Khawar, Old Hamptonian

old-hamptonianHampton is full of opportunity and the impact this has had on me only gets more pronounced the older I get. Hampton boys are encouraged to challenge, debate and importantly develop themselves outside the classroom.

The extensive co-curricular programme has something for everyone – I was lucky enough (despite at best an average ability) to be involved with the football teams throughout my time at the School. My peers and I were also supported by the teaching staff on many voluntary and fundraising initiatives. The ancillary benefits of these kind of activities – teamwork, leadership, experience of public speaking and co-ordinating are all self-evident – but most of all, it was fun!

The holistic approach to education at Hampton is excellent preparation to pursue lots of different interests and I’m very grateful for the ethos the School has instilled in me.

I don’t think it’s an accident I’ve ended up with a portfolio career having been at Hampton.

After leaving Hampton in 2002, Khawar went on to study History at Nottingham University before attending Law School. He is the founder of  Apples & Pears, a charity enabling inner city families to access new opportunities and experiences through weekend school trips with their children and volunteers. Khawar is also a commercial banking professional at ABN-AMRO Bank and an advisor to several commercial and not for profit start-ups, having previously been a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in both London and Dubai for global law firm Clifford Chance.