Profile of trustees
Michael Paterson was born on 26 July 1948 in Peebles in Scotland and was educated at Stonyhurst College in England. He read Chemistry at Oriel College, Oxford - M.A.(Hons.) He then worked for Deloittes in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Michael then worked for Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong and the Philippines and subsequently for successful Malaysian businessman, Ananda Krishnan, as Finance Director. He returned to London as a stock broker in 1984 and was Marketing Director of Asia Equity after spells with Phillips and Drew and Swiss Banking Corporation. Michael helped found, and was Chairman of, the Oriental Restaurants Group which was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company was sold in late 2000. He is currently Chairman of Chuanglee Limited, a wholesaler of oriental foods, based in London. Michael is now retired. He is married and has one son and two daughters.
Archie Sherbrooke was educated at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire and Exeter University where he read Politics. Archie is a solicitor at Moore Blatch, having previously worked at Charles Russell Speechlys. He is Partner in the Property team and helps a broad range of clients including UK institutional funds, trusts, banks, corporate occupiers, family offices, charities and overseas investors. He has a particular interest in charity property, having previously worked for several independent schools, hospitals, livery companies and higher education institutions. He is married and has one son and two daughters and lives in Farnham, Surrey.
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Sir Alan Donald, KCMG, LLD was born in Inverurie, Scotland on 5 May 1931. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and Fettes School in Edinburgh and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Sir Alan served in the 2nd Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery before entering H.M. Diplomatic Service in 1954. He served in Peking, France, Greece and Hong Kong before being made Ambassador in Zaire in Indonesia and, finally, in China (1988-1991). Since retirement, he had been a director of a number of companies connected with China and Sourtheast Asia. Sir Alan was married with four sons. Sir Alan died in July 2018.
Sir Ewen Fergusson, GCMG, GCVO was born in Singapore on 28 October 1932 and was educated at Geelong Grammar School in Australia, Rugby School in England and Oriel College, Oxford. He served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps before entering H.M. Diplomatic Service in 1956. He served in Addis Ababa, New York and was British Ambassador in South Africa (1982-1984) and in France (1987-1992). Prior to his retirement he was Chairman of Coutts and Co. and of the Savoy Hotel Group. He is Chairman of Rugby School Governing Body and a Trustee of the National Gallery. He was also an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College. Ewen was married with one son and two daughters. Sir Ewen died in April 2017.
Sir Thomas Arnold was born in London on 25 January 1947. He was educated at Bedales, Hampshire; Le Rosey, Geneva; and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. For many years he had interests in the theatre, commercial radio and in publishing. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1974 and served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hazel Grove in Greater Manchester until his retirement in 1997. From 1979 to 1982, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Northern Ireland Office and later in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1983 and in 1994 he was elected Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee. Sir Thomas is now a consultant with a number of private clients.
Lord Fraser of Corriegarth was born 2 December 1946. He was educated at Eton College and St John’s College, Oxford. He worked in the City from 1968 until 1997, including as CEO of Baring Securities 1993-1995. Most of his city career was spent dealing with events in the Far East. He set up the Barings Far East(ex-Japan) network in the 1989s, and has remained in touch with the Region ever since. Currently he is a director of an Asian Frontier Fund. Lord Fraser was Treasurer of the BetterTogether Campaign, which helped keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom in the Referendum of 2014. He subsequently became Treasurer of the Conservative Party, and was introduced to the House of Lords in 2016. Lord Fraser died in February 2021.
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