The main roles of an MPCT patron is to:

  • Visit MPCT College locations to meet staff and learners.
  • Attend Awards Ceremonies where possible.
  • Attend MPCT functions as a keynote speaker.

Patrons

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Major General M S White CB CBE JP, HM Lord-Lieutenant

Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, was born, raised and educated on the Island.

 

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Major General RJM Porter MBE FCMI

Major General Roddy Porter was educated at Sherborne School, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (where he read for a BA (Honours) degree in German and Medieval History). After 31 years in the British Army, he assumed the appointment of Director-General, The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), in October 2011.

 

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Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley's distinguished Military career spans over 40 years. Drawing upon his experience and knowledge gained, he has become an accomplished author, speaker and historian, having  written a total of 15 books, with three more due to be published this year.

 

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Charles Vere-Whiting

Charles Vere-Whiting was commissioned into The Royal Welch Fusiliers and during his early Regimental Duty served in various appointments in the UK, Northern Ireland, Canada, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Bosnia.

 

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Stephen Hughes

Stephen commanded Wales University Officer Training Corps. He has also held various staff appointments, including the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters, the Ministry of Defence, the former NATO HQ AFNORTH in Norway, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Army HQ. 

 

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Pat Denham OBE, Former Vice Principal & Deputy CEO of South Devon College

Pat was born in Solihull and went to school and university in the South East. Pat has taught in various schools and colleges in the South East and South West and in Neo Liosia, Athens, Greece. 

 

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Phil Jones, Director The Prince’s Trust Cymru

Phil joined the Legion in September 2012 after a 26 year career in the Armed Forces. His family hail from Lampeter and Llandullas, he was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire and attended Lord Williams's School, Thame, before being commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1986.

 

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John O'Brien

John O'Brien originally served ten years as a British Army infantry officer in various theatres around the World where operational circumstances shaped his approach to leading activities and inspiring others.

 

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Mrs Elizabeth Singer DL SRN

Liz was born and brought up in Hereford. She trained at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and is a qualified nurse.

 

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Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) J C St J KILMISTER R WELSH

Born in the British Military Hospital Benghazi, Libya in October 1959 where his father was a serving officer with 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment. He was educated at Eastbourne College.

 

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Caroline Ansell MP

Caroline is a former teacher and school inspector and the mother of three sons.  A Conservative activist for many years, Caroline was also a Meads Councillor on Eastbourne Borough Council, dealing with peoples’ problems, always endeavouring to maintain the best quality of life for local residents.

 

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Jonathan Poyner

Jonathon oversees Venue Operations, Corporate Services, Stage Technical, and Visitor Services to provide an exemplar customer experience and to deliver consistently high standards across the board at Wales Millennium Centre.

 

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Jayne James

Jayne James is a former BBC Wales newsreader, who joined the corporation at the age of 20 as a production secretary.  

 

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Major General David Wilson CB CBE

David runs his own consultancy company specializing in strategic leadership and crisis management.

 

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Colonel (Retired) Hugh Purcell, Chief Executive RFCA for Greater London

Hugh is CEO of the Greater London and the City Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Associations.

 

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Joy Kent

Joy Kent became Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg – the lead charity in Wales helping women achieve and prosper in the workplace – in 2013.

 

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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Colin Martin OBE FCMI Chartered MCIPD

I have been immensely impressed by the success and positive results of a college programme which serves to enthuse and inspire young people to develop their abilities and attributes to the full.

 

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The Reverend Philip Gullidge B.Sc., B.D., RAChD (ACF)

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Roy Noble OBE, DL, K.St.J.

Roy Noble is a native of Brynaman, Carmarthenshire, but has lived for many years in Aberdare.,where he was enticed by his wife Elaine. They have one son, Richard, and a dog, Dylan.

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Vivienne Burman

During my 40 years experience in secondary education it has always been very important to me that students achieve their full potential no matter what their capabilities.

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Clare Kynaston

I have been a mathematics teacher for 28 years, all of which have been spent at Stanwell School with the last six and a half years as Deputy Headteacher.

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