The Board

London Youth Games Foundation's Board is responsible for the strategy of the charity and ensuring its effective management.  The Board consists of up to 7 independent trustees recruited through an open selection process and up to 7 trustees from our 33 borough member representatives.  Current London Youth Games Board Members are:


Mark Campbell, Chairman
Mark Campbell joined the Board as Chair in September 2014.  Campbell is the Vice President (Europe) at RGP.  He has a strong corporate background, leading multi-million pound businesses as a partner, Chief Executive and Board member for fifteen years. 

Marc Hope, Vice Chair
Marc is the member representative for the London Borough of Richmond.  Marc served as a Wandsworth Councillor from 2002 until 2010, where he sat both on the Wandsworth Sport Advisory Network Group and the Leisure Scrutiny Committee. Marc negotiated the Balfour Beatty and Thames Water sponsorship deals for LYG.  He worked at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, exceeding the sponsorship target by raising 43.5 million pounds.  Marc is now Director, Rights Marketing with the Sports Consultancy.  He is also a Non-Exec Director of the British Athletics Supporters Club, and previously served on the Boards of the GB Taekwondo and Pro Active East London.    

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen is