About Us

Meet the team

Our team brings together a diverse range of talents and qualities. From dedicated enthusiasts to high-profile Paralympians, they all have one thing in common: a belief in the power of tennis to transform lives.

Geoff Newton

Geoff Newton

Executive Director

Joanna Farquharson

Joanna Farquharson

Deputy Executive Director and Company Secretary

joanna.farquharson@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Emma Turgoose

Emma Turgoose

EA to Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director

emma.turgoose@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Ben Thatcher

Ben Thatcher

Monitoring and Insight Manager

ben.thatcher@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Insight
Chris Sawyer

Chris Sawyer

Fundraising Manager

chris.sawyer@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Fundraising
Andy Dodd

Andy Dodd

Head of Communications and Marketing

andy.dodd@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Marketing & Communications
Amy McConnell

Amy McConnell

PR & Communications Manager

amy.mcconnell@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Marketing & Communications
Lucie Dornan

Lucie Dornan

Marketing & Communications

lucie.dornan@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Marketing & Communications
Jill Osleger

Jill Osleger

National Disability Development Manager

jill.osleger@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Matt Grover

Matt Grover

Development Coordinator

matthew.grover@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Sadie Moran

Sadie Moran

Disability Tennis Development Manager South West

sadie.moran@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
David Hardman

David Hardman

Disability Tennis Development Manager South Region

david.hardman@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Conor McBrearty

Conor McBrearty

Disability Development Officer – London

conor.mcbrearty@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Matt Elkington

Matt Elkington

Disability Development Manager North & Midlands

matthew.elkington@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Harry Ash

Harry Ash

Disability Development Officer - Midlands

harry.ash@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Development
Kirsty Thomson

Kirsty Thomson

Disability Tournament Director

kirsty.thomson@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Competitions
Liz Terry

Liz Terry

Disability Competitions Manager

liz.terry@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Competitions
Claire McCulloch

Claire McCulloch

Disability Competitions Coordinator

claire.mcculloch@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Competitions
Tom Gibbins

Tom Gibbins

Head of Children, Young People & Education

tom.gibbins@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Alistair Higham

Alistair Higham

Higher Education Manager

alistair.higham@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Paul Cummins

Paul Cummins

Further Education and Projects Manager

paul.cummins@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Christine Sprowell

Christine Sprowell

Schools Manager

christine.sprowell@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Katie Evans

Katie Evans

Education Administrator

katie.evans@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Ali Cope

Ali Cope

Regional Tennis Education Officer

ali.cope@lta.org.uk
Education
Michelle Grey

Michelle Grey

Regional Tennis Education Officer

michelle.grey@lta.org.uk
Education
Laura Lattimore

Laura Lattimore

Regional Tennis Education Officer

laura.lattimore@lta.org.uk
Education
Rob Peters

Rob Peters

Regional Tennis Education Officer

rob.peters@lta.org.uk
Education
Mike Bain

Mike Bain

Director of Community Tennis

mike.bain@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Community
Claire Wheeler

Claire Wheeler

National Programme Manager - SERVES

claire.wheeler@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Community
Kiran Matharu

Kiran Matharu

Community Projects Administrator

kiran.matharu@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Community
Rashida Salloo

Rashida Salloo

SERVES Regional Manager (North)

rashida.salloo@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Community
Michael Gainsborough-Adam

Michael Gainsborough-Adam

SERVES Regional Manager (London & South East)

michael.gainsboroughadam@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Community
Karen Ross

Karen Ross

Head of Coaching and Talent

karen.ross@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Rob Cross

Rob Cross

Talent ID Coach

rob.cross@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Martyn Whait

Martyn Whait

Disability Analyst Coach

martyn.whait@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Ash Smith

Ash Smith

Performance Development Coach

ash.smith@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Chantal Cunningham

Chantal Cunningham

Operations Manager

chantal.cunningham@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Jessica Lott

Jessica Lott

Operations Coordinator

jessica.lott@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Janet Raven

Janet Raven

Welfare Supervisor

janet.raven@lta.org.uk
Performance
Stuart Wilkinson

Stuart Wilkinson

Lead Programme Coach

stuart.wilkinson@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Catherine Fletcher

Catherine Fletcher

National Deaf Coach

catherine.fletcher@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Cain Berry

Cain Berry

Performance Support Manager

cain.berry@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Dev Sharma

Dev Sharma

Performance Analyst

dev.sharma@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Alex Cockram

Alex Cockram

Physical Performance Manager

alex.cockram@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Performance
Geoff Newton

Geoff Newton

Executive Director

Joanna Farquharson

Joanna Farquharson

Deputy Executive Director and Company Secretary

joanna.farquharson@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Andy Dodd

Andy Dodd

Head of Communications and Marketing

andy.dodd@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Marketing & Communications
Tom Gibbins

Tom Gibbins

Head of Children, Young People & Education

tom.gibbins@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Education
Mike Bain

Mike Bain

Director of Community Tennis

mike.bain@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Sir Geoffrey Cass (President)

Sir Geoffrey Cass (President)

President

A past President of the LTA (from 1997-99) and currently an LTA Councillor, Sir Geoffrey was Chairman of the British Tennis Foundation from 2003 until 2007, becoming President of the re-launched Tennis Foundation in 2008.  A Wimbledon Championships player in 1954/55/56/59, and British Veterans’ Singles Champion at Wimbledon in 1978, Sir Geoffrey was a member of the Wimbledon Championships Management Committee for 12 years and Chairman of the Championships Finance Committee.

