Board of Trustees
Angus Malcolm - Chair
Born and raised in Ireland, Angus read modern languages at university in London, where he went on to become involved in LGBT rights and the UK response to HIV. Later, Angus moved into media production. He worked as a development producer at the BBC, and then as a freelance writer for television. He first picked up a stills camera in earnest in 2008, and started the Warwick Rowers calendar with the University of Warwick Boat Club a year later. Since 2014, Angus has devoted himself exclusively to working on the Warwick Rowers project and to setting up Sport Allies. You can read Angus's Huffington Post blog posts about Sport Allies and the Warwick Rowers here.
David Nicholls - Company Secretary
David is a non-sporty geek and global compliance expert in the financial sector. He is an LBGT+ advocate who became involved with Sport Allies through the inspiring work of the Warwick Rowers and the feeling of having missed out on the obvious benefits of team sport involvement in his youth. David is truly excited to be part of the Sport Allies team and to lead the way in challenging and overcoming gender policing at source, be that the pitch, the school or the workplace and encouraging others to join in!
A recent graduate of the University of Warwick, Tristan now lives and works in London. His involvement in Sport Allies has grown out of three years of participating in the Warwick Rowers calendar. During his time as a Warwick Rower, he spoke to audiences including National Student Pride, M&G investments Pride Allies network, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post about issues surrounding inclusion in sport. He has an interest in watching and playing a variety of different sports, including rowing, football and crossfit.
Will is a TV producer, currently back in London after more than a decade of living and working in New York and Sydney. In the early 1990s he and his then partner challenged the British Government over the discriminatory gay age of consent laws. (At that time, sixteen was the age of consent for heterosexuals and lesbians, while it was twenty-one for gay men.) He is a keen amateur runner and triathlete, and competes for London Frontrunners, the city's LGBT running club.
Claire is Head of Compliance for BBC Television. Claire started her professional career as a print journalist, before becoming a book researcher and then a published author. Claire moved into television production and contributed to ground-breaking documentary series such as World in Action before joining the BBC to produce factual entertainment. She became the BBC's chief advisor, specialising in harm and offence issues and now works across all aspects of broadcast content.
Maya Liebana - Administrator
Born in Denmark and raised in Spain, Maya is a psychologist with a Masters in Human Resources and International Business Management. During a fifteen year career in Spain, Denmark and Belgium, Maya has primarily worked in multinational organisations such as IBM and ING Bank, and at the Spanish Embassy in Copenhagen. Combining her background in international business administration and her experience in recruitment, training and coaching, Maya was most recently the HR Advisor to an American multinational before following her passion to become the Administrator for Sport Allies.