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Governors, Patrons and Members

Our Chief Patron

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His Majesty King Charles III

His Majesty King Charles III became the Chief Patron of the Motability Foundation in 2024.

Life President

The Rt Hon the Lord Sterling of Plaistow GCVO CBE

Lord Sterling GCVO CBE was co-founder (with the late Lord Goodman) of Motability and Chair from 1994 to 2020.

Life Vice President

Brian Carte TD

Joined as a Governor on 7 December 1993 and retired as a Governor on 1 March 2014. He later became our Life Vice President on 2 December 2019.

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Charles Manby MBE


Charles joined Motability Foundation's Board of Governors on 26 September 2019. He became Chair of Motability Foundation on 1 June 2020.

Charles Manby MBE Biography
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Ed Humpherson CB FCA

Vice Chair

Ed works at the UK Statistics Authority, a role he has held since January 2014. Prior to this Ed was a Board Member and Executive Leader for Economic Affairs, National Audit Office.

Ed Humpherson FCA Biography
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David Hunter FCA

Hon Treasurer

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC before joining 3i, where he became Managing Director of Investment Management responsible for the entire UK portfolio of assets.

David Hunter FCA Biography
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Dr Juliana Onwumere


Juliana is an academic researcher and also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Juliana Onwumere Biography
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Dr Hannah Barham-Brown FRSA


Hannah is a GP registrar in Yorkshire, Council Member of the British Medical Association, and Deputy Leader of the Women’s Equality Party.

Dr Hannah Barham-Brown FRSA Biography
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Jackie Driver FRSA OBE


Jackie is the Associate Director for Equality and Inclusion at Greater Manchester Integrated Care.

Jackie Driver FRSA OBE Biography
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Merlyn Lowther


Merlyn is currently Deputy Chair of the Council at the University of Salford and a Governor of Manchester High School for Girls.

Merlyn Lowther Biography
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Professor William Webb


William is an independent consultant at Webb Search and CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new Machine-to-Machine technology (M2M).

Professor William Webb Biography
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Richard Cartwright ACA


Richard is a Principal Enterprise Fellow at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.

Richard Cartwright ACA Biography
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Robin Hindle Fisher OBE


Robin is a Business Coach and Executive Mentor. As a partner of Hay Hill Partners, he provides companies with one to one coaching for their Board and Executives.

Robin Hindle Fisher OBE Biography
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Tony Davis


Tony is the Managing Director of Maddox Consulting, a strategy consulting and transaction advisory firm focussed on the transport sector.

Tony Davis Biography
  • Alan Dickinson
  • Brian Carte TD
  • Cheryl Ward
  • Christopher E Fay CBE
  • David Pritchard
  • Dipankar Shewaram
  • Don Brereton CB
  • Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE
  • Edward Lester
  • Joanna Lewis
  • Lord Kevin Shinkwin
  • Raymond King
  • Richard Bennison FCA
  • Sir Gerald Acher CBE LVO FCA
  • The Hon Sara Morrison
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Sterling of Plaistow GCVO CBE
  • Morigue Cornwell MBE
  • Paul Spencer CBE
  • Peter Oppenheimer
  • Professor Mala Rao OBE
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Grants to individuals and organisations

We have grants available to individuals as well as organisations and charities to help disabled people make more journeys.

Charitable Grants

Innovation and research

Our innovation team has commissioned research to better understand the barriers faced by disabled people in accessing transport.

Impact and Innovation

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about our grant programmes you can learn more by visiting and reading our FAQs.