Chairman – Mr Paul Goodman
Paul Goodman has spent 24 years in accountancy practice and industry, and founded Goodman Corporate Finance in 2006. He was appointed Chair of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers in 2015.
Paul is a Governor at his son’s school, providing the same financial expertise and business acumen that he brings as Trustee to the Board of Cerebral Palsy Sport.
As a former rugby player Paul has retained a keen interest in all sports and raised money for Cerebral Palsy Sport by successfully completing the Brighton Marathon in 2014. He is in training to support the charity again by running the 2017 London Marathon.
What do you like about being a trustee?
Being a trustee gives me the perfect opportunity to use my professional experience and connections to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families through sport.
As a reasonably successful sportsman in my earlier years, I understand its importance in building confidence and self esteem so it is great to have this chance to give something back to sport.
While my time commitments mean I’m unable to take on a role coaching rugby (my sport of choice), by supporting the charity’s work in this way I hope more children will benefit as a direct result of my input and that of all the trustees.
What do you hope to achieve as a trustee in the future?
Firstly, I want to raise the profile of CP Sport wherever I can to attract funds from as wide a range of sources as possible, so that more children benefit from the charity’s work.
I saw at first-hand how the money I raised by running the Brighton Marathon helped launch frame football, and knowing how this new sport has now reached thousands of young people and families really gives me the drive to do more.
Secondly I will work in my position of chairman to ensure that the work behind the scenes is as professional and effective as the work on the ground.
What does Cerebral Palsy Sport mean to you?
Seeing children achieve their sporting goals, whether that’s competing in the Paralympics or just enjoying the freedom that sport provides, means so very much to me and my family. I’m incredibly proud to serve the charity and it’s a cause I’m committed to for the long term.