Old Millhillian Alastair Hanton (Scrutton 1940-44) has passed away at the age of 94.
Alistair had a long and ground breaking career in the banking industry and was a champion of ethical investment and Fairtrade.
The direct debit system in the UK that we all use and rely on to this day was invented by Alastair. He also spearheaded free bank accounts for millions of people who previously did not have access to this service.
Alastair attended Mill Hill School in the 1940s before going to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he studied Economics and Mathematics.
You can read his full obituary here.