Meet the board
Tim Lawler (Chair)

Tim Lawler (Chair)

Chair

Tim is CE of SportsAid, where he has modernised the governance and structure and significantly increased commercial investment. In recognition of his work, he became the first person to be publicly named as a London 2012 Olympic torchbearer. Previously as Managing Director of Saracens Rugby Club, Tim created the award-winning Saracens Community Programme and was a founding trustee of the Saracens Foundation. Tim has been on various awards panels and advisory groups and was chairman of the ProActive Camden Sports Partnership. He was also a previous trustee of the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust.

Cynthia Muller

Cynthia Muller

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 UK, Europe and the Middle East. She is also a Partner and Head of the Wealth Division at Cheyne Capital, London. She has a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management. Cynthia has a long commitment to tennis, as a former competitive player, coach and current social player.

Hitesh Patel

Hitesh Patel

Trustee

Hitesh is Head of International Sport and Sports Integrity at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Government’s Ministry of Sport. His team has led on the Government’s support of major events including the 2015 Rugby World Cup, 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and ICC Champions Trophy. He represented DCMS on the Sport England-UK Sport Project Board developing the new UK Code for Sports Governance in 2016. Hitesh is Chair of Trustees of Sport 4 Life UK, a charity that delivers sports-themed programmes, supporting young people to improve key life skills and employability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Pitt

Alex Pitt

Trustee

Alex is co-founder of Mustard Seed, an investment firm that backs visionary entrepreneurs trying to solve big global challenges. Alex has previously held positions as Senior Vice President at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, Project Leader with The Boston Consulting Group in New York, Chicago and Dubai and Investment Banking Analyst with Goldman Sachs in London. Alex has a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Stanford. Alex, wife Alyson and 3 sons all love tennis!

Simon Steele

Simon Steele

Trustee

Simon is the Finance Director at LTA and also responsible for legal and technology. He has over 10 years of experience in the sports industry. Previously Simon was Head of Finance and Business Development at Team Sky, leading on finance and commercial and also working with British Cycling on their participation programme. Simon spent 15 years at Sky, leading finance teams in supporting marketing, technology and Sky Sports departments, as well as the acquisition of sports media rights, and wider broadcast and distribution. Simon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, training through KPMG.

Oliver Scadgell

Oliver Scadgell

Trustee

Currently Participation Director, Olly has been with LTA since 2004, working across tennis programmes and supporting commercial tennis operators, as well as now managing participation, competitions and safeguarding departments. Joining the Executive Team in 2014, Olly was responsible for overseeing the operations of major events, including pre Wimbledon events in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne, as well as the Davis and Federation Cups and the calendar of international and national tournaments.