Edwin Glasgow CBE QCIndependent Chairman
Edwin is a barrister with 39 Essex Chambers and was appointed as Chair of Sport Resolutions (UK) on 1st January 2016.
Edwin has extensive experience in commercial and general litigation, as counsel, arbitrator and mediator. He has served as a judge on several prestigious panels and lectured on law and advocacy around the world.
He is renowned for his advocacy and forensic skills but also as a popular and approachable arbitrator and a successful mediator. Edwin was awarded a CBE for services to the City of London in 1998.
Edwin's appointments include:
- Panel member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre
- President, International Tribunal of the FIA
- Vice-President of the International Court of Appeal of the FIA 2009-2014
- Judge and arbitrator, Premier League Disciplinary Panel.
- Judge and arbitrator, Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel
- Arbitrator and mediator, Sports Dispute Resolution Panel
- President, International Advocacy Training Council 2010-2015
Tracy HarrisonIndependent Non-Executive Director
Tracy has broad experience in marketing, communications, public relations, sponsorship and event management.
She has spent the last 13 years working in the entertainment and sports media industry as the Director of Marketing for Sky TV’s B2B division.
Tracy’s career has taken her around the world, beginning at Disney in Paris before moving to Zurich Insurance in London and then British Airways, where in 2000 she spent 4 years in New York managing a portfolio of BA’s North American partners.
Tracy is a member of the Management Board, the Marketing and Service Development Committee (MSDC) and the Panel Appointments and Review Committee at Sport Resolutions (UK).
Nigel SmithIndependent Non-Executive Director
Nigel is currently the CFO and a member of the Executive of ELEXON Ltd. and is also a Director at Electricity Market Reform Settlement Ltd.
As well as performing the role of CFO, he has additional responsibility for all of the organisation’s support functions as Director of Professional Services.
He has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles in both private and not for profit organisations across various sectors. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Nigel joined the organisation in February 2019 and is a member of the Management Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Jacqui TraynorIndependent Non-Executive Director
Jacqui Traynor is the Anti-Doping and Integrity Officer for British Rowing, and General Secretary and Director for UK Deaf Sport.
Jacqui has over 10 years experience in sport and movement as a professional dancer, competitive rower, coach, and educator. In 2020 Jacqui completed an LLM in Sports Law and Practice with De Montfort University with a focus on sport governance, integrity, and ethics, and through her work with British Rowing and UK Deaf Sport is a keen advocate for inclusion and diversity in sport.
In her spare time, Jacqui enjoys supporting her local running club with their weekly sessions, and the club’s monthly sessions for children with downs syndrome.
Jacqui joined the Board of Sport Resolutions in August 2020.
Martin GibbsIndependent Non-Executive Director
Martin Gibbs qualified as a solicitor with Slaughter and May and then spent ten years in the City in public company corporate finance.
After that he worked for ten years in cycling as Policy and Legal Affairs Director at the national federation, British Cycling, and then as CEO of the international federation, the Union Cycliste Internationale, in Switzerland.
Martin is based in Lausanne where he works for sports organisations and NGOs as a consultant on sports governance, anti-doping and human rights in sport.
Martin joined Sport Resolutions in June 2019.
Alison MitchellIndependent Non-Executive Director
Alison is a highly respected award-winning broadcast journalist, who specialises in sport.
She is well known for her commentary on cricket, but has worked across the wider sports media sector, bringing tremendous knowledge of both domestic and international issues due to extensive travel in a career that has taken in multiple Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.
At the time of appointment, Alison is a charity trustee, she sits on the Sports Board of the University of Nottingham advising on strategy, and is Chair of the Cricket Writers’ Club, where she has guided members through the early challenges of Covid and introduced initiatives to broaden the demographic of the organisation. Alison trained in media law as part of her journalism qualification.
Outside of work, Alison loves to get outdoors to go hiking, hit a tennis ball, or strum the guitar.
Alison joined the Board of Sport Resolutions in September 2020.
John PalmerIndependent Non-Executive Director
John Palmer is a Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Consultant specialising in start-up, repositioning, merger and take-over, and crisis management.
Sport has featured prominently throughout his career, from starting as a rugby correspondent in Wales and going on to chair the ITV Network Sports Marketing and Publicity Committee whilst at Central and Carlton UK TV, co-founding the Professional Cricketers’ Association fundraising business PCA Management, to being a co-founding Trustee in establishing the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Whilst at Sheffield Hallam University, he initiated, negotiated and managed unique partnerships with the Organising Committees of the Beijing, London and Sochi Olympics and the Delhi and Glasgow Commonwealth Games which gave hundreds of Hallam students jobs in the media centres at these events. He also created and managed the "Lighting the Flame For Sport" brand, under which Sheffield companies earned millions of pounds of business by jointly promoting their services and products for major sports events like the Olympic Games.
At JCB he created and managed a two-year sponsorship of the American Superbowl and a partnership with London Irish RFC. He has also worked with senior rugby clubs to develop community and fundraising programmes.
John is a member of the Management Board and is Senior Independent Director of the company. He is also a member of the Marketing and Service Development Committee (MSDC) at Sport Resolutions (UK).
Keith McGarryMember Director
Keith McGarry is a Solicitor Advocate who represents the Northern Ireland Sports Forum on the Sport Resolutions Board and sits on the Board's Audit and Risk Committee.
He is a Solicitor Advocate specialising in personal injury litigation. He is a partner in the firm of Conn & Fenton Solicitors based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He has sat on the Disciplinary Panel of the Irish Rugby Football Union (Ulster Branch).
