As with all governing bodies of sport, Boccia England is dependent on the time and commitment of many volunteers to help run the sport efficiently and effectively. It has a small team of professional staff, led by our Chief Executive, based at our head office in Nottingham, to carry out the essential functions of the organisation, and responsible for developing the sport.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris’s role is to provide leadership to the organisation, working closely with the Board and all staff to make sure that Boccia England is able to deliver and achieve its strategic ambitions. Chris has had a long and varied career in both sport and the voluntary sector.
Head of Development
Kate’s role is to lead the development team and drive the development and sustainability of the organisation through strong partnership growth, innovation and effective monitoring and evaluation.
Natalie Braisby (Maternity Leave)
Natalie is responsible for managing our workforce by recruiting, coordinating, upskilling and supporting our many valued volunteers and tutors, to ensure that there are enough resources to support our events.
Becci is covering the workforce area whilst Natalie is on maternity leave.
Rachael is responsible for the development and delivery of our competition programmes, including Regional and National competitions and the Pan-Disability Boccia League.
Rachel is responsible for managing the development of our local and regional infrastructure that supports the growth of boccia participation as well as strengthening our clubs throughout England. This includes working with a variety of partners who are engaged with disabled people within their locality. She also oversees our School to Club Link project and is the lead safeguarding officer for Boccia England.
School Link Officer/Talent Officer
Dan is responsible for supporting the delivery of Boccia England’s School to Club Link project. He signposts participants to our club network to support their ongoing involvement in boccia. and coordinates the set-up and delivery of the Boccia Skills Award and after-school clubs within secondary schools. Dan's Talent role is to support the Talent Manager to implement the England Talent Pathway, working closely with our Academies.
Matt’s role is to develop and align talent pathways in order to provide a unified route for English players towards the World Class Programme. Matt works closely with Academies and coaches to ensure our talented players reach their potential.
Vanessa is responsible for generating income for the organisation , raising public awareness of Boccia England and promoting fundraising.
Head of Business Support
Anne-Marie manages the corporate services of Boccia England and is responsible for a variety of areas including supporting the CEO and Board with the effective governance of Boccia England as well as overseeing Administration, HR, IT, Marketing, and Finance functions.
Business Support Administrator
Susannah provides administrative support to the team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the office. She is the first point of contact for all incoming queries and is responsible for coordinating the Boccia England shop and posting social media updates.