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.
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.
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).
Johanna SheppardIndependent Non-Executive Director
Jo has a breadth of experience in financial services across investment banking, consumer lending, merchant acquiring and payments.
She currently works for Barclays as Director of Compliance for the Global Corporate Bank focussed on Barclays' international corporate business, cash management, FX and payments (including fintech). She attended Nottingham University where she obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in English law and American law, spending a year studying at the University of Texas in Austin.
Prior to joining Barclays, Jo worked for Clifford Chance LLP, in London and New York, and Deutsche Bank AG, in London.
Born in Cardiff she attended Corpus Christi High School and then Millfield School, where she was Captain of Netball. Jo went on to play netball for South Glamorgan and Somerset counties, West of England and Wales at various age groups. She played badminton for Wales at age group level. She is also a Board Member of the Sports Council for Wales and serves on their Audit Committee.
Jo lives in London and stays fit by doing yoga, running and cycling.
Jo is a member of the Management Board, Chair of the Panel Appointments and Review Committee (PARC) and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) and the Workplace Strategy Group 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.
Elaine BattsonMember Director
After a degree in English, Elaine qualified as an accountant, working first in practice before moving into the not-for-profit sector.
In 2001 Elaine left her native north-west England for London to take up the role of CFO at HCT Group, an award-winning social enterprise in the transport sector. Elaine moved into education in 2007, working first with the Institute of Education, University of London, then the Institute for Learning, in a Director of Finance role.
In early 2015 she was appointed Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the British Paralympic Association.
In her spare time Elaine is a keen marathon runner. She is also a governor on the board of Hackney Community College, has previously held a number of roles in a voluntary capacity for not-for-profit organisations, and was a local councillor in the London Borough of Hackney between 2002 and 2006.
Elaine is a member of the Management Board and the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) at Sport Resolutions (UK), as well as being the Board Equality Champion.
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.
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.
Victoria AggarMember Director
Victoria is a retired Paralympic athlete who has won World Titles in 2006 and 2009 as well as a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Prior to competing in Paralympic sport Victoria played National League netball. Victoria’s professional career began in Higher Education working at the University of Surrey for 8 years, before moving across to work as Equality and Diversity Manager at Sport England where she was instrumental in rewriting the Sports Councils Equality Charter.
Following this Victoria moved to work as Athlete Services Manager at the British Paralympic Association in the lead up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games and remained there until 2016 supporting both the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games and Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. Alongside her current role as Executive Chair of the British Athletes Commission Victoria also represents British athletes on WADAs Athlete Committee and has done so since 2016.
Victoria is also a Non-Executive Director at the English Institute of Sport.
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.
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.
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.