Our Ambassadors

We are very grateful to our ambassadors who generously support Tackle Prostate Cancer, often because of a personal connection to prostate cancer or the charity.

Captain Julian Burgess

Beginning as a cadet aged just 17, Julian has gone on to a prestigious career working for P&O Cruises, Cunard and Princess, becoming a ship Captain in 2004. A keen cyclist, he can often be seen cyling around the port at which his ship has docked.

David Gower OBE

One of the most capped and high-scoring players, David captained England during the 1980s. He also played for Leicestershire and Hampshire. He is now a sports commentator for Sky TV.



Damian Hopley

A graduate of St Andrews and Cambridge University, Damian played for Wasps and England but was forced to retire from professional rugby in 1998 after a series of knee operations. The lack of support available to professional players led Damian to found the RPA later that same year. He is the driving force behind the RPA and his influence ensures that players’ rights are protected and represented at all levels within the sport. Damian has been the principal negotiator for both the England and British & Irish Lions players’ contracts since 2001. He is currently Chairman of the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA).


Lord Rose

Lord Rose

Stuart has worked all his life in retail having joined Marks & Spencer in 1971. After leaving Marks & Spencer in 1989 he successively managed the multiple retail chains at The Burton Group, Argos, Booker, Arcadia and subsequently returned to Marks & Spencer in 2004 as Chief Executive, becoming Chairman in 2008. He left M&S in 2011. He is a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths (South Africa). In May 2013 he joined Ocado as Chairman. He is also Chairman of Fat Face, Oasis Healthcare Group and The Healing Foundation, a medical charity. He was knighted in 2008 and made a life peer in September 2014.