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Vanessa Fox (1995)

Vanessa left to take up positions as  News Desk  Assistant and an Account Executive before taking up a place to read Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge University where she gained a BA (Hons) and later an MA after a period at PwC as a Senior Associate in Corporate & International Advisory.

Vanessa then took part in a number of initiatives as a consultant involving project development in Africa over a few years. She then became Director of Development & Communications at WAJIBU MS in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 years. Next she joined BBC Media Action as a Senior Project Manager in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for 2 years.

Latterly, Vanessa was appointed the Director for the Africa-Asia Enterprise programme at Sidley Austin LLP in Geneva, Switzerland.

In May 2018, Vanessa took over as CEO of the charity https://farmsforcitychildren.org/ , a charity founded in 1976 by Sir Michael Morpurgo and his wife Lady Clare Morpurgo, that provides week-long residential stays at our 3 working farms in Devon, Gloucestershire and Pembrokeshire for primary school groups from disadvantaged city schools.

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Ben Roberts [1995]

Ben left Roundwood in 1995 and went straight into industry.  He has since gained technical qualifications and considerable experience, rising up through the ranks of Business Development.  He currently works in London for Attenda, who are a leading management service and cloud platform provider, where he is the Business Development Manager.