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From Pupil to Patron

RGS welcomes back alumnus as Honorary Patron

The Foundation was delighted that RGS alumnus and friend of the School, Fasha Mahjoor, has been appointed as an Honorary Patron to the RGS Worcester Family of Schools to reflect outstanding contribution to the success of the Schools over a significant period of time. Honorary Patrons provide expert advice and continued support to the Board of Governors and the Schools.

Fasha Mahjoor attended RGS (1967-72) as a Whiteladies Boarder and was appointed House Captain. Fasha went on to study Architecture before relocating to Los Angeles for his Masters Degree. His career path altered radically in 1982 when his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found Phenomenex, a company involved in research and manufacturing of separation sciences products, specifically chromatography. Fasha grew Phenomenex into a hugely successful global business, pioneering new ways of working and imbuing its culture with his philanthropic values. His leadership and support empowered employees to carry out charity work in their communities.

Fasha actively supports a wide range of charities around the world for which he was awarded the extremely prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2013. A passionate advocate for helping young people to achieve their potential, Fasha serves as a Trustee for the Outward Bound Trust. Fasha developed his lifelong passion for Rugby while playing on Flagge Meadow and he has maintained a keen interest in the School, returning regularly whenever he visits the UK. His extremely generous support for RGS Worcester over a number of years has benefited numerous pupils.

Fasha’s commitment to RGS was recognised by his appointment as an Honorary Patron in March 2021.

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Also appointed as an Honorary patron is former Governor, Sir Roger Fry CBE, in recognition of  his contribution to RGS. Sir Roger has a career in British education abroad, is President of the  Council of British International Schools and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He brings to RGS an international dimension and expertise in school governance and management.

Sir Roger stepped down from the Board of Governors of RGSW after 25 years of outstanding service in March 2021.

 

 

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