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Aldis, Arthur C W
1800s - extact date unknown
Inventor of the Signal Lamp, otherwise known as the Aldis Lamp. The lamp was a visual signaling device for optical communication (typically using Morse code) - essentially a focused lamp which can produce a pulse of light.

Ashley, Cedric
1954
Industrialist.

Bird, Alfred Frederick
c.1867
Chemist and food manufacturer, son of Alfred Bird, the inventor of Bird's egg-free custard powder and baking powder; proprietor of the family firm of Alfred Bird & Sons Ltd; MP for Wolverhampton West 1910-1922; Kt 1920, created Baronet 1922.

Brode, Andrew
1959
Executive Chairman, RWS Holdings plc (a leading patent translation and search company).

Brown, Frederick Herbert Stanley
1929
Kt (1967); Chairman, Central Electricity Generating Board (1965-1971).

Collins, J E H
1939
Chairman of the Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Ltd.

Docker, F Dudley

B 1862, industrialist, played cricket for Warwickshire; presented a boat to the Shackleton Polar Expedition of 1912, in which the party reached Elephant Island after their ship became stuck in the ice.

Ensor, Arthur Hinton
1907
Vice-Chairman, Lloyds Bank (1955-1963).

Evans, Russell W
1939
Managing Director and Chief Executive, Rank Organisation (1975).

Garraway, Brian P
1946
Chairman of Regulatory Board of Lloyd's insurance market.

Genders, John Elton
1933
Chief Personnel Executive for Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Ltd; Vice-President, Institute of Personnel Managers (1972-1974); chairman of the Central Committee of Help the Aged and of Brackenbridge House.

Goodman, Barney
1941
Co-founder of Mothercare.

Grierson, Duncan
1987
Entrepreneur; corporate lawyer; tennis blue at Cambridge (1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992) and Warwickshire county champion. He is the founder of a waste recycling and green energy company, Sterecycle (www.sterecycle.com).

Kington, Brian
1954
A long career with IBM, in their development laboratories and in their education and training operation and external relations with Education and Science; member of the Society of Industrial Liaison Officers; consultant in educational and business partnerships.

Laister, P
1946
Chairman and Chief Executive, Thorn EMI.

Lea, F M
1918
Kt 1966, on his retirement from the position of Director of the Building Research Station, which he held for 20 years.

Lomax, David
1954
Foreign Office, subsequently Chief Economist, National Westminster Bank.

Lucas, Oliver
1907
Grandson of Joseph Lucas, became a director and ultimately managing director of Joseph Lucas Ltd.

Maltby, Colin C
1969
First-ever OE President of the Oxford Union (1973); Banker: Chief Executive, Kleinwort Benson Management Ltd

Osborn, John
1962
Former CEO of Alexon Fashion Group, donor of a large number of Assisted Places for musicians at KES

Plenderleith, Ian
1961
Second Deputy Chairman, London Stock Exchange; Director of the Bank of England; former Deputy Governor of the South African Federal Reserve; former member of Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (1997-2002)

Pugh, Charles V.
1886
Industrialist and automobile pioneer. Founded Whitworth Cycle Co, which later merged with Rudge Cycle Co. Chairman of the Lanchester Engine Co (later the Lanchester Motor Co) from 1899. Also Chairman of the Atco motor mowers company

Quincey, James
1983
President of Coca-Cola Europe.

Ruddock, Sir Paul
1976
Chief Executive of the Hedge Fund, Lansdowne Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. Previously Sir Paul worked at Goldman Sachs and Schroders and was knighted in 2012 for services to the arts & philanthropy. Chairman of the V & A Museum and a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Has supported a number of charitable causes including the V & A Museum, British Museum and, of course, the 'Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre' at King Edward's. Read Law at Mansfield College, Oxford.

Scopes, Frederick
1911
Kt, Chairman of Solid Fuels Iron Works, Chairman of the Solid Smokeless Fuel Federation.

Street, Andrew
1981
Managing Director of the John Lewis Partnership (2007- ).

Walters, Peter
1949
Kt; Chairman or Chief Executive of Blue Circle Industries, BP, Midland Bank Holdings, Smith Kline Beecham, Glaxo Smith Kine and HSBC Holdings.

Williams, Peter
1992
Founder and Managing Director of the international clothing company, Jack Wills.