Board of Directors
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.
Name: Gillian Wilmot – Chairman
Gillian has strong experience of leadership in both large and small organisations across the private and public sectors. She is an experienced Chairman & Non-Executive Director and was recognised for governance excellence in the 2014 Sunday Times NED Awards. She runs Board Mentoring which works with CEOs and directors of leading UK and international companies. In 2012, she was appointed to the Industrial Development Advisory Board which advises Government on large investment projects and provides independent business advice to Ministers.
In all her leadership roles, including with Board Mentoring and the International Women’s Forum UK, Gillian encourages communication, collaboration and support among women leaders. She is committed to bringing more under-represented groups into coaching, including women, minorities and those with disabilities - building their confidence and expanding their contribution to coaching through to elite levels.
Committees: Nominations (Chairman).
Name: 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.
Name: 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 focusing on strategy and transformation projects for a range of clients across retail, energy and public sectors.
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, and regularly acts as the business faculty on Shell’s senior leadership development programmes.
Recently Lizzie completed a Professional Certificate in Coaching through Henley Business School and was a business mentor for On Purpose – developers of leaders for social enterprise. In 2011 she was awarded an MA in Arts Policy and Management and from 2009-2014, was a trustee for Birds Eye View, who promote and celebrate the work of women film-makers.
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.
Name: 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.
Name: 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.
Name: Colin Rattigan
Colin Rattigan 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.
Name: Martha Rolle
Of Counsel in the London office of global law firm, Bryan Cave, Martha has over 30 years of legal experience in the US and England, advising on complex transactions, including: financings 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.
After 18 years in London as a partner at Bryan Cave and another international law firm in the City, she recently stepped down to become Of Counsel, giving her more time to pursue other interests.
Martha has also served on a number of charity boards and advisory boards in both England and the US 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.
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, Martha has been a panel member at the annual International Symposium on Economic Crime (Jesus College, Cambridge).
In June 2017, Martha was appointed Senior Independent Director
Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk and Governance (Chairman).
Name: Richard Wheater
Richard is Performance Director at Loughborough University and former head of coaching and development for both England and British Athletics (BA).
While working for BA 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, European, 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.
Further information on the work of the Board of Directors can be found in the following extracts of recent Board meetings:
- Overview of Board of Directors’ Meeting 06/06/17
- Overview of Board of Directors’ Meeting 03/10/17
- Overview of Board of Directors' Meeting 30/11/17