Dominic Hare was born in Liverpool but at 18 came up to Oxford to read Jurisprudence at New College. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, he spent the next ten years in corporate finance and investment banking, specialising in the media and telecoms sector. He is proud to have helped DJ Chris Evans buy Virgin Radio but also to have helped Bob the Builder buy both Thomas the Tank Engine and Barney the Purple Dinosaur. For the last 13 years, he has served as Finance Director at Blenheim Palace and is now the Chief Executive Officer for the Blenheim Estate. His daughter was Head Girl at Oxford High School and he is currently Vice-Chair of FOxHS (Friends of Oxford High School).