RGS: Changing Lives since 1675...

Our Governance

The Foundation Board


Chair: Mark Elsey
RGS 1974-1978

Mark’s son and daughter both attended RGS and the family connections with the school are extensive: Mark met his wife, Jacqueline, while at RGS; his father and father in law also both attended the school.

Mark is a partner at Ashurst and is ranked as a tier one infrastructure lawyer in the Chambers legal directory as a leading individual for infrastructure in the 500 legal directory.

In his spare time Mark is also on the board of Governors here at RGS and is an active member of Old Reigatian RFC and Reigate Heath GC.

Vice Chair: Marc Benton
RGS 1982-1990

In 1995, Marc entered oil and gas investment banking and joined Kleinwort Benson as a Graduate Trainee based in London and then Moscow. In 1998, Marc joined Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in a similar role in London before relocating to Hong Kong in 2004. Marc returned to the UK to live in Reigate in 2014 and his current role is Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil & Gas Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank.

Marc is married with two children, both of whom are currently at RGS. His interests include travel and golf and combines his Vice Chair role on the Foundation Board with being a Governor of RGS.

Vice Chair: Nick Weber
Current RGS Parent


RGS gave me the superb education my parents could not have afforded. I’ve never forgotten that... So I decided to give a bursary to a first year student and I hope it gives her some of the opportunities RGS gave to me.

Andrew Sullivan (RGS 1974-1981)

The lessons learned in those RGS years were certainly formative in terms of teamwork, resilience and lifelong learning.

Iain McLean (RGS 1971-1974)

Maybe if I had not had the opportunities and encouragement from RGS my life would have followed another path. Those days seem many miles away now but I will never forget my five happy years there.

Laurie Reed (RGS 1948-1953)