Board of Trustees
Stephen Lewis – Chairman
Stephen has held senior positions in the golf, health and fitness and hospitality industry for nearly 40 years. His first love has always been the game of golf which has given him tremendous pleasure and lasting friendships over the 50 years he has played the game. Stephen passionately believes in the Golf Foundation's founding principles of helping young people to be active by introducing them to the joys of golf and developing their life skills.
Ian Armitage has worked in the private equity industry for over 35 years and has played golf for over 54 years. Most of his time is spent working with not for profit enterprises that serve the school system in England.
Kevin studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde University before returning to Glasgow University to study Scots Law. He trained as a solicitor, before joining The R&A in 2000 where he worked in the Rules department for 16 years. During this time he refereed many amateur and professional events (including The Open), conducted Rules Schools all around the world, and was responsible for The R&A’s online Rules materials. In 2016 he transferred to The R&A’s Golf Development department. The R&A is a proud supporter of the Golf Foundation and has been represented on the Board of Trustees for many years.
Nick is a committed life time golfer and semi-retired businessman who is ready to give something back to help young people from all backgrounds enjoy golf. As a member of two golf clubs, Royal St George's and The Berkshire, a past Captain and low handicap golfer he plays regular competitive golf. Nick’s business background has given him an insight and appetite to make the work of the Golf Foundation more visible and relevant to more golf clubs. Nick is also a member of The Golf Foundation's Finance Sub-Committee.
My name is Evie Carter and I am a fully qualified PGA Professional and a University if Birmingham AGMS graduate in 2015, I was the only girl on my year. Previously I played at County level and then was on the advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence with England Golf.
I am currently a full time teaching Professional based in the Midlands primarily in Derbyshire and Leicestershire, where I teach all level of golfers. My main interest and passion is to grow and develop junior golf, at schools, range and clubs that I deliver coaching at as well as Derbyshire County Junior squads. I also travel all over the country working at Corporate Golf events with European Golf Challenge delivering beat the pro challenges at charity days and corporate work days.
I also am apart of the Women and girls advisory group with England golf where we look to develop female golf and discuss new ideas in which this can be improved.
I am very much looking forward to becoming a trustee of the Golf Foundation as a trustee member to share and develop ideas surrounding junior golf, which I am very passionate about. Which I am very looking forward to by suggesting new ways to get more children and young people into the game.
As a trained Economist, Davinder has a passion for all sports and is a keen swimmer, runner, fencer, cycler – with a sound appreciation of the physical and mental benefits sport brings. And now looking to take up a new hobby – golf.
Working for a global engineering organisation, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Davinder holds Trusteeships with The Laurel Trust and the Royal Society for Public Health. Areas of specialisation include global infrastructure, transport, health, food, education, and more. Working on programmes that deliver public benefit and creating sustainable impact, the young is where it all begins for instilling lifelong skills – and what better way to do it than through sport.
Stephen is a graduate of Oxford University and a qualified lawyer. He has worked for 20 years at CEO and Chairman levels with publicly quoted engineering companies with substantial overseas interests. Subsequently, he has developed a leading international Market Research Group focused on the Sport and Sponsorship Industries. As a junior, Stephen played golf for England, and as a student captained the Oxford University Golf Team. He is a member of The R&A.
Nick is a Chartered Accountant and a partner in RSM, one of the leading global accounting firms, where he is National Head of Charities. His clients include some of the UK's largest charities having also worked overseas on projects in Germany, Ireland and Romania with RSM International. Nick holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Scriveners of the City of London. A keen golfer, playing throughout his life, Nick is a member of The Golf Foundation's Finance Committee. He has previously held similar voluntary positions for hospice and education provider charities in Kent, a county in which his family has had a continuing presence since 1390.
Sally Stewart works in the International Policy Department of the European Tour, having started at the Tour in 1986 in Tournament Operations. She was involved in the Challenge Tour from its inception in 1989. Sally represents the European Tour, a core funder, on the board of the Golf Foundation. She is a keen golfer and a member of Hankley Common Golf Club.
A lifelong lover of Golf, he has represented his club, county and English region for many years culminating in qualifying for the 2017 Seniors Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl GC, won by Bernard Langer.
Jeremy joins the Golf Foundation board with an energy and consummate desire to help drive a wider understanding of the enjoyment, life skills, and health benefits participating in the beloved game of Golf can bring.