“I would like to thank a gentleman who also helped to shape the successes I’ve achieved. Many of you have heard about the ‘Millfield Mix’, the importance of preserving that, and in doing so preserving the future of the school. However, I would like to briefly touch on another phenomenon I like to call the ‘Millfield Moment.’ A moment that I believe all pupils of this school will experience at one point or another. Some may be lucky enough to recognise it as it happens. I, myself, didn’t recognise it until years later. In 1988, Mr Neeve, my houseparent at St Anne’s, selected me to be Head of House in my final year at Millfield. To this day, I do not quite understand why he picked me. And in all honesty, I am somewhat fearful to ask him, for fear he may shatter whatever fantasy I’ve created in my head. However, in choosing me, he instilled discipline, confidence, responsibility, and a feeling of success which I owned outright - not beholden to anyone. That is my ‘Millfield Moment’ and that is what changed my life. Thank you, Mr Neeve.”Guy studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he received a BA in History of Art. This was followed by post-graduate studies at Hertford College, Oxford University, also in Art History. A career in the art world followed at Christie's 20th Century Art department, where he rose swiftly through the ranks. In 2006 Guy became International Head of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales and a Senior Vice President.Under Guy’s direction, the November 2006 Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale broke all records to become the highest grossing sale in auction history, reaching just under $500 million. After leaving Christie's, Guy became Chief of Acquisitions and Collections for the Qatar Museums and the Al Thani family, the ruling family of Qatar. To date, Guy is responsible for a fund worth over $12 billion and the New York Times has referred to him as “a master dealmaker.” Guy’s terrific philanthropic work is also a cornerstone of his life. Donating his time as an auctioneer, Guy has raised over £200 million for various charities. In the UK, Guy has personally pledged almost £1 million to educational causes and recently established the Ignota Foundation which endeavours to help pupils from across Britain's state schools attend university.Guy has also set up the Bennett Family Art Scholarship for financially underprivileged students to attend Millfield. In addition, as a trustee, he supports the Millfield Foundation and, most recently, as auctioneer at the Millfield 80th birthday celebrations, raised nearly £1.25 million.