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Meet the Team

Find out more about our Trustees and Personnel below

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Chief Executive Officer

DOMINIC COMINS

An event specialist that has seen Dominic work in the Hospitality, FMCG and Charity sector across the past 20 years. 

Dominic founded and ran the 'Kent Wish Foundation' charity before its merger with the Red Eagle Foundation in 2023.

 

Alongside working for the charity, Dominic is the founder and director of a wedding events and leisure company.

 

Outside of work Dominic likes nothing better than a round or two on the golf course and following his beloved Everton FC.

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Founder and Chairman

WAYNE HODGSON

Wayne is a successful Kent based entrepreneur having owned and managed a number of recruitment businesses.  He created the Red Eagle Foundation in April 2018 to empower disadvantaged children throughout Kent.

 

Wayne's previous charity background includes:

 

- Vice Chairman of Kent Wish Foundation from Jan 2020 to March 2023 (managing the merger with REF)

-  Chairman of Ashford Leisure Trust Ltd being a trustee from March 2014 to August 2016

- Co-Founder and Chairman of Donations With A Difference From November 2013 to April 2018

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Accounts/Events

KELLY PURSE

Kelly is a financial professional with highly articulate organisational skills.
Qualified to AAT Level 4 and having worked in finance for over 15 years Kelly is well equipped to provide financial reports and manage accounting procedures.
Kelly’s organisational and people skills prove invaluable when attending events and supporting the CEO and Chairman with event management.

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Treasurer

COLIN REID

Colin joined Burgess Hodgson in 1992 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. He became a Partner in 2000 and passed the Chartered Institute of Taxation exams in the same year.


Now as the Managing Partner at Burgess Hodgson, Colin is keen to give back to the local community and the Red Eagle Foundation have benefited from this as Colin has taken a seat on the board of the charity.

 

Colin lives in Chestfield with his wife Louise and three sons, Max, Joe and Harry. He spends most of his weekends watching his children playing sport or on the golf course at Chestfield, where he has been a member for nearly 40 years.

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Trustee

AMANDA SELMON

Passionate Head of Marketing and Communications at Burgess Hodgson LLP, committed to sharing success with the community. Previously involved in the education sector.  Over the years a supporter of various charities in Kent. Mother, social and cooks.

 

Delighted to be supporting Red Eagle Foundation in Kent to uplift children facing mobility, mental health, and learning challenges.

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Trustee

ALEXANDRA GORDON

Alexandra is a Partner and Chartered Tax Adviser specialising in inheritance tax planning, wills, trusts and estate planning.  Alexandra is the immediate past President of the Kent Law Society and is a Notary Public. 

 

Being a trustee of Red Eagle Foundation has allowed Alexandra to formalise her active support of local charitable causes.

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Trustee

GEORGIA BENSON

Georgia graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University, in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours. After pursuing a further 5 years in education, she graduated again in 2023 from her Veterinary Medicine degree. Georgia is a practising Veterinary Surgeon, currently specialising in Equine Medicine.  

 

Georgia has been keen to get involved with local charity work for a while but due to educational commitments, this has proved a challenge. Becoming a trustee of the Red Eagle Foundation has allowed Georgia to support making a positive difference to the local community 

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Charity Ambassador

SCOTT MINTO

Scott is currently a leading presenter and commentator on television and radio having had a successful football playing career with Chelsea, Benfica and Charlton Athletic.  Scott endorses the Red Eagle Foundation and is passionate about what the charity does and is pursuing to achieve.

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Charity Ambassador

EDDIE 'THE EAGLE' EDWARDS

Famous for representing Great Britain in the 1988 Olympic Winter Gamesin Calgary, Eddie returned a true British sporting hero. In 2016 a film title 'Eddie the Eagle' was made about his life. 

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