Our Team

  • Core Staff Team

    David Bentley
    Director of Business Operations
    [email protected]
    David leads on the development, implementation and monitoring of our corporate services and back-office functions including finance, IT, HR, data protection, anti-doping and general systems & procedures. In addition, David applies and maintains robust governance and compliance controls over our daily business functions supported by a comprehensive library of corporate policies. Business risk is another area of David’s accountabilities ensuring the organisation operates and manages risk to agreed levels for our business operations. David also manages the organisation’s corporate relationships and is a key player in maintaining and developing commercial business opportunities.

    Natalie Ward
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    [email protected]
    Natalie’s role is to develop, drive, and support the implementation of the Marketing and Communications plan to help Rounders England achieve its strategic vision, Rounders: Reconnected, as well as contribute significantly to the development of organisational culture, our community, team, and the achievement of our strategy.

    Julia Rice
    Marketing & Communications Manager 
    [email protected]
    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.

    Becky Service
    Business Support Administrator (part-time)
    Social-media & Marketing Executive (part-time)
    [email protected]
    Becky will work in partnership with the whole staff team to ensure the delivery of a first-class service of operational and administrative support, that maximises the efficiency and productivity of the organisation overall.
    In her marketing role she will support the organisation in raising the Brand, participation levels and the profile of rounders and Rounders England using a customer centric approach through digital marketing campaigns, social media and PR strategies.

    Leanne Mercer
    Finance Administrator 
    [email protected]
    Leanne will administer every aspect of the organisations finance. Governed by the Director of Business Operations she is expected to deliver the monthly finance requirements within a digitised/ paperless process.

    Megan Harrison
    Digital Insight and Research Officer
    [email protected]
    Megan is responsible for supporting the senior management team to identify, evaluate and deliver the successful achievement of operational outcomes and objectives through research, analysis, evaluation, application and presentation of digital insight.

    Lucy Miller
    Business Support Administrator
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    Lucy will work in partnership with the whole staff team to ensure the delivery of a first-class service of operational and administrative support, that maximises the efficiency and productivity of the organisation overall.

  • Participation Staff Team

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

    Karen Harvey
    Director of Development
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    Karen will lead the delivery of growth, participation, membership and engagement programmes, products and related targets. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Karen will contribute significantly to the development of organisational culture, the Rounders community, the team and the achievement of Rounders England’s strategy. Stakeholder engagement and partnership working will also be a key part of Karen’s role.

    Siân Barnett
    Workforce Manager & Lead Safeguarding Officer (Part Time)
    [email protected]
    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.

    Rachael Lomas
    Engagement Manager
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    As Engagement Manager, Rachael works with existing leagues and teams leading them through 4 engagement stages; encompassing awareness, conversation, transaction and partnership. Education – Working with the universities currently engaged in the Rounders Tour and schools within the Level 3 School Games to understand their relationship with Rounders.

    Nick Jackson
    Play Rounders Manager
    [email protected]
    Nick will spearhead Rounders England’s efforts in creating new growth and participation opportunities. At the forefront he will develop activities with partners and establish leagues within designated areas, ensuring these activities are sustainable.

    Janet Roundell
    Talent Event Co-ordinator
    [email protected]
    Janet’s role will be responsible for the co-ordination of all aspects of Rounders England Talent events. She will deliver high quality performance events, raising the professional standards across Rounders England.

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.

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