Leicester Tigers Foundation Trustees
Head of Rugby Operations at Leicester Tigers since 2005, Simon joined the Board in 2011 as Acting Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive. Previously a sports lawyer and partner at James Chapman & Co in Manchester, Simon represented the England rugby team, Rugby Players Association and British & Irish Lions players. He also set up Rugby Class, a nationwide rugby coaching company, and was an agent for a number of England players including Jonny Wilkinson.
Chris has responsibility for all supporter operations including season tickets, community and marketing activities. 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. His son plays rugby in the minis age groups.
In 2002, after 10 years working in the Finance Industry, Scott Joined Tigers as the first full time Rugby Development Officer in a new Community Department. Having grown up locally in Leicester supporting Tigers from the sidelines as a young lad his love for the game and Club has inspired him to develop Tigers outreach and impact in both a Rugby and Educational environment.
Developing his career in the professional game Scott, as Head of Community, has built a thriving Rugby Education and Inclusion team who provide support to a wide spectrum of individuals and groups using sport to enrich life opportunities. In recent years Scott has expanded his and the Clubs horizons incorporating the Community focus on a World wide scale as head of Global Partnerships creating new reach for the Tigers Family with its first Partner Club in Kuala Lumpur and Rugby delivery within the USA and Japan.
In January 2015 Scott was responsible for the incorporation of the Leicester Tigers Foundation, of which he is a Trustee. The Foundation utilises the strength of the Leicester Tigers name and the power of Sport to further extend the positive impact Sport can deliver to those with the highest level of need across core areas around disability in sport, community cohesion, Health and Wellbeing, Education and Charities.
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.