The Hon Lord Tyre (Colin Tyre) CBE
Chairman to the Governors
Education: Dunoon Grammar School, Edinburgh University, Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-en-Provence).
Career: Senator of the College of Justice (judge of the Scottish Supreme Courts) since 2010. Lecturer in law at Edinburgh University 1980-83; tax editor with CCH Editions Ltd 1983-86; advocate practising at the Scottish Bar 1987-2010 (Queen’s Counsel since 1998). Commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission (part-time) 2003-2009. President in 2007 of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the representative body of the legal profession in the European Union, having previously been head of the UK Delegation. Awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to the administration of justice.
Connection to Fettes: parent of former pupil.
Education: Fettes College and Cranfield (MBA)
Career: Chairman Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd, Dawnfresh Holdings Ltd, Scot Trout Ltd, RR Spink and Sons Ltd, Dovecot Studios Ltd- , The Dovecot Foundation, Praha Investment Holdings Ltd, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Ltd, Fettes Enterprises Ltd 1995 and a wide range of further business interests.
Interests: Shooting, Archery, Farming, Forestry, contemporary Scottish art.
Debbie Atkins LLB (Hons) DIP LP
Career: Debbie has a wealth of experience in business development, marketing and PR and qualified as a lawyer in the 1990s before heading up the Business Development, Client Relationship Management and Marketing teams at two leading Scottish law firms over the last 12+ years. She now works with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries responsible for their volunteer engagement management and employers' engagement programmes. In addition, Debbie is a member of The Scottish Advisory Council for The Prince’s Trust; a Visiting Fellow of Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh; a Director of CPM (Critical Path Marketing) Limited; and a member of The Law Society of Scotland.
Connection to Fettes: Debbie's son, Miles Entwistle, attended Fettes (Prep School and Glencorse).
Jeremy Balfour was educated at the Edinburgh Academy. He went on to become a solicitor before doing a Theology Degree in London. He returned to Edinburgh in 1999 and worked for a charity lobbying the Scottish Parliament. Jeremy then become an assistant minister in a Baptist Church in the city. In 2005 he was elected a Councillor for the City Council and is now the Group Leader for the Conservative Group. Jeremy is involved in a number of charities working in Edinburgh. He has had no connection with Fettes until this point except for playing sports against the school.
Education: in USA, one year on exchange at U of Edinburgh BA/BEd English Lit, Secondary Education, New York.
Career: Teacher of English, Portobello Secondary 1972-5, raising children 1975-82, living in HK 1978-1981. Carnegie UK Trust – Project Director, Unemployed Voluntary Action Fund 1982-1985. Teacher of English, Assist Head of Dept – George Watson's College 1985-1995. Fettes College – Housemistress of Arniston 1995-1998; Assistant Head 1999-2000, Deputy Head 2000-2007. Associate Assessor HMI – 2000-2007
Ian Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at St Andrews University. He qualified in medicine at Edinburgh University in 1969. After training in Edinburgh, he was appointed to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy as a consultant physician in general medicine with a special interest in diabetes and endocrinology. He has lectured in over 30 countries and published over 200 papers and several textbooks on the management of diabetes and its complications. He retired from the NHS in 2008 but continues his teaching and research at St Andrews University.
Education: Wardie Primary School, George Watson’s College and Oxford University (Lincoln College: BA in Modern History and Diploma in the
History of Art)
Career History: Civil Servant since 1995, working in a range of policy areas, including a 4 year secondment to the Scottish Parliament. Currently Director of Communications for the Scottish Government.
Connection to Fettes College: None until now, except that when I was at primary school, my next door neighbour who was a member of staff used to take me swimming in the old Fettes pool with his grandson. I remember that it was extremely ‘bracing’!
Alastair is the Governor representing the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and served on the Council of the Chamber. He has financial and business management experience of public and private sectors and, in addition to being a Governor, serves on the Executive, Health & Safety, Prep School and Buildings Committees and is the Governor with special responsibility for Glencorse House.
Alastair sees the role of the Fettes Governor as constructively questioning and challenging underlying assumptions in the course of determining the future strategy for the development and continued success of the school, while also providing support and encouragement to the Headmaster and school management in pursuing the highest educational and pupil welfare standards, underpinned by disciplined financial management and stability.
