The Staff

Emma Boggis

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.  

Email Emma

T 020 7976 3900

James Allen

James is the Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs and leads the Alliance’s public policy, public affairs, research and governance work. James was previously Head of Policy at the Alliance. 

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T 020 7976 3923

Adrian Stockman

Adrian is our Director of Corporate Services and Business Development. He is responsible for helping us grow our network of corporate partners and making each partnership a success for partners and the Alliance alike. He also ensures that our finances, staff recruitment and development and support functions such as IT, all support our long term aims.

Email Adrian 

T 020 7976 3938

Chantel Scherer

Chantel is our Director of Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement. She is responsible for making sure we are acting on behalf of our members on issues that are important to them and that members are aware of all their benefits. She also works to raise awareness of the Alliance’s members and the wider sport and recreation sector.

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T 020 7976 3930

Aquila Burgess

Aquila is the Projects Support Officer. He is responsible for supporting staff members with the various Alliance projects.

Email Aquila

T 020 7976 3902

Derrie Niewohner

Derrie is the Marketing Communications Officer at the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Her role is to promote the organisation, the activities of its members and the benefits of membership through our website and social channels.

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T 020 7976 3927

Ben Jessup

Ben is our Policy Adviser and leads on areas including outdoor recreation, grassroots sport and recreation, and school sport.

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T 020 7976 3946

Steven Blackwood

Steven is Business Development Manager at the Alliance, He is responsible for driving new commercial opportunities through a variety of platforms, including corporate partnership that are strategically aligned and event sponsorship that demonstrate support for our members and further sector.

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T 020 7976 3903

Kate Lawrenson

Kate is PA to the Chief Executive and also Company Secretary.

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T 020 7976 3941

Eleanor Newton

Eleanor joined the Alliance in August 2016 as the Office Administrator. Her responsibilities include helping all members of the team deliver their roles and functions, ensuring internal systems are operating smoothly and providing support on various projects. 

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T 020 796 3932

Hayley Foster

Hayley joined the Alliance in 2016 as Governance Officer. She works alongside the Governance team to help establish the Alliance as leaders for governance support in the sector. Her 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 020 7976 3921

Tom Morgan

Tom is our Membership Development Officer and can help you with all things member related. His responsibilities include helping members with their renewals, he assists with representing their views and provides them with services which will make their organisation fit for the future.

Email Tom

T 020 7976 3928

Rob Arnott

Rob is our Communications and Engagement Manager and leads a small focused team in setting and delivering marketing, social media, press & pr and member engagement plans to support the delivery of our communications strategy.

Email Rob

T 020 7976 3935

Rasteen Riyahi-Boni

Rasteen is our policy support officer and provides support to the policy team across a variety of different policy areas, as well as leading on research tasks.

Email Rasteen

 T 020 7976 3922

Alexandra Wilkinson

Alex is our Office and HR Manager and ensures the smooth operation of the work of the whole of the Sport and Recreation Alliance to ensure the offices are run as efficiently as possible underpinning and supporting the work of the Director of Business Development and Corporate Services.  

Email Alex

T 0207 976 3920

Rob Tate

Rob joined the Governance team at the Sport and Recreation Alliance in January 2015, taking on responsibility for assisting in all areas of governance work carried out by the Alliance. This includes sector wide projects like the Voluntary Code of Good Governance and the Finance and Governance Forum, as well as consulting on and assisting with enquiries from Alliance members.

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T: 020 7976 3911

Leigh Thompson

Leigh is our Policy Manager and leads work on areas including sports betting integrity, broadcasting, tax and fiscal policy and European policy.

Email Leigh

T: 020 7976 3931

Evan Whetsell

Evan Whetsell is our Communications Officer responsible for the Alliance’s volunteering work. Including, our free online opportunity finder that matches individuals with volunteer opportunities at local clubs.

Email Evan

T 020 7976 3924

Charlotte Adams

Charlotte is our Parliamentary and Policy Officer and leads the Alliance’s parliamentary engagement work to protect and promote the Alliance’s and our members’ interests in Parliament. 

Email Charlotte

T 0207 976 3904