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.
Shaun is Chief Executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. He has extensive experience developing and operating sports venues that balance commercial and community needs including: Lee Valley White Water Centre, VeloPark and Hockey & Tennis Centre. Shaun has major international events experience, working on World and European Championships across the 2012 venues, and sat on the Government Advisory Panel for Rio 2016 and was an adviser to Tokyo 2020.
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.
Stephen Alambritis was leader of Merton Council from 2010 till 2020 during which time Merton was named by the Municipal Journal as the best achieving council in the UK. Stephen put sporting facilities at the top of his agenda leading to a new leisure centre and the return of AFC Wimbledon to the borough. Before politics Stephen was at the Federation of Small Businesses. Stephen is passionate about equalities and was a Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and at the Disability Rights Commission. Stephen is also a former Fellow of the CIPR and officiated as a Class I football referee registered with the London Football Association.
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.
Charlie oversees The Jockey Club’s commercial activities across sponsorship, media, hospitality and event sales, new business development and innovation. Charlie 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. He has also worked for the RFU and The FA, and serves on the NSPCC Sports Board.
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.
Naomi is the Chief Operating Officer at Catch22 leading on a wide range of public service delivery, having previously led the organisations Business Development team and service based delivery across the organisation. Naomi has experience in both strategic, commercial and operational roles in the public and private sector and has worked across a range of projects designing, delivering and managing early intervention, prevention, family support, education and justice services to maximise social impact.
Mark is a senior leader with considerable experience in business transformation through technology. Mark has led Business Units for Vodafone, BT, Lloyds Banking Group and is now serving Financial Services customers for AWS. Mark has served the Boards of Middlesex University and West Middlesex Hospital and is passionate about protecting playing fields from the threat of development.
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.
Joyce has a strong passion and commitment for culture, sports and the arts and values the benefits they bring to people’s physical and mental wellbeing. She has endeavoured to support, promote and protect them in her role as Councillor of the London Borough of Redbridge for 32 years. Joyce is a trained primary school teacher, governor on a school for children with special needs and a long time board member for the Kenneth More Theatre. She currently sits on the Boards of London Youth Games and Redbridge Sport & Leisure.
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.