Current Board of Trustees

Richard Hawkes (Chairman)
Scott Roy
Prue Bramwell-Davis
Nigel Daniel
Jen Browning

Meet Motivation's new Chair, Richard Hawkes

Motivation has a board of four trustees who are responsible for legal and financial oversight of the charity. They meet at least four times a year and collectively bring a wide range of skills, experiences and expertise to running Motivation.

Following a reorganisation, which saw a number of long standing Trustees retiring on the eve of Motivation’s 25th anniversary, Richard Hawkes recently picked up the baton as Chair.

Coinciding with his appointment as Chief Executive of the British Asian Trust, Richard brings both a relevant, fresh and dynamic new approach to the governance of Motivation.

Richard has many years' experience of both disability and international development.  He has been CEO of Scope and has run programmes overseas for VSO and Sense International, which he set up.  He has also been Chair of Bond, the umbrella body for UK international NGOs.  He has now set his sights on supporting Motivation as we launch into the next stage of our journey:

"My interests are in driving change and being entrepreneurial and I was keen to take on a trustee role that would enable me to share my skill set within an organisation that embodies this same ethos and values. Motivation has achieved so much, is respected for its opinion, and regarded as the expert in its field, but I also see the potential role Motivation could play in influencing the disability and development agenda even further and becoming an even greater force for good.

With the new Sustainable Development Goals, which have at their heart a commitment to eradicate poverty, combat inequality and realise human rights for all, and a revised Disability Framework launched by the UK Government, now is the time to raise our voice, share our knowledge and influence global development efforts to ensure that some of the world’s most vulnerable people are no longer side-lined.

I am therefore extremely excited by the prospect of being Chair of Motivation and carrying on the tremendous work of my predecessor Sinclair Beecham. I join the Board alongside Prunella Bramwell Davis, Scott Roy, Jen Browning and Nigel Daniel, whom I am very much looking forward to getting to know and working together with.”