Nigel Boatswain Nigel is a strategic IT channel professional with 20+ years experience in industry leading corporations, covering direct and indirect channels, sales ownership, business development, project management and consultancy. Most recently, he left Apple after 20 years where he lead several European business transformation projects, as well as managing numerous sales teams to aggressive targets. Success required close collaboration with leaders in Sales, Legal, Finance, Operational & Technical teams at the world's most successful IT company and most closely monitored brand. He was Channel Development Director for EMEA before integrating and subsequently heading up European Sales for the Beats by Dre headphone business purchased by Apple. He has always loved all things sport, so since leaving Apple had rekindled his involvement by coaching ugby and cricket at local schools and sports clubs, utilising his RFU and ECB accreditations - the kids think he’s now cool as Dr Dre was his boss! As a young black male, being inspired to achieve by marvelling at the exploits of Ashe, Richards, Ali, Thompson and Woods he is passionate in his belief that sport has to power to unite and inspire people who are diverse by nature Working with the Dame Kelly Homes Trust will allow for his skills and passion to combine and help the trust to advance the fantastic projects they deliver in the community.