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.
Becca Holme – Trustee
Prior to a life-changing injury, Becca used to be a cardiac intensive care nurse where she worked at many hospitals. Through the support of the Foundation and its snow sports provider, Snowbilty, Becca’s life was transformed through the power of skiing. The freedom, escapism and peacefulness that skiing brings Becca is key to her physical and mental well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys helping people, watching ski racing and tennis, and loves to skateboard. Becca has two dogs, Heidi and Buzz, who play a big part in her life.
Stephen Allen – Trustee
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.
Charlotte Gordon – Trustee
Charlotte began life in the world of music with a jazz pianist father and classical pianist mother. Charlotte won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music at 8 years old and went on to graduate from Goldsmiths University with a music degree. She then made an unexpected segue into London law firms before escaping their corporate clutches and moving to the charity sector. Charlotte recently joined the Wellcome Trust after five years in a local music charity for adults with learning disabilities. She is passionate about human rights, loves the mountains, forest and sea and is married with two children.