Helen Douglas Miller
Education: St Mary's Wantage / Art Foundation Oxford Polytechnic
Career: Shoe Designer and owner of eponymous brand, Helen Bateman. Established in 2000. Previous, Buyer/Designer for Tie Rack, Whittard of Chelsea, Ware on Earth.
Alasdair Gordon Fox
Clerk to the Governors
Education: Lime House School, Cumbria, 1954/59 and Fettes College (Moredun) 1959/64. Graduated LLB (Edinburgh) 1967.
Career: Writer to HM Signet. Partner Anderson Strathern LLP (previously J & F Anderson) 1972 to date. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Agricultural Law.
The Revd Neil Gardner
Education: Born and brought up in Dunbar, East Lothian. Attended Dunbar Primary School and Dunbar Grammar School; University of St Andrews (MA) and University of Edinburgh (BD).
Career: Army Chaplain 1991 -1998, in Germany, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Surrey and Hampshire. Parish Minister in Alyth, Perthshire 1998-2006 and now at Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile – where Sir William Fettes is buried in the Kirkyard! Glad to have more of a “live” connection as Governor…
Education: Fettes College, Edinburgh and Girton College, Cambridge University
Career History: Present-Aug 2009 Deutsche Bank, CEO UK 2009-2005 Deutsche Bank, CEO Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong) 2005-1995 Deutsche Bank, Head of Global Markets Europe (based in London)
Deutsche Bank, Global Head of Fixed Income Sales (based in London)
Deutsche Bank, Head of Global Markets Sales, Asia (based in Hong Kong) 1995-1987 JP Morgan & Co, Fixed Income Sales Tokyo, New York & Singapore. 1987-1986 Chase Manhattan, Bond Trader 1986-1985 Kleinwort Benson Limited, Bond Trader 1985-1983 Samuel Montagu, Graduate Trainee.
Connection to Fettes: Former pupil, have 2 sons at the school at present.
Richard Sanderson Keen QC
Education: Richard studied at the University of Edinburgh. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1980 and was appointed a QC in 1993. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple in 2009. He was elected a bencher of the Middle Temple in 2010.
Career: Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, he is regularly instructed in the Court of Session in Scotland and in the Supreme Court. His areas of expertise extend to commercial and public law cases.
Interests: his interests include skiing, golf and opera.
John C Lang
Education: Fettes College and Abertay University, Dundee.
Career: Joined Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong in 1974, spending 30 years in the Asia Pacific region with that diversified business group, including assignments in Hawaii and The Philippines. Returned to Edinburgh and to Fettes in 2005, as Executive Director of The Fettes Foundation until 2010, when I re-joined Jardine Matheson as their representative in Bermuda. Married with 3 children, all Fettesians. Interests include golf, tennis, sailing and the outdoors.
Education: St Mary's School Melrose, Fettes College & Edinburgh University.
Career: Solicitor and Writer to the Signet, 1981 - 1992 Partner in Dundas & Wilson, 1992 founded Oliver Ws which then merged with HBJ Gately Wareing in 2010. Also Chairman of Cricket Scotland ltd, Board member at Muirfield and member of the Executive Board of the International Cricket Council.
Connection to Fettes: OF and parent
Education: Belhaven Hill, Radley College & Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Career: Qualified Chartered Accountant, Headmaster of Belhaven Hill
1987-2009, 2009 - part time teacher and book reviewer for The Economist.
Connection to Fettes: Prep school/senior school links over many years
Special Interest: Prep School
Professor Kathy Whaler
Education: Croydon High School for Girls; University of Sussex (BSc); University of Cambridge (PhD)
Career: Researcher at University of Cambridge (1981-3); Lecturer at University of Leeds (1983-94); Professor at University of Edinburgh (since 1994), who nominated her as Governor. She teaches and researches in geophysics, especially magnetic fields, and has a special interest in science at Fettes.
Eric M Young
Chartered Surveyor, company Director and Trustee.
He is a member of the Executive,
Prep School board and Buildings' committee, a director of Fettes Enterprises and a Trustee of the Fet-Lor Youth Club.
He is an O.F. and past and current parent.