Lord MacLaurin DL – Chairman
Ian Charter MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth, is a British businessman who has been Chairman of Vodafone and Chairman and Chief Executive of Tesco. He is a former Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board and a former Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire.
Sir Julian Horn-Smith
A member of the board of Lloyds banking group, DeLaRue PLC and BUMI plc. Held a number of senior and general management positions in Vodafone from 1984 to 2006 including a directorship of that company from 1996 and of Group Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Group Chief Executive from 2005. Previously he held positions in Rediffusion, Philips and Mars GB. A non-executive director of Digicel Group (in the Caribbean), a member of the Altimo International advisory board and a senior adviser to UBS in relation to the global telecommunications sector.
Christine Mills MBE – Founder
Christine’s business career began with RAC Motor Sport Division in 1966, where she met her future husband David Mills. David, who spent his entire working life involved in motor sport, had worked for world champion Jack Brabham prior to joining the RAC.
In 1968, she and David were asked by Ford Motor Company to start Ford Sport Club from their offices in Fleet Street. This involved organising trips to the major Formula 1 races for club members and motoring correspondents from the national and motoring press.
In 1973, the couple set up their own company, Planners International, which involved promotions, press relations and driver management. It was during this period they widened their involvement in motor racing and took on the personal management of a number of racing drivers including five-times winner at Le Mans, Derek Bell – a relationship that lasted for over 25 years.
In 1982 they started a highly successful art publishing business covering a wide range of motor racing subjects. It was during this period that David and Christine had the idea to raise funds for Charity through art, setting up Art To Give as a vehicle for their vision. However fate stepped in the way when David was diagnosed with cancer.
After David lost his brave battle in 2002 Christine was determined to press on with their dream and in November 2003 founded the charity Hope for Tomorrow in David’s memory. Christine is proud of all the encouragement and support she has received from friends both from the motor racing and business world, a number of whom have joined her as Trustees and Patrons of the Charity.
After creating the Chronosport sports timing equipment brand in the early 1970’s, during which period his company sponsored most of the Formula 1 racing teams with timing gear, in the 1980’s Pat Barnard moved into publishing military and marine art.
With a team of well-known artists painting for his Military Gallery publishing organisation, his limited edition prints and books were distributed through art galleries and museums in over 30 countries. In the 1980’s and 90’s Pat spent periods in both Washington DC and in California where his operation had subsidiaries.
After 25 years in publishing, he sold the business in 2003 when he retired. Since then he has worked with a number of charities including, The Douglas Bader Foundation, the RAF Bomber Command Memorial Fund, and Hope for Tomorrow from it’s very early days.
Dr Sean Elyan MB FRCP FRCR
Dr. Sean Elyan is a Consultant Oncologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and was appointed as Medical Director of the Trust at the end of 2005. Sean has worked alongside Hope for Tomorrow right from the start, having shared the same vision as Christine. of bringing chemotherapy treatment closer to the patient.
Ted is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has held a number of senior positions across financial services and telecommunications, both in the UK and overseas. He currently holds non-executive director positions and is a trustee of other not for profit organisations.
Jeff is a Non-Executive Director for Hampshire Hospitals, who are responsible for the Royal Hampshire Hospital in Winchester, the District General Hospital in Basingstoke and the Community Hospital in Andover, he is also a Member of the Hampshire Police Authority. Jeff has held a number of senior positions with Vodafone between 1983 and 2004 and previously spent 11 years with the Ministry of Defence.
Jeff takes a keen interest in the care of the elderly and encouraging clinical treatment closer to home.
A graduate in Business Studies Phil Williams is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Management. His early career was in manufacturing and the oil industry.
From 1988 to 2005 he was a member of the Executive Board of Vodafone Group Plc. one of the UK’s largest international companies and managing director of the group’s charitable trust. He has also been active in the voluntary sector for many years and between 1989 and 2004 he was a Governor of Newbury FE College.
Since 2005 Phil has provided consultancy services to Vodafone Group and other FTSE 100 companies and he is a board member and Trustee of a number of charities.