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June 27, 2023

New Executive Committee

Following the AGM on June 21st membership of the  Executive Committee was confirmed.

Executive Committee

Jeremy Withers Green (President & Chairman of the Committee), Ed Vaizey (Immediate Past President), Sam Turner (Secretary), Nick Brooks (Treasurer), Kut Akdogan (30s Decade), James Grant (Alumni Relations), Simon Hardy (Co-Opted, Strategy), Sam Hyman (Co-Opted, Surveyor), Brian Jones (Co-Opted, Nominations), Dave Methuen (40s Decade), Elizabeth Monro-Davies (Parent), Nog Norgren (50s Decade), Ali Palmer (Governor), Rishi Patel-Warr (20s Decade), Jehan Sherjan (Thames Ditton), Ellie Sleeman (Development), Simon Strauss (Overseas), Nick Troen (Staff and AROPS), Jack Turner (Sports), Neil Wates (Communication & Engagement)

New members of the OPC Executive Committee are Kut Akdogan, Simon Hardy and Dave Methuen.

Kut Akdogan (2001-06) runs Gaussian, a technology and services holding company. The companies he has founded and led in the past span MedTech (Hero Health), fintech (Visor), and worktech (Sapium Strategy). Over the course of investing (Newton Three) and running incubators (Brainchild and Newton Three), he has advised companies on product, technology, transformation, organisation, operations and finance, across the MedTech, AI, Worktech, Robotics, SaaS, Industrials, and Hard Goods industries. Previously, he was a consultant at Bain and a theoretical aerospace engineer. He grew up in London before attending Princeton University. Much of his philosophy and approach, professional and otherwise, centres around the symbiosis between the UK and the US.

Simon Hardy (1974-79) has retired from Nestlé having joined the company from Oxford in 1984. Work took him to the USA and to the group’s headquarters in Lausanne where his final appointment was as Global Head of Strategy Development. He is now living in London and runs a wine company from home having taken a Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma in 2009. Simon has recently taken over as Chairman of The Old Pauline Trust and is a non-executive director of Colets.

Dave Methuen (1995-2000) is a Senior Director at CBRE, valuing commercial property in Central London. Amongst the clients is The Mercers’ Company property portfolio. He has played cricket for OPCC since he left the school and has been on tours with the club to Barbados and Sri Lanka. He played rugby for the OPFC until it started to hurt too much. He attends the OPC/SPS Real Estate networking events and was previously a director of The Old Pauline Trust.

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