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).
Catherine PitreHead of Case Management
Catherine joined Sport Resolutions in May 2016, making the move to the UK from Canada, where she worked in a similar position as the sole Case Manager at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Catherine is Head of Secretariat of the National Anti-Doping Panel. Catherine is called to the Bar in Ontario. She holds a Masters in International Sports Law from ISDE (Madrid, Spain) and has substantial case management experience from working at the Federal Court of Canada and from having appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on numerous occasions.
Catherine is fluent in English and French and was a competitive gymnastics coach and judge for several years. She is an elected Board Member of the international association Women in Sports Law.
Ross MacDonaldBusiness Manager
Ross is Business Manager and Company Secretary at Sport Resolutions. He is in charge of centre management, human resources, financial administration, director support and organising Board and committee meetings.
Ross joined us from Morgan Cole Solicitors in Bristol where he worked as a Legal Assistant. His interest in sports law developed whilst studying law at Swansea University and then more recently whilst studying for a Masters in Sports Law and Practice at De Montford University.
Outside of work Ross competes in Obstacle-Course Racing and Triathlon and was British Universities Multisport Champion in 2009, Swansea University Sportsman of the Year in 2010, a World AG Duathlon Champion in 2013 and he achieved a time of 9 hours 13 minutes in an Ironman-distance triathlon in 2016.
Duygu YetkincanMarketing & Communications Manager
Duygu joined Sport Resolutions in March 2018 with a sponsorships marketing background at IMG and ISG in UEFA Champions League-playing football clubs.
She is responsible for managing Sport Resolutions’ marketing, communication and service development activities. She is an ex-professional volleyball player and currently plays in the Super 8s, the highest division of the English National League.
Duygu holds an MBA from Galatasaray University (Istanbul).
Kylie BrackenridgeSenior Case Manager
Kylie joined Sport Resolutions in March 2016 and is a member of the case management department.
Kylie leads on case referrals to the National Anti-Doping Panel, World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal and the ITF Independent Tribunal, of which Sport Resolutions are Secretariat and she is also responsible for case management of Independent Investigations referred to Sport Resolutions. She holds a Masters in Sports Law (LLM) from Nottingham Trent University and has extensive case management experience having administered a large number of international and national sports arbitrations and investigations over the last few years.
Kylie administers the Panel Appointments and Review Committee (PARC), is a member of WISLaw and currently plays hockey for Blackheath and Elthamians Hockey Club.
Matt BerrySenior Case Manager
Matt joined Sport Resolutions in August 2015, and is a member of the case managment department.
Matt is a graduate from Loughborough University with a degree in Sport Management. During his final year he wrote a dissertation on the social and economical impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Matt is a keen golfer and also enjoys Esports. Matt has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law.
Roxana WeichSenior Case Manager
Roxana joined Sport Resolutions in October 2017 and is a member of the case management department.
Roxana leads on safeguarding cases referred to Sport Resolutions and to the National Safeguarding Panel, which include: arbitration, mediation, investigation and review service requests. She provides the day-to-day management of referrals to Sport Resolutions under the Safeguarding Case Management Pilot Service, which launched in October 2019, and is also responsible for the case management of international and national sport arbitration referrals to Sport Resolutions in its role as Secretariat to the ITF Independent Tribunal, National Anti-Doping Panel and World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal.
Roxana contributed to the Teaching Awareness of Ethical Governance in Sport Project, supported by the Erasmus+ EU Programme. The project concluded in January 2020.
Alisha EllisCase Manager
Alisha previously worked as a Projects Officer in Sports Development at London Sport and most recently at The Law Society in Accreditations.
She has completed her PG Certificate in Sports Law and Practice through De Montfort University.
Alisha has a keen interest in athletics as she used to compete in 100m and 200m as well as coach at Croydon Harriers.
Anna ThomasCase Manager
Anna joined Sport Resolutions in April 2018 and is a member of the case management department.
Anna is a graduate of Loughborough University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and prior to joining Sport Resolutions, worked within the PE department at a top London school.
Anna has a keen interest in football with experience of coaching at both community and school level, as well as 15 years’ senior playing experience.
She currently plays hockey for County Wanderers Hockey Club in her spare time.
Josh Ingham-Headland Business Support Officer
Joshua joined Sport Resolutions in September 2019 and is the Business Support Officer at Sport Resolutions.
Joshua is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University where he attained his Law Degree in 2017 and in the following year he went on to achieve a Masters in Sports Law.
Joshua’s strongest passions in sport are football, athletics and also American football, he is also a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and he was one of the youngest in the UK to achieve this feat at the age of 11.
Alexandra AlaycheLegal Intern
Alexandra joined Sport Resolutions in the summer of 2020 for a 10-week legal internship.
Alexandra is currently in her final year of a six-year combined program at the University of Ottawa, in Canada, where she is simultaneously completing her Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with Specialization in Political Science and her French Common Law degree. Alexandra developed a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution after having served as a coordinator with the Ontario Justice Education Network, where she had the opportunity to teach high school students about mediation and negotiation.
Alexandra is fluent in English, French and Arabic. She is a pianist and holds a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.