The team

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Adam Joelson
Adam Joelson
Finance Manager

Adam is responsible for financial and management accounting, VAT, Gift Aid, payroll, governance and IT strategy. He joined SportsAid in 2018 and has been in the charity sector for over two decades with roles at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Parkinson’s UK.

Alice  Radford
Alice Radford
Backing The Best Awards Manager

Alice returned to SportsAid in 2015 after leaving the charity in 2010 to work for the Youth Sport Trust. She delivers the Backing The Best programme on behalf of Sport England. She is also the Lead Safeguarding Officer for SportsAid.

Fiona Mackenzie
Fiona Mackenzie
Athlete & Supporter Liaison Officer

Fiona joined SportsAid in 2019 and is the main contact for the charity's currently supported athletes. She maintains regular communication to keep updated on their progress. She also plays a key role as the primary lead for managing individual and team fundraisers.

Chantell Mill-Callard
Chantell Mill-Callard
Head of Fundraising

Chantell is responsible for developing and implementing SportsAid's fundraising strategy to generate income to support young athletes. She joined in 2019 and previously worked at the East End Community Foundation, LandAid and the Charities Aid Foundation.

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.

Jan Brown
Jan Brown
Finance & 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 a Lead Equality Officer for SportsAid and helps support the delivery of events for the charity.

Adam Murphy
Adam Murphy
National Awards Manager

Adam is responsible for managing and developing the process of athlete nominations by the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the subsequent allocation of SportsAid awards. He joined the charity in 2019 and previously worked at British Swimming.

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 25 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.

Tomos Utting
Tomos Utting
Corporate Fundraising & Events Manager

Tomos joined SportsAid in 2020 and is responsible for corporate fundraising. He worked for the Campaign for National Parks as Fundraising and Partnerships Officer in his previous role. Prior to that, he was an Election Organiser for the Liberal Democrats.

Heather Charrington Clark
Heather Charrington Clark
Trustee (appointed in 2020)

Heather is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the English National Ballet. She previously held positions at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, the Natural History Museum and the National Theatre. She has worked as a consultant for the Talawa Theatre Company among others.

Penny Brough
Penny Brough
Trustee (appointed in 2020)

Penny is the SVP, CMO for ViacomCBS UK and was formerly Head of Consumer Communications at Vodafone UK. She joined Viacom as VP, Director of Marketing for Comedy Central in 2013. Her role expanded to include MTV UK, Comedy Central and Paramount before moving within Viacom to Channel 5 in 2018, and now onto her current position.

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.

Ama Agbeze MBE
Ama Agbeze MBE
Trustee (appointed in 2020)

Ama is a former captain of the England Netball team who led her country to a gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has been capped 100 times for the Roses and currently plies her trade for Severn Stars. She is also a qualified lawyer and a board member at Commonwealth Games England.

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 is an Inclusion Advisor to the Women’s Sport Trust and a trustee of the Runnymede Trust.

Mike Westcott
Mike Westcott
Trustee (appointed Chair in 2019)

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 taekwondo champion.