Our team

Anna Watkins MBE

Also sitting on our Board, Anna joined the BEAA as Chief Executive Officer in June 2022, having previously held a Board position alone.

Sarah Newton

Director of Operations
Sarah heads up BEAA operations, which involves everything from our day-to-day running to ensuring our full compliance with the Code of Sports Governance. She is also responsible for the delivery of the Athlete Support Team and athlete engagement.

Elaine Hunniford MBE

Athlete Support Manager and Head of Safeguarding
Elaine joined the BEAA as Head of Safeguarding and an Athlete Support Manager in March 2021.

Emma Speer

Athlete Support Manager and ED&I Lead
Emma joined the BEAA permanently in October 2021, after almost a year seconded to the organisation from the NSPCC to provide support to children, athletes and families submitting evidence to the Whyte Review regarding mistreatment in gymnastics.

Fiona Semple

Athlete Support Manager
Fiona previously worked as a Performance Lifestyle Advisor with the UK Sports Institute, alongside a role at the University of Stirling, which oversaw the distribution of a government grant to elite athletes in education.

Milly Kellyman

Athlete Community Manager
A former skeleton athlete, Milly works with our members across sport to further strengthen the athlete community, enhancing the BEAA’s role in uniting Britain’s elite sportspeople.

Jenny Cripps

Head of Alumni Relations
Jenny joined the BEAA in late 2022 to oversee the launch and growth of our alumni platform which connects and supports former elite athletes.

Ben Mountain

Communications Manager
Ben joined the BEAA at the start of 2023 as Communications Manager, handling the organisation’s digital and media presence.

Dominic Mahony MBE

Dominic, a former modern pentathlete and double Olympian, won World and Olympic bronze in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He is a former National Modern Pentathlon Champion and British Épée Fencing Champion.

Dr Rod Jaques OBE

NED – Medicine
Dr Rod Jaques OBE FFSEM (UK), Dipl Sports Med, FISM, DRCOG, MRCGP, was Director of Medical Services at the UK Sports Institute for almost 20 years.

Asha Philip

Athlete Board Member
Sprinter Asha has medalled at Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth Games, most recently helping her team to 4x100m bronze in the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Hollie Pearne-Webb MBE

Athlete Board Member
Hollie captained Great Britain to women’s hockey bronze in Tokyo, and converted the winning penalty five years before in Rio as the squad won a historic gold with a shoot-out victory over the Netherlands.

Clare Griffiths

Athlete Board Member
A five-time Paralympian, Clare has wealth of experience both on and off the court.

Peter Crowther

NED – Legal
Peter is the Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn’s London and Brussels offices.

Jennifer Nel

NED – Finance
Finance Director Jennifer is Group Finance Director of Schoen Clinic UK, a specialist Orthopaedic and Mental Health provider.

Milan Sud

NED – Commercial
Milan’s current role is Head of Marketplace at Fixflo, having been Senior Manager for International Strategic Partnerships at Peloton, where he helped to oversee growth of the brand’s popularity in the UK. Before this, Milan held roles at AXA (Head of Innovation) and Barclays (Global Open Innovation Project Manager).

Pranav Soneji

NED – Communications
Pranav is the co-founder of LiveWire Sport, a content agency building brands and audiences for sports rights-holders on their owned and operated platforms, now part of Two Circles, where he is now a director.

Martin Fewell

As Chief Engagement Officer at London Business School (LBS), Martin brings a wealth of experience in communication and advocacy to the Board.
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It’s great there is a membership association to help represent and give voice to athletes. We can be the world’s leading athlete representative organisation
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