Cerebral Palsy Sport is governed by a Board of Trustees.
These Trustees are:
Interim Chair: Peter Savage
Peter had a long career in the Telecoms and Media sector where he held a number of executive positions. In 2008, he chose to make a significant career change and joined St John Ambulance initially as Managing Director and then Chief Operations Officer until 2016 when he left.
Peter is a Board Trustee of the Emmaus Charity and will become Chair of that organisation in mid 2018.
Peter studied at Coventry University and the University of Nottingham Business School and he lives in Leicestershire, he has two grown up children.
Chair: Aideen Blackborough – currently on maternity leave
Aideen has cerebral palsy and has previously been a manager in a charity which supported disabled and disadvantaged people into employment. After seven years, she left to start her own Training and Consultancy Business, which focuses on Equality and Diversity and Disability Awareness Training. Aideen has written a book about her experiences of living with Cerebral Palsy and is married with a little boy.
Trustee and Treasurer: Paul Bowman
Outside of Cerebral Palsy Sport, Paul Bowman is Regional Head of Business Intermediary Relationships for Barclays Corporate, where he manages a team of colleagues from Suffolk across to Wales and then all parts North. As part of this role, Paul has responsibility for delivering his Team’s commitments to achieving commercial mortgage lending aspirations as well as exceeding Barclays conduct and compliance minimum standards. He has worked as a landing manager as well as a National Performance Manager, where he helped coach and manage across a team of 120 colleagues. In addition, Paul has also worked in HR, Fraud and Project management functions. Outside of work, Paul is married and has a young family, which he spends most of his personal time ferrying from one sporting activity to another!
Trustee: Paul Marriner
Paul lives in the county of Rutland with his wife Caroline, their 9 year old son Joe and Rebecca, his stepdaughter, who is 26 and has cerebral palsy. Rebecca has shown her family that, although sport is a step too far for her, using any means to deliver someone’s true potential is very rewarding for everyone but especially for Rebecca. Paul is a qualified CIMA accountant, an experienced technology transformation consultant whilst working for organisations such as PwC.
He has delivered various strategies for different organisations – from an international partnership strategy for a UK disability charity to a complete back office strategy for the UK Central Government whilst working for the Cabinet Office. He will look to use these skills and experiences to help Cerebral Palsy Sport grow and use his extensive network to raise awareness and his son Joe is looking forward to volunteering at the events!
Trustee – Kay Simnett
Kay is Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary at British Triathlon in Loughborough. In 2007, she made the move from the corporate world into sport and hasn’t looked back since.
Kay brings with her, experience around NGB administration, finance, sports governance, business operations and strategic planning.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Triathlon Trust.
Outside of work, Kay is married, lives in Staffordshire, enjoys live music, being by the coast, travelling and getting involved in a variety of village activities.
Trustee- Safia Iman
Safia has worked on Senior Executive Teams including working as Director of Transformation in the regulatory sector and retains a comprehensive understanding around transformative change.
Safia had also trained and practised as a Barrister for around 10 years. She has previously advised and advocated for organisations from a variety of public and private sectors and is currently an Honorary Door Tenant at a London based Chambers due to taking a break from the Bar to focus on her work with GCM.
Safia is founder of GCM a global advisory group working to increase conscious capability and excellence in organisations and society. Working with those seeking a deeper understanding around social impact, connectivity, purpose and committed to transformative organisational change. GCM also promotes awareness and seeks to improve conscious capability through collaboration, dialogue and uniquely curated conferences and events and Safia remain committed to social inclusivity and diversity.
Trustee – Lynne Wardle
Lynne is Managing Director of a strategy consultancy working predominately in public services. She has previously held senior executive and advisory positions in Whitehall and in a range of FTSE 100 companies. She is also a partially trained Kwik Fit Fitter. In her dreams she is a successful sportsperson but in reality she is a keen supporter.
Lynne as a passion for involving and engaging people to shape strategies and influence decisions in organisations that matter to them. She lives in Nottinghamshire with her partner and teenage daughters.
Trustee – Professor Janusz Jankowski
Janusz is trained in clinical medicine, health science research and education. He has worked in senior hospital management as a director and board member in NHS trusts and similarly has been a senior executive in several Universities. He has also been a consultant adviser in health most notably to the Department of Health and Social Care as well as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as well as to Parliamentary Committees. Furthermore, he has worked with several charities in the health and sports arena on a pro bono basis.
Janusz has clinical expertise in internal medicine, nutrition and gastroenterology with special interests in cancer surveillance, chemoprevention, acid reflux and colitis.
He has expertise in clinical research with papers in the Lancet and Nature Genetics. His research interests include translational medicine, clinical trials, systematic evidence based reviews, health services research and health policy.
He has been a clinical trainer for 25 years and has lead post graduate education, specialist training across a public-patient partnership programme. He uses EGAN mentoring to optimise self-directed learning in individual and group sessions.
He has a strong interest in sports and sports medicine, being trained in concussion management and an instructor in Tae Kwon Do.
13th June 2018
Cerebral Palsy Sport is very sad to have to announce the death of our Trustee, Paul Schorb.
Paul had served as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy Sport for a relatively short period after joining the Board in May 2017 but his impact was immediate.
Paul served on the Board and also as a member of the charity’s Finance, Fundraising and Marketing Sub Committee member. He was also a committed Athletics Official and had volunteered at a number of our sports and fundraising events.
Before joining the Board at Cerebral Palsy Sport, Paul retired as the Financial Director and Company Secretary of Glenstone Property Plc in September 2016, following 40 years in both the professional and corporate sector. He was a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with experience in financial management and reporting, corporate governance and auditing.
Paul enjoyed hill walking, water colour painting, gardening and a variety of sports and also volunteered as a chorister with the Old Dalby Singers and his local Church Group. Paul leaves two adult children.
Aideen Blackborough, Chair of Cerebral Palsy Sport said: “We are all devastated by the sad news of Paul’s death. His contribution to the charity with his financial guidance at Board level, committed volunteering at events and his enthusiasm to support people with cerebral palsy will be so sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time.”