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Terry Champion

Time at Durham

Terry studied at Grey College 1961-4 graduating with a B.A. in 1964.

He was particularly active after lunch and rowed for his College, was Chief Editor of the University Literary magazine (New Durham), an editor of the University newspaper (Palatinate), a Board Member of the University Student Council and a dedicated thespian with his College and University Dramatic Societies, participating in several award-winning productions.

Professional Life

After working with the Associated Engineering Group as a graduate trainee/marketing executive, Terry joined a leading South American trading group where he rose to become Chief Executive. Recruited from there by a USA Corporation as its President he grew it into McQuay-Norris World Trade which was then sold to Dana Corporation. Terry has specialized in turnaround for sale situations over the major part of his career but now lives a less hectic life as President of his own Company, Champion Technologies.

Social and Family Life

Terry lives in Philadelphia with his wife Madeleine, a Company Director, whom he met in London when she was a student at the London School of Economics. He has one daughter, Vanessa, who lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Among other activities, Terry was for many years active as a tutor working with Wharton Business School MBA students (Wharton Export Network), acting as Treasurer and Head of a Food Cupboard providing food for the needy, as well as head of a group helping fund and otherwise support a school in Guatemala. He worked for four years on the parent fundraising committee of Amherst College. He is a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in downtown Philadelphia. Presently Terry is learning Chinese and is fluent in Spanish and getting by in other European languages.