The LTA Board

Lord Davies of Abersoch, Chairman Lord Davies of Abersoch, Chairman addremove

Lord Davies joined the Board as Chairman on 27 September 2018 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Board Nominations Committee. Lord Davies is a Partner and the Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services. He is also the Chairman of LetterOne, the Chairman of Intermediate Capital Group, Interim Chairman of Glyndebourne Productions Ltd, an Adviser to Teneo and he is also the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Sri Lanka.

He was Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010.

Prior to that, Lord Davies was Chairman and previously CEO, and served on the Board of Standard Chartered for over 12 years.

He was awarded a CBE for his services to the financial sector and the community in Hong Kong in June 2002 where he served as a member of the HK Exchange fund for seven years. Lord Davies is a JP in Hong Kong, and he is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff Business School.

Lord Davies is married with two children and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Rachel Baillache Rachel Baillache addremove

Rachel joined the Board on 26 September 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Board Inclusion & Diversity Champion providing Board oversight on the implementation of the LTA’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy.

Rachel was a partner at KPMG where she served as a member of the firm’s global management team for eight years as the global Head of People, Performance and Culture.  She was also the executive responsible for global internal and external communications. Rachel is currently the Chair of Minds@Work. She is an avid tennis supporter.

Sara Bennison Sara Bennison addremove

Sara joined the Board on 6 June 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

She is currently the Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Nationwide Building Society and a member of the Executive Committee.  She plays an active role in the broader marketing industry and is also a Trustee of two charities (The Nationwide Foundation and The Prince’s Countryside Fund). She is a keen tennis fan who joined the LTA Board to help ‘open up’ the game.

Sanjay Bhandari Sanjay Bhandari addremove

Sanjay joined the Board on 1 August 2021 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Sanjay has a portfolio career as a board member, business adviser and charity trustee. Sanjay is Chair of the Satellite Applications Catapult which seeks to catalyse innovation in the UK space industry and advises a number of businesses on innovation and growth strategies embracing disruptive technology.

Sanjay is experienced in driving cultural change through equality, diversity & inclusion strategies and also has a passion for sport and activity. Sanjay is Chair of Kick It Out (English football’s equality and inclusion charity) and is a trustee of Greater Sport (the Local Active Partnership seeking to get 2m people active in Greater Manchester) and the Aleto Foundation (a social mobility charity).

Prior to his portfolio career, Sanjay had a 30 year career in professional services as a lawyer specialising in international fraud and then as a consultant moving from legal and compliance technology into broader innovation roles. Sanjay was a Partner at EY for 12 years.

Lesley Cundy Lesley Cundy addremove

Lesley joined the Board on 1 January 2020 as a Council-elected Non-Executive Director, and is a member of the LTA Tennis Development Committee and the Council Nominations Committee.

As Chair of Berkshire LTA since 2017, Lesley has contributed to tennis at all levels especially grassroots, teacher training and tennis in schools. She has played County tennis since a junior and competed successfully in National competitions at various age groups. Lesley currently supports the Charity ‘Learning to work’ and is a Trustee of the Dan Maskell Trust.

Craig Haworth Craig Haworth addremove

Craig was appointed to the Board as a Council-elected Non-Executive Director on 6 January 2017, and is a member of the LTA Property Board , LTA Tennis Development Committee and the Council Nominations Committee.

Craig is also a member of the Midlands Regional Forum Committee and is the LTA Councillor for Northants LTA as well as being the County’s Lead Volunteer, a member of the County LTA Committee and a member of the Tennis Europe Professional Tennis & Officiating Committee. Craig is Managing Director of Passing Shots Community Interest Company that runs Corby Tennis Centre and has been at the centre since 1991. He previously represented Great Britain as a player and National Coach for 15 years and represented Buckinghamshire and, more recently, Northamptonshire at County level and has coached a number of Junior National Champions

Anil Jhingan Anil Jhingan addremove

Anil joined the Board on 1 August 2021 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

He has over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment sector and is currently Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at global media company, Discovery Inc., where he is responsible for leading strategic growth and expansion opportunities across EMEA and APAC in traditional and digital entertainment and sports businesses. A corporate lawyer by background, he has previously held leadership positions at Sky and 21st Century Fox.

