Board of Directors
All administrative costs of the MCF are separately funded, and 100% of donors’ gifts go directly to support the College. The Directors volunteer their time and receive no compensation or reimbursement.
Mr Robert Chartener - Chairman
Mr Robert Chartener (1982), is Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Source, which is the largest US provider of support and advisory services for private foundations. He is also chairman of Human Touch LLC, a leading provider of innovative wellness products. During his career he has served in a variety of operating, financial, and investment roles in the US and overseas. -
Mr Chartener enjoys serving on several non-profit boards. He is a trustee and secretary of Cardigan Mountain School, a director of The Whitehead Foundation, and a member of the Finance Committee of the National Cathedral in Washington. He founded Magdalene in America over a decade ago to strengthen relations between Magdalene College and its members in North America.
He earned an A.B. degree from Princeton University, an M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University. Robert is a Fellow-Commoner of Magdalene College.
Mr Geoffrey Craddock - Vice-chairman
Mr Geoffrey Craddock (1977), is Chief Risk Officer at MassMutual based in New York. In his role, Mr Craddock is responsible for driving a holistic risk management approach across MassMutual and its subsidiaries, managing operational and reputational risks while setting the strategic priorities of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function.
Prior to joining MassMutual in 2017 Mr Craddock was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of OppenheimerFunds, establishing and leading their risk management and asset allocation function after the global financial crisis, enhancing their governance structure and facilitating execution of strategic initiatives.
Mr Craddock holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a BA/MA from the University of Cambridge.
The Honourable David Brigstocke - Treasurer
Mr David Brigstocke (1971), served as the Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. Mr. Brigstocke served as Chief Financial Officer of JP Morgan Asset Management.
Mr Brigstocke qualified in the UK as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has an M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an M.Sc. in Management Science from Imperial College, London.
Dr Jason Hafler
Dr Jason Hafler (2006), is currently the Director of Investments at Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures (SGBV), based in Cambridge, MA. Previously, Dr Hafler worked in the early stage biotech community in Boston for several firms including RaNA Therapeutics, Atlas Venture and Flagship Ventures.
Dr Hafler earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge studying molecular genetics and immunology. He graduated with honours from Bowdoin College with a concentration in biomedical sciences and visual art, where he also served on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Jason currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA.
Mr Graham Walker
Mr Graham Walker (1982), is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of AEA Business Consulting LLC and AEA Business Advisors Ltd., and Partner/Principal of Walker Enterprises LLP.
Previously, Mr Walker was Executive Vice President of English & Continental Property Group and also Senior Consultant Solicitor at Jewkes Chan & Partners.
Mr Walker earned his degree in Philosophy at Manchester University, his Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge, and was called to the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law, London.
Ms Suzanna Jemsby
Ms Suzanna Jemsby (1990), is the Head of School at the Washington International School, an independent international school serving 900 students from preschool to grade 12 in Washington, DC. Students in Preschool through Grade 5 follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) in a language immersion/dual-language framework. In Grades 6-10, they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program, the curriculum for all students in Grades 11 and 12.
Ms Jemsby has worked in schools in the USA, Germany, and the UK.
Ms Jemsby earned an ALCM and LLCM from the London College of Music and an M.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge.