The Court of Governors is responsible for convening the Annual Meeting of Life Guardians.
At this meeting the Life Guardians appoint a Committee of up to 12 members.
The Committee meets four to five times a year to perform the following duties

  • Assisting the Court to identify suitable candidates for election as Governors to the Court.
  • Providing Trustees to the McClure Memorial Trust and approving payments to the trust.

  • Encouraging Old Millhillians to become Life Guardians.
  • Maintaining active channels of communication with the Court, the Old Millhillians Club and the Director of the Foundation Appeal.
  • Reporting periodically to Life Guardians.

Julian Pollock

Committee Name:      Julian Pollock
Position:  Committe Member

Responsibilities: Legal and Constitutional

BIO: Belmont 1983-88, Mill Hill 1983-88 (music and academic scholar). Captain of 1st XV and 1988 World Rugby Tour. Hatfield College Durham University 1989-92. OMRFC 1986-2004 (played for every team from the Colts to the OOMs). Director of Clubland Investments. Commercial real estate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. Married with 2 children including a son at Belmont.

Marc Eden

Committee Name:      Marc Eden
Position:  Committe Member

Responsibilities: New Member Recruitment, Fund Raising

BIO: Marc has great affinity with the foundation, attending Belmont and Mill Hill from 1983 to 1992. He maintains regularly contact with Old Millhillians and regularly attends events.
Marc is now a board director of Regal Homes having spent 7 years with the company, responsible for investment and legal, which includes deploying capital for the company’s real estate developments, investor and joint venture relations and overseas the company’s legal processes and procurement.  Before Regal Homes, Marc began his post university career in business development raising finance for a number of technology companies. He re-trained in 2003, qualifying as a commercial property solicitor within the UK’s leading real estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. 

Ali Celiker

Committee Name:       Ali Celiker
Position:   Committee member

Responsibilities: Website and communications

BIO: Belmont 1989-91, Mill Hill 1991-94. Was heavily involved in sports at 1st team level whilst at MHS and played Rugby for Middlesex County. Studied Economics and Econometrics at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Spent 12 years in capital markets sales and trading for companies such as JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Mitsubishi and Paloma Securities before establishing his own company, British Pearl, in 2010 which is focused on the growing alternative finance market.

Ian Lowden

Committee Name:      Ian Lowden
Position:  Deputy Chair

Responsibilities: New member recruitment

BIO: Mill Hill 1972-77.  Married, 2 children. After completing Business Studies degree worked in various sales & marketing roles for Rank Xerox & other pan-european companies. Among other business interests, am Managing Director of Ernest Thomas (Hendon) Ltd & Director of ADP Supplies Ltd.

Noyan Nihat

Committee Name:      Noyan Nihat
Position:  Chairman

Responsibilities: Deputy Chairman, Chairman new member recruitment sub–committee

BIO: Belmont 1980-82, Mill Hill 1982-88, Head boy Collinson and Senior Boarding Monitor. Captain 1st XV OMRFC 2001/03, member of OMC Committee, Honorary Secretary of OMRFC. Trustee of McClure Trust. Divorced , 2 children ( one currently at Mill Hill). Over twenty years' experience in direct marketing, past Directorships in publishing, security and precious metals companies.  Currently CEO of Evolution DM Ltd.

Valentine Rabin

Committee Name:      Valentine Rabin 
Position:  Committee member

Responsibilities: Fundraising 

BIO: Mill Hill 1997- 1999. Head of School 1998. Business Administration Cardiff University 1999-2002 (2.1 Honours). Masters in Personnel and Development (Distinction) 2005-2007.  Senior Director at Mastercard UK Management Services Limited. Married with 2 children. 2nd Dan Black belt in Shotokan Karate.

Peter Wakeham

Committee Name:      Peter Wakeham
Position:  Committe Member

Responsibilities: New member recruitment

BIO: Mill Hill 1960 - 1964, OMRFC, OMCC. 45 years in marketing and general management with blue chip multi-nationals and entrepreneurial ventures. Co-founder PrecisionIR Inc. Retired 2006. President OMC 2013/2014. Married, 4 children. Former director Saracens RFC, trustee George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust.

Anthony Ward

Committee Name:      Anthony Ward
Position:  Treasurer

Responsibilities: Treasurer, Membership administration

BIO: Mill Hill 1982-87. Read law at Oxford. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Managing Director Grunwick Group 1994 - 2011, Director of Commercial Property Development Company, Director Mill Hill School Enterprises, Vice Captain OMGS, Old Belmontian Association committee, Married with 3 children at the Mill Hill School Foundation

Beej Chandaria

Committee Name:      Beej Chandaria
Position:  Committe Member

Responsibilities: New Member Recruitment, Fund Raising

BIO: Belmont 1977-1981. Mill Hill 1981-1986. OMGS. 25 years experience within family office at both management and board level, activities including trade finance, cash-flow finance, private equity, property investment and manufacturing. Married with one child.