Founders’ Day this weekend will include whole-school Divisions and a special Chapel service and we are delighted to welcome our visiting Inspecting Officer and guest preacher in our tercentenary year.
The Inspecting Officer is Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE who will be accompanied by his wife Lady Mary (Marie) Burnell-Nugent.
Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent
Admiral Burnell-Nugent was a submariner and he has commanded ships and submarines at just about every level in the Royal Navy up to the Rank of 4 Star Admiral when he was Commander In Chief Fleet. He left the Royal Navy in 2008 and now runs Orchard Leadership.
Through Orchard Leadership, Admiral Burnell-Nugent is the International Strategic Advisor to Shell on Maritime Security, the Advisor on Maritime Security to the Oil Companies International Marine Forum, Strategic Advisor to Risk Intelligence, Senior Advisor to the leading investment banking boutique Evercore Partners and Advisor to the New York private equity investment firm JF Lehman & Co. He is a special advisor to Regester Larkin. He is also a Non-Executive Director of QinetiQ Group and Plymouth Marine Laboratory and is a Senior Fellow of the One Earth Future Foundation, through their work Oceans Beyond Piracy.
Specifically on leadership, he is advising Newton Europe on leadership development and application across the company. Also he has had opportunities with the EU, Dutch Multinationals, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Church of England and several Government Departments. He has also worked with Corven on leadership and management of change issues.
He is a member of the Kilfinan Group of Mentors for the charity sector, mentoring the CEO of a substantial national charity and is a regular contributor to The Windsor Leadership Trust. He is an ambassador for the HMS Alliance Appeal and a member of the fund-raising committee to replace the Sea Cadet flagship TS Royalist.
The guest preacher at the RHS 300 Founders’ Day Service is the Rev Mark Goodman.
Rev Mark Goodman
Mark was a pupil at the Royal Hospital School from 1974-81. After leaving school he read Political and Religious Thought at Lancaster University. Following graduation he worked as an actor, sold second-hand and antiquarian books and worked in prisoner rehabilitation. Between 1987-90 he read Theology at Nottingham University. After a curacy in Denton, Manchester, between 1990-93, he moved to Scotland to become Rector of Dalkeith and Lasswade in the Diocese of Edinburgh. During this time he became Synod Clerk of Edinburgh Diocese and Canon of Edinburgh Cathedral.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and Ethics of Communication from Edinburgh University and has a particular interest in writing and religious broadcasting. Since 2006 he has been Chaplain at the Stamford Endowed Schools in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Mark is married to Gwen and together they are parents of Peter (21), Alasdair (18) and Elspeth (14).