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Who We Are

 

The Founders

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Nick Maughan, Founder

Nick Maughan is a British investor and philanthropist. He was born in 1980 in London, where he lived and was educated before studying Religion and Theology at the University of Manchester. He returned to London for his master’s in finance at Cass Business School (now Bayes Business School). At the age of twenty-four Nick left the UK to work in New York and has since lived in Bulgaria, The Bahamas and Italy. In addition to founding BoxWise, Nick’s Foundation sponsors the Charlie Miller Football Academy in Glasgow, funds academic scholarships for financially disadvantaged children to attend top private schools, is a major donor to the Berkshire Youth Trust and is actively involved in building schools and medical facilities in Eastern Uganda. The foundation also funds various homeless charities, including Centrepoint (a BoxWise partner) and PhD students in the medical sciences. Nick is also the founder of the ESG investment company Maughan Capital.

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Rick Ogden, Co-founder and Managing Director  

Rick is passionate about youth engagement and has been heavily involved with community projects for the last ten years, focusing primarily on boxing and personal development through employment and life skills for young people. Fitness has been at the core of Ricks life, running the notorious Marathon Des Sables ultra-marathon race in 2017. He has also run marathons globally including New York, Paris, Berlin and London multiple times.

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BoxWise is supported by a stellar team of professionals dedicated to helping young people build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities available to them.
 

The Team

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Rachel Bower, National Lead

Rachel is an accomplished Amateur boxer, a former national champion and England representative. She is currently a coach on the England Boxing Talent Pathway and the GB Boxing Female Development Programme. Rachel also holds a position on the England Boxing Coaching Subcommittee and writes for the Female Coaching Network. She is the Head Coach at Rathbone Amateur Boxing Club. As a huge advocate for female boxing she is part of the Aspire programme with England Boxing that provides opportunities for women and girls at all levels within Amateur Boxing to train together at EIS Sheffield with coaches form the Talent Pathway. Rachel has a wealth of experience managing outreach and community projects centred around boxing and has delivered programmes with or on behalf of organisations such as The Princes Trust, Comic Relief and The National Lottery.

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Charlie Beatt, Coaching Lead

Charlie is a Professional and Amateur boxing coach, who has worked with many successful boxers, most recently coaching Shannon Courtenay to become the WBA World Champion. Charlie owned his own gym for 10 years and has also worked in schools, youth clubs and charity organisations delivering Boxing classes for pupils to encourage them in the many values that Boxing can bring. The BoxWise 10-week syllabus has been authored and developed by Charlie to ensure that the young people learn much more than the physical benefits of the sport but also with the great mental aspects that it brings.

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Emma Turner, Development & Learning Lead

Emma has a proven record of working with young people and achieving fantastic results in securing opportunity and outcomes. She holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching and has a natural ability to engage and connect with everyone she meets, forging outstanding working relationships with both organisations and students. Emma is passionate about fitness and has a degree in Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness (BSc).

 

Advisory Board

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Lord St. John of Bletso

Anthony St John is an Independent Non-Executive Director at the Falcon Group and a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords, as well as Lord-In-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II. Having qualified as a lawyer in South Africa, Anthony St John spent over 30 years serving as a Director of many UK and internationally listed and unlisted companies. Anthony St John has a strong interest in Africa – particularly in the areas of mining, oil, agriculture and renewable energy.

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Hannah Rankin

Professional boxer Hannah Rankin has several belts in her armoury. She claimed her first world title in 2018 when she won the IBO super welterweight belt. In the process, Hannah made history for her country and became Scotland’s first female boxing champion. After achieving this feat, Hannah set her sights even high and in 2021, Hannah was crowned a two-time world champion after taking on Sweden’s Maria Lindberg for the WBA and IBO super welterweight titles. Before pursuing boxing professionally, music was Hannah’s passion. As an accomplished bassoonist, she studied at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music and currently still freelances with Orchestras in and around London as well as running interactive concerts in schools and Care Homes with her wind Quintet ‘The Coriolis Quintet.

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Caspar Hobbs

Caspar Hobbs was the Chairman of England Boxing for eight years, the national governing body for boxing that overseas more than 950 affiliated clubs and more than 17,000 members across the country. England Boxing works to drive the sport forward by creating opportunities for boxers and supporting local clubs, coaches, schools and volunteers acting at a grassroots level. Before taking up this position, Caspar had a 10-year career as an Army, before becoming the founder of The Mergermarket Group and later CEO of Pearson Professional and Vocational Education.

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Alexander Rhodes

Alexander is a Partner and Head of Purpose at international law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, where he provides strategic Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice to help businesses transition to more sustainable and resilient ways of working. Alexander was also the founding CEO of the charity Stop Ivory, the head of the Secretariat to the inter-governmental Elephant Protection Initiative and is Chairman of the African conservation charity Tusk Trust.

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Floyd Steadman

Education consultant Floyd Steadman is a Governor of HMC and GSA schools, is a retired prep school headmaster and a Vice President of Saracens FC. He was an ISI Inspector with strong coaching/mentoring skills. As well as his consultancy work (on diversity, equality & inclusion and other issues) with schools and companies, Floyd gives presentations to students and staff. He shares his life story, from being a child of the Windrush generation to playing for and captaining Saracens FC - one of only 14 players to be inducted into their Hall of Fame – and pursuing a career in teaching, during which he taught in both the state and independent sectors and was headhunted to be Headmaster at several prep schools in London and Surrey. Charity work includes supporting The Drive Forward Foundation, BOXWISE and Cancer Research UK. With his background and life experiences, he is keen to support youngsters gain in confidence and maximise the opportunities they may have.

 

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