Liv Garfield hit the national headlines last month after it was announced she was to become one of the youngest-ever chief executives of a FTSE 100 company when she joins Severn Trent in spring next year.
Belmont Grosvenor School was formed when Grosvenor House School for boys, and Belmont Birklands School for girls, both originally on Harrogate’s Duchy estate, merged.
Mother-of-two Liv, whose maiden name was Burgess, has many fond memories of her prep school years in Harrogate.
“My brother, sister, and I all went to Belmont school, and we absolutely loved our time there.
“It had a friendly, family atmosphere with great teachers and plenty of support and encouragement.
“It gave us a fantastic start in life.”
And, in a message to current pupils at the independent prep school, she added:
“Hopefully I’m proof that if they work hard enough, children from Belmont Grosvenor can achieve anything they want to,” she added.
Liv joins Severn Trent from her current role of CEO of BT Openreach, a position she has held since 2011.
She has recently overseen the Group’s fibre broadband strategy and other key areas as BT Group Director of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs.
Jane Merriman, Headteacher of Belmont Grosvenor School, said the entire school was extremely proud of their former pupil.
“It is always great to hear of the successes of our former pupils, however big or small they may be and we are proud of what they all achieve.