Alistair Grove attended Shrewsbury School and went on to study Economics at Cambridge. He had two gap years (pre and post University) working and travelling in North America and Africa before joining Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers – ‘PwC’) in Bristol in 1979.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and spent 26 years with PwC (15 as a partner) working in their Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham and London offices primarily dealing with the restructuring, trading and sale of businesses going through change. Also, he managed a Midlands and South West regional division of PwC (7 offices, 175 employees) from 1999 until 2005 when he retired.
He has been a governor since 2013. He was a Kelly parent (Prep and Senior School) for 10 years and his interests include most sports (particularly cricket, rugby and golf), travel and financial and current affairs. Two black Labradors means a lot of walking on Dartmoor and in recent years he has walked the full length of Offa’s Dyke and Hadrian’s Wall with his eldest son. He is an ECB cricket coach and has managed Yelverton Colts sides for the last 8 years.