Patrons and Trustees
HRH The Princess Royal - Patron
Sir Anthony McCoy OBE - President
National Hunt Champion jockey 1995-2015. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010.
Clare Balding OBE - Vice Patron
Leading TV sports presenter, author and former Champion Amateur rider.
John Francome MBE - Vice Patron
Retired seven times National Hunt Champion jockey. Well-known TV racing presenter and author. Held position as President 2012-2016.
Peter Scudamore MBE - Vice Patron
Retired eight times Champion National Hunt jockey, journalist, broadcaster and assistant trainer. Held the position as a Trustee 1993-2011.
Jack Berry MBE - Vice President
A key part of the Fund since its commencement in 1964. It was Jack's vision that led to the construction of both Oaksey House and Jack Berry House.
Brough Scott MBE - Chairman
One of the best-known figures in racing. Was a jockey and is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and charity worker. Has been a Trustee of the Fund since 1978 and Chairman since January 2007.
Jonathan Powell - Vice-Chairman
Well-known racing journalist and author. Became a Trustee of the Fund in 2002.
Jeff Smith - Treasurer
A successful racehorse owner & breeder and Chairman of the Aim Group. Became a Trustee in 2004.
Valda Burke BSc
Former Secondary School teacher with a Masters in Neuroscience. Racehorse owner and joint owner of Whitley Stud. Became a Trustee in Feb 2015.
Michael Caulfield MsC
Director and Sport Psychologist at Sporting Edge. Former CEO of the Professional Jockeys Association. Became a Trustee in 2013.
Michael Foy FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon. Became a Trustee in 2015.
CEO of Ascot Racecourse and an international business lawyer and partner with the global law firm Allen & Overy for over 30 years. Became a Trustee in 2016.
One of an elite band of NH Jockeys to have ridden over 1000 winners. Became a Trustee in 2016.
William Norris QC
A barrister at Thirty Nine Essex Street, specialising in major personal injury claims, big environmental cases and sports law, both as an advocate and Chairman of disciplinary tribunals. Became a Trustee in 2006.
Chief Executive – Perth Racecourse. Became a Trustee in 2012.
Successful businessman and highly-regarded amateur jockey. Became a Trustee in 2012.