Governance Team


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Martin Lindsey – Chief Operating Officer, recently joined the Alliance as Director of Policy, Governance and Finance having spent the last 19 years working for National Governing Bodies including Business Director and Company Secretary for Volleyball England, Busines Director for British Basketball and Governance Manager for England Netball.  Martin has significant experience in successfully leading and managing Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Facilities, Marketing, Membership Services and Competitions at a Senior Management level. Martin holds an MBA in International Sports Management from Loughborough University and was a Trustee for the Volleyball England Foundation. 

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Vijaya is a corporate governance expert with experience in the corporate and the third sectors.

Vijaya has nearly nine years experience working within the governance industry specialising in board governance including the charity sector, stakeholder communications and company law. Vijaya has worked with some prominent employers including HSBC and Goldman Sachs and currently leads the governance team for Sports and Recreation Alliance.

Email Vijaya T: 02079763911

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Hayley's responsibilities include supporting members in areas of corporate governance, and this includes managing and delivering programmes to develop individual leaders in sport.

Email Hayley T: 02079763913


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Lauren works within the Policy, Governance and Finance Team and reports to the Governance Manager.  Her main responsibilities are Working with the Governance Manager to establish the Alliance as the leading organisation for governance support in the sector and support the Governance Manager in developing and successfully delivering governance projects, initiatives and consultancy services that reinforce the Alliance as the lead organisation for, and supplier of, governance support in the sector.

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