Kyomi Young Ryter 2013

Kiyomi (nee Young) Ryter [ 1999]

A former Head Girl at Roundwood, Kiyomi completed her A Levels in Art, Performing Arts and Sociology before moving overseas to Australia where she now resides. She gained a Batchelor of Management degree from the University of Technology in Sydney. In her current role as Implementation Manager at 3P Learning, creators of Mathletics, Spellodrome and the World Education Games, Kiyomi manages a team of Key Account Managers who are responsible for looking after the company’s core market in Australia and Asia. She is now a permanent resident of Australia and lives with her husband in Sydney.

Katie Keene 2013

Katie Keene [2008 ]

Katie joined the school in the Sixth Form where she gained straight A’s in Art, Maths and Economics A levels. From there she embarked on a career in business rising to Senior Associate at KPMG. She is fully ACA qualified [from the ICAEW in 2012] and is currently about to complete [2013] a BA(hons) in Sport Management/psychology and coaching from the Open University. Currently she is a Propositions & Operations Finance Analyst at BSyeB

Tom Ford 2013

Tom Ford [1998]

Tom Ford left Roundwood Park in 1998 after taking 4 A-levels (Pure Maths, Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry) to study Physics at Balliol College, Oxford University. He very much appreciated the rigorous Maths teaching at Roundwood and the enthusiasm of his science teachers in preparing him for Oxford University. He was at Oxford University for 4 years, graduating with a 1st class degree and specialising in Condensed Matter physics.

Tom then moved to Cambridge University in 2002 to pursue a PhD in Chemical Physics working under Prof. Richard Friend and Dr. Neil Greenham in the Cavendish Laboratory. He studied the excited energy states in semi-conducting plastic materials, providing insight into materials which are excellent candidates for flat-screen displays and solar cells. He used a wide variety of laser and general spectroscopic techniques as well as cryogenics, electronics and programming. This work resulted in several publications in leading Physics journals.

After Cambridge, Tom returned to Oxford in 2006 to work for Sharp Electronics as a Research Scientist. At Sharp Tom worked in the Biosciences group, learning about, for the first time, the exciting world of biochemistry as well as continuing to apply his spectroscopic expertise. Later in Sharp, Tom worked on a project developing a novel healthcare sensor, which involved applying electronics, software and machine learning algorithms to a practical problem. This also led to considerable expose to the business side of the company and travel to Japan, which in turn led to him acquiring a modest business proficiency in Japanese.

After 7 years at Sharp, Tom decided it was time for a change, so left Sharp in 2012 to join We7 Ltd – an internet music company – where he is currently leading a group applying ‘big data’ technologies and data mining algorithms to the company’s data. This work, in mathematics and software engineering, aims to allow the company to provide a better service by understanding and predicting the behaviour of the company’s users.

Faye White 2013

Faye White [2006]

Faye gained a BSc(hons) in Multimedia Technology from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009. Faye now lives in London and currently works as a Post Production Designer/Coordinator at Plastic Pictures. Plastic Pictures is a creative production company distinctive for the fusion of live-action footage and cutting edge graphics.

Katherine Nunn 2013

Katherine Nunn [2006]

Katherine gained an MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Surrey in 2012. She is currently working for the Leicester NHS as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner trainee and at the same time studying for a Post Graduate certificate in Psychological Therapy at the University of Nottingham. Katherine lives in Leicestr.

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Jenny (nee O’Brien) Townsley [1992]

Jenny attended Roundwood from 1985 to 1992 where she  studied English, Economics and History in the Sixth Form before going on to gain a BA(hons) in Applied Social Studies from the University of Central Lancashire. Jenny is currently a Housing Benefit Service Manager for Harrow Council. She still lives locally with her young family.

Phil Borge 2013

Phil Borge [1999]

After leaving Roundwood in 1999, Phil started his career in marketing “from the ground up” and his career has since blossomed through a number of key postions from Junior Project Manager to Senior Account Director to Marketing Director to his present post where he is Associate Director at Threepipe in London.  Threepipe is an independent digital marketing, PR, social media, and content creation agency.

Jack Long 2013

Jack Long [1992-97]

 Jack left Roundwood after his GCSEs to study A levels at Oaklands College before embarking on a long and successful career in Business. He is a skilled Account Manager, with extensive experience in sales, new business development, marketing, client relations, market research, website design and PR events from his time in the Media Industry at Warner Bros and Bloomberg. He is currently an Account Manager at Warner Bros, where he is responsible for managing all sales and licensing accounts for major territories whilst looking after large blue chip clients.

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Game, Set and Match!

Kate Borthwick was married to  Colin Peel on Saturday 4th May 2013.  Kate attended Roundwood Park from  1989-1996  and  now owns, and is Company Director of, her own private tennis coaching company called ‘Tennis Angels’. We wish them every happiness.