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)

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. In addition to the experience and leadership he brings through a distinguished career, Mike serves on several charity and company boards. He is currently Chairman of Liverpool John Moores University and the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Strategic Advisor on the Management Board at the Metropolitan Police and Chairman of Liverpool's economic development and regeneration company, Liverpool Vision. Mike was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours 2009 for services to the energy industry and in 2014 awarded the Citizen of Honour for the City of Liverpool.

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.

Andy Ransom (Vice Chair) 

Andy is a vastly experienced commercial operator, having been appointed in 2013 as CEO 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.

Stuart Beaver

Before launching a career as an independent consultant, Stuart was a senior leader at Lloyds Banking Group, with a background in corporate engagement, communications and change. His specialism is implementing strategies that bring to life and mobilise brands, organisational purpose and strategic change - driving internal engagement with employees, and external engagement with customers and stakeholders.

Prior to his role in the Bank’s transformation division, Stuart led the Bank’s corporate responsibility & community engagement strategy, and was an architect and lead on Lloyds' award-winning partnership with London 2012. He has significant experience in creating innovative and authentic partnerships with charities, brands and funders, and driving ‘game-changing’ outcomes.

Stuart is passionate about social inclusion and in particular, the power of sport as a platform for engagement and development. He is a proud member of the Street League board.

Lesley Giddins

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, Sandgrown Consultancy Ltd, 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!

Dee Townsend

Dee is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, having trained with EY's London office audit practice working with a number of clients from large multinationals to smaller charities and startups.

Post qualification, Dee followed her passion for healthcare & education providing financial & training consultancy services through her business for over 20 years to various organisations within the NHS.
Through her work with EY and the NHS, Dee has developed a strong eye for detail, a supportive and constructively challenging approach and a deep interest in the people aspects of organisations as well as in the numbers.
Dee’s interests include the arts, literature, travel and gardening.  She also has a vicarious interest in sport through her husband's obsession with anything that involves a spherical object! 
As chair of the Finance Committee Dee uses her experience to ensure there are adequate controls to facilitate the long-term financial viability of Street League as well as a level of independent constructive challenge to the Board of Trustees through her years as an auditor and external consultant.