The team

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Ali Nuttycombe
Ali Nuttycombe
Finance Manager

Ali is a chartered accountant with a background in carrying out external audits for charities. She has an ICAEW diploma in charity accounting and joined SportsAid in 2015 from PEM. Ali is responsible for managing the charity’s finances, including the monthly management accounts.

Alice  Radford
Alice Radford
Backing The Best Awards Officer

Alice returned to SportsAid in 2015 after leaving the charity in 2010 to work at the Youth Sports Trust before becoming a teacher. She works closely with Sport England to ensure Backing The Best makes high-performance sport more accessible to young people across the UK.

Grace Hughes
Grace Hughes
Partnership Activation and Events Manager

Grace joined SportsAid in 2014 as the charity's primary point of contact with its athletes and fundraisers. She is responsible for creating and updating athlete profiles and co-ordinating the charity's fundraising teams at major events such as the London Marathon and RideLondon.

Graham Dandy
Graham Dandy
Partnership Manager

Graham joined SportsAid in 2005 having previously worked at Saracens Rugby Club and the Tour of Britain. He is responsible for the charity's corporate partnerships and fundraising, and marketing and promotional initiatives with SportsAid's alumni.

Hannah Barrett
Hannah Barrett
Head of Fundraising

Hannah joined SportsAid in 2015 from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) where she was corporate social responsibility manager. Hannah is responsible for finding new sources of income to support the charity's work with the next generation of British athletes.

Jan Brown
Jan Brown
Finance and Administration Support

Jan joined the team in 2005 and works primarily on finance and administration for SportsAid and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. She also helps out in other areas such as events.

Kimberley Goddard
Kimberley Goddard
Major Events Manager

Kimberley joined SportsAid in 2015 from Trinity Mirror Group, where she worked in the events team that manage the Pride of Britain Awards and the Pride of Sport Awards. Kimberley oversees the charity's SportsBall and other high-profile fundraising events.

Laura Eddie
Laura Eddie
National Awards Manager

Laura is responsible for managing and developing the process by which athletes are nominated to SportsAid by their sports' governing bodies and the subsequent allocation of SportsAid Awards. She joined in 2012 from the University of Essex where she was sports development officer.

Richard Bates
Richard Bates
Communications Manager

Richard joined SportsAid from Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion organisation, in 2015 to manage the charity's communications including its website, social media platforms, newsletters, branding, publicity and content.

Tim Lawler
Tim Lawler
Chief Executive

Tim has more than 15 years of experience of working in sports management. He joined SportsAid in 2004 after a seven-year spell as managing director at Saracens Rugby Club. Tim's role as chief executive is to lead the team and the charity in helping talented young sports people.

Alison Odell CBE
Alison Odell CBE
Trustee

Alison was the University of Manchester’s director of sport from 1995 to 2013. She has an MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Sport Management and is a member of the executive of the International University Sports Federation.

Baroness Grey-Thompson
Baroness Grey-Thompson
Trustee

Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the most decorated athletes of all time and over her career she won a total of 16 Paralympic medals - including 11 golds - held over 30 world records, and won the London Marathon six times. She joined SportsAid as a trustee in 2013.

Bernard Atha CBE
Bernard Atha CBE
Trustee

Bernard is an elected member of Leeds City Council representing the Kirkstall area. He is also a member of the University of Leeds’ Brotherton Collection advisory committee and the Leeds Civic Arts Guild.

Chris Baillieu MBE
Chris Baillieu MBE
Chairman and Trustee

Chris is a former world champion and Olympic silver medal winning rower who competed at the Games in 1976 and 1980. Prior to becoming SportsAid’s chairman in 2012, he was a trustee at the charity. He is also the current chairman of Sports Coach UK and a former chairman of British Swimming.

David Faulkner
David Faulkner
Trustee

David is a former Olympic champion hockey player who until 2012 was performance director of England and Great Britain Hockey. He now works at Millfield School as the director of sport.

Ian Braid
Ian Braid
Trustee

Ian became a trustee in 2012 and has taken on board responsibility for the charity's national awards committee. Ian is a former non-executive director of British Triathlon, responsible for major and national events, and is the chief executive officer of the British Athletes Commission.

Mark Davies
Mark Davies
Trustee

Mark joined SportsAid’s board in 2012. He is the managing director of the strategic communications agency Camberton. Before this he was a member of the founding management team of Betfair where he spent ten years managing the company’s reputation.

Mark Lillie
Mark Lillie
Trustee

Mark is a senior partner at Deloitte where in 2010 he was appointed to be the head of the IT strategy team in the firm’s energy, infrastructure and utility practice.