Meet The Committee

Richard Steedman

Club President

Richard attended the RHS at Barnton from 1975-1981 and read Computer Science and Electronics at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1985. Since then he has worked as a designer in the silicon microchip industry for firms in the UK and Canada. He enjoys choral singing and is a member of a number of Winchester-based choirs and also the BBC Symphony Chorus in London. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

Fraser Wright

Past Club President

Started at Jock’s Lodge in September 1972 and soon playing rugby for the JC1s coached by Neil Sutherland which culminated in playing for in the 1st XV in 1985. An enthusiastic cricketer as well who played briefly for the FP 2nd XI at this sport. I graduated from Edinburgh in 1989 with an M.A in Politics and Modern History before moving to London to work for the now defunct Central Office of Information and spent most of my career there with spells in advertising agencies and client advertiser trade bodies. I’m currently a Planning Director on Crown Commercial Service for Posterscope.

Valerie Peay

Past Club President

Valerie left the school in 1980 and has provided valuable input to the committee and helped with the planning of our events, in particular our September 2010 wine and tapas evening at Bacchanalia which was a big success with those attending.

Alex Prentice

Honorary Secretary

I was at the Royal High from 1966 to 1972 and I was very keen on sport. I played rugby for the 1st XV that won all of its matches in the 1971-72 season and I also played cricket for the 1st XI for three years. After school I studied at the LSE and then spent my working career in computing. I worked for BT for 25 years in a variety of roles until I retired in 2013. I now spend my time coaching the juniors at Hertford Cricket Club and acting as Secretary to the Royal High School Club in London. I am always keen to hear from any former pupils of the Royal High who live in the London area – they can contact me on 01992-554854 or email

Eric Steedman

Committee Member

Eric grew up near the RHS in Barton and attended in the late 70s/early 80s. He was active in the nascent computing club and was privileged to represent the school in several external competitions and events. Eric then studied maths at Cambridge before a career advising household name multinationals on the employee benefit plans they provide around the world. He has been based in Edinburgh, Stockholm, and now Surrey, where he enjoys on- and off-road cycling. Eric is a long-standing member of the London club.

Will Dunnett


Attended the school at Jocks Lodge, Regent Road and Barnton, before leaving in 1969 to read Physics at Heriot Watt University. Then joined British Rail’s graduate programme in Nottingham to train as a computer programmer. After working as a computer contractor in diverse locations such as New York, Paris, Luxembourg and Scunthorpe (it wasn’t all glamour), now retired and living in Guildford.

Paul Fleming

Former Club President

Paul attended the RHS at Barnton from 1997-2003 – he represented the 1st XV once or twice, but his sporting interests were mainly Ice-Hockey where he played for Edinburgh, Scotland and The University of Great Britain team. Paul read International Business at Heriot Watt and obtained a Law degree from The University of Edinburgh. He started a family business in 2009, and now works for an Asset Management firm in The City, London.