Management team

Meet our executive 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 also serves as Deputy Chair of England Boxing. 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.

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Angus Roberston
Director of Operations

Angus spent ten years leading the management and strategic development of Greater London Sports Association as their Director, before moving on to specialise in supporting disabled people to be active as Chief Executive Officer of the London Sports Forum for Disabled People. Angus then went on to become Partnership Director for the former Pro-Active Central London.

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Tim Copley
Director of Insight 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.

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Genevieve Heselden
Director of Finance and Governance

Genevieve graduated from Loughborough University with an BA in Economics before joining Deloitte, where she spent five years in the audit and advisory division. Genevieve was London 2012’s Senior Finance Manager prior to joining us in 2015. Genevieve is committed to ensuring that our organisation adheres to good governance practices and our funding and investment is used in the best possible way.

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Rob Smyth
Commercial Director

Rob joined London Sport in 2017 with an array of business acumen spanning grassroots sport through to elite sport and major events. Formerly Head of Marketing and Sales at BUCS, Head of Marketing for the Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee and more recently Commercial Director at British Military Fitness before joining London Sport.