The Board

Alliance Board Register of Interests

Andrew Moss

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 2019 AGM.

Jane Bateman

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.

Brendon Batson OBE

After a long and enjoyable career as a football player, Brendon spent 18 years as Deputy Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association. He has also been Managing Director of a Premier League football club; and most recently a consultant at the Football Association.

Brendon also acts as Chair for a number of other sports organisations. He has been Chair of Sporting Equals for the last six years, a board member of the Sports Ground Safety Authority for nine years and Chair of the Professional Players Federation since 2006 and a board member of EU Athletes since 2011.

In the 2015 New Year's Honours List, Brendon was awarded an OBE in recognition of his contribution to football.

Equality and diversity are particular areas of passion where Brendon is concerned, with his work at the FA on promoting Black Asian and Minority Ethnic coaches gaining real momentum with support from Downing Street and other key stakeholders.

Brendon is an elected director and his current three year term of office expires at the 2018 AGM.

Nick Bunting - Director with responsibility for finance

Previously Nick was the head of public affairs & planning, funding and resources at the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Through his work at the RFU he generated external investment into grassroots sport in excess of £200m to fund facility and grassroots development – enabling thousands of young people to benefit.

Nick has a wealth of experience in business within the sports and not for profit sector where he has run, been responsible for, or been on the board/executive committee of more than 10 companies.

For many years, Nick has been a director, company secretary and chairman of the Finance Committee at sportscoachUK, the body charged with the development of the standards and the profession of sports coaching in the UK.

He was also a trustee and director of sports charity the Rugby Football Foundation (RFF) and a member of the East Midlands Regional Sports Board where he has the portfolio responsibility for the sports system in the East Midlands. He was also the chair the Regional Sports Partnership.

Delivering on his personal commitment to the delivery of sport in the East Midlands, Nick also chaired the Northamptonshire County Sports Partnership (CSP) – NSport – which brings together the sports development teams of the nine local authorities, the various national governing bodies and clubs associations in Northamptonshire along with other interested bodies such as the primary care trusts and the two development corporations in the county.

Nick is an appointed director and his current three year term of office expires at the 2017 AGM.

Phil Chamberlain

Phil has extensive experience in the world of policy and communications activity, working within Government Departments, Lottery Distributors and now the Youth Sport Trust.

He has held a number of senior positions at Legacy Trust UK and Big Lottery Fund, as well 10 years within the civil service, working on a range of high profile issues. His last job within Government was as one of the Private Secretaries working to the Minister for Sport (Tony Banks MP, Kate Hoey MP and Rt. Hon Richard Caborn MP).

Phil is currently the Policy and Communications Director at the Youth Sport Trust and is well placed to lead the communications activity of the Trust, which is focused on creating understanding and support for our work. Through media relations, corporate communications and political engagement, Phil and the team profile the impact and outcomes of high quality PE and school sport for young people to the widest possible audience.

As an elected director, Phil's current three year term of office expires at the 2017 AGM.

Tim Jones

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.

Lee Mason

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.

Mike Power OBE - Senior Director

Mike is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) in London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and subsequently COO for the first two years of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

He is also a non-executive director of British Swimming and also Brentford FC (Lionel Road).

Mike is also an occasional lecturer at the Said Business School at Oxford University and supervises Masters students at the LSE, his alma mater.

Mike's professional background is in finance and general management and is a qualified chartered management accountant.

Prior to his involvement in the sporting world, he rose to be a divisional president at the Procter & Gamble Company. As such, Mike brings a wealth of sport and commercial experience to this voluntary position.

As an elected director, Mike's current three year term of office expires at the 2017 AGM.

Andy Reed OBE

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

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.