Alan Hart began working life as a newspaper reporter. rising from local papers to Fleet Street by the age of 24. He then switched to television, joining the BBC where he remained for three decades, rising to Head of Sport, Controller BBC1 and Controller International Relations. He then became the founder Chairman of Eurosport the international satellite channel.
Alan has a wide experience of charity leadership over a period of more than 25 years, including Chair of The Inventure Trust, Chair of Friends of South Devon College, for which he remains a trustee, and is a member of the management committee of a Scottish charity Give Them a Sporting Chance. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by Plymouth University in 2014.
Nigel joined the Royal Navy in 1986, initially as a Communicator and then transferring into the Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s Welfare Department in 1999; this enabled him to become a professionally qualified Social Worker in 2003 via the Open University. After spending 15 years as a military welfare specialist, working with service personnel and families, he retired in 2014 and has continued to work as a Social Worker, with a special interest in working with and supporting the Armed Forces Community. Nigel resides in Somerset with his wife, daughter and chocolate Labrador Tilly.
Former Royal Marine and co-organiser of ‘On Course’ Veterans Golfing, having been on several experience days Nigel decided to volunteer with us and is very supportive to the CEO with computer work and being a supportive mentor and ‘taxi’ driver for our experience days. He is Ambassador for the On Course Foundation recovery through Golf for wounded injured and sick forces personnel, serving and veterans. He is also a member of the National Maritime Museum of Cornwall Epic Row team.