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Our Board

The Board of non-executive Directors is chaired by Atholl Duncan and has four committees (Finance, Audit and Risk; Governance; HR and Remuneration; and Nominations). The Board is supported by the Executive Management team.

Atholl Duncan - Chair

Atholl is a business leader with a wide range of experience as a non-executive director in sport. He was the chairman of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) – the governing and regulatory body for the UK’s second largest spectator sport – and still serves on the BHA’s board. He was a non-executive director of sportscotland from 2001 to 2009; a director of the Scottish Sports Council Trust – which runs three national sports centres – for a decade; and one of the founding trustees of the Hibernian FC Community Foundation.

He is the chair of the Scottish Salmon Organisation and a trustee of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Atholl is passionate about getting more people, more active, more often to address the nation’s problems with health and inactivity. He is inspired by the great work of our elite coaches winning on the world stage, as well as the achievements of the many thousands of our coaches who change people’s lives at a community level. He was a schoolboy rowing international, a club rugby player and still competes in 10Ks, triathlons and half ironmans.

In his professional career, Atholl worked for the BBC for 20 years and was head of news and current affairs for BBC Scotland from 2007 to 2011, leading 270 journalists working on TV, radio and online. He was also executive director of ICAS – the professional and membership body for 21,000 chartered accountants – many of whom are chairs, CEOs and CFOs, leading the best known companies across the UK and in 100 countries around the world. Atholl is an INSEAD qualified executive coach and is the owner of The Edge Coaching and Consultancy Ltd.

Committees: Nominations (Chair)

Wayne Allison

Wayne is currently the technical director of the League Managers Association. He previously worked as the coach inclusion and diversity manager at the Football Association and prior to that as the organisation’s coaching research manager, responsible for providing the underpinning knowledge of research to inform policy to support and enhance coach education and development.

Wayne is a former professional footballer, who holds the full range of UEFA coaching qualifications, including the UEFA Pro Licence; and has also been on the coaching staff at several professional clubs. Wayne has a PhD in Sport Exercise Science and Coaching and is co-author of 'Advances in Coach Education and Development: From research to practice'. 

Wayne is also a non-executive director at UK Coaching and sits on their HR and Remuneration Committee. He has recently been appointed to the Sports Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Committees: HR & Remuneration and Chair of Coaching Advisory Panel

Michelle Bramley

Michelle Bramley is a senior lawyer and business leader with nearly 30 years' experience in a variety of legal and senior management roles at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as Global Head of Knowledge. 

Michelle has significant operational management experience including digital transformation and innovation delivery. Her expertise includes international dispute resolution, risk and regulatory compliance, business and human rights, and modern slavery. 

Since leaving Freshfields, Michelle has undertaken consulting work for charities and is currently an advisory board member of ForestSEA, a not for profit organisation developing reforestation initiatives in South East Asia. 

Michelle is also a member of Thomson Reuters’ Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law and Knowledge Management Advisory Boards. 

Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk, Governance (Chair) and ESG working group

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.

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. After completing a coaching qualification at Henley Business School, she returned to university in September 2017, studying for a Masters in Behavioural Science. She works as an independent consultant with a particular focus on the impact of inclusion on performance in teams and organisations.

Lizzie is the Board's Senior Independent Director. She is the Board's Duty to Care Champion. She is also the Board's Equality and Diversity Champion; her role 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 and Governance

Nathan Kosky

Nathan is an experienced commercial leader in sports and entertainment. He is currently Vice President of AEG’s Global Partnerships team, where he is responsible for overseeing sponsorship and premium seating across some major venues including The O2.

He was previously commercial director at Coventry City Football Club and also worked for Yahoo!, Hello! Magazine and set up a successful sport licensing business negotiating exclusive deals with athletes including Martin Johnson and A.P. McCoy.

Nathan coaches at a youth, amateur and grassroots level in football. In 2020, Nathan started a successful cricket podcast - Middle Please, Umpire - which was a finalist at the 2021 Sports Podcast Awards.

Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk

Claire Lister

Claire is a chartered accountant who has experience in a range of industries. Notably, she was an acquisitions manager for a Yorkshire-based PLC and an owner of a multi-national franchised vocational training business that she developed for over 20 years – which helped individuals complete over 1 million vocational training courses.

