The London Sport Board of Trustees challenge us, encourage us and work with us to raise the game for physical activity and sport in London.
They all share our passion for the impact grassroots physical activity and sport can have on the lives of Londoners.
Jillian is Global Advisory Practice Lead at Avanade, having previously led business units at Logica, Publicis Sapient, Slalom and Atos. She was also a member of the board of Trustees at Eduserv. She has worked in Digital Transformation in Digital Agencies, Consultancies and SIs and has worked with many markets including CPG, Retail, Sport and Financial Services.
Vice Chair, Safeguarding and Welfare lead
Sally is a Fellow of the Forward Institute responsible leadership programme and has recently retired as a chief superintendent with the Metropolitan Police where she led the South West London command unit. She is experienced in strategic partnerships, community safety, safeguarding and leadership development.
Paul was appointed the CFO at Microsoft UK in June 2017. In this role, Paul is responsible for all finance and accounting operations in Microsoft’s UK subsidiary and is a member of the subsidiary leadership team. Paul joined Microsoft in 2010 and has performed various roles as the Marketing & Operations Controller in the UK, CFO Netherlands in 2012, and Regional Finance Director for Western Europe in 2015.
Charlie is Chief Commercial Officer at The Jockey Club. He joined The Jockey Club in 2021 from The Walt Disney Company, where he oversaw commercial activities in sport across Europe & Africa, as well as leading the ESPN team in London. Charlie also serves on the boards of City Racing and Britbet, as well as the NSPCC Sports Board and Racing Welfare Fundraising Committee.
Shaun is the Director of Population Health and Inequalities at Kings Health Partners and NHS South East London. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London. He has worked for the NHS in London for the last 13 years. Prior to this he worked in consultancy (PA Consulting and Cranfield University) and manufacturing (Airbus), having initialled trained as an engineer.
Paul is the Council Leader for Harrow, a borough he has lived in for over 30 years, and was first elected to the Council for Pinner Ward at a by-election in 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority which is responsible for three 2012 Olympic venues, as well as leisure venues and open spaces across London, Essex, and Hertfordshire. He is also the Executive Vice Chairman of Conservative Way Forward.
Former Marketer of the Year, Tanya is the architect of the award-winning This Girl Can campaign which in its first year inspired 2.8 million women and girls to get active. Tanya has been in communications all her professional life, starting her career as a journalist, before becoming Press Secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair. She is now the Managing Director at Hill & Knowlton Strategies.
Tracey has over 25 years experience in national and international disability sport with in-depth experience in classification, inclusion and governance. Tracey is Chief Executive of UKSA and is a Trustee of Activity Alliance and the European Region of Virtus. Tracey is a Barrister, a Visiting Fellow at De Montford University’s CRISTAL Research programme and an examiner on the Sports Law and Business LLM. Tracey is a passionate advocate for equality and rights.
Ross is the Leader of Merton Council, the south London borough he grew up in. He was elected to his role in May 2022, having previously served as a councillor from 2014 – 2018, and is responsible for overall political leadership and policy direction at the council. Ross is a full-time council leader, focusing his time on creating pride in the borough, delivering better, sustainable housing, and establishing Merton as a Borough of Sport. He regularly volunteers at community sports events, including the Junior Park Run in Mitcham.
We work closely with Sport England and the Mayor of London’s sports division to ensure that our work is coordinated and compliments the efforts of the whole physical activity and sport sector in London.
In line with Sport England’s A Code for Sports Governance, we recruit and engage with people with appropriate diversity, independence skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisations goals.
We demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity on our Board and we are pleased to say that our Board are 50% on each gender, exceeding Sport England’s target of a minimum of 30%.
If you would like to receive more information about our Board recruitment, commitments and operations, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.