Keith was an accomplished rugby player having played for Irish Universities and was capped by his province, Ulster, at many levels including Senior representation. He currently coaches The Newforge Taggers, the only rugby club in Ireland exclusively established for children and young adults with learning difficulties which continues to spread the gospel of sport for athletes with special needs.
Whilst having a keen interest in all sports, he continues to play competitive golf to Senior Cup standard.
Keith is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) at Sport Resolutions (UK) as well as being the Board Safeguarding Champion.
Lizzie SimmondsMember Director
Lizzie Simmonds represents the British Athletes Commission on the Sport Resolutions Board.
Lizzie’s background is in elite sport, where she enjoyed a long career as an international swimmer, securing medals at Commonwealth, European and World Championship level. Lizzie also competed for Team GB at two Olympic Games, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, where she finished sixth and fourth respectively.
Lizzie retired from professional competition in 2018, but still holds influence within the sporting sphere, and is passionate about supporting fellow athletes throughout and beyond their sporting careers. She is current Vice Chair of the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission, and a Non-Executive Director on the board of the British Athletes Commission. Both roles include bringing athlete perspective and expertise to the core of British sport.
Lizzie also occupies a number of roles within the business world and has found natural synergy transferring the systems and habits of elite sports performers to the corporate arena. Alongside consulting on performance focuses, Lizzie takes an additional interest in health and wellbeing, and enjoys challenging audiences to find ways of prioritising their own physical and mental health.
Lizzie has a particular passion for writing and runs a blog sharing her experiences of transitioning out of sport into the 'real world’!
Richard HarryChief Executive Officer
Richard has been Chief Executive at Sport Resolutions since April 2016. Richard joined Sport Resolutions in July 2010 and spent almost six years as firstly Dispute Resolution Manager and then Legal Director.
He is a sports lawyer and former Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Players' Association. Richard started his career as a specialist employment and sports lawyer at Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff before joining Clarke Willmott in Bristol.
He left Clarke Willmott to establish the Welsh Rugby Players' Association and has acted as a Consultant to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard is a Visiting Fellow to the School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, and has been appointed to the Board of the London-based International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC).
Richard HendicottMember Director
Richard has been a Director of Sport Resolutions for 10 years. He represents The Welsh Sports Association, which is an umbrella organisation for all sports in Wales.
He also has access to The Sports Council of Wales. Richard is a retired District Judge. He is a Council Member of the Golf Union of Wales and an R&A qualified golf referee.
Leigh ThompsonMember Director
Leigh joined the company as a director in September 2019 as representative for the Sport and Recreation Alliance on the Sport Resolutions Board.
Leigh is Head of Policy at the Sport and Recreation Alliance, which represents over 300 organisations including many of the UK's major sports governing bodies as well as a number of other national and regional representative organisations.
Leigh leads the Alliance's public policy work across a wide range of areas including sports integrity, tax and fiscal policy, broadcasting and European policy. He works with government, arm's length bodies and regulators and also provides expertise and guidance to member organisations on key policy, legal and regulatory issues affecting the sports sector.
He has extensive experience of public policy having worked in policy and regulatory roles in a different sectors prior to joining the Alliance.
Leigh is also a member of the LawInSport UK Editorial Board and writes regularly on topical sports law issues.
Adrian StockmanMember Director
Adrian joined Sport Resolutions in January 2020 as the Representative Director for the British Paralympic Association (BPA), where he leads on finance, HR and people development, governance and IT.
The BPA selects, prepares and manages the ParalympicsGB Team for the Paralympic Games; it also aims to use the success at the Games to improve the lives of disabled people across society
Before joining the BPA, Adrian spent 3 years at the Sport and Recreation Alliance after 15 years in not for profit organisations in overseas development and human rights. He also spent 6 years as Finance Director of a manufacturing business in the healthcare sector.
Richard Bryan Member Director
Richard is a solicitor and former professional rugby player. Following retirement due to injury, Richard qualified as a solicitor with Clarke Willmott in Bristol and practised with the firm’s sports law team, which included advising the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) on legal issues.
In 2011 Richard joined the RPA, as a Personal Development Manager, and in 2014, he was appointed as the RPA’s Rugby Director and is responsible for the RPA’s Player Welfare services and programmes, including Player Representation, Legal, Insurance and the RPA Personal Development Programme.
The RPA is a signatory of The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, runs a confidential counselling service for members, and in 2017 launched its nationally acclaimed ‘Lift the Weight’ mental health awareness campaign.
Richard joined Sport Resolutions as Representative Director for the Professional Players Federation in November 2019.
Warren PhelopsMember Director
Warren is a commercial lawyer who represents the European Sponsorship Association on the board of Sport Resolutions.
He is an equity partner at global law firm K&L Gates. He heads up the Global Sports Practice at the firm, which provides a legal service to all parts of the sports sector with a particular focus on the business of sport.
Warren has extensive experience over the last 20 years advising on a wide range of sport-related matters, particularly on the commercial rights side, involving some of the biggest events, governing bodies, media companies, sponsors, merchandisers, hospitality companies and agencies.
For almost the same amount of time, he has been involved with the Institute of Sports Sponsorship and was a director for a few years before it merged with ESCA to form the European Sponsorship Association. He is still on the Board of ESA.
Shahab UddinMember Director
Shahab is a lawyer for the British Olympic Assoication (BOA) and represents the BOA on the board of Sport Resolutions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer for the BOA, Shahab was an associate in the corporate department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Shahab is a keen triathlete and enjoys competing in his spare time.