Dame Kelly Holmes Trust have four Committees that report into into the Board:

  • Programmes
  • Finance & Audit
  • Remuneration & Nominations
  • Income and Generation

Programmes Committee

Nigel Boatswain - Chair

Nigel is a strategic IT channel professional with 20+ years experience in industry leading corporations, covering direct and indirect channels, sales ownership, business development, project management and consultancy. 

He is also a Trustee, his full profile can be found here

Neil Hennebry

Neil is a Compliance Officer with KKR & Co Inc. and has over 10 years experience in the regulated financial services sector. He previously worked in Advisory at KPMG and also spent time working for a global financial services firm in Luxembourg. Neil joined the Programmes Committee in October 2019 and also serves on various financial services industry working groups with the Alternative Investment Management Association and the Alternative Credit Council.

Neil is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing football with UCC Diaspora F.C. where he is also the club Chairman. He has previously coached underage football teams and organised football Summer camps in his spare time. Neil has competed in basketball, tennis and triathlon and is a strong believer in the growth and leadership opportunities that sport can provide to young people.

Lee Parker

Lee is a Sport for Development professional with International Development experience in working with grassroots organisations to help build their capacity and impact as well as working directly with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He presently works at Laureus Sport For Good and is responsible for building relationships and networks, resourcing and distributing funding to organisations that use sport as a tool for social change across South America and Africa as well as the UK.

Lee has worked with many organisations in frontline delivery and organisational development such as Centrepoint and London Youth. Lee has also worked in countries such as Uganda and Colombia, supporting organisations to improve vital aspects of their work to build young leaders and transform their impact into evidence and help advocate the power of sport within their community. Lee is passionate about the role of sport and its power to bring communities together and is an advocate for ensuring community voice is heard and represented in strategic forums.

Lee is also passionate about the work of the Trust having been a past employee in 2012 and is excited to be able to continue to contribute to towards its success.

Lee loves to play basketball and watch boxing as well as travel. Having an Ecuadorian mother and Iranian Father, Lee is also a big fan of international cuisines that are spicy. Lee was also once given a swimming lesson by one of the Trust’s Commonwealth Gold Medallist’s and still can't swim!

Kelvin Batey

Kelvin is a proud Athlete Mentor with the Trust and has worked on various programs since he joined in 2016. In this time he has been able to gain a clear understanding of the impact our programmes have within local communities, schools and colleges and working with a wide range of young people who have benefitted from his work with them. 

Kelvin is a four time BMX Racing World Champion and raced professionally from the age of 16, finally retiring at the age of 37. The experiences he gained from his time at the top level of his sport, whilst also being involved in numerous other projects, have aided his work with young people and being able to inspire them to work towards their goals or objectives in life. He is passionate about all types of sport and the positive impact it can have on people of all ages, so even though he has been working with a number of ex athletes in the Trust for a number of years, he still feels highly privileged to work alongside these people he has great respect for. 

Having worked with Cycling Ireland to successfully bring the sport of BMX back to Ireland in 2010, he was heavily involved in coaching new riders at all levels in the country. Kelvin always aimed to give back to a sport that gave so much to him through both his childhood and adult life, so he set up his own UK/Ireland race teams to support up and coming riders who show good potential in BMX. Those teams won the UK Number 1 Team for 3 years in a row, with some of the team members moving on to represent Great Britain at both amateur and professional level. 

Kelvin still likes to train at a good level, despite him retiring from BMX Racing a few years ago and spend time with his family as much as possible. He loves travelling to new countries and experiencing their cultures as well as trying out different cuisines. 

Finance and Audit Committee

Paula Harris

Paula has extensive senior management experience in the Charity and Not for Profit Sector.

She is a qualified accountant who has worked in a number of organisations including the Commonwealth Secretariat and Lloyds Bank Foundation managing the support services.

Paula is also a Trustee.


Sean Pearcey

Sean Pearcey is a Corporate Finance Business Partner at an FTSE 100 Real Estate Investment Trust with further experience in Financial Services.

Sean is a CA qualified individual who undertook his training programme with EY working in Banking and Capital Markets. Now working as a business partner he is focused on cost control, financial planning and budgeting. He wishes to use these skills as part of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Sean is a big sports fan supporting Crystal Palace and enjoys travel. He has previously engaged in youth engagement programmes focused around sport and is keen to bring his financial and accounting skills to the Trust.


Lindsay Sartori

Lindsay Sartori qualified as a chartered accountant in the City at a firm now part of BDO and for the last 26 years has worked in the not for profit and charity sector.  Lindsay has been Director of Finance/Resources at three large national charities - the Alzheimer’s Society, YMCA England and Wales and the Scout Association.  Currently she is interim CEO of YMCA George Williams College and over the last five years has undertaken assignments with small charities supporting the trustees and senior management with governance and financial management. This included dame Kelly Holmes Trust from October 2017 to May 2018.

As President and former non executive director of England Netball, she has seen first hand what has enabled the success of not just netball but women’s sport in general over the recent years.  Lindsay promotes the involvement of young people in all aspects of the running of their sport and is a champion of the thousands of volunteers without whom community through to elite sport in the UK would find it difficult to operate and be as much fun!

Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Ed Bracher

Ed is an experienced charity leader, having held senior roles in voluntary sector organisations for 20 years.  He is currently the Chief Executive of Riding for the Disabled Association, a UK-wide charity provide therapy for disabled people through working with horses, where he has led a period of significant growth and professionalisation.

Ed is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees, you can see his full profile here


Tina Kokkinos

Tina Kokkinos is a Global Chief Operating Officer/Senior Business Manager with extensive international experience in both Financial Services and Commerce.

She is also a Trustee and her full profile can be found here

Nigel Boatswain

Nigel is a strategic IT channel professional with 20+ years experience in industry leading corporations, covering direct and indirect channels, sales ownership, business development, project management and consultancy. 

He is also a Trustee, his full profile can be found here

Income Generation Committee

Catherine Baker

Catherine is an ex City Lawyer who now focuses on developing people and strategy at Board and Executive level who has a passionate belief in the power of sport. 

She is also a Trustee, her full profile can be found here

Helen Donovan

Helen is an experienced business and third sector leader who has worked in education and specialised in neurodiversity for 20 years.

She is also a Trustee, her full profile can be found here




Sue Piper

Sue is a fundraising professional within the charity sector and professional strategic leader with 20 years’ non-profit experience, in both charities in the UK and internationally. 

She is also a Trustee, her full profile can be found here