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Mike Sauvage

Captain Mike Sauvage, Royal Navy, Emeritus Fellow Wadham College

  • Mike Sauvage

Captain Mike Sauvage, Royal Navy, Emeritus Fellow

A career Naval Officer for 30 years, Mike Sauvage become the Domestic Bursar of Wadham College in 1994, retiring in March 2005. 

(Previously Domestic Bursar 1994-2004, Estates Bursar 2004-2005)

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Born and educated in Devon Mike joined the Royal Navy in 1963 as a Supply and Secretariat (S&S) Officer. In the course of his naval career his S&S appointments included being the Supply Officer of HM Ships JAGUAR, MINERVA, and ARK ROYAL and the Base Supply Office at Rosyth, the S&S Appointer and, finally, the Chief Staff Officer (Personnel and Logistics) to the Flag Officer Surface Flotilla. Other appointments, out of branch, included being a Divisional Officer at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Executive Officer of the WRNS Training Establishment and the Commander of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.  

Throughout his adult life he has been an active sportsman, representing the Navy and Devon at Athletics, Cross Country and Squash. On coming to Oxford he soon became involved with University Squash, an interest he maintains as the Senior Treasurer of the University Squash Club. Ridiculously he still plays for the college including appearing in the winning Cuppers teams of 1995 and 2006. He is a qualified tennis umpire and line-judge, appearing regularly to be abused by professional tennis-players on the courts of Wimbledon and elsewhere. His myopia may explain some of the more outrageous calls.  

Mike is married to Karen, a long-suffering Naval, squash (and, now, golf) widow. They have two adult daughters; Juliette (a Vet) and Nicole (the British Vice Consul in Istanbul), and, as of August 2013, four grandchildren.