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Jenni (nee Kilvert) Cresswell (2000)

jennie (kilvert) Cresswell2After studying Music, Performing Arts and Psychology for my A levels at Roundwood I then went onto Keele University to study Music and Psychology as dual honours. I continued to have singing lessons whilst at university. It was during this time that my university singing teacher convinced me to audition for the London Philharmonic Choir and I have been a member since 2005. I’ve had some amazing experiences with the choir including tours to Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Australia and Kuala Lumpur. I’ve also recorded an album, taken part in the BBC Proms, been on the television, radio, sung for the Queen and at Buckingham Palace. I currently run the choir Instagram account and help to concert manage. Whilst all this was going on I spent a year as a teaching assistant in a primary school before training to be a teacher. I’m currently the music teacher in a large primary school near Wembley. I’m really excited to be here tonight and to see the talent of the current Roundwood students!



Deborah Lythgoe 2000

Deborah Lythgoe [2000]

After gaining a 1st class honours degree in Business & Finance from the University of Bristol, Debbie worked in Finance for BskyB and News International before joining BT OpenReach. Having risen through the ranks within OpenReach, she is currently Finance Director (Revenue / Customer, Commercial & Propositions) in London.

David Evans 2000

David Evans [2000]

David gained a degree in Politics from Southampton University. He went into Sales at Lloyds TSB before working in the British Army on Project and Change Management and also gaining a PGCE in Adult Learning and Learning Behaviour in Adults at Masters degree level. David then moved again to be Business Change Project Manager at an Insurance firm and now is he is working at Boeing, initially as Chief of Staff and currently as a Business Consultant.

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Anna (nee Williams) Benson [2000]

‘After graduating from Nottingham University Medical School, Anna completed a Hospital Medical Rotation, and further GP training. She worked as a doctor in SW London for 12 years before coming home to Harpenden.  Anna married Jonathan Benson in 2003, and they have 2 girls and a spaniel.  They are enjoying living back in Harpenden near to their friends and family’

Sarah Ford Gigg 2013

Sarah (nee Ford) Gigg [2000 ]

After completing her A levels, Sarah went to Bristol University to study Accountancy & Finance where she gained a 1st class honours BSc in 2003. Sarah is now a Senior Manager within Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Group. Sarah specialises in financial due diligence assignments for financial services firms (insurance intermediaries, IFAs, asset management firms). Sarah also works closely with Grant Thornton’s regulatory team, providing a financial perspective on areas of regulation such as client money, regulatory capital and third party payments. Client money and regulatory capital are particularly “hot topics” in the current economic climate as a result of the issues brought to light by the financial crisis and, in particular, the collapse of institutions such as Lehman Bros.

Paul Dean 2013

Paul Dean [2000]

Paul gained a law degree (LLB) from the University of Leeds in 2003. Paul has worked in New Zealand and Canada. He is an experienced recruitment/sales professional  currently working as a Sales Specialist inAt Alexander Mann Solutions in British Columbia.

Deborah Lythgoe 2000

Deborah Lythgoe [2000]

Debbie gained a 1st class Hons degree in Economics & Finance from Bristol University. She gained experince in finance working  for multinational companies before assuming her current position as Head of Finance for Open Reach at BT. Debbie was a star hockey player for Harpenden  HC and continues to play sports and run.


Sarah Lawrence 2012

Sarah Lawrence (nee Binnie) [2000]

After completing her A levels in the Sixth Form, Sarah began her career as an accounts manager/executive in a number of companies.  From there she moved into marketing and has since moved from her previous position of Senior Launch Manager at EE to become Senior Brand Manager at Boots.  [updated May 2013].

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Alasdair Keith [2000]

Alasdair gained a BA(hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Oxford in 2003. Alasdair then embarked on a career path involving strategic planning. After consultancy and management experience, he worked as a Manager (Performance & Market Insights) at Lloyds Banking Group in London before gaining a new position at the bank as a Senior Manager in ‘Future Payments’.

Updated October 2014

James Hiller 2012

James Hiller [2000]

James left Roundwood and started his career in sales beginning with RBS, then Grapevine business publications and onto other senior posts. He is currently a Corporate Account Executive at Conversocial in London.