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Martin Slumbers OL has been appointed as Chair of Governors of Lancing College, having been a member of the Governing Body since 2008. He is a former Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and a Deputy Chair of the Governing Body. Mr Slumbers succeeds Dr Harry Brünjes who is stepping down in August 2019 after 10 years in the role.

Brighton-born Martin attended Lancing College between 1973 and 1978. During his time at the College he was a keen sportsman, representing the school in Athletics, Cross Country and Squash. In the Sixth Form he was appointed a Prefect and Head of House.

After gaining a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham, Martin qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in investment banking.

He spent 12 years working for Salomon Brothers International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial Officer in Asia and then Europe. In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and served in a number of senior executive roles, including Global Head of Investment Banking Operations in 2006, and Global Head of Global Business Services in the following year.

In a combination of his sporting interests and business acumen, in 2015 Martin was appointed Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Taking up his new role at Lancing College, Martin said “My time as a pupil at Lancing College prepared me very well for life; it also gave me the foundation for the skills needed for my corporate life. Over the last 10 years I have greatly enjoyed being part of the Governing Body, and to be elected as the next Chair is deeply humbling and a true honour. I will continue to support Head Master Dominic Oliver and his outstanding team, and ensure that pupils, both current and future, benefit from the world class educational and personal development programme that Lancing College delivers.”