Waldorf Alumni

Waldorf education opens up a world of opportunities, empowering young people to thrive and make a difference in the world.

Waldorf pupils are encouraged to be and think for themselves. The interdisciplinary curriculum (incorporating all the subjects of the national curriclum), develops a wide range of skills and knowledge across maths, science and the arts. Pupils are given time and space to find their own path and excel in a wide range of jobs and professions – from doctor to musician, from teacher to scientist, from artist to policy maker, from chef to engineer. Known especially for their creative and inventive thinking, curioisity and ability to work with others. Waldorf pupils have impact.

Professor of Biological Chemistry

James McCullagh is Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Facility. He leads a multidisciplinary team exploring fundamental biochemical processes and developing biotechnology innovations across cancer metabolism, anti-microbial resistance and early detection of disease. James gained a D.Phil. at Oxford University and is author of over 140 research publications and several books.

CEO of NGO International Alert

Nic Hailey is CEO of NGO International Alert. He was formerly UK High Commissioner to Kenya: Director General of Transformation with the UK Foreign Office and Deputy Ambassador to Kabul. He gained an MA in English Language and Literature with Cambridge University.


Rebeca Gonçalves works with the European Space Agency and the International Space University, focusing on commercialization and innnovation for human and robotic space exploration. She read Biology, gaining a First Class Hons Degree at Bristol University, and a Masters degree in Astrobiology with Wageningen University.

Composer and Musician

Nicholas Korth has been Principal Horn Player BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and is a commissioned composer working with natural harmony.

PhD student

Adam Henderson is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, currently researching the carbon impacts of changes within the energy system. He gained a Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems following a First from UEA in Energy Engineering,

Retail CEO

Sulaika Weihs is the founder of STIL Lifestyle luxury boutique and also a volunteer fundraiser for UNHCR, where she uses her commercial expertise to bring together the power of fashion for good with Hollywood to support refugees.

Prosper Policy Team

Dr Sophie Brett is part of the Prosper Policy Team, bringing people together from government, business, and civil society for a prosperous and sustainable Scotland. She previously used her environment and resource policy expertise for the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. She is passionate about creating a circular and sustainable Scotland.

Sustainability consultant

Sustainability consultant Eller Everett is currently carrying out a PhD in regenerative business with Northumbria University. B corp trained and currently training to be a Carbon Literacy and CSRD trainer, she cofounded Iknyte, a platform for sharing practical sustainable solutions. Eller has a First Class Hons BSc Psychology at Stirling and PGCert Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy with Bradford University.


Adam Buick’s ceramic work is included in the V&A’s permanent collection. Acclaimed by the Crafts Council, Adam uses the pure jar form as a canvas to map his observations of the landscape, creating unique pieces that have presence and provide a sense of place.


Dan Patrick Hipkin FRSA leads a team of award-winning creatives within TEA films. Their video work in the world of Music and Film Promos have led to collaborating with BBC Introducing, Spotify, Hugo Boss, Fender, Comic Relief and NSPCC.

Rally Driver

Ruairi Bell was one of the youngest drivers in the British Rally Championship 2022. He won the Junior British Rally championship Fiesta prize 2019 and a scholarship to the junior world Rally in 2020. He deferred a university place at London School of Economics and drove for the Inspira Rally Team.


Adam Kes Hipkin FRSA is the co-founder of TEA films Ltd. Their award-winning work creating Shorts, Documentaries and Live Dance & Theatre Capture has been widely featured, including on BBC, MTV, National Theatre and Picturehouse Cinemas.

Sustainability professional

Maria del Mar Rojas is a sustainability professional transforming organisations through her expertise in partnerships, project management and strategy. She’s made impact to food systems with Compass at Google and used her business and carbon foot-printing expertise to make real world change with the Climate Group.


Matt Rene is a multi award-winning director and producer, with projects across high end drama, comedy, children’s, entertainment, factual and reality. His work features on BBC, MTV, C4 and Netflix and includes the BAFTA winning, family drama series, Lovely Little Farm for Apple TV+.

Investment Specialist

Jon-Francis Forward’s expertise in Environmental Assessment, Planning, Consents & Development delivers complex EIA Schemes Onshore and Offshore, developing major Renewable Energy schemes and facilitating the transition to a Net Zero Economy. Jon read Geography at Durham University gaining a First Class Hons BSc and winning Durham University’s two year Laidlaw Research & Leadership Scholarship.