She has extensive experience building productive relationships with stakeholders and was the leader of a successful MBO. She sold her own business in 2018.

Claire is a trustee for a charity that supports homeless young people in Uganda. She helps people find a safe place, tackle their addictions and educates them to provide better opportunities in the future.

She became a volunteer crisis counsellor after becoming aware of the rising mental health crisis.

Committees: Finance and Audit & Risk (Chair)

Alaina MacGregor

Alaina turned to charity work after 16 successful years working in marketing. Once in the charity sector, she set up and managed a £1.3million community project in Leamington Spa - noted by the National Lottery as one of the most successful projects in its field.

Alaina won a National Archives award for the volunteer components of a heritage project in 2007. In 2010, she took up a volunteer advisory role with British Blind Sport and became CEO in 2011. Under her guidance, British Blind Sport has grown year on year - initially supporting 350 people per annum to reaching over 10,000 individuals and organisations each year.

She was a dance and physical activity coach at a school for children with special needs. In her 20s, she became an aerobics teacher and coached in a local college. In her current role at British Blind Sport, she instigated the first of the national disability sports organisations to create sport and impairment specific coaching resources.

Committees: HR & Remuneration and Governance

Rosie Ranganathan

Rosie began her HR career working in music for EMI Records and then BMG, where she was part of the team who worked on the merger with Sony Music. She then moved into TV and worked at Channel 5 and Channel 4, where she ran the HR Operations team for almost six years. During her time in the media sector, Rosie worked on a number of large-scale organisational design and change projects, including the purchase of EMAP TV, the outsourcing of Transmission and the lucrative acquisition of the UKTV advertising sales team.

Moving into sport in 2013, Rosie joined Wasps RFC and was part of the team that transitioned them to their new home in Coventry. She joined the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2014 as people director, and created a HR function that partnered closely with the business to develop, attract and retain the best; culminating in the organisation winning both the men's and women's cricket world cups. As part of the Senior Management team, Rosie has championed an inclusive culture that brings out the best in everyone, including continuous performance management and personal development. Passionate about inclusion and diversity, Rosie has championed an inclusive culture and has led on the ECB’s inclusion and diversity strategy. 

She is also a qualified executive coach and mentor and is currently studying for a master's degree in leadership (specialising in sports leadership and high-performance).

Committees: HR & Remuneration (Chair) and Nominations

Colin Rattigan

Colin began his career with Shell with various periods in the business strategy and retail marketing departments. After leaving Shell, he moved from the energy sector taking on a variety of senior management roles in advertising, consumer marketing and technology consulting roles in Asia and Europe. 

Colin is a former athlete and Olympic bobsledder, representing Great Britain at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Games. He has coached at elite and grassroots levels across three sports. He believes in the strong connectivity that sport can changes lives and coaching is the catalyst and enabler of that goal in society. 

Committees: Finance and Audit & Risk

Jo Stent

Jo has overall financial responsibility for the European Tour group – which comprises of the European Tour, the European Challenge Tour and the Staysure Tour as well as being managing partner of Ryder Cup Europe. 

Jo joined the European Tour in January 2017 from Vodafone plc where she was the regional CFO for Vodafone Americas based in New York. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 with EY, she has held progressively senior financial leadership roles with large multinational organisations such as TELUS Communications and Scottish & Newcastle plc in the technology and consumer goods industries - in several different geographies, as well as some time in mergers and acquisitions advisory. 

She holds an international business and languages degree from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and ICADE, Madrid and is fluent in Spanish and French.  Her primary focus is on driving growth through innovation and change management, as well as creating rigorous financial discipline within the business and she has led several impactful business transformation programmes.  Previously, she has held external positions such as with the ICAS Council and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and leadership events. 

Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk

Deborah Vickers

Deborah is a comparison site expert with 15 years of experience in technology and finance.

Working across the private sector for MoneySuperMarket.com, Dixons Carphone, LastMinute.com and Zuto, and launching a start-up telecoms/finance company has allowed Deborah to hone expertise in growing brands, financial planning, product expansion and strategic direction.

A regular face in the national press, providing expert comment for The Times, Express and Independent, among others, also producing thought leadership features on personal finance topics, for example women in finance, brexit, budgeting, energy prices and more.

Deborah is an England Athletics endurance coach and a visually impaired guide runner. 

Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk and Governance