Chaired by Laurence Geller CBE , a former Wasps and junior Rugby international, now a businessman and regular and generous philanthropist with homes and businesses in Chicago and London.

Laurence Geller - Board Chair

Laurence S. Geller CBE, Chairman of Geller Capital Partners, is an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur, having led multi-national, hospitality and tourism corporations. 

Mr. Geller serves on the Board of Michels & Taylor. He previously served as Chairman of the IREFAC for six non-consecutive terms. He is the Founder and CEO of Innovative Aged Care, a UK based developer and operator of luxury dementia care residential facilities.  Philanthropically, Mr. Geller serves on the Boards of Choose Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital, British American Business Consul, and the American Jewish Committee. Mr. Geller is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the International Churchill Society. Mr. Geller is the leading donor to the University of West London where he is Chancellor. He serves on the Board of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense & Security Studies (RUSI),  is Chairman of the Imperial War Museum USA and the Atlas Foundation USA.  

On December 31, 2011, Mr. Geller was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Mr. Geller has over 50 years of experience in lodging and has received numerous awards for service to the industry and his civic endeavors.

David Torres - Treasurer

David is a Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT, a role he has held since January, 2019. David serves on the boards of two other organizations focused on youth development, and is thrilled to be a part of the Atlas family.

We are delighted to welcome David given his vast and deep experience working with and in NGOs and additional leadership, business management, fundraising, and relationship management experience across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Christopher "Buck" Dominick - Secretary

Buck is a lawyer registered in the state of Colorado, offering vast experience of law and legal systems to Atlas and his guidance is appreciated.

Buck began practicing law in 1989, and started his own firm in 2002. Buck specializes in personal injury trial work, with a focus on dental malpractice. In 2016, Buck obtained the largest dental malpractice verdict in Colorado history.

Steven James

Steven understands extensively how sport engenders not just physical attributes, but social skills, the desire to succeed in life and builds relationships and networks. His life as a pilot taught not just teamwork, but also to be a diplomat and a representative of an organisation. He brought these skills to Atlas, helping establish its work in Argentina.

Steve is honoured to take on the role of Trustee and Board Member of Atlas USA, eagerly getting involved with both governance, plus charitable project development and monitoring, as Atlas expand their North American reach, hoping to improve the lives of so many young men and women through the power of rugby.

Suzy Fox

Suzy Fox is an American living and working in London. She has relationships with both the Kenyan and Ugandan rugby fraternities and has witnessed the power of rugby in transforming lives so joining Atlas was a natural fit. Suzy now hopes to help disadvantaged youth in America by helping extend Atlas's reach there.

In addition to her charitable pursuits, Suzy' love of East Africa also extends to wildlife conservation and she is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Uganda Conservation Foundation.

Brendan Goffinet

Brendan lives and works as a Financial Advisor in Denver. He is a keen believe in the power of relationships and his focus on finding solutions for his clients in pursuit of financial goals is an experience offered to Atlas. 

As a founding board member of Atlas USA, his experience in the financial industry spanning management, government capital, investment strategy, institutional tech and individual wealth management is a great guidance to Atlas.

Stuart Bagshaw

As the Managing Member of British American Business LEAP LLC, Stuart helps overseas-based companies successfully establish a presence in the United States.  He and his company do that by taking responsibility for all back office administrative requirements, ensuring they are set up appropriately and thereafter managed efficiently and effectively. 

In addition to his role as Managing Member of BAB-LEAP LLC, he is currently President of the British American Business Council Inc., a non-profit business-networking organisation that oversees 22 different chapters throughout North America and the United Kingdom; and he serves on the board of the British American Business Council of Northern California.  Until his departure from the USA in August 2018, he served on the boards of two charitable organisations, the British Benevolent Society and Play Rugby USA Inc., as well as a board member of several commercial entities in the USA including SOS Hydration Inc., Taulia Inc. and CATERforce Inc.  He remains a board advisor to a number of UK and US based companies. 

Stuart started his career in the Royal Air Force, where he gained his engineering qualifications in radar, communications, and computer systems, at RAF Cosford, RAF Locking and later with the USAF at Peterson AFB CO and McGuire AFB NJ.

Stuart Girling

Stuart is based in New York and works in the insurance industry having previously lived and worked in London. He is the co-leader of ProQuest, the division of Alliant Insurance Services focused exclusively on the legal industry. He has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry and specializes in professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability insurance and data breach security insurance for mid to large size law firms.

Stuart holds a BA Honors degree in Politics and Economics from Liverpool John Moores University, England. He is sports enthusiast including soccer, rugby, tennis and golf and was previously involved in youth soccer coaching in his home town of Rye, NY.  He is an ATLAS USA board member.