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Nigel Purse, Chair, Phoenix Infraworks

Following a career of over thirty years in banking in the City of London Nigel is currently Managing Director of Sanlam InfraWorks, an investor in and developer of infrastructure projects around the world. He has several charitable interests, primarily in the cultural and historical sectors. His interests include history, literature and the theatre and he is a published author.

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Rachel Maguire, Arko Iris

Rachel is an independent trustee. She is a seasoned professional who brings with her over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector and The City. She is an entrepreneur who is founder and CEO of Arko Iris, a business consultancy advising organisations on best practice in stakeholder engagement, corporate governance and corporate responsibility.  Rachel is involved in the sports sector through serving as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee at Royal Yachting Association, the UK’s national governing body for all forms of boating.

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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.

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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.

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Anna Scott-Marshall, British Paralympic Association

Anna is Director of Communications at the British Paralympic Association and is responsible for the organisation’s communications and domestic and international relations and social impact strategy. Anna has been at the BPA since October 2015 and was Deputy Secretary General at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Prior to joining the BPA she was responsible for communications at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) for seven years as well as various roles in communications within healthcare.

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Emma Boggis, Trustee 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.

With prior experience as a Senior Civil Servant in the Cabinet Office, Foreign Office and Prime Minister’s Office and more latterly in sports administration, Emma is also a Board member of The National Lottery Community Fund, sits on the Advisory Council of the NCVO and is a member of the Investment Committee of Sporting Capital.

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Su Moore, British Ski and Snowboard

Su is the founding Director of the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, a charity which supports young talented athletes and projects that increase grassroots participation in snowsports. She is also the Partnerships Director of British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for snowsports in the UK. Before that, she worked at a variety of organisations including Tate, the National Maritime Museum, Edinburgh Television Festival and London 2012. 

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Elaine Jewell, Buckinghamshire County Council

Elaine has been Head of Communities at Buckinghamshire County Council since May 2019 and represents the Council on the Board.  She has held a number of previous roles in culture, sports and leisure services within local government in London, the South East and Midlands.

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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.

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Helen Adams, University of Oxford Museums

Helen is Digital Engagement Lead for the six Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) at the University of Oxford. She previously worked as a curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum and in audience research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and has extensive experience of leading gallery improvement, interpretation, digital and community engagement projects, as well as freelance evaluation. Growing up in Aylesbury Vale, Helen has represented Buckinghamshire in tennis for 25 years.

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Martin McElhatton OBE, 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.

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Sue Wolstenholme OBE, Trustee 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.