Meet the Trustees
Paul Hembery was born in Bristol, England, but currently lives in Milan. After being educated in the UK, he has worked for 22 years in the tyre industry, working in various Research and Development divisions and commercial roles. He joined Pirelli in 1992 and has been in charge of motorsport for the last 11 years. Within motorsport he has managed Pirelli’s global motorsport activities in GT, WRC and now Formula Once since 2011. Away from motorsport, he enjoys Italian opera and watching Bristol City play football.
Here are Paul's own words about Richard “I first knew Richard during the Subaru/Pirelli partnership in the WRC. Whilst we would talk late into the night about developments and ideas, we also managed many a day in the Cotswolds for lunch and putting the world to rights. Of course helping him gain his world championship in 2001 was a highlight, and the legendary all British battle with Colin was a dream to follow so close. Richard was quiet, sometimes you could say timid, but he never forgot anyone, was extremely kind and ever thoughtful. That is a side that many might not have seen, but marked him out as special, not only as a driver but as a person and friend. Which is why being involved with the Richard Burns foundation is a privilege, it helps take forward those wonderful human qualities of Richard to continue to assist others”