Kate Vale 1983

Kate Vale (1983)

Kate studied at St Paul and St Mary College in Cheltenham, gaining a BSc in Geography & Geology. Kate has worked with students on the autistic spectrum for many years before working at a local Foodbank as a coordinator anf currently a Project Leader.

Jason Lee 1989

Jason Lee [1989]

Jason gained a BSc in Geography from UCL. Jason worked as a financial and IT analyst. He spent many years in senior IT and finance positions at GSK. He opted to change directions and left GSk and is now the owner of Allt yr Ynys, which is a sustainable business providing visitors with an escape from their day to day living, in very comfortable cottages and surrounded by beautiful gardens, meadows and rivers in Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders.

Mark Hocken [1993]

Mark gained a BA hons in Geography from the University of Exeter. Mark’s career started in resourcing and recruitment.  From Senior Resourcing Manager at Barclays to Head of Graduate Recruitment at BDO Stoy Hayward (accountants). Mark quickly acquired considerable experience in the recruitment field and moved on to be Head of Resources at Cancer Research to his current position where he is Senior Recruitment Manager at the law firm, Allen & Overy in London.

Zoe Holder 2004

Zoe Holder [2004]

Zoe is currently a Senior Accounts Manager at The Good Relations Group. After leaving us in 2004, Zoe embarked on a significant period of study to gain academic qualifications to support her career goals. She gained a BSc(hons) in Geography from the University of Birmingham, then studied French at Birkbeck College before gaining a Media Law qualification from the University of London , an MA in Political Communication from Goldsmiths college and finally an MBA [online] from the London School of Business & Finance. These all helped Zoe to work her way up to her present position via a number of key posts at John Lewis, Dodds group and the RICS.

Kate Vale 2014

Kate Vale [1983] – Food Bank Coordinator and more.

Kate attended Roundwood Park School, Harpenden from 1976 – 1983 before going on to the College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham from 1984 -1987 to gain a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geography and Geology. Kate has been heavily involved in working in schools helping children on the autistic spectrum. Most recently she has worked as a Food Bank Coordinator for  One Can Trust, which is a charity that facilitates community based projects. The first project is the One Can Trust Foodbank. The foodbank provides support to those in food poverty that are referred by professional agencies in the High Wycombe & South Bucks area. Last year [2013] they provided over 2000 parcels. Kate’s current role as a Project Leader – Foodbank & One Can Hope covers the day to day operations management, volunteer support & encouragement, public speaking & schools engagement and attempting social media support!


Katie Worboys 2013

Katie Worboys [2008]

Katie gained a BA(hons) in Geography from the University of Manchester in 2011. Since that time she has worked as a Promotions Manager [Drop the Mustard] and in Marketing [Ignis] and Public Relations and Events Coordination [Sports Xtra]. She is currently an Artist Management Assistant with the James Grant Media Group in London.

Nigel Bliss 2013

Nigel Bliss [1989]

After gaining a BA (hons) in Geography from the University of Manchester in 1993, Nigel has worked extensively in investment management and he is now a Portfolio Manager at Mondrian Investment partners in London.

Jason Lee 2013

Jason Lee [1989 ]

After leaving RPS, Jason gained a BSc in Geography from UCL in 1992. He then worked for Tottenham Hotspur and  Thorn Securities on computer programming and analysis. From there he joined GSK and became Director of Shared Financial Services and continued to make  progress through a number of key positions to his present post where he is the Head of Architecture for R&D and Integrated Technologies for GSK.

Megan Wardley 2012

Megan Wardley [2007]

Megan gained a BSc in Geography from Durham University in 2011. From there Megan worked at The Independent, was an au pair in Florence for 6 months and then in sales and marketing. Currently Megan is a Project Manager at Consumer Analysis Ltd in London.

Alex Barker 20123

Alexandra Barker [2008]

Alex gained a BSc in Geography from Southampton university then completed a MSc in Environmental Protection and Management from Edinburgh university.  Alex previously worked  as a research scientist at Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden. She has now moved to the National Physics Laboratory [NPL] but is currently working part time at Rothamsted Research to complete her latest publication on bioenergy.

updated 30th July 2013