Our Patrons

Lord Camoys
Lord Camoys’ main career was in banking. He was General Manager/Director of National Provincial and Rothschild (London) Ltd. in 1968, and Managing Director of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank Ltd. in 1969. After the purchase of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank by American Express in 1975, he was named CEO and Managing Director of Amex Bank Ltd, 1975–77, and Chairman between 1977–78. Lord Camoys was Managing Director of Barclays Merchant Bank from 1978–84, and Executive Vice-Chairman from 1984–86.
Don Maclean
Don MacleanEntertainer
Don Maclean has been in showbusiness for over 40 years appearing on stage, screen & radio. He first came to the attention of the general public through his appearances in ‘CRACKERJACK’ and the ‘BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW’ which he hosted for three years on TV and five years on stage.
Sir Thomas Farmer
Sir Thomas FarmerCVO, CBE, KCSG, FRSE, DL
Sir Tom Farmer was born in Leith, Edinburgh in 1940 and is one of seven children brought up in a devoutly Catholic family. He lives in Edinburgh with Anne, his wife of 48 years. They have one daughter, one son and four grandchildren.

Sir Tom’s present appointments are: Non-Executive Director of Scottish Power and Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Steve Coogan
Steve CooganActor, Comedian, impressionist, writer & producer.
Steve Coogan began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions. While working with Armando Iannucci on The Day Today and On the Hour, Coogan created his most developed and popular character, Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality.
Malcolm McMahon
Malcolm McMahonArchbishop of Liverpool
Malcolm McMahon was born in London, the second of three brothers and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology before working for London Transport. In 1976, he decided upon an ecclesiastical career and joined the Dominican Order. Making his religious profession in December 1977, McMahon studied philosophy at Blackfriars, Oxford and theology at Heythrop College. He was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Basil Hume on 26 June 1982.
Mr Peter Coates
Mr Peter CoatesChairman of Stoke City Football Club and Bet365
Peter Coates was born in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, the youngest of 14 children. His father was a miner and had a keen interest in football, where they regularly attended Stoke City’s Victoria Ground. Coates signed for the club on amateur terms in the 1950s, but admitted he was “not quite good enough” to make it as a professional, instead he went on to play for local non-league sides Goldenhill Wanderers and Kidsgrove Athletic. Peter is now Chairman of Stoke City FC.