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire.

He is a founding Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Trust and is a member of the working group that deals with the day to day business of Mvumi School Trust. He worked for a period in sub-Saharan Africa and visits Mvumi each year. He is a trustee and office holder with a number of other charities.

Working Group Member: John Clark

john_clark_2.jpgJohn Clark was a scholar at St Peter’s College, Oxford, reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He trained as a teacher in inner city Liverpool. He was Head of Economics and Politics, first at Ellesmere College and then at Eton College, before serving as a House Master at Eton for 13 years. At Eton he was actively involved in sport, drama and music.

He succeeded Richard Morris as Headmaster of DCT Mvumi Secondary School in November 2006 and returned to Eton in September 2009 as Senior Tutor. He is a member of the working group that deals with the day to day administration of Mvumi School Trust. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Colonel Alex Carter

Alex CarterColonel Alex Carter’s career was in the aviation industry, from apprenticeship with Bristol Aeroplanes to Chief Designer in the Rolls Royce Engine Division and Test Manager of the Bristol Group and then to an aviation company directorship with global manufacturing and installation responsibilities. Post-retirement activities have included setting up a manufacturing and building company and much charity work in the UK, Africa and elsewhere.

A parallel career has been with the Royal Engineers in the Reserve Army, commanding in Wales and the West Midlands.

George Davies

george_davies.jpgGeorge Davies studied dentistry at Birmingham University but left to join the retail industry, firstly with Littlewoods in 1962. He became known for innovative fashion production and design. His career has included launching Next, George at Asda and Per Una (Marks & Spencer). His current project is a new brand called GIVe, 10% of the profits of which will be donated to charity. He has won many awards and has honorary Doctorates in Design from Liverpool Polytechnic and the Universities of Nottingham Trent, Middlesex, Heriot-Watt and De Montfort.

He is an ’08 Ambassador for Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture status. DCT Mvumi Secondary School has benefited from his generosity.

Working Group Menber: Philip Highy

Philip HighyPhilip Highy was one of the founder Trustees of Friends of Mvumi Secondary School - now Mvumi School Trust. Philip was also involved with the creation of our first website. Since then he has assisted the Treasurer on the finance side of the Charity and in bank liaison over sending funds to Tanzania. His daughter Laura has also done Gap Year work at the School. He is a member of the working group that deals with the day to day administration of Mvumi School Trust.

He is a trustee a number of charities, a school governor and is currently the Mayor of Eton.

William Moore BSc PGCE

William MooreWilliam Moore studied Engineering at Imperial College, London and trained as a teacher at The Institute of Education, London. His first teaching post was at Canford School in Dorset, where he taught mathematics. In 1995 he moved to Eton College, where he is now a House Master, as well as a mathematics teacher and sports coach.

Prior to taking up his House role, he took a six-month sabbatical, during which he taught at DCT Mvumi Secondary School.

Sir Stuart Rose

stuartrose.jpgSir Stuart Rose was knighted in January 2008 for services to retail and to corporate social responsibility. He has worked in retail for over 30 years, first at Marks & Spencer and then the Burton Group. He became successively Chief Executive of Argos, Booker, Arcadia Group. He recently retired from the  Chairmanship  of Marks & Spencer. He chairs Business in the Community. Sir Stuart’s childhood was spent partly in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro, Tanzania. He is a qualified pilot and is interested in wine.

He has generously funded several projects at Mvumi Secondary School. His generous donations to Mvumi have funded the Rose Scholarships, the Harry Rose House hostel and the school's fresh water bore hole.

Richard Morris MA PGCE

Richard Morris

Richard Morris was educated at King's College, Auckland University and Cambridge University. He trained as a primary and secondary school teacher and taught History and Politics at Repton School. He returned to New Zealand and was Head of History and Senior Boarding Housemaster at St. Paul's Collegiate School. He was Chairman of the National Party, Hamilton East Electorate (1984-88). He was then Headmaster at St. Peter's School, a co-educational boarding and day school (8 years). He went on to be Headmaster of DCT Mvumi Secondary School, Tanzania, from 1996 to 2006. He now lives in Cambridge and visits secondary schools to lecture on the Second World War. He is a member of the Maji Mazuri Trust (educational charity), and is involved with sending a team of volunteers from King's and Pembroke Colleges, Cambridge, to Nairobi to work on their projects. Richard is also an Associate Consultant with Incyte Ltd, a school-focused educational organisation. They are working to build schools in Africa.

His interests include music, politics and reading (but not novels!).