Olly has a wealth of experience across British tennis having worked at the LTA in several roles since 2004. As well as competition, his roles have seen him lead their work on tennis programmes, including mini tennis, and supporting commercial tennis operators, David Lloyd Leisure and Virgin Active. Olly joined the Executive Team in May 2014 in the role of Director of Major Events and Competitions, overseeing the operations of the LTA’s pre–Wimbledon Events in Nottingham, Birmingham, and Eastbourne, as well as the Davis and Fed Cups and the calendar of international and national tournaments. As Participation Director, Olly now oversees the LTA’s work across participation, competition, and safeguarding, and is the lead within the Executive Team for environmental sustainability.
Rafael Muela Pastor
General Manager at Real Betis Balompie Foundation since 2018, with experience in policy design, institutional coordination and field interventions in Asia, Central America, Europe, and United Nations global events. Specialising in environmental issues, sports, youth employment, social inclusion of vulnerable groups of people, within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ben is Sustainability Development Coordinator for the EFL Trust, the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL) with the vision to create Stronger, Healthier, More Active Communities. He works to support a network of Club Community Organizations (CCOs) to embed environmental sustainability in their work, helping them to address their operational impact and to advocate for environmental sustainability in the communities they serve.
Ben has a background in youth and community engagement and a masters in environmental sustainability and development. He is a strong advocate of putting local communities at the heart of our efforts to create a more sustainable society.
Passionate about sports and sustainability, he has worked as climate change enthusiast for over 15+ years in integrating sustainability practices through international projects across multi-disciplinary industry sectors, with vertical and transversal approaches as team lead or autonomous project manager.
Vincent is now UEFA Environment Expert, in Football Social & Responsibility division. He drives the development of the 4 environmental policies of the Strength Through Unity Strategy, Circular Economy, Climate Change, Sustainable Events & Sustainable Infrastructure.
From delivering campaigns for Aston Martin to designing sustainability reporting systems with World Sailing, Dominique has worked in a range of industries from FMCG to climate consultancy. Having gained an MSc in Global Sustainability Solutions and published a paper on environmental sustainability progress in sport, she joins the team with a wealth of experience. Dominique is also the winner of numerous national awards including winner of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s ‘Marketer of the Future’ 2019.
Aileen McManamon is the Founder and Managing Partner of 5T Sports Group, a global sports management firm and certified B Corp. 5T focuses on futureproofing the sports industry by aligning team and league revenue models to the environmental, social and economic realities of today.
5T also works with global brands bringing their ESG goals, targets and messaging forward through their sports partnerships. 5T has recently introduced the first ESG Alignment Diagnostic for the sports industry, enabling brands and rightsholders to identify shared priorities and support impact-driven activations.
Aileen’s career began in the European auto industry as brand steward for FIAT and Alfa Romeo, crafting marketing strategy and top-performing partnerships between Fortune 500 brands and sports properties. Returning to North America, she guided international business strategy, focusing on the tech sector, with the Hess Group in Chicago, then leading investment arm of Canada’s National Research Council, where she focused on clean tech, mobile/digital communications and other innovations driving Smart City solutions. Craving a return to sports, Aileen parlayed this experience into working with the Olympic Games, FIFA Women’s World Cup, MLB, MLS, MiLB and the NFL, and brands such as Microsoft, EA Games, Hewlett-Packard and Mercedes-Benz.
Aileen is passionate about leveraging sports for sustainable development. 5T Sports Group was recognized by the UN Global Compact Network for leadership in championing the UN Global Goals. On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, she has been inducted into the Sports Business Journal’s Class of 2022 Gamechangers, recognizing female trailblazers in the sports industry for her pioneering work in sports & sustainability.
In addition to 5T, Aileen serves on the boards of the Green Sports Alliance, the Sports Ecology Group and Equal Play FC. Ms. McManamon speaks frequently on sports and sustainability at global conferences, in the media and as a guest lecturer at UCLA, Temple University, University of Oregon among others. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio; a diehard Indians, Browns and Cavs fan and lives in Vancouver, BC, where she can be found on the ball diamond, the ski slope or her road bike
Community activist Tayshan Hayden-Smith, born and raised in North Kensington (West London), founded non-profit Grow2Know following his involvement in the community response to the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. Grow2Know exists to reclaim community space to reconnect people with nature and each other – for both social and environmental benefit. Tayshan hopes to plant the seeds of change with future generations to work toward a sustainable future.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Hannah Mills is a 3-time world champion and double Olympic Champion, making her the most successful female sailor in Olympic History. From learning to sail at 8 years old, to representing GBR at the 2002 and 2003 Optimist World Championships, Hannah continued to make waves, claiming a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships, followed by gold at the same event the following year.
At London 2012, Mills took silver, winning one of five sailing medals collected by Team GB at the Games. Four years later at Rio 2016, she went one better and became Olympic champion as part of her doubles pairing. Mills went on to claim silver at the 2017 470 World Championships, and has been constantly challenging for global success, with bronze in the same event in 2018, before collecting gold in 2019 and at the Olympic Games for Team GB in Tokyo 2020.
Hannah joined the Great Britain SailGP team in 2021 as part of the women’s development programme, and came onboard under the helm of captain Sir Ben Ainslie. Alongside her passion for promoting women’s sport, Hannah has been well-known throughout her career for leading from the front when it comes to sustainability.
As an athlete and SailGP’s Global Sustainability Ambassador, Hannah’s aspirations for a more inclusive sport and a more sustainable world. Together with Sir Ben Ainslie, she helped launch Protect our Future – a national campaign developed by the 1851 Trust, that aims to empower over 1 million young people and equip educators with the skills and knowledge to understand climate science and take positive action. She is also the founder of the Big Plastic Pledge, an organisation that calls on athletes and fans to reduce the use of single-use plastic in their daily lives.
Julia Wall-Clarke is a communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience working in international sports, during which she has previously worked with Arsenal FC, London and New York Marathons, Vancouver and London Olympics, Wimbledon and the Australian Open, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
In her current role, as Head of Impact and Communications for the sport for purpose series Extreme E, Julia focuses on the powerful and solution based journey sport can take society on when it comes to educating on electrification, environment and equality.
Sally Bolton OBE
Sally was appointed Chief Executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in August 2020, having been Strategic Planning & Operations Director since 2018. Prior to joining the Club in 2016, Sally spent two years as Managing Director of the Organising Committee for the London double header of World Athletics Championships in 2017.
Sally assumed this role having led the team that delivered a highly successfully Rugby League World Cup in 2013, a role for which she was recognised with the award of an OBE.
Prior to this Sally was the Rugby Football League’s Director of Projects & Planning and played an integral part in the Rugby Football League team that won the rights to stage the 2013 tournament. Prior to joining the RFL, Sally held a number of other roles in sports administration at club and Governing Body level including a period as Chief Executive of Wigan RLFC and Orrell RUFC. In addition, Sally has worked in the highly regarded sports consulting group at Deloitte and run her own sports consulting business.
Sally is also a Board member of UK Sport and has been a member of the UK Sport Major Events Panel since 2013. Sally was appointed Chair of this Panel in 2021.