Mission Motorsport Board of Trustees
The Mission Motorsport Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity. The board meets regularly throughout the year with the CEO & COO to discuss all areas of the charity and to receive reports and feedback from senior management. All of our Trustees work for Mission Motorsport in an unpaid, voluntary capacity.
Meyrick cox - chair
Meyrick has had a long career in investment banking culminating as an MD and partner at Goldman Sachs and NM Rothschild. He then moved into fund management and private investment as the founder of AEolus Offshore, a business focused on developing offshore wind farms. He now pursues a plural career being on the boards of Thakeham Homes and Gordon Murray Design as well as Asprey Group, a business focussed on trading and developing social housing.
Andrea is a English qualified solicitor. She is an experienced derivative and structured products lawyer with over 20 years experience managing legal teams both nationally and globally for banks such as; Dresdner Klienwort Benson, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and UniCredit SpA. From October 2016 onwards, Andrea has worked as a regulatory consultant for the Simmons and Simmons Adaptive platform assisting banks such as The Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays with their regulatory implementation.
Andrea’s father was in the Royal Airforce and her father in law in the Army which prompted her to look for a forces charity to support in her spare time. Mission Motorsport and Andrea found each other and whilst she is passionate about training, mentoring and coaching; her appreciation of motor racing is a work in progress. She is married to a barrister and has 2 boys.
tony compson - beneficiary trustee
Tony is a volunteer beneficiary with Mission Motorsport and has been involved since shortly after the charities launch in 2012. He assumed the role of Powerboat Racing manager that year and also becoming the Crew Chief, primarily responsible for the inclusion of beneficiaries during motorsport and other activities. He was appointed as the Beneficiary Trustee in 2014.
Tony served in the Royal Marines from 1980-1985. After leaving, he went on to work in the yachting industry including worldwide yacht delivery and services. During this time, on varying periods back in the UK, he became involved with motorsport. This led to him working within the industry until a serious powerboat racing accident put too many physical limitations on this career.
Tony lives in Essex and has a partner, Sarah, who also volunteers with Mission Motorsport when possible.
Richard joined the board of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC in October 2018 as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester. He was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer plc from 2015 to July 2018. Richard was Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group plc from 2011 to 2017 and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer from IHG’s inception as a standalone public company from 2003 to 2011. During his time at IHG Richard also held various finance roles as well as Chief Operating Officer and then Interim President of IHG’s Americas region.
Richard was heavily involved in promoting the hospitality industry, including as a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council, a Governor of the Aviation and Travel Industry Group of the World Economic Forum and an executive committee member of the World Travel and Tourism Council.
The reverend (lt col) Antony feltham-white
Since January 2005 Antony as been a full-time Army Chaplain. He has served numerous tours of duty in a variety of countries. Amongst his many roles he teaches ethics, morality, resilience and transition. Before service in the Military Antony was a parish priest in the Diocese of Oxford, prior to which he worked as a journalist and media & communications specialist.
Antony grew-up in the garage rebuilding vintage motorbikes and cars with his father. He began racing classic MGs in 1998 after competing as an oarsman for 16 years. In 1999, whilst studying for ordination at Oxford University, he co-founded “Revelation Racing” with a fellow ordinand. Revelation Racing provides Christian outreach in to the sub-culture of motorsport. This includes Chaplaincy to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival and Member’s Meetings. Antony also won Top Gear’s “Fastest Faith” in 2004. In 2017 he spoke at the Hay Literary Festival on trauma in the military and in 2018 was a keynote speaker at the Samaritans national conference.
Antony has a BSc in Publishing & Journalism from Oxford Brookes University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Political Journalism from California State University, an MA in International Relations from Reading University. He also has a Theology degree from Oxford University and is currently studying for a further postgraduate degree in Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. He holds a National A race licence and occasionally competes in a 1964 FIA App K MG Midget called Achilles.
Claire favier-tilston - secretary
Claire has over fifteen years’ experience as a governance and compliance professional. Providing corporate governance advice and support to a range of PLC, Private Boards and Board Committees within a wide variety of complex commercial organisations.
Claire has run her own governance consultancy since January 2013, specialising in the establishment of good governance and the provision of transactional assistance during the turnaround of the underperforming businesses within the venture capital and PFI arenas. Claire is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking & Finance, in addition to a number of vocational banking qualifications.
bruce cox - non exec financial director
Bruce joined Kokomo Limited as the Finance Director in October 2011 and has been the Non-Executive Finance Advisor to Mission Motorsport since 2016.
Prior to joining Kokomo, Bruce served 36.5 years in the British Army and his last military appointment was as the senior military Management Accountant in Army Headquarters, where his remit included the Strategic Defence Review 2010 and planning for the revised Army 2020 structure. Bruce served in a number of operational theatres and was the part of the force on the withdrawal from Iraq and Kuwait in 2010.
Bruce interests include golf (he has a single figure handicap), walking, travelling and playing a poor hand of bridge.
Bruce is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
The charity’s objects are to assist wounded service personnel and veterans, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the directors and in particular but not exclusively:
by raising awareness of and educate the general public and wounded servicemen themselves about the problems faced by wounded servicemen. To encourage social inclusion and to use physical training and endurance activities to help boost confidence, inspire others and aid the rehabilitation of wounded servicemen
by empowering, engaging and inspiring the disabled and disadvantaged community by the provision of training and assistance to a team of wounded service personnel and veterans enabling them to participate in motorsport
by providing training, education and any other assistance to enable former Armed Forces personnel to find employment