Leicester Tigers Foundation Trustees
Chris is the Chief Marketing and Operations Manager for the Leicester Tigers PLC. Chris played rugby at the same school as Tom and Ben Youngs, and took part in the world's oldest rugby competition - The Hospitals Cup. He joined Tigers in 2007 from Norwich City FC and has almost been forgiven for his football past. He has two sons, who both enjoy playing rugby at their local club.
Scott is the Head of Community and Global Partnerships at the Leicester Tigers PLC and was one of the key drivers in the formation of the Foundation. Formerly in banking, Scott transitioned to the muddy fields of Tigers over 20 years ago, putting his passion for the team, into a working capacity. Under his tutelage, the Community side of the game has continued to grow over the years, leaving its own impression on Leicester and beyond.
Nima is a writer and editor who specialises in business, luxury and lifestyle for a variety of newspapers, high-end consumer and B2B magazines. She currently edits Asian Wealth Magazine, a business publication for entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals. A fully-fledged rugby mum, Nima’s daughter plays for Leicester Tigers Swifts, and her son plays for Syston RFC. As well as writing about her experience of getting into the sport as a family, she writes a ‘Rugby Mum’ blog for Be Rugby Children’s Magazine. Nima is an active member of the community, working in particular with ISKCON Leicester and interfaith work in the City.
Murray is currently serving as the acting Vice Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire, following a distinguished military career. He is also a member of the famous Ex Tigers players club, the Droglites, having played in the front row for Leicester and Leicestershire respectively. Having now retired, Murray serves on many boards and committees, offering his expertise to causes close to his heart. He has been integral to the progression on the much-anticipated Leicester Tigers Foundation Monument, as well as a leading member of the annual Remembrance Day celebrations, at MWWR stadium.
Following David’s diagnosis of MND in 2014, he has been an active figure within the MND community, taking on mulitple feats, pushing his body to the limit, for the cause of raising funds and vital awareness, whilst staying determined to keep as active as possible in his lifestyle. Always a keen sportsman and Tigers fan, David decided to take up wheelchair rugby and joined the then newly established Leicester Tigers team. He has been an integral part of that team ever since, serving across multiple roles and is now the club secretary.
Paul is the acting CEO of the Discovery Schools Academy Trust who oversee 15 schools within the Leicestershire area, having formerly been the headteacher At Kibworth CE Primary. Outside of education, Paul has a huge passion for rugby and is heavily involved in grass roots rugby, both as a coach and as a parent. Paul’s knowledge and expertise in the education sector, combined with his love for rugby, make him a perfect fit, within our ever-diversifying board of Trustees.
As an emerging talent in the world of rugby, Matt Hampson's world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained while training with England Under-21s. The shock would last months, the impact forever. Paralysed from the neck down, Matt faced the toughest challenge of his life. Drawing on the passion, grit and steely determination that defined him as a player, Matt saw his accident not as an end, but as a new beginning. Through the Matt Hampson Foundation, Matt offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support. Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport.
Tom Youngs is the Leicester Tigers club captain and only Martin Johnson has led the team on more occasions in Premiership rugby. After starting his career as a centre, he gained 29 caps for England plus three Test appearances for the British & Irish Lions after moving into the forward pack. Born in Norfolk, he attended Gresham’s School alongside younger brother Ben who is also a colleague with Tigers, England and the Lions. They are the sons of former Tigers and England scrum-half Nick Youngs, and Tom works closely with his family on their farm away from his rugby commitments.