Major General Richard Clements CBE

Chair of Marketing Committee
Member of Governance Committee

Richard (OW 1977-1989) spent his childhood in Gloucestershire and started his Wycliffe education in Lower Prep.  He went on to leave after Sixth Form and study Biological Sciences at St Catherine’s College Oxford University.  He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1994 and has served in the UK and Germany, including operational tours in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

He has held a variety of diverse roles. These include: attending the Joint Advanced Command and Staff College; commanding a Gun Battery; commanding Mentor and Liaison Team to the Afghan Army; being Chief of Staff of a regional brigade; developing employment strategy for the Army; and being a member of a tri-Service programme to determine future terms and conditions of service.

In 2012 he commanded 39th Regiment Royal Artillery in Newcastle and in 2015 went on to be the head planner at the Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, leading collaborative and joint planning on numerous exercises, and contributing to real world planning and NATO conceptual thinking.

Most recently he was the last Commander of British Forces Germany, responsible for the provision of local authority support (infrastructure, education, health, welfare, communications and administration) to over 10,000 personnel and families living in Germany. For his command of the successful rebasing of the majority of these people to the UK/Cyprus in 2019, he was appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.  As Major General, he is Director of Army Basing and Infrastructure.

He is married to Helen. Their two children went to the Senior School and are now studying at University.  He is an enthusiastic, but untalented Jäger, cricketer and golfer.

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Elizabeth Buckley

Liz attended Bassaleg Grammar School and graduated with a degree in Zoology, specialising in Physiology and Immunology, from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Caroline Duckworth

Caroline graduated from Aberdeen University with an MA in Geography with Economics.

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Lynn Duncan

Lynn is a retired Prep School Headteacher. She graduated from the University of London with a degree in Biological Sciences and a PGCE in Science Education.

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Lewis Faulkner

Lewis Faulkner studied Biological Sciences at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford before completing his PGCE at New College, Oxford.

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Jody Fullman

Jody has spent in excess of 20 years defining and delivering technology strategy, across numerous people focused service businesses, both across the UK and internationally.

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Will Garrard

Will was educated at Charterhouse, studied Agricultural Sciences at Newcastle University and served in the British Army.

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Dr Lucy Hair

Lucy was educated at Charlton Park, Cheltenham and went to Wycliffe for 6th form.

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Alison Kerr

Alison (OW, 1994-2011) attended Wycliffe from Nursery through to Sixth Form and went on to study English Literature and Drama at University in Cardiff.

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Simon Lloyd

Simon, an OW, studied Estate Management at Reading University following which he joined a surveying practice in Birmingham.

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John May OBE DL

John is a campaigner, storyteller, teacher, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer and broadcaster who has spent his career working with and for young people in the UK and around the world.  

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Adeyemi (Yemi) Opaleye

Yemi worked in the Oral and maxillofacial hospital departments around the UK before he settled in Gloucestershire, where he set up and managed dental practices. His two children are currently both in the Senior School.

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John Pitt

John was educated at Dulwich College and completed a History Degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge and then a PGCE at the Institute of Education, Cambridge University

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James Slater

James has enjoyed a career as a Chartered Building Surveyor working on the design, repair and maintenance of many different types of property with a particular emphasis on School facilities and Historic Buildings.

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