We believe sustainable sport can help to build a better future for all
To harness the power of sport to build a sustainable future
To empower sport in the UK to become a world leader in sustainability, with the urgency dictated by science
Russ was the first Sustainability Manager at a major UK sports venue - Lord’s Cricket Ground. He worked with MCC for 19 years, overseeing the transition to 100% renewable energy, and founded BASIS in 2010. He is widely regarded as the leading UK voice on sustainability in sport.
Anna specialises in training and education event management for not for profit organisations. She has worked with the NSPCC, the NHS, the Royal College of Physicians and the University of Bath.
Sally is a successful business consultant and experienced trainer and communicator with a background in the health, fitness and sport sectors. Sally brings a passion for the environment and has undertaken many overseas environmental and community projects
Dom is a political and communications strategist with a background in environment and social justice advocacy. He runs the Parliamentary Group for Renewable & Sustainable Energy and was previously Director of Advocacy at Unicef UK. He has worked with British Cycling at the UCI, and has co-authored several reports including Hit for Six. Game Changer and Atmosphere.
Toby is an experienced, passionate and innovative sustainability leader. He was previously Chief Executive of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Simon is a chartered accountant who was previously Finance Director of the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lords and of Luton Town Football Club.
Chris spent 12 years at the England and Wales Cricket Board working in the Facilities Team as a Facilities and Investment Manager, co-ordinating and supporting the delivery and implementation of the National Governing Body facility funding programmes in the recreational game. He worked on a number of pilot and landmark projects which helped to drive the adoption of sustainable practices within the recreational game. He is a BASIS founder member and is now working in a full-time voluntary capacity for the Association.
Darren is Facilities and Safety manager for the Principality (formerly Millennium) Stadium. He has worked in the facilities industry for 30 years, and has been involevd with BASIS since 2010.
Kirstin is the Sustainability and Corporate Social Values Manager for The Jockey Club, delivering significant reductions in energy consumption and improvements in waste management along with the employee engagement programme ‘Going Green’.
Amanda has been driving sustainability and creating change within events & business over the last 20 years, and currently leads the ATP Tennis Tour sustainability programme
Hattie is the Sustainability Manager for The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which stages The Championships, Wimbledon. She joined the AELTC in February 2019 following nine years as Sustainability Manager for the BBC.
Chris is the General Manager for Musco Lighting Europe Ltd, based in Bolton. He has led on major projects for clients including Wembley Stadium, Arsenal FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Southampton FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Aviva Stadium, FC Barcelona, Paris St. Germain FC, The RFU and The GAA.
Pete is a leading expert in sport venue and event operations. He is currently MD of Rockvolt, and has delivered services for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Ascot, Wimbledon, Twickenham, Chelsea FC and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Joie is a Great Britain & England international hockey player with a passion for and qualifications in environmental sustainability. She drove sustainability initiatives at the 2018 Hockey World Cup and the 2019 Netball World Cup.
Mike is the Sustainability and Logistics Manager at Arsenal FC. He has overseen the club's switch to renewable energy, the introduction of a reusable cup scheme, an the installation of a 3Mw battery into the Emirates Stadium.
Jo is Head of Sustainability & Environment for Kier Group, responsible for the group's strategic direction on ESG and for leading Kier new sustainable framework, 'Building for a Sustainable World'.
Kate is a Project Accountant at the England & Wales Cricket Board and has worked across all levels of the game over the last 13 years. For the last 2 years she has focused on providing support to the NGB facilities funding programmes which has led to an increased interest in sustainability.
Phil works for the Royal Yachting Association as its Sustainability Manager where he has combined his 20 years of work in sustainability with his love of sailing. In this role he also acts as Environment Secretary for the European Boating Association.
Calling for nominations to the BASIS Management Board, this is your chance to shape the direction of sustainable sport.
If you would like to have a say in how BASIS can help deliver a sustainable sport sector, and support our members in reducing their environmental impact, please put yourself forward for nomination to the BASIS Management Board. The Board is made up of representatives from the BASIS Membership and is responsible for supporting the Executive Team in delivering the strategy and governance of the Association. Any representative of a member organisation can stand for election to the Board, or can nominate a colleague.
With three Board spaces to fill at the AGM on 19th October 2021, we are looking for members with enthusiasm and diverse opinions to help us deliver the BASIS mission to empower sport in the UK to be world leading in sustainability.
Board members commit to at least four meetings each year (currently we meet every two months), with meetings typically lasting two-, but no more than three-hours. All additional work is voluntary and contingent on your availability. Nominations are open now and will close on 10th September.
For more information or a discussion about the available roles please contact Chris Whitaker, Board Chair.