It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Chris Nicolle, member of Benenden Governing Council.
An Oxford graduate in law, Chris had a distinguished career as a commercial lawyer before moving into investment banking where he advised on a diverse range of transactions in corporate finance, property finance and the real estate sector.
Chris joined Governing Council in 2017 with no prior connection to Benenden. In addition to his main duties as a governor he was an active member of the Estates Committee, playing an important role in the oversight of the new School Hall and Music School project and other estates-related matters.
He brought a detailed and forensic lens to everything he considered and was a robust and lively contributor to all matters of governance. His commitment to the School was evident in all he did for us. He will be sorely missed both professionally and personally by all who were fortunate enough to work with him.
Chris leaves a wife Monica and son Edward who is also a current undergraduate at Oxford University.