Paul Mainds, Chairman

Paul Mainds BEM, Chairman

Founder chair of the NPHT having been actively involved in establishing the Trust since 2013. First career: international transport, including serving as regional chair of the CBI. Second career: cultural sector including past Trustee and CEO of the River and Rowing Museum, Henley. Currently Trustee at the National Football Museum, Manchester and on the advisory board of the Museum of English Rural Life at Reading University. 

Martin McElhatton, Trustee

Martin McElhatton, CEO WheelPower

A Paralympian in wheelchair basketball, Martin competed at the 1984 Paralympics at Stoke Mandeville. Martin is Chief Executive of WheelPower, the British Wheelchair Sports charity and owners of Stoke Mandeville Stadium. A Torch Bearer in the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Martin champions the heritage of the Paralympic movement.

Head and shoulders photo of Sue Wolstenholme

Sue Wolstenholme OBE, WheelPower

Sue Wolstenholme is a former Executive Director of The Tennis Foundation, Board Member of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA).

Sue is a Vice-President of the LTA and the BPA and is currently a Trustee of WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport and Chair of the Governance Committee.   Sue was awarded the OBE for services to disability sport in 2007.

Tim Hollingsworth, Trustee

Tim Hollingsworth OBE, CEO British Paralympic Association

Tim Hollingsworth OBE is Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association.   Prior to joining in 2011 he was first Director of Policy & Communications and then Chief Operating Officer at UK Sport.  He is a Board Director of the Youth Sport Trust and a member of the IPC’s Paralympic Games Standing Committee.

Emma Boggis, Trustee

Emma Boggis, Senior Independent Director, British Paralympic Association

Emma Boggis is one of the BPA’s nominated Trustees. She is the Senior Independent Director at the BPA having served on the Board since 2013.

Emma is the Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance - a membership organisation which believes that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together. She is also on the Advisory Council of the NCVO and a member of the Investment Committee of Sporting Capital.

Phillip Dart, Buckinghamshire County Council

Philip has worked for Buckinghamshire County Council for 16 years where he is currently Service Director for Communities, with responsibilities ranging from community safety, registration and coroners to cultural and heritage services including libraries and archives.  He is a director of a local authority consumer protection company, a trustee of a charity that works with offenders and victims of crime, and is also a school governor.

Anne Wight, Trustee

Anne Wight, Buckinghamshire County Council

As the Deputy Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health at Buckinghamshire County Council as well as a Diversity Champion and Mental Health Champion, I am committed to ensuring inclusivity in the workplace and our communities.  As I was a child carer when my mum became severely disabled, I feel privileged to be able to support the NPHT and preserve our Paralympic heritage.

Will Rysdale, Trustee

Will Rysdale, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Will is the Assistant Director for Community Fulfilment at Aylesbury Vale District Council and has been employed by AVDC since 2002. He is a representative of the County Sports Partnership and has also seen the successful delivery of the last two Paralympic Heritage Flame Ceremonies at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Howard Mordue, Trustee

Cllr Howard Mordue, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Howard Mordue is a District Councillor at Aylesbury Vale District council and a Town Councillor in Buckingham. He is also the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Compliance at the District Council. For many years he has been involved with charity organisations including BACAB, the fund raising arm of the local Citizens Advice Bureau, of which he is a Vice President. He is also Chair of the Swan Community Hub and supports many other Charity Groups. His extensive work experience has been at Director level within the printing industry.