The LTA Board

Lord Davies, Chairman

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, an Adviser to Teneo, and the Chairman of UK India Business Council.  Lord Davies has a wide range of interests, including being Chairman of the Royal Academy of Arts Trustees.  He was Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010.

Prior to that he was Chairman (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 also a JP in Hong Kong.

Lord Davies is married with two children and is a fluent Welsh speaker. He became LTA Chairman on 27 September 2018.

Martin Corrie, President

Martin joined the LTA Council representing Hertfordshire in 2003, where he has been a member since 1993 and Treasurer since 2000. In 2002 he was appointed Chairman of the County Tennis Committee responsible for Talent Identification and Performance Tennis. 

Martin served on the LTA Funding Committee before joining the Professional Tennis Advisory and Scrutiny Board of which he was appointed Chairman in 2009 and joined the Main Board of the LTA. He was Chairman of the Tennis Performance Committee until the end of 2012 and was elected a Council-Elected Board member in 2013. 

He was elected Deputy President at the LTA AGM in December 2013 and took up the role of President in January 2017. Martin, who remains an active tennis player representing Hertfordshire in the appropriate veterans’ age groups, is currently senior partner in Hicks & Co chartered accountants and chairman of I-Financial Services Group Plc.

Martin was a Tennis Europe Board member (and Treasurer) from 2014-2017. In 2015 he was elected to the Board of the ITF where he serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Wheelchair Tennis Committee and the Technical Commission; he is also a member of the Finance Committee.

David Rawlinson

David joined the LTA Council in 2006 representing Bedfordshire where he has served as Treasurer, Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Men’s Captain and Lead Volunteer.

David is President of Riverside LTC in Bedford. He took up the role of LTA Deputy President in January 2017. He chairs the Investment Advisory Group and serves on the Tennis Development, Audit and Nominations Committees and chairs the Selectors of Seniors Tennis Great Britain. Previously, he has served on the Funding and Tennis Performance Committees and is now a Tennis Europe Board Member & Treasurer having been appointed in March 2017. He became a member of the Committee of Management of The Championships in 2017 and is also a member of the ITF Seniors Committee.

He 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.

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Sara Bennison

Sara has had a marketing career spanning nearly 30 years, working in advertising agencies in the UK and Asia before moving to BT and then Barclays. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Nationwide Building Society and topped Campaign Magazine’s list of marketers for 2017. Sara plays an active role in the wider marketing industry as Vice President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers, a member of the Industry Advisory Panel for the Advertising Standards Authority and a Fellow of the Marketing Society. 

Sara joined the LTA Board in June 2018.

Craig Haworth

Craig was appointed to the Board as a Council elected member from January 2017. He 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. He is on the LTA Property Ltd Board, LTA Operations Ltd Board and the LTA Council Nominations Committee. He has served on the LTA Tennis Performance Committee and the Facilities Advisory Funding Group. He is also a member of the East Regional Forum Committee and 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 Committee.

Clare Hollingsworth

Clare is currently Chairman of Eurostar International, having joined the Board in 2010.  She has worked in a variety of industries, including travel, healthcare and real estate, and has held a number of non-executive directorships. In addition to her Eurostar role and as an independent non-executive director of the LTA and Chair of Audit, she currently holds a non-executive director position at Molnlycke AB. She is also a regular volunteer at The Listening Place charity.

Her executive career includes being Chief Executive of Spire Healthcare and positions as Managing Director BUPA Hospitals (1999-2007) and Caledonian Airways (1990- 1997). Her early career was spent with British Airways.

Clare is a keen tennis follower and supporter.

Scott Lloyd, Chief Executive

Scott was appointed 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. He founded the health, fitness and racquets club group, Next Generation Clubs, in 1997 and expanded the company internationally, developing an Australian portfolio of clubs alongside the UK portfolio. In 2006, he led the sale of the UK business to London & Regional Properties and stayed with the company as CEO. A year later, he sold the Australian portfolio to Kings Park Capital and chaired the investment until 2014.

In 2007, the Company purchased David Lloyd Leisure from Whitbread plc. As Group Chief Executive of David Lloyd Leisure, Scott headed up the integration and subsequent growth of the business through to a successful sale to TDR Capital in September 2013. Scott stayed with the company as CEO before stepping up to the role of Deputy Chairman. In January 2018 Scott commenced as CEO of the LTA responsible for British Tennis.

Nicola Maskens

Nicola was appointed to the LTA Board in September 2014; she served as a Council elected member in 2015 and 2016 and as Chairman of the Tennis Development Committee from 2017.

She has worked in Marketing throughout her career with an expertise in the field of shopper behaviour working with Retailers and Manufacturers such as Boots, Tesco, Poundland, Pfizer, Mondelez and Warburtons.

Nicola joined the LTA Council in 2008 representing Oxfordshire. She is currently the Chairman of the County Association having in the past been Chairman of the Junior County Closed and undertaking various roles on the Management Committee. At the LTA, in addition to chairing the Tennis Development Committee, Nicola serves on the Licensing & Registration and Safeguarding & Protection Committees. Nicola is also a member of the Tennis Europe Tennis Development Committee.

Nicola has been involved in tennis throughout her life, as a junior, tennis parent, club member, club membership secretary, team captain and an active player in the local summer and winter leagues. 

Sandi Procter

Sandi is a former PE teacher turned tennis coach and now Manager of Bromley Indoor Tennis centre. She has a particular passion for mini tennis and, for the LTA, created  the Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green programme and the Tennis Leaders Programme, with resources, training materials and delivery to British coaches.

Sandi joined the LTA Board in January 2017 as a Council Elected Board Member. On the LTA Council she represents Kent where she is the Lead Volunteer and has been involved in a wide range of Kent activities and projects for over 25 years. At the LTA Sandi is a member of the Tennis Development Committee and the Council Nominations Committee. Sandi is also a member of the Tennis Europe Junior Tennis Committee.

Simon Steele, Finance Director

Simon is the Finance Director at the LTA, joining in October 2016, and is also responsible for operations and technology. He has over 10 years' experience in sports across a number of different organisations. Most recently he was Head of Finance and Business Development at Team Sky, advising stakeholders including the owners, team principle and athletes on both financial and commercial issues. In this role he also worked with British Cycling and the wider Sky organisation on their participation programme.

Prior to this Simon spent 15 years at Sky, leading finance teams supporting business areas including marketing, technology and Sky Sports, where he was part of the management team responsible for acquiring sports media rights as well as all other aspects of sports broadcast and distribution.

Simon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained and qualified with KPMG.

Sir David Tanner

Sir David was the Performance Director for British Rowing until he stepped down in February 2018 after 21 years in the role.  During that time Great Britain has become the world’s leading rowing nation, topping the medal table at the last three Olympic Games (2008-16).  He also created GB’s first Paralympic Programme – rowing was a new sport at the 2008 Games and at Rio 2016 GB was the top Paralympic rowing nation, matching the Olympians.

Before the days of Lottery funding for sport, Sir David was a medal-winning Olympic coach and had a successful full-time career in education, most recently as Headteacher of a large West London comprehensive school until he took up the PD role in 1996.  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 where he lives.  Outside of his passion for sport and education, he enjoys history, the arts and keeping fit.

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.

Sir David joined the LTA Board on 1 August 2018.

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