ACCF announces new Trustees

The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation is pleased to announce that at the recent ACCF Board of Trustees meeting, two new Trustees were appointed.  This coincides with the retirement of three long serving Trustees.


Jocelyn Galsworthy, Nigel Draffan and Richard Pyman have retired after wonderful service over many years. Their efforts across a number of areas, including but not limited to safeguarding, estate management and legacy fundraising, are hugely appreciated and we would like to wish them all the best in their future endeavours.


Further to a robust process undertaken by the Nominations Committee, we were delighted to welcome two new Trustees in David Kidd and Rob Mason. David will also assume the role of the Chair of the Foundation upon the retirement of our current Chair, Peter Bristowe, in March 2024.


David has had a legal career in Auckland, London and Hong Kong, most recently as a partner of Allen & Overy and then Linklaters and now a consultant with Gibson Dunn.  David chaired the governors of Kellett School, the British International School in Hong Kong, for 14 years during which the roll grew from 500 to 1,400.  He now lives in the south of England (and for a few months in New Zealand) with his wife Sarah (Melluish).  They have three daughters, all of whom love cricket. David says:


“Cricket is a game that can both transfix and transform, providing an oasis in which values are as important as statistics.  Through cricket, ACCF seeks to give deserving youngsters an experience to cherish and a boost in life.  Having been passionate about cricket as a player and supporter for as long as I can remember, I am delighted to be a trustee and to support the great work that ACCF does in the most beautiful of surroundings.”


Rob runs his own sports and entertainment consultancy, Inform Network, having owned and managed agency businesses in the sport and entertainment world for 30 years. He’s also a Trustee of a West Sussex Prep School, and on the Committee of The Cricketer Cup whose final is currently played at Arundel. Rob says:


“Having been so lucky to have played in the inspirational surroundings of Arundel myself many times, it’s a real privilege to become a Trustee of the ACCF, which is doing such important and genuinely inclusive work and has such a great team of people involved.” 


ACCF is also pleased to note that two other long serving Trustees, Mike Atherton OBE and Arfan Akram, have agreed to continue as Trustees for at least a further year.



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