Our Board of Directors

The Alliance has an 11- person Board of Directors which comprises of the following:

  • Independent Chair
  • Chief Executive [Ex Officio position]
  • 6 Appointed Directors
  • 3 Elected Directors

Current Board of Directors

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Andrew Moss - Independent Chair

Andrew was appointed chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance on 1 January 2016.

Currently chairman of Rhino Rugby, Andrew has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in financial services and joins the Alliance as it seeks to grow its commercial activities.

Andrew spent five years as Group CEO of Aviva, where he also worked as Group Finance Director. Before that he spent four years as Director of Finance, Risk Management and Operations at Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market. He has also occupied senior positions at HSBC and Citibank.

A life-long sports fan, Andrew led Aviva’s heavy investment in rugby union and athletics during his time at the company and is looking forward to pushing the agenda when it comes to the possibilities within the sport and recreation sector.

Andrew's first term as an appointed chair will conclude at the 2018 AGM.

Emma Boggis - Chief Executive

Emma is our Chief Executive. She is responsible for strategic guidance and also ensuring that we are working towards our vision of being at the heart of a world-leading sport and recreation sector. Emma is a member of the Board of Directors, Ex Officio position.  

Jane Bateman - Elected Director

Jane Bateman joins the Alliance’s board having worked extensively in sport for 23 years. Jane is currently the head of international relations at The FA, where she has worked in various roles since 1998.

During her time with The FA, Jane has gained extensive experience working with governments, charities and NGO’s as well as working in management roles for both the 2006 and 2018 World Cup Bids.

Before joining The FA, Jane held positions organising corporate golf events for blue chip clients, and was the events manager for Bobby Charlton International, where she supported Sir Bobby in his role as ambassador to the Japan 2002 World Cup bid.

Jane is an elected director and her current three year term of office expires at the 2018 AGM. Jane is the chair of the Remuneration and Staffing Committee.

Lizzie Noel - Appointed Director

Lizzie has over twenty years’ experience in executive and non-executive roles and currently holds a position as a non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice.

In this role, Lizzie is the lead non-executive board member for the commercial contracts and governance committee. Lizzie has also been an expert adviser to the Department for Education leading on the development of the academy and free school programme.

She was also Group Communications Director at the Tribal Group plc, a well-established provider of government advisory and support services.

Lizzie has significant experience in the fields of strategic communications and governance. 

Lizzie is an appointed director and her current term from July 2017 will last for three years.

Monica Shafaq - Appointed Director

Monica is a respected qualified housing and health professional and is the Chief Executive of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, one of the leading health and wellbeing charities in the Midlands.

Monica has been responsible for the overall strategic, financial management and development of the organisation.

Throughout her career, Monica has held a number of non-executive roles including Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisation’s (ACEVO) Black and Asian Leadership Special Interest Group (Jan 2012 – March 2016).

Monica has an in-depth knowledge of mental health provision for adults, children and young people as well as a strong understanding of good governance.

Monica was appointed to a casual vacancy in July 2017 and her term will last for 12 months. Monica is the Board lead on equality.

Caroline White - Appointed Director

Caroline has over 30 years’ experience of operating at Board level and delivering transformational change across hospitality, youth development, property, housing and social care.

Caroline is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) (June 2017) after nine years of working at the organisation.

During this time, Caroline was responsible for 1,300 staff and grew the volunteering number from 1,000 to 3,000 at the YHA.

She was also heavily involved in developing partnerships with the Department of Education and British Triathlon. Throughout her career, Caroline has developed a deep understanding of the culture of not for profit organisations and charities. 

Caroline is an appointed director and her current term from July 2017 will last for three years.

Tim Jones - Appointed Director

Tim Jones was a partner at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for 23 years until 2013 when he was appointed General Counsel of England 2015, the organising committee for the Rugby World Cup. At Freshfields he had led the firm's ten year involvement in London 2012, from the early stages of the bid through to the dissolution of the delivery bodies. Freshfields became the first official legal services provider to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.Tim was a member of the LOCOG Board's audit and risk committee and closely involved in establishing the governance framework for the project.

