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Our Board

The Board of non-executive Directors is chaired by Gillian Wilmot and has four committees (Finance, Audit and Risk; Governance; HR and Remuneration; and Nominations). The Board is supported by the Executive Management team.

Gillian Wilmot - Chairman

Gillian is an experienced chairman and non-executive director following an executive career as a marketing director and CEO. She launched the Next Directory in her 20s and Royal Mail's turnaround in the 2000s. 
 
In 2012 she was appointed to the Industrial Development Advisory Board, advising UK ministers and has board experience in retail, energy, technology, leisure, insurance, in large corporates, founder-owned, and private equity. She won an award for governance in the 2014 Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards.
 
Gillian is the founder of Board Mentoring. She matches experienced directors/chairmen with executives and gets them 'Board-ready' helping to successfully navigate their organisations and their executive/CEO career path.
 
Gillian is Chairman of UK Coaching, which works across the whole of sport from elite to participation. She also Chairs Senet Group, working with CEOs of the major on-line and high street gambling operators to raise standards and protect the vulnerable. Senet runs the ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ responsible gambling advertising campaigns.

Committees: Nominations (Chairman).

Wayne Allison

Wayne is an ex professional footballer who has developed a career in sports administration, specialising in Coach Development and Diversity. Wayne is currently the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Manager at the Football Association (FA), where his role is to lead a high-profile inclusion programme to address and improve the under representation of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) male and all female coaches at the elite level of the English game. Wayne also leads on implementing changes across The FA to improve BAME representation within the workforce. Wayne sits on the FA’s Inclusion and Diversity Board, which reports into the main FA Board

Wayne has a PhD in Sport Science and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University (2010)

Committees: HR & Remuneration.

LIzzie Broadbent

Lizzie started her career as an investment manager, running equity portfolios and covering various market sectors, principally, for UK charity clients at JP Morgan Fleming. She then spent seven years as a management consultant at Capgemini Consulting.

Joining Shell in 2008, Lizzie worked in global roles running marketing operations and customer operations for B2B businesses, including: Lubricants, Aviation and Bitumen. From 2012-2013 she led the senior women’s stream of the Shell women’s network in the UK. After completing a coaching qualification at Henley Business School, she returned to university in September 2017, studying for a Masters in Behavioural Science. She works as an independent consultant with a particular focus on the impact of inclusion on performance in teams and organisations.

Lizzie is the Board's Equality and Diversity Champion, whose role it is to advocate the importance of equitable practice and to support the implementation of UK Coaching's key equality and diversity projects.

Committees: HR & Remuneration (Chairman) and Nominations.

Alastair Gilmartin-Smith

With a career in finance spanning over 25 years, Alastair has been the Finance Director at the media and communications regulator Ofcom since 2008.

Prior to joining Ofcom Alastair has held roles in both the financial services and telecommunications sectors and has considerable experience of leading and managing organisational change and transformation.

Committees: Finance, Audit and Risk (Chairman) and Governance.

Dr Rosemary Leonard MBE

Qualifying as a doctor from Cambridge University in 1980, Rosemary works part time in the NHS as a senior partner at a practice in Dulwich, South London. Additionally she is the medical officer to Dulwich College, the largest independent school in the UK.

Her second main line of work is as a medical journalist, regularly contributing to BBC Breakfast, the Daily Express and the Sunday Express magazine. She is also the medical editor and feature writer for Woman and Home magazine.

Rosemary has also sat on several government committees – as a GP and/or media representative, including: the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the Human Genetics Commission, the Health Protection Agency, and most recently on the review body for the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in the UK.

Committees: HR & Remuneration.

Colin Rattigan

Colin started his career in Shell working within strategy and lubricants and petrol retailing departments. After leaving Shell, his career moved on from the energy sector to senior management roles in advertising and consumer marketing roles with a variety of global companies in Asia and Europe.   

Colin is a former Athlete and Olympic Bobsledder, representing Great Britain at the 1988 and 1992 Winter games. He has coached at all levels from elite to grassroots across three sports. Colin has a global background in consumer engagement and digital transformation and is currently vice president of global consumer engagement for Adidas.

Committees: HR & Remuneration, FInance, Audit and Risk.

Martha Rolle

Of Counsel in the London office of global law firm, Bryan Cave, Marty has over 30 years of legal experience in the US and England, advising on complex financing transactions and joint ventures. Through her legal practise she has advised clients across many industries, including: Sports and entertainment, hotels and resorts, film and media, telecommunications, natural resources and the railroad industries. She has been recognised in Legal 500 for her work on fund financings. 

After 18 years in London as a partner at Bryan Cave, she recently stepped down to become Of Counsel, giving her more time to pursue other interests.

Marty serves on a number of charity boards and advisory boards and is currently a trustee for The University of Colorado UK Foundation and a member of the board of the International Women’s Forum UK, as well as Chair of the Society of English and American Lawyers.

Speaking on compliance issues, anti-fraud measures and the extraterritorial effect of the U.S. anti-terrorist financing legislation on UK banks, charities and NGOs, Marty has been a panel member at the annual International Symposium on Economic Crime (Jesus College, Cambridge) for a number of years.

Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk; Governance (Chairman); and the Senior Independent Director. 

Richard Wheater

Richard is Performance and Development Director at Loughborough University and former head of coaching and development for both England and British Athletics (BA).

While working for England Athletics he led on the development of the National Coach Development Programme, which now impacts on more than 1,500 coaches in the UK at any one time. Since leaving athletics Richard has completed an MBA at Cambridge University and owned/directed two small companies.

A former team coach/manager at World Juniors, European Cup, Commonwealth and World University Games, Richard has a keen interest in the development of athletes at critical points in their journey, particularly supporting those who are making changes in their programmes or approach.

Committees: Nominations.