MEET OUR TRUSTEES
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.
Ben Moorhead has been a Trustee of Regain for 20 years and handles legal and governance matters. He is on the Committee for Kent County Cricket Club. He is an independent director of CPSA, The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, the national governing body for clay target shooting, and a director of BUCS, British Universities and Colleges Sport. He is a Trustee of British Blind Sport. A Trustee of The Canterbury Cathedral Trust; The Mountbatten Memorial Trust; a National Trustee of L'Arche UK (supporting those with mental impairment) and Chairman of The L'Arche Development Council. He is a governor of Wellesley House School and the King's School Canterbury. He is Chairman of Wye Future Group (Environmental). He is a trustee of the Creative Dimension Trust and a trustee of the Arts Society, a national charity. He is a Finance Committee Member of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Kent. He is a Partner of Hewitsons Solicitors. He has played wheelchair rugby which he found terrifying!
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.
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!
Regain welcomed Stephen Killick to the board of Trustees in April 2019. Stephen joins the board with a wealth of experience in financial management. Stephen is 1st Option’s Finance Director and is a chartered management accountant and a CIMA member in practice. After qualifying he gained experience in a variety of commercial organisations covering all aspects from financial control in SMEs to corporate finance and acquisition work in a large multinational. Stephen joined the BBC in 1992 where after working to establish the case for commercialising a £350m division he was then appointed as Finance Director of the newly incorporated entity and as part of that management team turned round the company to sustained profitability, enabling the sale of a division into the private sector and the significant repatriation of funds to the shareholder through restructuring equity and contracts. Stephen is responsible for 1st Option’s strategic finance and also advises on contracts, insurance and other related finance issues. “ I am delighted to be a member of Regain Trustees and am looking forward to helping the Charity achieve its financial goals in the next few years.
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.