Our Team

  • Core Staff Team

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

    David Bentley
    Director of Business Operations
    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.

    Julia Rice
    Marketing & Communications Manager 
    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.

  • Participation Staff Team

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

    Rhian Lilley
    Director of Development
    Rhian will lead the delivery of growth, participation, membership and engagement programmes, products and related targets. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Rhian 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 be also be a key part of Rhian’s role.

    Siân Barnett
    Workforce Manager & Lead Safeguarding 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
    Digital Insight and Research Officer (Part Time)
    Kathryn 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.

    Alayah Murphy
    Participation Manager (Part Time)
    Alayah is responsible for the development of growth, participation strategies and rounders programmes to increase the number of people playing and enjoying Rounders.

    Rachael Lomas
    Engagement Manager
    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.

    Nichola Hunter
    Talent Administrator
    Nichola’s work will support Rounders England in the administration of an inclusive talent pathway. She will complete the administration of performance and workforce talent events while raising the profile of Rounders England squads.

    Janet Roundell
    Talent Event Co-ordinator
    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.

Get to know them