Our Team

  • Core Staff Team

    This team is based either at our national office in Sheffield or work remotely:

    David Bentley
    Corporate Business Head
    David is responsible for managing and coordinating the output of the Corporate Services function to support our clients in raising the profile of Rounders- using a customer focused approach. Additionally David ensures the organisation is managing risk and business compliance robustly and ensuring the delivery of our business systems, including human resources and information technology.

    Cath Barlow
    Finance Administrator (Part Time)

    Cath is responsible for the financial procedures of Rounders England. Her day to day activities include; receive, record and bank income, process and record all payments, record incoming orders and monitor income and expenditure against budget heads. Cath also prepares the accounts for our annual 4th Post newsletter.

    Jenny Hudson 
    Business Administrator (Part Time)
    Jenny is responsible for supporting the organisation in raising the profile of Rounders using a customer focused approach, to increase regular participation through effective business administration.

    Julia Rice
    Marketing & Commercial Officer 
    Julia is responsible for the marketing, press and commercial activities in Rounders England. Her role is to develop strategies to promote the Rounders brand and products and to develop commercial opportunities with external organisations.

    Abby Reeves
    Marketing Assistant (Part Time)
    Abby is responsible for assisting the marketing operations and activities within Rounders England including website and social media management as well as content and idea generation.

  • Participation Staff Team

    This is our delivery team. They attend and organise events, competitions and community based projects for Rounders:

    Dan Newton
    Participation Director

    Dan is responsible for the implementation and management of Rounders England’s strategic development plans, and the player pathway. The participation team work with partners across the country to commission them to deliver Rounders at grass roots level. Dan’s current brief also includes leading on the return of Rounders to the list of assessed sports for GCSE/A Level and the development of our Competition Strategy.

    Michele Golland
    Head Coach & Events Organiser (Part Time)

    Michele leads the team of volunteer England coaches. She organises and delivers Rounders England events; National School Championships, England Squad trials and the programme of festivals and fixtures for the England Squads. She also co-ordinates the umpires at all events. She is the main point of contact at events and will manage registration, the schedule for the day and is qualified in First Aid.

    Siân Barnett
    Workforce Officer (Part Time)
    Siân develops and delivers the Rounders England coaching and officiating education programme and coaching pathway. She is responsible for organising courses to help increase the leadership, coaching and umpiring workforce, preparing resources to accompany the coaching courses, providing support for coaches, umpires, volunteers and coach educators and helping to implement new coaching initiatives.

    Kathryn Barker
    Course Co-ordinator (Part Time)
    Kathryn is responsible for supporting the organisation in co-ordinating, processing and administrating all online course bookings, including customer/ organiser and tutor liaison. Kathryn works primarily within the course module of our online platform and delivering a first class service to our customers.

    Alayah Murphy
    Engagement Officer (Competitions) (Part Time)
    Alayah supports the Competition Strategy Group to explore and recommend changes to the Rounders England Competition Strategy. She deals with subsequent development and implementation of the Competition Strategy in order to achieve the outcomes in the 2017 – 2021 Rounders England Strategy.

    Rachael Lomas
    Communications & Engagement Officer
    As Communications & Engagement Officer, Rachael’s role is to implement the strategy to grow and retain participants in Rounders through encouraging individuals/teams/leagues/education providers to take up membership, purchase approved kit and equipment, get involved in competitions, and participate in workforce courses.

The Board

The Board are responsible for ensuring Rounders England delivers its strategic plans. With the exception of the CEO, all Board members work on a voluntary basis.

Get to know them