Baroness Ford (Chair)

Baroness Ford (Chair)

Chair

Baroness Ford is the Chairman of STV Group Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Grainger PLC and SEGRO PLC.  From 2009-12, she chaired the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which successfully master-planned the Olympic Park post-Games. She is an Honorary Professor of Real Estate at Glasgow University and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In 2006 Margaret was elevated to the Peerage as Baroness Ford of Cunninghame.

Funke Awoderu

Funke Awoderu

Trustee

Funke is currently the strategic lead for The Football Association on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Funke previously held national roles for the LTA managing the network of City Tennis Clubs primarily in urban deprived areas in England. Funke is currently an LTA Councillor, nominated by the Tennis Foundation.

Martin Corrie

Martin Corrie

Trustee

Martin has been a member of the LTA Council since 2003, representing Hertfordshire. He was elected Deputy President of the LTA in 2013, having previously been Chairman of the Tennis Performance Committee until the end of 2012. Martin was elected to the Board of Tennis Europe in 2014 and currently serves as Honorary Treasurer. In 2015 he was elected to the Board of the ITF where he serves as Chairman of the Wheelchair Tennis Committee and Technical Commission.

Nick Fuller MBE

Nick Fuller MBE

Trustee

Nick Fuller MBE is Executive Chairman of EdComs, an award-winning educational research, publishing and communications company. Between 2007 and 2012, Nick was seconded from EdComs to work as the Head of Education for the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nick is an Expert Advisor on education for the IOC, Chair of the IPC’s Education Board, and a Governor of Middlesex University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE

Trustee

One of Britain’s greatest athletes winning 16 Paralympic medals, Tanni still plays an active role in the administration of sport. As well as sitting in the House of Lords, she is the Vice-President of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women’s Sport and Fitness and a member of the Board of the London Marathon. She also sits on the board of Transport for London, the London Legacy Development Corporation and is Chair of UK Active.

Ian Hewitt

Ian Hewitt

Trustee

Ian Hewitt was a partner in a leading international firm of lawyers for more than 25 years. He sits on the Committee of Management of the Wimbledon Championships. He is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and is chairman of the Club’s Wimbledon Foundation.

Barry Horne

Barry Horne

Trustee

Barry is currently the Chief Executive of the English Federation of Disability Sport, having been appointed in May 2010. Barry is an LTA Councillor, nominated by the Tennis Foundation, representing disability tennis. He has worked in a range of roles including as Chief Executive of the East Midlands Regional Assembly and Regional Local Government Association.

Baroness Jowell DBE

Baroness Jowell DBE

Trustee

Tessa was an MP from 1992 until 2015 and served as a Minister and then as a Member of the Cabinet throughout the 1997-2010 Labour Government. As Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa is credited with bringing the Government behind London’s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. She became Olympics Minister in 2005. In 2012 Tessa was made a Dame for her political and charitable services. In 2015, Tessa was raised to the peerage as Baroness Jowell.

Karen Keohane

Karen Keohane

Trustee

Karen has over 25 years’ experience working in sports participation and is currently the Director of the Doorstep Sport Club Programme for the StreetGames UK charity. Prior to this Karen held roles at Sport England and she set up and led the Active Women Consortium which ran the award winning ‘Us Girls’ programme. Karen is an LTA Councillor representing the community tennis sector.

Cynthia Muller (Honorary Treasurer)

Cynthia Muller (Honorary Treasurer)

Trustee

Cynthia joined the Tennis Foundation Board of Trustees in 2015. With 30 years of financial markets experience at JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, she is a London based Investment Advisor to Foundations, Family Offices and Pension funds based primarily in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Middle East. She is also a Partner and Head of the Wealth Division at Cheyne Capital, London.

Matt Stocks

Matt Stocks

Trustee

Matt is currently a Development Manager for the Greater Manchester Sports Partnership. He has been involved in tennis for over 25 years and experienced all levels of the game having been a full-time player, coach, administrator and volunteer. Matt is an LTA Councillor, nominated by the Tennis Foundation, representing the Education sector.

James Jordan

James Jordan

Trustee

James, a solicitor, is currently the Group Legal Director and Company Secretary for Taylor Wimpey PLC – one of the UK’s leading residential developers and an FTSE 100 member.  Appointed to the company’s board in 2011, James is responsible for all governance, legal and compliance matters at the firm.  Previously working as Group Company Secretary and General Counsel at George Wimpey PLC and having held similar roles in other sectors , James’ distinguished career has spanned over 25 years.  As a long-standing member of the Taylor Wimpey Charity Committee, James is involved with the Foundations Independent Living Trust and other charities.