THE CITY RUGBY FOUNDATION WAS FORMED IN 2016 TO Rause funds for charities through rugby related activities and events in the city and beyond ...
The City Rugby Foundation provides companies with a discreet but powerful vehicle to enjoy events, experiences, staff engagement and at the same time contributing to a variety of good causes. The City Rugby Foundation can act as an event facilitator for its own productions or for its support partners.
These productions include:
- CSR Solutions
- Staff Engagement
MEET THE MEMBERS OF OUR BOARD:
IAN BURMAN: Chairman
Ian has led the Private Client and Charities Teams at Laytons Solicitors since 1989 and is a recognised leader in both fields. He was made Managing Partner in January 2017.
A regular writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Ian was Chair of the London Central Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners from 2007 to 2011 and was a Committee member for 20 years. Ian sat on STEP's Mental Capacity Working Party and the Deceased Lloyd's Names Working Party, acting for one of the defendants in Stone v Chataway and others, a case which revolutionised how the estates of deceased Lloyd's Names were administered. Ian has contributed to numerous periodicals over the years and is a co-author of Tolley's Administration of Estates, the leading textbook in the field of estate administration.
HIS PARTICULAR SPECIALISMS ARE:
- Estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, particularly those not domiciled in the UK
- Probate and succession, including contentious probate and trust issues
- Charity law including trading and commercial activities and governance.
TIM DOWNING: Director / Trustee
Tim has over 30 years' experience in the UK and East Midlands Property and Business community. He is a Senior Partner with Pygott and Crone, a leading award winning Property Consultancy with over 15 offices across the UK and an office in London. Recently voted Best UK Estate Agency by the Sunday Times.
He is also involved with number of other businesses: Hemswell Court, Lincolnshire's premier AA 5-star Hotel and banqueting Facility (Home of the Dambusters Movie) Downing Developments Ltd, a Commercial and Residential property investment company. Fullgas Bikes, a new concept in bike stores. He was also recently appointed as Chairman of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire. As well as the City Rugby Foundation, he is as a trustee of LIVES Charity and the entrepreneur's charity - The Star Trust.
Tim is an ambassador for Klas International, working with wealth management, Commercial and Residential portfolio insurance and finance.
KEVIN YATES: Director / Trustee
Kevin Yates professional career began at Bath. He was a member of the side that won the 1995/96 Zurich Premiership Yates made his England debut on the 1997 tour of Argentina. In 1998 he moved to play for the Super 12 side Wellington Hurricanes, making his debut against the Sharks in the opening round of the 2000 Super 12.
He also helped the Wellington Lions win the 2000 National Provincial Championship. He joined Sale Sharks in 2001, winning the 2002 Parker Pen Shield. Yates joined Saracens in 2004 and In 2007 he was called up for England's tour of South Africa. Kevin started against South Africa, a record period between caps. On this tour, he was capped twice; his first senior England caps for 10 years.
At the end of the 2007-08 season he moved to Nice, where he played until retirement. He entered he world of finance and worked in Monaco as a cash equity sales trader initially for Carex and then Churchill Capital. He returned to England in 2016 and is now a director at Northcott Global Solutions.