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Laura Westcott (1991-1998). Singer, journalist and humanitarian

Laura is a classically trained musician with first-hand experience of stage fright and
anxiety. She shied away from a career as an opera singer and retrained as a journalist
instead. She joined the London Philharmonic Choir as a Soprano and worked for The
Times newspaper as a tech reviewer and PR manager. She overcame her fear of public
singing /speaking with mental health coaching and founded non-profit Music for Mental
Wealth to help improve mental health in the music industry. She organises concerts with
performers sharing the personal meaning behind their music to open conversations
around mental health, build communities and help musicians connect with record labels
and managers in attendance. Laura is also a professional singer and storyteller under the
guise Aura and her fans include Stephen Fry: "Beautifully somniferous!" and Joanna
Lumley: "Aura is literally hypnotic. I emerged fresher and calmer than ever before".

Richard Taylor-Jones (1990-1993). Wildlife filmmaker, cameraman, presenter and

Richard has spent his whole career with a camera, telling stories about the natural world.
He is one of the UK’s best known BBC wildlife cameramen having presented for BBC
Springwatch, Countryfile and The One Show. For the last 10 years he has also been
photographing the sea obsessively from his home on the Kent coast in the UK. The fine
art photographs he produces have sold to collectors around the world. In recent years he
has taken his expert knowledge of British wildlife and started to work with house builders
to make their developments more wildlife friendly though his Nature Box scheme.

Tammy Beaumont (2002-2009). Cricketer

Tammy is a world class cricketer who currently plays for Kent, Lightning, Welsh Fire,
Sydney Thunder and England. In 2017 Tammy was a Women’s Cricket World Cup winner
and was consequently awarded the MBE that year. She plays primarily as an opening bat
and occasional wicket-keeper. She has previously played for Surrey Stars, Adelaide
Strikers, Southern Vipers, Melbourne Renegades and London Spirit. On 23 June 2023,
she scored her first Test century in the only Test of the 2023 Women’s Ashes series. She
broke several records, including becoming just the second woman in history and the 25th
player overall to score a century in all three international formats. The following day, in the
same innings, she finished with a score of 208, setting the highest ever score by an
English female cricketer in Test history and becoming the first to score a double century.
This eclipsed Betty Snowball’s 189, a record that had stood since 1935.Her score of 208
became the fifth highest score in Women's Tests.

Fiona Galbraith (1984-1991). Army

Fiona served as a military intelligence officer in the British Army for 25 years attaining the
rank of Lt Col, moving from regular to reserve service in 2018. She served in many
operational campaigns around the globe, leading the military intelligence campaign in
several. Fiona joined Buckinghamshire New University in 2020. She holds a BA (Hons) in
Contemporary East European Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University of London and an MA in Defence Studies from Kings College London.
She studied land management, gaining an MSc from the Royal Agricultural University.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and was awarded a Churchill
Fellowship in 2020 to undertake an international research project, which was delayed by
the global pandemic.

Jonathon Akeroyd (1979-1984). Business

Jonathan is an experienced leader with a strong track record of building luxury brands
and driving profitable growth. He has extensive experience across the fashion and luxury
goods sector, with a focus on brand and product elevation, strategic development and
global expansion. Prior to joining Burberry as Chief Executive Officer in March 2022,
Jonathan was Chief Executive of Gianni Versace SpA where he reorganised and
accelerated growth at the Italian fashion house, building on the brand’s rich heritage to
elevate product, communications and the customer experience. As President and Chief
Executive Officer of Alexander McQueen between 2004 and 2016, he led a turnaround of
the British luxury brand, successfully steering the company’s growth and strategic
development into a luxury powerhouse. Jonathan’s earlier career included a number of
senior roles at London-based luxury department store Harrods. Outside of work Jonathan
lives in South West London with his wife, Julie, and two daughters. In his spare time, he
enjoys playing golf and watching cricket at Lords. He is also a food enthusiast and has
interests in some restaurants in London.

Nick Wilton (1970-1975). Actor and Script Writer

Nick made his first professional appearance in 1979 as a blue coat entertainer at Pontins.
After Manwoods Nick read Drama & English at Kent University. He then spent two years
working in Stage Management before making his professional acting debut in the 1980
revival of the Whitehall farce Simple Spymen, directed by Brian Rix, and later went on to
play opposite Brian in Dry Rot in the West End. In 1982 he won the Perrier award at
Edinburgh with the revue group, Writers Inc. He has appeared in numerous West End and
provincial stage productions. He has also appeared in television and film productions
including Mr Lister in the BBC soap opera EastEnders as a recurring character; and
Carrott’s Live and Jackanory. He is also widely remembered for his Specsavers advert
and has been a pantomime dame every Christmas since 2000. In 2023 Nick can be seen
in Sky’s new comedy/drama Dreamland and the film Samaria, part of the Hakkan Nesser
Intrigo trilogy. On Radio Nick has made hundreds of recordings and was in three series of
Son of Clliche and In One Ear, which both won Sony awards for best comedy. His wife,
Lynette, sadly had a stroke in 2008 so he needed to stay at home for a while to look after
her (she has now fully recovered) so he wasn’t able to take acting work away from home.
As a result he started selling ice cream (scooped) from a bike. He loved it so much that he
kept doing it and now has the concession along the prom at Tankerton (Whitstable) where
you’ll find him every Summer.