WSA Staff

Andrew Howard

CEO Andrew Howard joined the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) as Chief Executive Officer in August, leaving his role as Head of Competitions at the Football Association of Wales. Andrew spent nearly two decades at the FAW, 13 years of which were spent in the role he left to join the…

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Tom Sharp

Tom Sharp

Commercial Manager Tom joined WSA in 2018 as our Business Development Manager. As well as being responsible for all member applications and partner agreements for the organisation, he is also instrumental in developing money-saving and income-generating opportunities for members. In touch with members on a daily basis, he is perfectly…

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Matthew Williams

Head of Policy and Communications Matthew joined the WSA team just after the start of the pandemic in April 2020.  He is our Head of Policy and Communications and leads on engagement with the Senedd, Welsh Government and other statutory organisations.  He has brought a wealth of experience and expertise…

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Steffan Howells

Business Support Manager Fluent Welsh speaker Steffan joined in 2020 as a Business Support Officer, assisting us with the daily running of the business. Steffan has since been promoted and has been our Business Support Manager since November 2021. He is the Head of DBS for the Vibrant Nation DBS…

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Ehtasham Janjua

Business Support Officer Ehtasham Janjua joined Welsh Sports Association in November 2021 as our Business Support Officer. His responsibilities include managing the accounts of the WSA and Vibrant Nation. He also manages Vibrant Nation’s DBS for the sport and leisure sector. Ehtasham loves to dig into customer problems and solve them eminently. While he enjoys winning, helping the team win is more fulfilling. He creates, scales, and…

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Max Parsons

Advocacy and Communications Officer Max joined the Welsh Sports Association team as Content Marketing Officer in January 2022. In his role, Max takes large responsibility for the creation of the WSA’s digital content; so, any news article or social media post you may see, for example, was likely produced by…

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WSA Board

Paul Whapham

Paul Whapham

Board Member Paul has developed his career within the public, charity and more recently the private sector. After four years heading up the Ospreys community focused activity, where he oversaw the creation and growth of Ospreys in the Community (OitC) from concept to reality, becoming a leading sporting charitable foundation….

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Lynn Pamment

Chair Lynn is Controller and Auditor General for Jersey at the Jersey Audit Office. She has over 28 years’ experience of working in an advisory and assurance capacity with public and private sector organisations in England and Wales. Lynn is a first-class honours graduate from University College Cardiff and is…

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Damian Philips

Damian Phillips

Damian joined legal firm Darwin Gray as a partner in 2009 and is known as one of the leading employment lawyers in South Wales.  He has led Darwin Gray’s Sports Law department for the last four years and has considerable experience acting for a number of professional sports people on…

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Kate Stokes-Davies

Kate Stokes-Davies

Board Member Currently Director of External Affairs at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Kate is responsible for all public-facing marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement, partnerships and creative programming at the national conservatoire of Wales. With previous roles including Head of Communications, Policy & Strategy for Sport Wales, Director,…

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Fergus Feeney

Vice Chair Fergus was appointed CEO of Swim Wales in April 2016. Tasked with transforming and leading the organisation in a new direction, he was instrumental in the overhaul of all stakeholder engagement to guarantee that everyone bought into the vision and mission of the organisation. He also provided the…

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Jonathan Ford

Jonathan Ford

Board Member Jonathan is the former CEO of the Football Association of Wales and member of the International Football Association Board. His remit included the promotion of the game at all levels, from the grassroots through the clubs and leagues to the national teams. Leading a team of 75, key…

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Mark Tweed

Mark Tweed

Board Member Mark is a Fellow of the ICAEW with over 25 years of accounting, finance and financial control experience.  Having spent the early stages of his career in practice Mark has worked for a number of major global businesses including PwC, EY, Lloyds Banking Group and GM Financial.  Mark…

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Geraint John

Board Member Geraint is the Community Director at the Welsh Rugby Union. Joined the WRU in 2015 and was appointed Head of Rugby Performance in 2016. He had returned to Wales in September 2015 as the Group’s Elite Coach Development Manager. Previously he had spent 10 years working abroad, with…

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Kami Lamakan

Director Kami was born in down town Tehran, but was brought up in suburban Torquay. Whilst his academic qualifications are in business and economics, his other “education” came on the UK’s sporting fields and halls. As an immigrant to the UK, sport was a place where he grew as an…

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