Our Trustees

Cerebral Palsy Sport is governed by a Board of Trustees.

These Trustees are:

Chair – 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.

Lynne Wardle

Trustee: 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.

Peter Savage

 Trustee – Kay Simnett

Kay has worked within the sports sector since 2007,  spending 12 years working for the National Governing Bodies of Swim England/ British Swimming and then British Triathlon,.  Kay is currently engaged as Director of Finance and Operations at the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA for short).  Having left the corporate world in 2007, Kay has not looked back and finds the sports sector a thriving industry full of passionate, inspiring individuals committed to improving the lives of others through sport, leisure and recreation.

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).

Outside of work, Kay is married, lives in Staffordshire, enjoys live music, being by the coast,  travelling, Moto GP and getting involved in a variety of village activities.

Kay Simnett (2)

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.

Trustee – John Harrison

John is Head of Partner Performance at Sport England where he oversees the performance of NGBs and other partners that aim to support more resilient sport and physical activity habits. The identification, development and sharing of learning and insight is a key part of the role.

John has over 10 years’ experience in the sports industry having previously worked in Sports Equipment, Grants Management and Sport for Social Change. He brings with him expertise in project management, evaluation and sports development.

John originates from Essex and graduated with a Sports Technology degree from Loughborough University. He still lives in Loughborough and likes to spend his time away from work travelling, playing sport and dog walking in the countryside (whenever the weather allows!).

Trustee – Richard Broughton

Richard is the Founder and Managing Partner of a consultancy agency supporting the growth of businesses and their owners. Previously, Richard held a number of senior executive positions in areas of manufacturing and international trade related to the energy sector. Richard passionately believes that everyone should be granted an opportunity to reach their full potential and that sport can provide a fantastic medium for growing confidence and self-belief. Richard studied at Warwick Business School and now lives in Northamptonshire with his wife and teenaged daughter.

Trustee – Esther Jones

Trustee – Ieuan Coombes 

Trustee – Chris Jay 

13th June 2018

Tribute to Trustee Paul Schorb

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.

Paul S

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 in June 2018: “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.”