Miles Young was an undergraduate historian at New College, Oxford from 1973 to 1976 and he returned to New College as Warden in 2016.
His business career has been spent in advertising and marketing, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather, a leading global communications network. More than half of that was spent outside the UK, in China, and then in North America. He retains a strong interest in the issues facing developing countries, especially in Asia.
Helen Morton has had a varied career working as a civil engineer, in the oil industry and in management roles for charities, including VSO, MSI and Trinity Hospice. In 2000, she became the Treasurer (Finance & Estates Bursar) at Somerville College and left in 2012 to concentrate on her musical and outside interests. These include singing with several choirs and being Chair of Governors at Pipers Corner School, Chair of Trustees at Ark T Centre and Chair of Trustees of the University Women’s Club.
Judith is a chartered accountant who spent many years in practice with KPMG, auditing and advising companies from listed multinationals to small arts bodies and independent businesses. She then moved to Oxford University as an administrator, where she has had a number of roles in planning and financial organisation. She is a keen singer and lapsed oboist.
Pegram Harrison teaches entrepreneurship and leadership at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Brasenose College; his classes sometimes involve contributions from Tom Hammond-Davies and other OBS performers. He was a choral scholar at Clare College Cambridge in the 1990s, and sings with various ensembles around Oxford. He and his husband Anthony Evans-Pughe live in Oxford with their unruly dog Gethin.
Robert Quinney is Organist and Tutor in Music at New College, Oxford, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music. In addition to his daily work with New College Choir, he maintains a parallel career as a solo organist, appearing in 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall and at the BBC Proms. His recordings of organ music by J. S. Bach have been widely acclaimed.
Miranda practised as a commercial barrister before becoming a professional support lawyer at solicitors Mills & Reeve. She acts as in-house counsel advising the firm’s lawyers on points of law and practice as well as giving seminars and writing articles. She studied music at Dartington College of Arts between school and university. She discovered the joys of singing at Cambridge where she sang in Trinity College choir in her final year.
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