The team

We are passionate about sport and our team is dedicated to improving participant safety so that contact sports can be enjoyed freely.

James JP Drake, Chairman and Founder

James launched The Drake Foundation in 2014 and has been proud to champion it ever since.

In addition to The Drake Foundation, James is the Founder and Chairman of Future Science Group, an innovative publisher that focuses on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research.

To discover more about James and his other philanthropy programmes, please visit

Peter Hughes, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Hughes graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol and subsequently qualified as a solicitor. On qualifying he became a partner of Corbould Rigby & Co., which merged with Underwood & Co. in 1998. He was managing partner of Underwood & Co. for 15 years until April 2014, combining the role with a busy case load for his clients.

Outside the office, Peter has a keen interest in any sport involving a ball, as well as in driving his classic Bristol car to distant places.

Lauren Pulling, Programme Manager

Lauren completed a BSc in Neuroscience at University College London before joining Future Science Group in 2016. Since then Lauren has worked across a number of digital publishing platforms, including Neuro Central.

Lauren is a keen football fan and longtime supporter of Southampton F.C.