Mrs Julia Harrison-Lee LL.B
Julia Harrison-Lee is a qualified solicitor with considerable experience in commercial and contract law. She was a senior legal adviser to FTSE 100 companies Securiguard and Rentokil before joining the family business, Chernikeeff Networks Limited, in the mid 1990s and playing a significant part in negotiating its successful sale. In 2001 she became a director of GBR Challenge, helping to mastermind her father Peter’s bid for the America’s Cup and was also the first woman director of the Challenger of Record Management for the America’s Cup.
Julia has continued the family interest in sport and philanthropy. In 2012 she ran the London Marathon for ‘Get Kids Going’, a national charity which encourages and helps to fund sport for disabled children. In 2014 she ran the New York marathon for the same charity. A keen amateur horsewoman and successful stud farm owner with competitive experience in Europe and the USA, she divides her time between Surrey and Florida, where she breeds champion showjumpers.
Mr Peter Lee DL LL.B
Peter Lee is the Principal of the Harrison Family Office, based in Reigate, Surrey, where he is responsible for managing family trusts and investment funds of c £200 million. He is a qualified solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. One of the founding trustees of the Peter Harrison Foundation, he also sits on the boards of Chancerygate Ltd and Hortons Estate Ltd, both successful commercial property companies.
Peter was appointed by the Queen to be High Sheriff of Surrey for 2014/15. He used this role to promote actively the strengths of the voluntary sector in Surrey and to focus attention on the advantages of encouraging young people into sport and exercise. In July 2015 outgoing Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, appointed Peter as a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for the County which gives him a platform to continue to promote the voluntary sector in Surrey through the Charities & Communities Group set up by the Lord Lieutenant, and to represent the Lieutenancy in East Surrey. Peter is a Vice President of Surrey Clubs for Young People.
Mr Nick Harrison
Nick Harrison has been a trustee of the Peter Harrison Foundation since May 2013 and, through his family trusts, has made significant contributions to the Foundation’s capital. He was born in Surrey and educated at Reigate Grammar School. He has taken a particular interest in the Foundation’s support for the Harrison Scholars at the School, who are given an educational opportunity which would otherwise not have been open to them. He played rugby for the Old Reigatians R.F.C. He shares his family’s love of sport and like his father is a keen supporter of Chelsea F.C. Another of his passions is motor sport, and he is a collector of high performance supercars. A shrewd investor in residential property, Nick still lives in Reigate where he was brought up.