Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport

ROY JACKSON

Roy spent all his working life in the printing industry where he owned and ran a hugely successful reprographics company. He was Deputy Chairman of the Leicestershire & Rutland Prince's Trust Board and has been associated with Leicester Tigers since 1982, he is a Past President and now a Non-Executive Director of the club. Roy is great friends with Matt and his family and is without doubt the driving force behind the Foundation and its works.

PETER HARRISON

Peter spent 20 years with up-market retailer Allders before setting up the Furniture Village brand in 1989, since then he has overseen excellent growth and the company now boasts 36 stores nationwide. Peter’s ethos of quality products, putting the customer first and his own leadership have won the company accolades and awards and it is rightly known for its market leading position in the sector. Peter is a self- confessed rugby nut and he is also known for supporting several charities including Sports Aid which provides funding for up-coming young athletes.

GRAHAM ROWNTREE

Graham made his debut for Leicester tigers in 1988 and shared in 5 Premiership titles and appeared in four cup and three Heineken finals with the club. He made his England debut against Scotland in 1995 and went on to earn 54 caps. He also represented the British Lions in 3 test matches. After retiring Graham became a member of the Tigers coaching staff and joined the England National Academy set-up in 2007, he became Assistant England Coach in August 2008.

JULIAN EVANS

Julian lives in Leicestershire and is a Proprietary Partner in London-based property consultants Knight Frank LLP where he heads up their healthcare team. The company advises on around £8 billion per annum of healthcare businesses including retirement villages, care homes, hospitals and surgeries. He’s a keen sportsman and also regularly takes part in expeditions raising money for charities including The Matt Hampson Foundation. His expeditions to date have included walking to the North and South Poles, running the Marathon Des Sables, cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats, summiting various mountains such as Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro and an attempt on Aconcagua. He has a pipeline of forthcoming expeditions including rowing The Atlantic and more of the ‘seven summits’.

JUDITH BATCHELAR OBE

Judith is responsible for all aspects of Sainsbury’s product offer, from Policy formation on aspects such as Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing, through to Product Technology, Product Development, Product Safety, Packaging, Corporate Responsibility, and Public Affairs. At the same time driving the Quality and Innovation agendas whilst protecting and enhancing the reputation of Sainsbury’s Brand. She has worked in the food and drink industry for 35 years and is a Biochemist and Registered Nutritionist. In addition to her work at Sainsbury’s, Judith is a Non-Executive Director at the Environment Agency, sits on the Board of Trustees for Farm Africa, the Matt Hampson Foundation, the Executive Board of The Princes Trust Accounting for Sustainability Project, and is an ambassador for the Woodland Trust. Judith is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures, and for the last 5 years has Co-Chaired the Government’s AgriFoodTech Council.

ADAM WALKER

Adam is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent the first 10 years of his professional career in the financial services sector at Deloitte, NatWest and Arthur Andersen. He has served on various public company boards for over 18 years including as the Group CFO of three separate UK listed companies – National Express Group plc, Informa plc and GKN plc. He is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of IHS Towers, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world with operations in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Adam has been a life-long rugby fan and supporter of Leicester Tigers, as well as an enthusiastic player and follower of cricket and tennis. He first met Matt in 2005 and has been a keen supporter of the Foundation ever since.