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 plays a key role in liaising with partners and co-ordinates the charity's fundraising teams at major events. She is also a Lead Equality Officer for SportsAid.

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 Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). She is also a Lead Equality Officer for SportsAid and helps support the delivery of events for the charity.

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 the charity in 2012 from the University of Essex.

Richard Bates
Richard Bates
Communications Manager

Richard joined SportsAid from Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion organisation, in 2015. He manages all of the charity's communications including its website, social media platforms, newsletters, branding, public relations and marketing materials.

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 long spell as Managing Director at Saracens Rugby Club. Tim's role is to lead the team and the charity in helping talented young sports people.

Alison Odell CBE
Alison Odell CBE
Trustee (appointed in 2010)

Alison is Chair of Sport England TASS. She is also Chair of Badminton England's Performance Board and sits on the Executive Board for British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) and the International Federation of University Sport (FISU). She retired as Director of Sport at the University of Manchester in 2013. She is the Board's Equality Champion.

Baroness Grey-Thompson
Baroness Grey-Thompson
Trustee (appointed in 2014)

Tanni is one of Great Britain's most decorated athletes of all time having won 16 Paralympic medals - including 11 golds - as a wheelchair racer competing in the T53 category. She held over 30 world records and won the London Marathon on six occasions. She sits as a crossbencher in the House of Lords after becoming a Life Peer in 2010.

Chris Baillieu MBE
Chris Baillieu MBE
Chair and Trustee (appointed Chair in 2012)

Chris is a former world champion rower who won a silver medal at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games in the double sculls. He was the first Chair of British Swimming, from 2001 to 2008, and previously held the same position with sports coach UK. He has been a trustee of SportsAid for over two decades and became Chair in 2012.

David Faulkner
David Faulkner
Trustee (appointed in 2015)

David is a former Great Britain hockey player who won gold at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. He became Performance Director of England and Great Britain Hockey in 2009 before moving to Millfield School as Director of Sport in 2012. He was recently appointed the Head of Women's Performance by The Football Association.

Ian Braid
Ian Braid
Trustee (appointed in 2012)

Ian is Managing Director of DOCIAsport. He is Chair of SportsAid's National Awards Committee and the charity's Backing The Best awards panel. Ian was previously Chief Executive Officer of the British Athletes Commission, a Non-Executive Director of British Triathlon, and a member of the Management Board for Sport Resolutions.

Mark Davies
Mark Davies
Trustee (appointed in 2012)

Mark is Managing Director of strategic communications agency Camberton and Chair of Archery GB. Prior to this, he was a member of the founding management team of Betfair where he spent 10 years controlling the company’s reputation. He is a Governor of Holyport College and Chair of the Onside Youth Zone Project in Hammersmith.

Mark Lillie
Mark Lillie
Senior Independent Director and Trustee (appointed in 2007)

Mark is a Technology Consulting Partner at Deloitte and leads the firm's global Chief Information Office (CIO) program. This includes the next generation CIO program, transition labs for newly elected CIOs, and reports such as the annual CIO survey and Tech Trends. He also runs Deloitte's UK and EMEA Energy and Resources consulting practice.

Michelle Moore
Michelle Moore
Trustee (appointed in 2017)

Michelle is an award-winning consultant, educator, strategist and former athlete. She has worked with a diverse client base including the Commonwealth Games Federation, UNICEF UK, the Black Cultural Archives and Premier League football clubs. She acts as Inclusion Advisor to the Women’s Sport Trust and is a trustee of the Runnymede Trust.

Mike Westcott
Mike Westcott
Trustee (appointed in 2017)

Mike is Group HR Director for the National Grid. He is responsible for setting and delivering the global HR agenda in line with its commercial strategy. Prior to joining National Grid, Mike worked for Diageo plc in a number of senior HR roles. He sits on the Board of Centrepoint and was also a member of the London Skills and Employment Board.

Richard Glasson
Richard Glasson
Trustee (appointed in 2017)

Richard is CEO of Hogarth Worldwide - the world's leading marketing implementation company. Prior to this, he was CEO of Gyro, a business to business marketing agency. Richard is also Chair of Governors of Ernest Bevin College in south London, which is a specialist in sports, maths and computing, rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Ronnie Denholm
Ronnie Denholm
Trustee (appointed in 2017)

Ronnie has extensive experience in the commercial sector of leading blue chip companies, such as Barclays and American Express, in financial services. He is now focused on non-commercial activities and manages volunteering activities at Brighton and Hove City Athletics Club. He was previously a British champion in taekwondo and competed internationally.