Many of our members have kindly offered to provide careers support to other members. This may be in the form of general advice, application assistance, sector-specific insights.
If you have not yet offered your support, please consider doing so, you have incredibly valuable experience for our resident and recent alumni members. This can be done by editing your profile after logging in.
A major part of Vincent’s Inspiring Sport Outreach is to engage with Alumni and Friends of Vincent’s to provide valuable insights for our Resident Members as they consider their next steps beyond the realms of Oxford.
In addition, our own Resident Members provide an inspiring mentor scheme to sixth form students applying to Oxford, sharing their own experiences and learnings.
2023’s Resident Member Mentoring begins with two speaker evenings to be held at the Club. If you would like to join in the Vincent’s Mentor speaker programme; please email the bursar at email@example.com.
Alan Pascoe MBE
On November 7th, we were very privileged to welcome Alan Pascoe MBE, one of the founding and driving forces of the British sports marketing industry and former Vice-Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Bid.
As an athlete, Alan was Commonwealth Games and European Champion in the 400m Hurdles and won Olympic 400m Relay Silver amidst a tally of nine medals at major championships.
He was a teacher at Dulwich College and a lecturer in physical education at Borough Road College, Isleworth before embarking on an industry-defining sports marketing career, beginning in television and later establishing Alan Pascoe Associates.
“APA” oversaw sports sponsorship across British sport as the industry leader and pioneer from athletics to rugby, motorsport, football and cricket becoming an international network of agencies that formed a major part and heritage of today’s Octagon and Fast Track.
Alan was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1975 New Year Honours for services to athletics, and received an honorary doctorate from Brunel University in 1997.
On November 14, Richard Dudley (Exeter), former Greyhounds Captain and Global Head of Climate Strategy at Aon, will be visiting Vincent’s to share insights and highlights from his career.
Richard left Exeter College in 1992 with his degree in PPE. After an abortive attempt to enter the forestry industry, he joined a city based insurance brokerage firm. His career in the insurance and reinsurance industry has taken him from client management and business production through team, divisional and board leadership roles. He works for leading global professional services firm Aon.
Having run their wholesale and speciality business in London, two years ago he moved to his current role as Global Head of Climate Strategy. The risk transfer capital markets play a critical role in de-risking investments across the economy.
The focus in his role is to ensure the delivery and development of existing and new solutions to drive further and faster deployment of capital into both technologies that will deliver a low carbon economy, and risk mitigation strategies to improve resilience against the changing climate.
Richard also sits on the Council of Lloyd's, the body responsible for governing the Lloyd's international (re)insurance market in London.
If you have any questions about the mentoring scheme or the careers events offered by the Club, don't hesitate to get in touch with our careers secretary, Charlotte, at firstname.lastname@example.org.