Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team who drive the strategic direction of London Sport

Tove Okunniwa

Tove Okunniwa – Chief Executive Officer

Former Chief Executive of Havas Sport and Entertainment and Head of Marketing for BBC Sport, Tove joined London Sport as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

Tove served as Deputy Chair of England Boxing and is now a Sport England trustee. A passionate advocate for diversity and equality, Tove brings substantial commercial acumen and a firm belief in the importance of empowering people’s lives through physical activity and sport.


Tim Copley

Tim Copley – Director of Insight, Technology and Performance

Tim began working in sport at Sport England as a National Governing Body Client Manager, before moving on to work as Partnership Manager for the former Pro-Active Central London.

Tim then went on to become Director for Press Red Limited until joining London Sport in 2015. Tim’s expertise covers insight, performance management and consultancy.


Mark Foster

Mark Foster – Director of Operations

Mark worked as Director of Operations at Cardinal Hume Centre in Westminster, which helps families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness, prior to joining London Sport.

Previously, he spent many years as Strategic Commissioning Manager for Children & Young People at Lambeth and was a Non-Executive Director of the Young Lambeth Co-operative.

He is passionate about sport and London, where he has lived and worked here for many years, having originally come from the North East.


Susan Hutton

Susan Hutton – Director of Finance, People and Governance

Susan is a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualified accountant with significant experience across finance, people and governance.

For the last 15 years her focus has been on international development; working for Restless Development, BBC Media Action, Save the Children UK and Zoological Society of London.

Susan is passionate about empowering others and ensuring that finance adds value to organisations using behaviour change to make a positive difference in people’s lives.