Committee Members

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The Old Russellians Committee is made up of 10 Old Russellians who meet once per term with 2 or 3 representatives from the current school. If you would like to be invited to join the committee or participate in organising O.R. events please let us know.

The Old Russellian Committee 

Chairman: Adrian Edwards

(At School 1969-1976)
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Adrian was an Oxford House and School Prefect in the Sixth Forms and ran the CCF Signals Unit 1973-1976. He studied Animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design from 1977-1980 and was working in London as an Animation Director in the Media and Advertising Industry until 2017. 


Treasurer: Nigel Reed

At Royal Russell 1965 - 1976 in Roberts/Oxford House

Secretary: Ian Walsh

(At School 1973-1975)

Still in contact with circa 200 ORs from 1970s.


Committee Member: Brian Angel

(At school 1938-1947)
Brian was a pupil at the Warehousemen, Clerks & Drapers' School from 1937 to 1947 at Russell Hill Purley and Ballards, Addington. He is the son of Old Russellian Kathleen Dowdell (1907 to 1916) and Leslie Angel, former head boy of Royal Commercial Travellers' School. He was admitted as 'necessitous' boarder to Russell Hill kindergarten aged 6. He went on to be a twice Art Prize winner and St Andrew's House prefect. Brian has been on the O.R. committee since 1959 and was editor/designer of the "Russellian" for nine years. He is currently creative director for international contemporary art fairs in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong and is a Freeman of the City of London.


Committee Member: Colin Cameron

Former student 1975 - 1983 in St Andrews House.

Committee Member: Kemal Chaudhri

(At School 1967-1974)
Kemal joined the OR committee in April 2008.

Committee Member: Rob Fisher

(At School 1996-2002)
Rob was a school School Prefect while at Royal Russell and Company Sergeant Major of the Combined Cadet Force from 2001-2002. He has returned to help out with CCF since 2005.


Committee Member: Charles Froy

(At School 1992-1998)
Charles was in St Andrew's House and become Head of House in his final year. Charles has retained his links to the school by never leaving! He helps to manage the swimming pool and sports hall lettings, and he is a member of the CCF staff.  He joined the OR committee in 2006.


Committee Member: Aazim Ihsam

At Royal Russell 2005-2012 and a member of Madden House.  


Committee Member: Danny O'Rourke

At Royal Russell 2015-2017 and a member of Madden House.

Committee Member: John Piggin

(Staff at Royal Russell School 1974-2013)

John was Head of History, Director of MUN and Housemaster of Cambridge House, until retiring in the summer of 2013.


Committee Member: James Strudwick

Former student at Royal Russell 2003 - 2013 and a member of Madden House.


Royal Russell School Staff supporting The Old Russellians

To help the Old Russellians' Society and provide a point of focus at the School, the School has funded two part-time appointments:  Old Russellians Correspondent, Julia Powell, and Membership Secretary, Vicky Rees.

O.R. Correspondent: Julia Powell

Julia joined Royal Russell School in 1970 as Head of Girls PE. During her time in school she was Housemistress of South House, Tutor in Crispin and St Andrews and Housemistress of St Andrews in her final year. Since retiring in 2005 she has been the Old Russellian Correspondent.


O.R. Secretary: Vicky Rees

Vicky started working at Royal Russell in 2017