Banbrook, John

John Banbrook

Domestic Bursar 


John Banbrook was appointed to the position of Domestic Bursar at St Anne’s College on 1st August 2018.  In this role, John is a Fellow of the College, a member of the Governing Body and a Trustee of the College.  Reporting directly to the Principal, he is responsible to Governing Body for the overall domestic management of the College, including accommodation, catering, conferences & events, facilities and estate management, the lodge (reception) and security activities. 

Prior to arrival at St Anne’s, John enjoyed a successful 22-year career in the Royal Air Force Regiment, retiring in the rank of Wing Commander.  John served on operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, 2 tours of Bosnia and Kosovo.  He commanded the Royal Air Force Recruit Training School in 2003, and completed the prestigious Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2008 achieving a distinction for his Masters Degree with King’s College London; he finished his Royal Air Force career in 2012 at the finance department at the Ministry of Defence’s strategic headquarters in Whitehall where he played a key role in the 2010 Strategic Defence & Security Review. Following his career in the Royal Air Force, John was the Business & Finance Director for Faringdon Academy of Schools, the first multi-academy trust to be established in Oxfordshire. 

John lives in Faringdon with his wife and two sons.  Away from College, John is a passionate dinghy sailor and windsurfer.