MEET OUR TEAM
Our team is ready to support Tetraplegics and their family and friends in all aspects of social life.
Lord Ivar Mountbatten
Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the longest serving of Regain's Trustee having been first appointed to the board in 1994. He became Chairman in 1999. Ivar is also a trustee of the "C Group" a subsidiary charity of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund; the C Group's looks after the welfare of injured Royal Marines. Ivar is a geologist by profession and worked for many years in South America before returning to the UK where he has worked in many diverse areas of business, such as Corporate entertainment, Self Storage, Music and Farming. Ivar is an active participant in many of Regain's fund raising activities having entered several teams for the Snowdonia Challenge over the years, as well as several of the overseas bike challenges. In fact his team was the first winner of the Snowdonia Challenge in 1993.
Ann Frampton has supported Regain for over 20 years both professionally and personally. Her company Action for Charity organised events in the UK and overseas raising £800,000 over 20 years for Regain. Ann took part in the London Marathon raising funds for Regain in 2005. It was the hardest challenge she achieved and was very proud that the funds she raised purchased a Rugby Wheelchair which enabled a tetraplegic to play in the UK Wheelchair Rugby squad. Ann became a Trustee of Regain after retiring from her Company two years ago. Ann is passionate about what Regain does in enabling tetraplegics to get back their Independence after their accident. Ann has recently signed up to Cycle Kenya for Regain in October 2019 and hopes to take a team of 50 people including 6 tetraplegics to have the amazing experience of completing a 400k cycling challenge across Kenya.
Ben Moorhead has been a Trustee for around 15 years. He deals with all Regain’s legal issues and, when they arise, constitutional matters. Ben is a Corporate Solicitor in private practice but also specialises in charities and trusts. He is a Trustee of a number of charities, including the Canterbury Cathedral Trust; L’Arche, an international charity which helps mentally impaired people to live independent lives; The Mountbatten Memorial Trust where he is responsible for the youth work. He has been a Committee Member of the Prince’s Trust Chatham (youth work). He follows most sports quite avidly and is on the Committee of Kent County Cricket Club. He once took part in a wheelchair rugby match involving the British Team and found it more dangerous than any other sport he has played!
Dominic Coleman has been a trustee with Regain for over 5 years. He is the Grants Officer who deals with all grant applications and enquiries through the website. He is a first point of call for many tetraplegics and family members seeking advice on spinal injuries and disability related equipment. Dominic broke his neck in a sporting injury in 1993 becoming tetraplegic at a C-5 level. He keeps the spinal injuries community informed about all the latest wheelchair and mobility equipment and uses computer knowledge to pass on to others. As a professional graphic designer, Dominic designed the current logo and corporate identity as well as maintaining the Regain website and Facebook pages. An avid rugby and Formula 1 motor sport supporter, Dominic can regularly be seen at rugby matches and the race track.
Keith joined Regain as the finance trustee in June 2017. He is a finance professional with 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. Having qualified as an accountant in 1990, he has spent his career working in banking, capital markets and private equity. Keith was introduced to Regain through the organisation Reach which places professionals into the voluntary sector. Keith has always been an active participant in sport over the years, and so is fully aware of the risks of injury. He is delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile cause.
Miles is a tax adviser and Managing Partner of Milestone International Tax Partners LLP. He is the co-author of International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques (Sweet & Maxwell) and The Principles of International Tax Planning (Corpus), as well as numerous academic articles. Miles has a varied client base ranging from owner-managed businesses to international investment funds, real estate businesses, supermodels, golfers, models and racing drivers. Miles has been vocal in the tax avoidance and is frequently asked for comment by the national daily papers, TV and radio. Miles specialises in finding bespoke, commercially workable solutions that create significant tax benefits for individual and corporate clients. Miles is a Trustee of Regain, the trust for sports tetraplegics. As well as being a Dad to Jim and Tom, Miles enjoys; Yorkshire cricket, Nottingham Forest FC, the West Highlands of Scotland, food and travel as well as buying random music from Amazon and tinkering with Ebay.
I was introduced to Regain by my cousin, Dominic, one of the “older” crop of Trustees. Spending time with Dominic was my first exposure to the life-changing impact spinal cord injuries inflict not only on the individual but across their family and friends. It’s also been a privilege to witness at first hand the resilience and practical fortitude shown by Dominic and other beneficiaries of Regain, as they adapt to living with tetraplegia. As a day job, I run an early-stage investment firm that builds technology companies. I started my career as a research scientist working on tropical diseases before spinning out a biotechnology from Oxford University and moving over to the commercialisation of research. Since joining Regain, I’ve been working with Gwynne and the other Trustees in developing a new business plan that should enable the charity to grow and be in a better position to help more people. Sport has always played a central part of my life (although my achievements probably peaked early aged 11 when representing St Helen’s School at rugby league) and it’s inspirational working with Regain to help get people back into sport and regaining as much of their independence as possible. Together with my wife Andrea, I’m now passing on my sporting passion to my three young daughters, Cleo, Thea and Orla, although they do seem more inclined to tennis than rugby league!
Born 1942, Wellington School, Somerset, and the Royal Agricultural College. I bought a farm on the West Welsh coast in 1967, and have been here ever since. It is a family business currently run by our son . We produce milk. I am married with 3 children, their spouses and 7 grand children. Tim first cycled for Regain eleven years ago, this year will be his ninth fundraising ride. Tim recognises the great benefit tetraplegics gain from being on these rides, and in the wider context in the work the charity does to help anyone who has become tetraplegic through sporting accident. Tim has been a trustee for 5 years; his hobbies includw bird watching, cycling, reading and any country activity I am able to take part in.