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Neal Avent

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I have lived and worked all my life in London where I grew up in a sports mad family playing football and cricket from a very early age at Winchmore Hill Cricket Club. WHCC is where I first met Tony and Frances Chanmugam and I am proud that I can still call both of them my friends over 45 years later!

I have been married to Lesley for 35 years and we have 3 sons that are all heavily involved in sport, following in their father’s footsteps, very much like myself all those many years ago. Although my sporting days are a long way behind me, I still get a great deal of enjoyment and pride watching all 3 of my sons play cricket and rugby on a regular basis.

After leaving secondary school, I was fortunate enough to have a 35 year career in the City of London trading commodities where I spent the last 20 years of my career as the global head of the Base Metals trading at J P Morgan Investment Bank.

Since retiring over 10 years ago, Lesley and myself have been lucky enough to travel extensively and have witnessed at first hand the incredible work that the charity does on behalf of the less fortunate children in Colombo, Sri Lanka and with that in mind, it was an incredible honour to be asked to become a trustee of The Fars Chanmugam Trust.