Voluntary Trustees

Naomi Stuart – Chairman

Naomi spent many years in marketing at group level in major organisations. Having an autistic nephew inspired her to help set up the Snow Sports Foundation and develop the provision of life skills services for children and adults with additonal needs. In her spare time, Naomi is an influencer on Instagram where she shares her passion for interior design and cottage core life, having appeared in major home magazines. She also enjoys the outdoors to include skiing, golf and garden design.

Ian Salmon, Treasurer

Ian is an accountant with over 30 years experience firstly in friendly society and then in education finance; married with one daughter he lives in Kent. Now semi-retired he is looking forward to travelling, tinkering with old cars and increasing his cycling mileage.

Mike Penning – Patron

Mike is the Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead. He was born in North London in 1957 and later moved to Essex. He is married to Angela and has two daughters Adele and Abby. They live in Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town. Mike joined the Army as a boy soldier and served with the Grenadier Guards in Northern Ireland, Kenya and Germany. On leaving the Army, he served as a full-time fireman in Essex before going into the family business and later into political journalism. Mike is passionate about sport, especially rugby union and football.

Kate Mackay – Grants Specialist

Kate Mackay - Grants SpecialistKate has worked in marketing and fundraising for charities large and small since 2004. She is currently Fundraising Development Manager for a small charity St Albans, where she lives with her family. Kate is a qualified English Ice Hockey Association Coach, and also an avid reader and award-winning writer.

Stephen Allen – Solicitor

Steve is a practicing solicitor and a fan of mountain sports. His legal career has covered human rights and equality work. Steve is keen to remove barriers to the joy of experiencing the mountains. He is an enthusiastic, if not proficient, snowboard beginner.