Special Olympics GB’s volunteer Board of Directors is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Entrusted with governing Special Olympics GB in accordance with our charitable status and as an accredited programme of Special Olympics Inc., the Board’s key focus is on financial management and funding to enable us to successfully pursue and develop our charitable objectives.

Board of Directors 

Paul Richardson, Chair             
Charly Classen       
Professor Jan Burns MBE, Lead Safeguarding (Welfare & Safety) Trustee    
Robert Powell
Kiera Byland
Alison Rayson
Emma Rose
Andy Young, Treasurer and Senior Independent Trustee
Vijita Patel 

Honorary Board

Lawrie McMenemy MBE, President
Georgina Hulme

Advisory Board

As we continue to develop and strengthen the organisation, we have invited some influential people from the world of business, entertainment and finance, to sit on a new Advisory Board.  The purpose of this group is to unlock the business and wealth sectors and increase our fundraising capacity and capability.  

Our Advisory Board members are: 

Keith Pelley
Jonathan Morgan OBE
Jonathan Harding OBE
Anna Matthews
Nick Waters
Tony Simpson
Ben Miller
Nazira Amra

They will sit alongside former Trustees Murton Mann MBE , Len Dunne, Phil Nathan MBE and our Chair Paul Richardson.