Anil is passionate about tennis, having played the sport from a young age.

Scott Lloyd, Chief Executive Scott Lloyd, Chief Executive addremove

Scott joined as CEO of the Lawn Tennis Association on 8 January 2018. Prior to joining the LTA, Scott has had a successful business career in the sports and leisure industry. 

As Group Chief Executive of David Lloyd Leisure, Scott led the business from 2007 through to a successful sale to TDR Capital in September 2013. Scott stayed with the company as CEO until July 2015 and continues to hold a Non-Executive Director role.

Sandi Procter Sandi Procter addremove

Sandi joined the Board on 6 January 2017 as a Council-elected Non-Executive Director and then became LTA Deputy President in January 2020.

Sandi represented Kent on the LTA Council before she became Deputy President; she sits on the Kent LTA Board and has been involved in a wide range of Kent activities and projects for over 25 years. Sandi is a Trustee of The LTA Trust as well as being a member of the LTA Tennis Development Committee, the Council Nominations Committee and the Board Nominations Committee. She is also a member of the Tennis Europe Development Committee. Sandi is a former PE teacher turned tennis coach and has a particular passion for mini tennis. She created the Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green programme and the Tennis Leaders Programme for the LTA, with resources, training materials and delivery to British coaches.

David Rawlinson David Rawlinson addremove

David joined the Board in 2014 as a Council-elected Non-Executive Director, and thereafter became (and remains) a Board member as the LTA Deputy President on 1 January 2017 and then as LTA President from 1 January 2020. He joined the LTA Council in 2006 representing Bedfordshire where he has served as Treasurer, Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Men’s Captain and Lead Volunteer. David serves on the Remuneration Committee, the Council Nominations Committee and the Board Nominations Committee. 

He is a member of the ITF Olympic Committee. David is an active player and competes in National and International Seniors’ Tournaments. He has represented Bedfordshire at County level in the Men’s and Seniors’ teams and has played for England in the Four Nations Seniors’ competition. David is a practising Chartered Accountant and a Rotarian.

Roy Staniland Roy Staniland addremove

Roy joined the Board on 4 December 2019 as a Non-Executive Director by virtue of his appointment as the Chair of the LTA Tennis Development Committee. He has represented Surrey on the LTA Council for the past 14 years and plays an active role in the work of the county, taking the roles of Surrey County Lead, Surrey LTA Secretary and heading up the Surrey Commercial Team. Roy is Director of Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club Ltd and has carried out the role of tournament chairman at the Eastbourne International for the last five years.

Simon Steele, Finance Director Simon Steele, Finance Director addremove

Simon joined the Board as Finance Director on 3 October 2016. He is a Trustee of both The Tennis Foundation and The LTA Trust, a member of the Investment Advisory Group and is also responsible for the LTA’s legal and technology departments. Simon has over 15 years' experience in the sports industry across a number of different organisations. Prior to joining the LTA, Simon was Head of Finance and Business Development at Team Sky and prior to that spent 15 years at Sky, leading finance teams supporting business areas including marketing, technology and Sky Sports. Simon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained and qualified with KPMG.

Sir David Tanner CBE Sir David Tanner CBE addremove

Sir David joined the LTA Board on 1 August 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Board Nominations Committee.

He was the Performance Director for British Rowing, leading its Olympic and Paralympic Programmes, until he stepped down in February 2018 after 21 years in the role. Sir David is a medal-winning Olympic coach and has had a successful full-time career in education, finishing as Head of a West London Comprehensive School.  He is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the English Institute of Sport and is Chair of Governors at Orleans Park Academy in Twickenham and at Shiplake College in Henley-on-Thames. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Sir David was appointed OBE in 2003, CBE in 2009 and received a knighthood from the Queen in 2013 for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is an ardent tennis supporter.