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Greg Taylor (M 05-07): Rugby School and Beyond

My introduction to Rugby School came through my passion for rugby itself, a sport that I shared with fellow students Alex Grove and Greg Sammons from our days playing in Solihull. It was through this game that I caught the attention of Simon Brown, who led me to meet the Headmaster, Patrick Derham, with the view to becoming a member of the Arnold Foundation program. 

I became part of the second cohort of Arnold Foundation students, and from the moment I stepped onto the grounds of the School, I knew I was in for an unforgettable journey. The sense of camaraderie and support within the school community was evident, and I embraced every opportunity that came my way. Working hard, I found myself not only excelling academically but also thriving on the rugby field, eventually earning the honour of Vice Captain of the XV Rugby team—a role that filled me with immense pride. 

After leaving Rugby, I continued my academic journey at Loughborough University, studying Accounting and Finance. A placement year with EY provided invaluable real-world experience and paved the way for a successful career as a qualified accountant. In 2022, I was offered the chance to lead a new business in the UK, a role that I eagerly embraced, becoming the UK Managing Partner of CFGI, a global accounting advisory firm. 

Reflecting on my journey, I have a great deal of gratitude for Rugby School and the Arnold Foundation. They not only provided me with the academic foundation and opportunities for personal growth but also introduced me to a diverse range of individuals who have enriched my life in countless ways. 

Today, as a father of two young children, I am committed to paying it forward. I've built my current team around individuals from various backgrounds, mirroring the inclusive environment that Rugby School fostered. And while my own children are still young, I hold the aspiration of one day seeing them attend Rugby School—not through the Arnold Foundation program, but as a testament to the legacy I hope to leave behind. 

My time at Rugby School was more than just an education; it was a transformative experience that shaped the person I am today. And for that, I will be forever grateful. 

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