Simon Le Fevre  MBAsimon_le_fevre

  • Simon was Head of Investment and Governance for UK Sport between 2009 and 2011, from where he:
    • managed the team responsible for grant-aid payments to sports bodies, strategic partners, and athletes;
    • ensured compliance with grant-aid agreements, including through the conduct of management audits;
    • project-managed governance solutions for the sports bodies funded by UK Sport;
    • inputted into strategy and investment decisions; and
    • was the key contact for corporate relationships with strategic partners such as sports coach UK
  • Prior to that Simon was Head of Performance Operations at UK Sport from 2006, in which role he was responsible for operations, budget management and resources within the Performance Directorate, including line management of the team responsible for the delivery of development programmes to elite coaches and sports science practitioners, and the annual World Class Coaching Conference
  • Simon came to UK Sport from a financial services background in the City, where he fulfilled a series of senior team management roles within Gartmore Investment Management and, prior to that, NatWest Investment Management
  • Simon is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, and also holds an MBA in International Business & Banking and a Post Graduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from the Business School of City, University of London
  • Simon’s involvement in sport includes past membership of the Board of the Amateur Swimming Association (now Swim England) and past chairmanship of its associated charity, the national Swimming Trust. In September 2020, Simon stepped down after completing nine years in his voluntary roles as a Trustee and as the Chair of the Governance & Finance Committee of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby.
  • As a consultant with Wharton Consulting since 2011, Simon has been involved in governance projects including:
    • Board evaluation, development and restructuring within England Handball
    • Project-managing UK Sport’s governance evaluation of the British Amateur Boxing Association
    • Contributing governance assessments to the British Olympic Association’s review of Olympic Winter Sports
    • Upgrading the corporate governance arrangements for Derbyshire Sport, as a county sports partnership hosted by Derbyshire County Council
    • Supporting Derbyshire Sport to come together with Sport Notts to form Active Partners Trust as an independent charitable active partnership, including undertaking the registration of the shared legal entity as a company limited by guarantee
    • Corporate governance upgrading, including facilitating the drafting and adoption of revised Articles of Association, for the National Ice Skating Association of the UK (now trading as British Ice Skating)
    • Providing corporate governance restructuring and project management support to bring Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport together, within a shared charitable legal entity, as the North-North-East Active Partnership.
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