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.
Head 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.
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.
MARKETING & 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).
SENIOR CASE MANAGER
Kylie joined Sport Resolutions in March 2016 and is part of the case management department. She is responsible for managing Sport Resolutions' varied caseload, including referrals to the National Anti-Doping Panel and the National Safeguarding Panel, along with other ad hoc referrals that Sport Resolutions receives. Kylie has a Masters degree in Sports Law from Nottingham Trent University and plays hockey for Blackheath and Old Elthamians Hockey Club in her spare time.
SENIOR 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.
Senior Case Manager
Roxana joined Sport Resolutions in October 2017 and is a member of the case management department. Roxana is a graduate of the University of Warwick and has a degree in Politics with International Studies. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in June 2015 and prior to joining Sport Resolutions she worked as a professional indemnity paralegal at a law firm in Bristol.
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 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.
BUSINESS SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Sharon joined Sport Resolutions in August 2018 as a member of the Business team. She is a UCFB Wembley graduate with a degree in International Football Business, with her footballing background she coached in London and around the world under Arsenal in the Community. Prior to joining Sport Resolutions Sharon worked within the Football Operations department at UEFA HQ.