Professor Rosie Meek
Professor Rosie Meek is a chartered psychologist and prison researcher, conducting quantitative and qualitative research throughout the UK and internationally. Rosie’s research examining the role of sport and physical activity in prison settings is internationally acclaimed. Watch this short film which outlines her work at Portland Youth Offenders Institute and HMP, here.
Read more of Rosie's biog, here
James Allen joined the Sport and Recreation Alliance as Head of Policy in May 2013 and became Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs in January 2016. He leads the Alliance's public affairs, political and policy work as well as sports governance support and advisory services in England and Wales. James is a Non-Executive Director at Sport Resolutions and has a varied professional background in communications, advisory and policy roles in the private, not for profit and public sectors. He joined the Alliance from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), where he was Head of Public Services and Partnerships. James has an interest in an extensive range of policy issues across the sport and recreation sector - particularly around mental health, social impact and the role of the sector in working with children and young people.
Steve Grainger joined the RFU as Rugby Development Director in June 2011 from his CEO position with the Youth Sport Trust. A leading expert in sport development, he had huge success in building the Youth Sport Trust (YST) into a vital part of the sport infrastructure over his six years as Chief Executive. Overall he had 16 years’ experience working with a range of national governing bodies at the YST and prior to that spent three years at the National Coaching Foundation, having started his career in sports development and management in Mansfield District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
Read more on the RFU's website