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Baroness Sater

Chairman

Amanda has been a Board Member and Vice Chairman of The Queen’s Club and a member for over 28 years. Amanda was a junior Welsh National and County player and was a junior full time tour player. She was also a junior County Squash player. She previously served as Chairman of StreetGames and is now a Patron. Her other roles have included Member of The Youth Justice Board, a Magistrate, and trustee of a number of charitable boards including the British Lung Foundation and Addaction. She is a keen advocate for taking sport to disadvantage groups and young people in communities.

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Christian Berchem

Trustee

Christian has been an avid tennis player since the age of six and has been a member of The Queen’s Club since 2007. He has been a certified tennis instructor in Canada where he has also promoted tennis for underprivileged children at a local community club. Christian has worked in Financial Services for almost 30 years. He has supported many charitable organisations and is also an active skier.

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Will Morse

Trustee

Will has been a Member of Queen’s Club for a number of years and plays all four racket sports with a particular penchant for rackets. Will has previously worked in the sports marketing world for IMG in the Middle East and London with experience in both commercial sales and community initiatives. Will is currently secretary of the Old Wykehamist Tennis and Rackets Society and is focused on broadening participation, particularly amongst young people and local communities.

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Vanessa Neill

Trustee

Vanessa Neill is a Partner at Kekst CNC, a global strategic communications firm, and leads the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability offering.  She has 20 years of experience in strategic corporate and financial communications, helping publicly listed and private companies to build and execute strategic communications programs. Prior to joining Kekst CNC in 2018, Vanessa was head of communications for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division and the Impact Advisory and Finance Department at Credit Suisse. Vanessa is studying for her Post-graduate Masters course at the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership.  She has a BA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London and is an alumni of the Corporate Affairs Academy, Said Business School, University of Oxford. In her spare time, Vanessa is an active tennis player at the Queen’s Club, where she has been a member for a number of years. She has actively fundraised in a personal capacity for a number of charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Breast Cancer Haven and The Children’s Trust.

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Deane Pennick

Trustee

Deane has been a member of The Queen’s Club since 1986 and was a member of the General Committee. He was previously Chairman of the Rackets Committee for 10 years and plays all four racket sports at Queens. Deane has worked in the City for over 30 years and currently sits on the board of Emerging Asset Management, is  a senior adviser to FireHouse Communications and consultant to InterAxs Global. Deane has been a School Governor and has supported many charitable organisations.

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Tina Sawyer Smith

Trustee

Tina has been a member of The Queen’s Club for over forty years. She played tennis for Great Britain and captained club and county teams. She also played collegiate tennis in the USA and has a keen interest in squash. Having worked at BP as a computer programmer and business analyst, Tina has dedicated over 35 years to tennis in a voluntary capacity, having held positions at Essex Tennis, the LTA Council, Tennis Europe and Surrey Tennis. She has chaired several committees including commercial and sponsorship. Currently, Tina is a Vice President of Surrey Tennis and a Level 4 Accredited + Senior Performance Coach – passionate about giving more people of all ages, gender and backgrounds the opportunity to participate in sport and helping talented youngsters achieve their full potential, whilst holding to the values of respect and good sportsmanship.

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Lorraine Spencer

Trustee

Lorraine has been a member of Queens for many years and plays lawn tennis.  She is a highly regarded and experienced fundraiser in the charitable sector .  She has chaired many highly successful events and served on a number of committees, raising awareness and significant funds for charitable organisations including NSPCC and Chaired the National Osteoporosis Society at the Grosvenor House Arts Fair.  Her keen interest is in supporting talented young players and helping them reach their full potential.