Street League is a well-run, efficient and effective charity with strong governance and oversight.

We have a voluntary Board of Trustees who hold overall responsibility for the charity.

The Board is made up of a wide range of people, skills and experience including:

Mike Parker (Chair) - former CEO of Dow Chemical/ former CEO of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd

Mike was Group Chief Executive of BNFL, President and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan in addition to serving on the board of directors at Dow from 1995. He was also previously Chairman of Liverpool Vision (Liverpool´s economic development and regeneration company) and is a Senior Independent Director at Invensys.

Mike is very passionate about Street League’s work and is excited to help the organisation develop and grow to tackle more disadvantage across the UK. 

Stuart Beaver – Director, Partnership, & Community Programmes at Lloyds Banking Group

Stuart joined Lloyds as a graduate and has held a number of leadership positions in Retail, Commercial and Operations, with a specialism in marketing and partnership development.

Stuart is passionate about how the Group can make a lasting difference in local communities across the UK, and this is a key remit of his current role, as the Director of Partnership & Community Programmes, within Group Corporate Affairs. Stuart has strong experience working with charities, NGBs and grant providers, and is skilled in designing programmes and partnerships that deliver multi-party benefits.

Stuart recently brokered the first ever Principal Partnership with the BBC Children in Need, and is building a unique programme to drive fundraising, engagement and skills development in schools right across the UK.

Before his current role, Stuart led the Group’s partnership with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, helping to take the Games into local communities and schools. In 2014, the partnership was voted as the ‘Best Sponsorship of the last 20 years’ at the prestigious UK Sponsorship Awards. 

Tim Kiddell – Speech Writer to the Prime Minister 

Tim has been speechwriter to the Prime Minister since 2008, initially for Gordon Brown, then serving David Cameron throughout his Premiership and now working for Theresa May. Tim led Downing Street’s Charity Partnership with Street League in 2011 and joined the board the following year. He is passionate about the power of sport to change lives and is particularly focused on the drive to make Street League a truly national sport for employment charity.

Andy Ransom – CEO of Rentokil Initial

Andy is a vastly experienced commercial operator. In October 2013 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rentokil Initial, one of the world’s largest business services companies with operations in over 60 countries. Globally, the company employs 27,000 people, with revenues over €2bn. His track record is of driving profitable growth through a relentless focus on outstanding customer service and delivery at pace. He was appointed to the Board of Rentokil Initial plc in 2008 and prior to that he had a 20 year career at ICI plc, culminating in a number of roles at Board level (General Counsel, Company Secretary, Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, EVP Regional and Industrial Chemicals). For many years he was ICI’s senior commercial negotiator.

Andy is a qualified solicitor and a passionate sports fan.

Lesley Giddins - Director Sandgrown Consultancy Ltd. 

In a 30+ year career spanning the public and private sectors, Lesley has had a mix of experience across a number of disciplines, and in particular working in the fields of funding, equalities, sport, and regeneration. For the past 7 years, Lesley has managed her own company, leading and working with multi-functional teams to advise on a range of projects including in sport and within the development industry.

A common theme in Lesley's work has been engaging disaffected groups and individuals in society and employment, recognising the particular draw that for example, sport and the arts can have.

In the public sector, her local government experience included working in equalities and leading and managing a range of funded programmes including the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Legacy programme. Moving to the private sector in 2003, she has worked in management consultancy both in a consultancy firm and managing own company, working with local authorities, government agencies, football clubs, and major national developer.

Lesley is passionately interested in football in all its forms - as a season ticket holder for 20+ years, until recently a volunteer for the football charity KitAid for a number of years, and a big fan of women's football.

Lesley has many interests including, more recently, learning Swedish!

David Reilly - VP Corporate Affairs @ Mars, Incorporated

David Reilly 

David is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the Food segment of Mars, Incorporated for Europe & Russia. He has worked for Mars in the UK and Europe for over five years leading communications and corporate affairs including work around corporate and brand reputation. During his time at Mars he has been involved with partnerships including the Maltesers collaboration with Comic Relief; and the Mars FA Just Play grassroots Football programme which has reintroduced over 1m people per year back to regularly participating in football.

He was previously a shareholder in a communications agency based in the City of London, advising a range of businesses on strategic communications.
David is passionate about the role sport can play as a way of getting young people back in to training or employment. He is excited about the potential Street League has to scale up over coming years, to extend the organisations impact and tackle disadvantage across the UK.