We are governed by a board of Trustees who have a diverse skill set and voluntarily lend their expertise to our charity.
Dr Sean Elyan, Interim Chair & Trustee
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.
Christine Mills MBE
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 Davids 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.
Sophie is a qualified solicitor who has experience in all aspects of corporate law and company secretarial matters. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys clay pigeon shooting, countryside walks and foreign travel.
Paul is married with two children and lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The majority of his professional life has been spent in the Insurance industry working in the UK and Europe. Most recently Paul has operated as a consultant specialising in Leadership, Organisational Development and Change Management with assignments in a variety of sectors. His previous experience with the Zurich Community Trust will help Paul to support Hope for Tomorrow in achieving its vision.
Having early retired after 40 years in the Aerospace industry including 20 years in Toulouse, France, Andrew is now active as a Trustee in both the Charity and Education sectors. A former Company Secretary, Aircraft Sales Finance VP and manager of an international audit team, Andrew has significant experience in Governance, Compliance, Risk Management and Business Controls. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Rotary Club member and a Men’s Hockey Umpire, Andrew is also a keen supporter of Birmingham City FC.
Chris has had a varied career in business, finance and public service, including with Citigroup, the Bank of England and currently Standard Chartered. He originally qualified as a lawyer with Clifford Chance. He has been seconded to the Executive of the Takeover Panel, the regulator for takeovers of UK PLCs. He is a Community Governor of Gastrells School in Stroud, lives in Tetbury and in his spare time rides horses and climbs mountains.