Officers of the Committee: 

Ling Stephens - 1982-1984


Ling Stephens (nee Chiang) completed her A-Levels at Ipswich School between 1982-1984. she followed her brother to the school, thus continuing a long family association. She graduated with an MA in Economics from Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Ling has since worked in a number of roles across the banking, insurance and media sectors in the UK, is a qualified accountant, and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales. Ling has managed European equity investment funds and worked as a Financial Controller. Her core experience is in internal audit, where she has led audit teams in the banking, insurance and media sectors. Currently Ling is Head of Audit for Digital and Telephone Banking at Lloyds Banking Group. Ling is married with two children and lives in Surrey. Outside of the work, she is a keen football fan and plans many of the family holidays in the Alps for scenery, good food and skiing.

John Graham 1947 - 1954

Vice President

George Finch - 1997-2011

Junior President

George left the school in 2011 after attending for 14 years and has recently returned to Suffolk after graduating from university, where he is now working for a global container shipping line. Much of his spare time is taken up sailing in various locations around the United Kingdom, although he does find the time for cycling and occasionally dancing! George is thoughtfully looking into the possibility for establishing an OI Sailing Event. He is very keen for other OIs who share the same desire to come forward!

Nick Ranson - 1996 - 2012

Junior Vice President

Sally Webber – 1993-1995


Sally specialises in food and agriculture policy and advises a member of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Select Committee, and the Shadow Defra frontbench team in Parliament. She has worked at the RSPB and Defra, where she was Specialist Adviser to the Secretary of State and covered food and agriculture for Hilary Benn. She lives in Suffolk with her husband, and their two sons.


Vice Chairman

Clare Lock - 1993 - 1995


After Amberfield, Clare (nee Warnes) studied for her A Levels at Ipswich School. Then, with the offer of a Short Service Limited Commission in the Royal Signals, she attended Sandhurst. However, after postings in Germany and York, a serious sky-diving accident led to a medical discharge. Clare then qualified in Management Science at Loughborough and now, with an MBA, is Business Services Director of an aluminium castings manufacturer in Hadleigh. Married to a beef farmer, and proud mum of 4 year-old twins, in her spare time Clare runs her own business, The Suffolk Hat Company, making hats and fascinators to hire or buy.

Steve Runnacles


John Ward - 1970-1975

Social Secretary

Clare Lock

OI News and Journal Editor

John Caudle - 1959 - 1970

Representative on the Governing Body

Committee Members

To retire end 2016

Benson Ho - 1986-1993

Benson left school in 1993, the year John Blatchly retired as Headmaster.  Benson spent seven years as a full time resident at Westwood.
Before starting his own business earlier this year, Benson spent 16 years at British Telecommunications, in various roles managing the portfolio of products and services in the Retail arm of the business serving the global corporate, SME and the consumer markets.  In his time at BT, he led many cutting edge technological developments and market leading propositions including the fibre broadband development and the evolution of the TV service – BT Vision. Benson has a young family and currently resides in Hadleigh, Suffolk with wife Catherine, and their son Ciaran and daughter Georgie. Outside of family and work, he is a keen cyclist and is the treasurer of his local club – Hadleigh Cycling Club.

James Davey - 1966 - 1977

Tom Edwards - 2004 - 2011

To retire end 2017

Martin Holland - 1986-1992

After leaving the school Martin studied history at The University of Birmingham. Shortly after University he went into business with another OI, Tony Harris. Their main business, Christchurch Property Co. has now been running for over 15 years. At School Martin captained both the rugby and cricket first teams and his involvement in sport continues particularly as Vice President of Ipswich Rugby Club and President of Copdock & Old Ipswichians Cricket Club. He is looking forward to working on the OI committee, particularly in relation to sport. Martin still lives in Ipswich with his wife Faye and daughter Matilda.

Chris Warnes - 1982 - 1992

To retire end 2018

Bob Clayton

Bob studied Physical Education and Physical Science at Loughborough University after which he was, in 1975, appointed as a PE teacher at Ipswich school (replacing George Notcutt). He was primarily a gymnast and rugby player, but soon became master of all. Bob is am married with two children, Stephen and Nicky, who were both educated at Ipswich school. Both live in the Ipswich area. Bob had a very busy career at Ipswich, running the PE and Games departments along with a successful CCF Contingent. Bob retired from full time teaching in 2012 but still coaches games on a part time basis. Bob said, "I look forward to making an active contribution to the OI Club and seeing as many past students as possible in the forthcoming events throughout the year."

Trevor Woods - 1950 - 1953

Florence Milner - 2006 - 2008


Nicholas Weaver


James Mansfield

London Dinner Secretary

Lindy Hacker

Development Manager


Guy Main - 1969 - 1979


After having a go at film-making and sail-making, Guy has spent the majority of his working life in the shipping business. He was first a shipbroker, and, for the last fifteen years, has put his commercial experience to good use in the world of maritime law. He has travelled widely in the Far East and Indian sub-continent, and lived for a while in Hong Kong and Geneva. His passions away from work – “and so my real joys” - are his wife, Helen, three children (either at Ipswich School or OIs), sailing and music.

Richard Hudson 1974 - 1981

OI Sports Liaison

Richard was at Ipswich School from 1974 to 1981 before studying Engineering at Cambridge. He then spent 12 years working for Ernst & Young in London and Sydney, Australia. More recently, he has worked for a number of professional or technology consulting companies including Smart421 Ltd, headquartered in Ipswich, where he is currently their Finance Director. Richard adds, “I am married to Corinna, and have 3 teenage sons, the two youngest of whom are at Ipswich School. They think the running and triathlons I enjoy are verging on insanity but we are all very happy to watch some rugby together.”