MEET THE BOARD
Background: SVP for RGP with responsibility for managing the European business of a NASDAQ listed management consultancy, Mark also sits on the global Executive Board of the company. Career in management consultancy specialising in driving technology enabled change and transformation with organisations across public and private sector.
- Favourite Sport? Football
- Why did you want to volunteer on the board for LYG? Helping young people be the best they can be has long been a passion of mine, I volunteered in schools for many years coaching young people in various life skills. So when the chance came to combine my love of sport with helping young people by drawing on my business skills I could not say no!
- Best sporting moment? Best and worst within 2 hours of each other Istanbul 25 May 2005. Worst at half time, best at full time!
Background: EMEA Human Resources Director for BNY Mellon where he manages a division consisting of approximately 180 dispersed HR staff, delivering all of the HR products, services and functionality for BNY Mellon in the Region. He specialises in all people related matters ranging from recruitment through to talent management and strategy. Martyn sits on the International Advisory Board for the Said Business School at Oxford and also currently serves on the Women’s & Girls Integration Board and the Performance Advisory Group for the Rugby Football Union which builds on his background of having played senior grade rugby and coached the England Academy for a number of years.
- Favourite Sport? Rugby
- Why did you want to volunteer on the board for LYG? The LYG Foundation is a fabulous organisation that I have seen make such a difference to young people’s lives through the power of sport. Having lived in London for years, the opportunity to provide support to an organisation I had long admired was an easy choice to make!
- Best sporting moment? Watching the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final in 2014. Having coached many of the players for years in the England Academy it was brilliant to see them beat Canada and achieve their dreams!
Background: Stuart is an independent trustee, and his day job is as an investment management lawyer. His considerable moonlighting in amateur roles shows his favourite sport is clearly hockey! He is the Honorary President of Wapping Hockey Club, who play at the new national hockey stadium in the Olympic Park, where he also coaches. As the Development Director of the East Region Hockey Association, his hockey remit extends from Lincolnshire to Kent, including London on the way. Stuart volunteered for the London Youth Games board as he recognises the value participating in as many sports as possible can bring to young people’s development, whether they are on the Olympian track or only playing for fun. His favourite sporting moment was his nephew winning player of the season for his club, in his first season, aged 5 years old.
Background: Joanna is Director of Pro-Active East London, the East London CSP that covers the largest geographical area in London across 10 Local Authority areas. The partnership has the highest number of children and young people in London, is the third largest CSP area in the country. Joanna brings considerable knowledge and experience at a strategic level of grassroots to elite sport as well as extensive experience and skills in income generation through the public sector and grant making organisations including Lottery distributors and drafting of funding prospectuses.
Councillor Joyce Ryan
Background: Joyce is the member representative for Redbridge. Joyce works as a primary teacher and has a great interest in Education. She serves as a school governor. During her time on the Council Joyce has held various positions as Chairman/Spokesperson and Cabinet Member on Leisure and Libraries and serves on the Fairlop Saling Centre Panel.