No. 200

OSB Logo The Old St Beghian
  January 2022


Paul Boughton (SH 68 -73).

David Storey (SH 67-72) has submitted the following:

“Paul passed away after a brave eighteen-month battle against a rare blood disorder (Amyloidosis).

We met at St Bees School as thirteen year olds when we found ourselves in the same class and on the same house (School House) and we immediately became firm friends, a friendship that was to last for the next 53 years.

At school he was a keen sportsman and an outstanding scrum-half, playing for the school's 1st XV that swept all before it in the 71 and 72 seasons; Paul was one of the key playmakers of the team.

I remember Paul at school being a loveable rogue with a wicked sense of humour and boundless energy, often involved in (minor) acts of skulduggery that drove his Housemaster (Sam Parkinson) to distraction, but ultimately he was a very popular member of the school community.

After school Paul moved to London and became involved in the financial services sector in The City of London, rising rapidly through the ranks first at Schroders and then at various other top firms. Eventually he became a founder and director of his own highly successful city consultancy, Mosaic NED. He once told me that he attributed his success to two things: he had a phenomenal memory for facts and figures, plus the ability to get on with anyone.

Paul owned a succession of fast cars that he was very proud of and would clean them fastidiously at weekends. He liked to relax by playing golf and going for long walks with his wife Linda, always with a dog or two in tow.

Paul was born in Rochdale, Lancashire but lived most of his life in the south. He died in University College Hospital, London and leaves behind his wife Linda and two sons, David and Richard.”


Obit - Paul Boughton



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