Helen Pearson Sheehan 1999

Helen [nee Pearson] Sheehan (1999)

Helen’s career started in Human resources and after gaining extensive experience in a number of different and varied organisations, she is currently Head of Human resources at the London Executive Offices (Real estate).


Chris Gregory

Chris Gregory [1999]

Chris gained a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science from Brunel University. Chris has pursued his enthusiasm and interest in this field and has made a career of Sports & Health Management, initially in Herts and now in Bucks. He is currently the Senior Development Manager at Leap (Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Sport & Activity Partnership).

Patrick Whalen 1999

Patrick Whalen [1999]

Paddy gained a BA in Modern Chinese Studies at Durham University. He moved to Beijing, China to take up a position as Chief Representative at a design company. He then worked for a record label in Beijing as a Freelance Consultant & Signed Artist. As co-founder & lead producer of Hyperbolic Productions he was involved in TV and web advertising. Paddy remains in Beijing as an Independent Audio Producer & Project Manager. However, Paddy is currently looking for openings back in the UK.

May 2017

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Niall Blackwell marries

Harpenden Hockey Star Niall Blackwell (class of 1999) marries Emily on 28th December 2015.

We wish then all the best.

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Charlotte Fowler [1999] – Maggie comes home after nine day search

A rescued dog which went missing for nine days has been  reunited with her very relieved owner who camped out at night and managed to coax her back with gravy bones. Three days after being rehomed in Harpenden from the Dogs Trust Maggie, a black and tan crossbreed, was taken by her new owner, Charlotte Fowler, to see her mum in Blackmore End. But she suddenly escaped through a fence.

An appeal to locate the missing pooch was launched via  social media, Dogs Trust Harefield and the Herts Advertiser. Charlotte said: “To begin with we searched all over Blackmore End and surrounding areas including the golf course and all the woods. “My partner and I even searched the woods at 2am one morning as we thought we’d seen her, but later found out it was a fox – Maggie looks like one and even has a white tip on her tail!” Friends and family joined the hunt as reports came in of Maggie being spotted in nearby Kimpton.

Charlotte said: “Unfortunately due to her background and being nervous of people she kept bolting whenever anyone tried to call her over.“We tried all sorts of things, from leaving clothes, blankets, food and toys scattered up the road, to sitting in the fields and woods with disposable BBQs cooking bacon and sausages to entice her.” While bowls of dried dog food and water left halfway up her mum’s driveway were being emptied during the night, she was unsure whether her missing pet or a passing fox was responsible. Charlotte explained: “We couldn’t work out if the paw prints were hers.”

One night her partner slept out in his car in front of the driveway and saw Maggie approaching the food at about 3am, “but a cat startled her just when she went to settle down, and off she went”.So Charlotte tried a different tack.She explained: “I decided to camp out on the inside of the fence, right by a hole, and made sure I was well hidden. I had a board ready to block it and blocked off the garden so she had no where to run. “We set up all the food including a special dispenser stuffed with meat. I put all her blankets and bed out, and stuffed the corners with gravy bones.” Hiding nearby, Charlotte heard something walking on the gravel later that night.

She said: “I could hardly breathe through fear of scaring her off. Suddenly I saw her head come through the hole, then she squeezed the rest of her body through and started tucking into the food. “I pushed the board across, then called her. She came running over for a cuddle. “We were so pleased and relieved to finally find her. My worse fear was that she’d been hit by a car or eaten poison. “We can now look forward to giving Maggie the new life she deserves.”

Charlotte thanked everyone who helped search for Maggie, who has since been checked over by a vet and apart from losing a couple of kilos, is in good condition.

Article by Debbie White, Herts Advertiser [Harpenden Edition] 30th April 2015

Ian Burgess 1999

Ian Burgess [1999]

After A levels in the Sixth Form, Ian went to the University of Portsmouth where he gained a degree in Business Studies. He then held executive account director positions at Eurosport and MTV before taking up his current post as Director of International Business Development at Live Nation.

Jessica Shaw 2014

Jessica Shaw [1999]

After her A levels, Jess gained a BSc(hons) in Ecology & Wildlife Management from the University of Edinburgh. From there she went to the University of Cape Town, South Africa, to gain first an MSc (distinction) in Conservation Ecology and then a Ph.D. in Zoology. Jessica moved back to Scotland where she is currently an Ornithology Advisor at the Scottish Natural Heritage.

Adam Cox 2014

Adam Cox [1999]

Adam gained a BA(hons) in film & tv studies from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. He is currently Head of Broadcast Equipment at Futuresource Consulting.

Chris Cairns 2013

Chris Cairns [1999]

Chris gained BSc (Hons) in genetics from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. Whilst working in the labs for a few years Chris took an MBA in management from the University of Bradford via distance learning. He has since moved into Data Analysis and is currently an Analyst  for Q-Logic Consulting.

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.