Alex Gill left Derby Grammar School in 2003. He studied Geography at Newcastle University and is now Managing Director at CBRE, a global full-service real estate services and investment organisation.

“My time at Derby Grammar School provided a well-balanced and well-rounded education. It wasn’t simply about a set of grades and academic achievements, the wider social, sporting and philanthropic elements meant that I was already prepared for university. These were skills that continued to help me as I moved from education into working life.

Favourite memory: all favourite memories involved extra-curricular activities. The chance to play competitive rugby and cricket, and activities such as Duke of Edinburgh and Young Enterprise were all fantastic distractions from the classroom.”

Alex Gill
Alex Gill