Inspiring and Supporting young people seriously injured through sport
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 work.
Adam is 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. He was appointed to the board of trustees in 2019 and became deputy chairman in 2022.
Adam’s business career included 20 consecutive years as the Group CFO of four separate listed companies, three listed in the UK and one in the US - National Express Group plc, Informa plc, GKN plc. and IHS Holdings Limited. Following his retirement from executive life in 2022, he now holds a number of non-executive director positions.
Peter spent 20 years with 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-and-coming young athletes.
Judith has been involved with the Foundation for over two decades and is a biochemist and nutritionist by trade. Judith started her career in pharmaceuticals and teaching before finding her true vocation in food and farming. She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to farming and the food industry.
Today Judith is deputy chair of The Environment Agency and honorary president of the British Nutrition Foundation.
Judith is a keen Harlequins and England supporter and first met Matt in 2013 after reading his biography “Engage” by Paul Kimmage and has been a keen supporter of his work ever since.
Tim was the first-ever Foundation business advocate and is chairman of our annual rugby dinner, which has led to increased awareness and funding for the Foundation. Having spent his career on the board of a number of city firms, Tim now works as a non-executive director helping SMEs develop, which allows him the spare time to support opportunities and growth for the Foundation.
A keen Saracens fan, Tim's love of rugby was the catalyst for his involvement with the Foundation. He says: "Having spent more time with Matt, I’m in awe of the hard work and successes of the Foundation, and I’m proud to be able to help move the charity forward".
Julian lives in Leicestershire and is a proprietary partner at 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 scaling Everest, walking to the North and South Poles, running the Marathon Des Sables, cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats, summiting various other mountains such as Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro and an attempt on Aconcagua.
A committed Tigers fan, Julian wanted to do something to support Matt and the Foundation and has become a close friend of Matt’s and significant Foundation ally over the years.
Graham made his debut for Leicester Tigers in 1988 and shared in five 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 three 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. After leaving his post with England in 2015, he became forwards coach at Harlequins before later joining Munster, where he was appointed head coach for the 2022-23 season.
Graham was playing for Leicester Tigers at the time of Matt’s accident and has always been a huge advocate and supporter of Matt and the Foundation.
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