THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE RALLY
The success of Hope Classic Rally is a result of the energy, expertise and commitment of a team that includes:
Phil is an international business coach working with business executives, portfolio managers and elite sportsmen, supporting their personal and professional development.
He is also the founder of WeSeeHope having co-founded the charity in 2000 with his wife, Wendy.
Andrew is CEO of the ADG group, and the Rally was born out of his desire to drive new fundraising activity in support of WeSeeHope.
Andrew’s insights have enabled the ongoing development of Hope Classic Rally, helping to drive sustainable change for communities in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Ian is the Founding Director of The Health Hive, a leading international healthcare communication agency.
His insights have enabled Hope Classic Rally to develop its sponsor partnerships ensuring that we deliver the best return for our sponsor investments.
Tim is Managing Director of the racing digital media company World Horse Racing and International Director of The Goodwood Group, leading its growth into international markets.
With media career spanning almost 30 years, Tim has helped to bring the Hope Classic Rally to new audiences, creating opportunities for content sharing across digital platforms
Alongside a successful career in Finance, Alex saw the potential for positioning classic cars as an asset class within the World of Art, Finance and Luxury.
Since joining the Hope Classic Rally board, Alex’s passion for using classic cars in a philanthropic capacity has meant that many of his clients are now supporters of this event, regularly donating their cars for others to drive.
Mark has been CEO of WeSeeHope for 16 years. Using a decade’s experience of running his own retail business, Mark has driven WeSeeHope forward by establishing a strong network of in-country partners, set of programmes and fundraising channels.
He works alongside the Hope Classic Rally board to help to make the event a success and ensure guests know the huge impact that their support has in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Nicki is a television presenter, live events host and YouTuber and is familiarly known as the face of BBC’s FIA Formula E Championship, the electric street racing series.
Nicki has recently joined the Hope Classic Rally board, and has been a keen supporter of the event since 2018.
Simon is an author, motivational speaker and podcaster. He began his career in television, presenting Blue Peter for six years, before moving on to sky sports where he was the face of live Premier League football until 2018.
He is a keen supporter of the Rally and continues to help us increase awareness of this unique event.
Ant is a television presenter, motor specialist, car builder, and designer, and is perhaps best known as the co-host of Discovery’s Wheeler Dealers.
Having attended the Rally in 2015, he has continued to support the event and help raise awareness across Social Media.
Marina is a Project manager with almost 20 years experience of delivering live events in the Education and Charity sector. She joined the Hope Classic Rally team in 2018, having been inspired by the work of the charity and the impact that they have on communities in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Marina is responsible for logistics and operations across the programme, ensuring that guests have a seamless experience rom start to finish.
Abbie dedicates her spare time to supporting Hope Classic Rally and provides operations support for the event.
She is committed to supporting the fundraising aims of the programme and delivering an event that helps to drive sustainable change.
Phil is the founder of AIKEN a specialist agency developing strategic marketing partnerships in automotive, aviation and marine. He is also a performance / executive coach with a particular interest in elite athlete wellbeing.
Phil has been involved with Hope Classic Rally since its inception, developing sponsor partnerships to grow the profile of and participation in the event.