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Petreans

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LEAVERS 1955-1959

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Dr Richard Arnot (M59) is a successful rural general surgeon at Lismore, New South Wales.  He flies his own plane and his autobiography was published in 1998.  His brothers: Tim lives in Hilton, Natal and Nick lives in Somerset, UK. Richard originally practised medicine in the UK but moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  There he was in the wrong place at the wrong time when two nurses fell to their deaths from the balcony of his flat during a party.  He and his wife were held in prison while being investigated for murder in a country that invokes the death penalty.  They were cleared, but sentenced to be flogged for "social crimes."  Mercifully this was not carried out.  Richard has borne this burden and the attendant international media attention with great dignity and ABC TV did a program in 2000 on his ordeal.   http://www.abc.net.au/austory/transcripts/s141180.htm

Richard Arrowsmith, (P59), is still alive and kicking. Living in Bulawayo, running his own scaffolding company


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Robin Barnes (F59) qualified as a chartered secretary and is Financial Director of City Printing Works in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colin Black (G 59) a founder member of the school in 1955 died in America in 2005 of brain cancer.  He left Rhodesia in the '70s and went to South Africa where he worked for Cummins Diesel.  This job took him to the UK, then to the USA.


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Roy Cheesman (M59) owned a pharmacy in Cape Town for many years which he sold in 1995 and is enjoying an active retirement. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anthony Cross (E59) who was a founder of the school, farms in Ireland.


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Michael Fane (G59) was working as a civil engineer for Wimpey on the development of the Faslane Submarine base in Scotland when we last heard from him years ago.  He has also worked in the West Indies.

Rob Filer (P59) owns Roejay Equipment in Johannesburg which is involved in reducing wear in vehicle components.  Rob finished his education at Falcon, so must have divided loyalties at the annual rugby match.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Fischer (G58) lived for 11 years in the UK, Brazil for 6 years and finally settled in Indianapolis with his wife Janet and grown up "kids".  Peter's sisters Sally and Amanda still live in Harare.


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David Gadiel (E57) came from Eagle as a founder of the school.  He was initially an academic in South Africa, New Zealand, Britain and Australia but has lived for many years in Australia, mostly in Sydney where he now resides.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Gemmill (E59) is a director of the Zim listed company, TZI, and chairman of its Audit Committee.  He has had a long and distinguished career in business in London, where he lives.


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Paul Harrington (G59) is an accountant with a Johannesburg firm that deals in eye care products.

Allan Hill (P59) was last reported to be working as an engineer in Botswana.

Rupert Hill (P59) farms in New South Wales.

Mike Honey (P58) a founder of the school and first Head Boy, was with Alcan in Montreal, but changed direction establishing a boutique headhunting firm in Calgary, O’Callaghan Honey McKay.  This was acquired by Korn/Ferry in 2000 and Mike is now the head of the Korn/Ferry Calgary office.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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Terry Keeler (F59) "a founder of Founders" who completed his education at Churchill has had a varied career including two years in Zambia, two years at Rhodes University training for the Ordained Ministry, working as a journalist in South Africa and the UK, doing a degree in Computer Science and Law at Keele University, Staffordshire followed by an LL.M, lecturing in law for two years at Staffordshire and Derby universities, and working for a software company in his home town, Woking, UK.  He is back working for The Independent and writing a book on the break-up of the Central African Federation.  Terry is married with a daughter.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Tony Lane (E59) was "in the steel boatbuilding business as well as running a property development project in Rugby, UK"  but moved to Crete in 2002.


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Anthony McKay (G59) read for the bar in London. He died after a long illness in 1972.

John McMillan (E59) a founder of the school in 1955, worked for Costain Africa, and was still living in Zimbabwe when he last checked in.

Ronnie Mendelsohn (P58) lives in Melbourne, Australia.  He finished his schooling at Mount Pleasant and studied at UCT.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Jim Neil (P59) played first division hockey in Scotland and was last reported to be the assistant director of Estates and Buildings at the University of Edinburgh.

Pat Normand (M59) died in 1967.  His widow is remarried to John Davidson and was Headmistress of Peterhouse Girls.


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We are sad to report the death in 2009 of Nic Pickard (M59) who will be long remembered as a member of the band Holy Black doing vocals, guitar, keyboards & trumpet.  He wrote an African rock opera "Nongawuza" with John McBeth before moving to Australia where Holy Black was in residence for a year at Whiskey-A-Go-Go, reputedly the biggest night club in the southern hemisphere.  Nic returned to Salisbury and in addition to be very active at REPS became a successful producer, later running a studio of his own in Johannesburg, writing jingles and television theme music.

David Pinder-Brown (G59) who ran PB Motors in Harare and was a keen cyclist going off to Cape Town for the Argus every year, sadly died from cancer in 2005.  His widow Eileen is an active runner and completed the Comrades Marathon in 2006.

Peter Pinder-Browne (E59) lives in Bavaria and is married to a German girl.  They have three grown-up children.  Peter is a consultant in the clothing industry and travels all over Europe. +49-8372-2997  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Prentice (E50s) lives at Mazowe and has set up Umsasa Lodges on the family farm offering the traveller affordable rates and true country hospitality.  www.umsasa.com  His son Nick Prentice (E94) finished a Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) at James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia and returned to Zimbabwe in 1999 to establish an aquaculture project at the farm as well.


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Lance Reynolds (F59) a founder of the school, is married with 5 children and lives in Harare "where he operates companies involved in property and tourism".

Colin Rogers (M59) is married, lives in Vancouver and retired in 1998 as a partner of KPMG. He wrote in 2006 : "Although I officially retired in 1998 I have been actively involved in my own consulting business which deals with Turnaround Management situations for companies that are having financial and management difficulties.  I still spend several months a year in Maui, Hawaii where I own property and am active in local issues.  All my family are now resident in Canada as a result of the Zimbabwe Government’s land acquisition program which impacted my daughter and son in law who were farming in the in the Marondera/Wedza district until early 2000.  At this time I have a son and daughter and three grandchildren ages 14, 12 and 6."  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Michael Sant (55) a founder of the school lived in Lusaka ,Zambia wrote in 2009:  "At the end of each term I boarded the old DC3 rattler to return home to start the school holidays on our property at Leopard Hill outside of Lusaka.  With the winds of change occurring in central Africa generally the whole family pulled up stumps and migrated to Australia and Melbourne became home.  Joined a Melbourne advertising agency J. Walter Thompson as a media planner which was the start of a 35 year career in ad agencies working in various International ad agencies in London (6 years) then Sydney to Hong Kong (7 years)then back to Sydney.  I live in Sydney where 15 years ago I started my own publishing business Goodhealth Publications publishing health & lifestyle consumer magazines and several doctors clinical journals.  Our 2 web sites are www.heartwise.com.au and www.ghpmedical.com.au.  My sporting passion has been cricket which I still play in our local ‘golden oldies’ comp.  When I lived in the UK I was lucky enough to play minor county cricket for Buckinghamshire. Married with 2 children we live in the northern beaches suburb of Seaforth.  Love to hear from any Petrean especially of my vintage".   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ashwin Shingadia (P59) lives in Ottawa and is a consultant economist to the Canadian Government.


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John Thelwall (F59) "a founder of Founders" was working as a design engineer in the UK when he last checked in some years ago.

 

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