Careers Day

Our Careers Day for G10 and G11 was a resounding success! As students were leaving the presentation this morning, comments could be heard such as "Such an amazing array of speakers" and "They gave me so much to think about!".

Our four speakers who spoke on careers in the fields of the Arts, Academia, Science and Business shared their educational and professional experiences with the students offering insights for them to consider as they make their own decisions regarding university studies and job possibilities. Our speakers were equally impressed with the students, describing their questions as thought-provoking and commenting on their maturity. 


Katherine Lebow

Katherine Lebow (Ph.D., Columbia University) is an associate professor of history at Oxford University (Christ Church), having previously taught in the U.S., U.K., Austria, and Hungary. Her teaching and research focus on the history of East Central Europe and 20th-century Poland. Lebow’s first book, Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949-56 (Cornell, 2013), won the Barbara Jelavich Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Her current research focuses on autobiographical writings by peasants and workers in 1920s-30s Poland and on narrative, testimony, and transatlantic social science in the first half of the 20th century.


Roberto Vanin

Roberto has a diversified career in R&D operating in different categories and geographies. Lately he has spent 8 years in Reckitt Benckiser developing the brand Vanish into a powerbrand and 6 years in Mars chocolate being lately the VP of R&D for AIME. Roberto has then joined Yildiz Holding in different International and Corporate role as VP of R&D. He joined SBFE in December 2015. Roberto has lived in 7 different countries around the world.

Roberto's educational background is with Laurea in Chimica Organica, Padua University (MS in Organic Chemistry )


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Todd Brock

Mr. Brock has nearly 30 years of experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods working for three Fortune 500 companies, Pfizer, Revlon and Clorox. Most currently he is the Clorox Vice President General Manager for AMEA – Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, ANZ, with overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of AMEA’s income statement. AMEA Clorox includes businesses in over 80 countries and 600+ employees. Mr. Brock has had ever increasing responsibilities with roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Supply and General Management. He has spent over half of his career working outside the United States, developing markets and business in Latin America, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Asia and ANZ. Todd holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Oregon and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.   He resides in London with his wife Jennifer and his son Evan is currently studying Coding and Environmental Science at Emory University in Atlanta GA, USA.


Susan Whiddington

Susan Whiddington is the founding director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a theatre education charity dedicated to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people and young people with special needs to attend outstanding theatre across London. Founded in 1997, Mousetrap Theatre Projects now runs 21 innovative access, creative learning and youth engagement programmes which enabled 15,000 young people to attend theatre, many for the first time, last year.