Sternians Committee


Chris Gibbs

1988-1995 Hazelveare

After leaving Lord Wandsworth, I studied languages (French & Spanish) at university and spent some time living in Bordeaux and Barcelona. I’ve spent the last 12 years working for some of the world’s largest Public Relations agencies and some of the world’s largest brands.

I live in Fleet with my wife Georgina and our two children. I love guitars and motorbikes and cycling.


Vice Chairman

John Bacon

John Bacon

1964-1970 Sutton

I was at LWC from 1964 to 1970, starting in Junior House when Oliver Tweedie-Stoddart was Housemaster, and then in Sutton House where Raymond Bacon (no relation) was in charge. In common with many of my era, LWC education included spud-picking, forestry, swimming in luxurious outdoor unheated pools, cross country, rugby, cricket  (3rd XI), hockey (a late developer in goal for Sutton through the house competition to get into the school 1st XI).

I studied Geography, Geology and Statistics at university before I moved from Bristol to London to join the Civil Service in the early 70s. A gradual shift towards computing led eventually to a move to the private sector joining IT company Hoskyns (now Capgemini) in 1994, where roles included Quality Manager and Service Delivery Manager across a range of clients. I was fortunate to be able to retire while still in good health (touch wood) a couple of years ago.

I am married to Frances and have a son and daughter and twin granddaughters.

Honorary Secretary



Chris Huffam

1965-1970 School

Chris left LWC in 1970 to become an accountant but then found himself in Sales & Marketing for a multinational. Chris runs a family business supplying personalised promotional, corporate & sports clothing and merchandise. Chris is married and lives in the New Forest. Daughter, Katie and son, James are both married and have presented Dad with several grandchildren. Chris has been on the Committee for over 12 years and is a strong supporter of LWC! Interests include Golf, DIY, Tennis and Camping.


 Bill Preece

1980-1984 Hazelveare

We are delighted that Bill has returned to the Committee.  Bill is married to Sarah and they have two children.








Bruce Buckland

Bruce Buckland

2001-2008 Summerfield

Bruce left LWC in 2008 to study architecture at the University of Kent. From there he went on to the University for the Creative Arts, gaining his Master’s in architecture in 2015. He has previously worked for Populous, Guy Hollaway Architects, AECOM, and currently works for AR Architecture in London. He was captain of canoeing at LWC and helped extensively with the DofE program when in the sixth form. He continues to pursue whitewater kayaking and mountain biking, and is a keen skiier. His main interests within the Sternians’ Association are around careers and business, and engaging with young Sternian leavers and graduates.



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Charlotte Greer-Read

2009-2011 Gosden

Charlotte is a former Foundation pupil who left LWC in 2011 to study English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, where she was awarded a first-class honours degree and a scholarship to complete a Shakespeare Masters. She has spoken on behalf of the Foundation at various events including The Foundation Dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground and the HMC & IDPE School Bursaries Conference and continues to show her support and appreciation of LWC through her position on the Sternians’ Association Committee.



Sean Edwards

1993-2000 Hazelveare

Trust fund Representative

Dudley Lewis

Dudley Lewis

1959-1966 School

Dudley is a solicitor and for many years was City Clerk for Bristol. Former president of Bristol Law Society and National Chairman of the Law Society’s. Local Government Group. Currently running his own legal training consultancy. Also involved in organisations like the Mary Rose Trust and Bristol Municipal Charities. Past Chairman of the Sternians.


Alumni Officer

Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly

Gill has worked for the Association since 2002 and has two sons who are Sternians. She handles all administration, organises events and edits the Sternian magazine. Gill is at the coalface of the Association always welcoming Sternians in person, by email or at the end of the phone.

Available in the Sternians Office Tuesday-Friday 08:00 – 18:00


Staff Liaison Member

Edward Walker

Edward joined Lord Wandsworth College in 1995. He teaches Business Studies and was Housemaster at Hazelveare from 1999 until 2010. Edward is a keen golfer, coaches hockey to both boys and girls and cricket and is also involved in the marketing and development of the College. He is married to Sue and has two sons, George and Ben who are both current pupils at LWC.


Independent Examiner


Ben Forman

1986-1993 School