Who's Who in Hertfordshire 2009
PUBLISHED: 14:05 24 July 2010 | UPDATED: 15:51 20 February 2013
Getting into the big red Who's Who book is something of an achievement. Publishers A&C Black give us a glimpse inside the 2009 edition
WHO'S Who has been highlighting the country's achievers for more than 160 years. It is a massive tome that contains the biographies of more than 33,000 noteworthy and influential individuals in the UK and worldwide.
Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire are not short of their fair share of entrants from all walks of life, including the arts, business and finance, the church, the civil service, education, entertainment, sport, government, the law, the media, medicine, professional institutions, science and the trade unions. Here we highlight 50 of the top achievers from across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, as well as giving you the chance to get a copy of the book at a special Archant Life discount.
Derek John BULMER
Editor, Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide since 1996. Born 1950, married, two children.
Assistant Manager, White Horse Inn, Hertingfordbury, 1992-94. Editor, Main Cities of Europe since 1998;
Eating Out in Pubs since 2005, FRSA 2008. Interests include wine, musical theatre, photography.
Betty Daphne CALLAWAY-FITTALL MBE
Skating trainer. Born 1928, twice married. Started teaching Richmond Ice Rink. Coach of the Year Award 1980, former pupils; Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean. President British Ice Teachers' Association, skating consultant Slough Ice Arena. Likes music, water-skiing, gardening.
Brian Thomas COULSHED
Headmaster, Parmiter's School in Garston since 1993. Born 1950, married, two sons. Assistant teacher then Head of Year, Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead, 1972-79; Deputy Headmaster, Goffs School, 1986-92. Publications include: The History of the Parmiter's Estate Foundation, 1997. Interests include cricket, football, rugby.
Prof. Ian Richard CRUTE PhD
Director Rothamsted Research since 1999. Born 1949, married, two daughters. BCPC Research Leader. Awarded BCPC medal. Head, Crop and Environment Protection Department and Plant Pathology Department, 1993-95, Director, 1995-99. Likes gardening, golf, walking, theatre.
Dulcie Winifred Catherine (Dulcie Gray) DENISON CBE
Veteran British actress of stage and screen, playwright and author. Born 1915, married to the late actor Michael Denison CBE in 1939. Interests include swimming and butterflies. Lives in Amersham.
Playwright, novelist and, as Raymond Dyer, actor-director. Acted in 230 plays. Born 1928, married with three sons. Interests are amateur music and carpentry. Lives in Gerrards Cross.
Chief Executive, National House-Building Council since 1997. Born 1951, married, two children. Educated Universities of Kent and London. Joined SEEDA in 2004. Chairman of London Thames Gateway UDC. Enjoys family life. Lives in Amersham.
Chief Executive, Westminster Foundation for Democracy since 2003. Born 1947, married, four sons. Head of Social Services Department, RNID, 1974-78; Director National Marriage Guidance Council, 1987-95; Chief Executive, Commonwealth Institute 1997-2002. Likes challenging projects. Lives St Albans.
David Michael GAUKE
MP (C) Hertfordshire South West since 2005. Born 1971, married, two sons. Educated Chester College of Law. Trainee solicitor and solicitor, Richards Butler, 1995-98; admitted, 1997; solicitor, Macfarlanes, 1999-2005. Enjoys cricket, football, walking, reading, family.
Jason Mark Conrad GISSING
Co-Founder, Finance Director and Marketing Director, Ocado.com, since 2000. Born 1970, married, two children. Investment banking analyst then fixed income trader, Goldman Sachs, 1992-2000. Interests include tennis, skiing, football, yoga, history, and family.
The full list of this years entries for Hertfordshire can be found in this month's Hertfordshire Life magazine, available in shops now