Whilst at Freshfields Tim held a series of management roles and from 2007 to 2011 was managing partner of the firm's London office. Between 1994 and 2000 he worked for the firm in Spain.

Tim is chair of Access Sport, a charity  which works to provide sporting opportunities to young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK by developing and supporting community clubs and organisations. He is also a trustee of the homeless charity Connection at St Martins, a trustee of Safer London (a charity which supports young people affected by crime and gang violence) , and a school governor. Between 2010 and 2012 he was HRH The Prince of Wales' Ambassador for Responsible Business in London.

Tim has a lifelong interest in sport and played rugby for London Welsh. He is a keen walker on long distance paths in the UK and Europe. Tim is an appointed Director and his current term will expire at the 2019 AGM. He is the Board lead on Governance.

Lee Mason -Elected Director

Lee has worked with local government and other local infrastructure throughout his career, having spent over 20 years employed in the sport and recreation sector within local authorities and County Sports Partnerships.  I worked in local government for several years, working in several Local Authorities and setting up a sports development unit in the 1990’s.

He set up and grew the CSP for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes from 2000-2010 before going on to establish and developed the CSP Network as the charitable umbrella body to lead, support and represent CSPs to increase their impact.

Lee has been a Non Executive Director for bodies, and has been an active member of several national and Governmental bodies, including currently the Ministerial Board for PE & School sport.

He has a particular interest in getting disabled people more active and for the past 5 years has been a non-executive director & Trustee of English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) developing his knowledge in this area.

Lee's current 3 year term of office will expire in 2019. He is the current Chair of the Commercial Committee and sits on the Finance & Audit Committee.

Anne Usher MBE - Elected Director

Anne Usher MBE won gold with Great Britain’s paracanoeing team at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

A physiotherapist by profession, prior to her career in paracanoe Anne was an enthusiastic amateur mountain biker. Anne also has a long history of volunteering in sport and has seen first-hand, both as a keen amateur and also as an elite level athlete how volunteers are the glue which hold all sports together.

An elected director, Anne's current term from July 2017 will last for three years.

Andy Reed OBE - Appointed Director

Andy has been on the board of the Sport and Recreation Alliance since 2012. With a very strong background in the sector he served arguably the UK’s sportiest constituency as Member of Parliament – Loughborough – with distinction for 13 years.

As an MP he served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Kate Hoey while she was Sports Minister and also introduced the 10 Minute Rule Bill for Community Amateur Sports Club legislation as well as chairing various sports committees in parliament – including the CCPRs own Sports Caucus.

Now director of his own company, he leads his local county sports partnership, is chair of the voice of sports volunteers (SSPV) and of the BBL Foundation, as well as a board member of Special Olympics GB and Sports Chaplaincy UK.

He also sits on the board of International Aid agency World Vision UK. Andy continues to turn out for his beloved Birstall Rugby Club where he has played for the last 25 years.

He was awarded the OBE in 2012 for services to sport and the community.

Andy is an appointed director and his three year term of office expires at the 2018 AGM.

Adrian Ruth - Appointed Director

Adrian Ruth is Director for Sustainability and BBC Spark, the BBC’s in-house lean transformation team.  Both teams both seek to help other around the BBC change how they work for the better – becoming more efficient, effective and sustainable.

Adrian has been at the BBC for over ten years, performing a number of senior executive roles.  These have included overseeing the BBC’s major strategic partnerships like BAFTA/Albert and YouView, keeping an eye on the BBC’s performance in terms of Quality, Reach, Impact and Value, and being Head of Department for BBC Policy & Strategy.

Adrian is a champion of diversity – he is the Senior Leader Sponsor for the BBC’s LGBT staff network, BBC Pride.

Prior to joining the BBC, Adrian was a strategy consultant with KPMG.  He is a chartered accountant and barrister-at-law.

Adrian is an Appointed Director and his three year term of office expires at the 2019 AGM. He is Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and also the Awards Panel.

The Alliance also has a number of Vice-Presidents, whose experience in the sector is invaluable to shape our future direction.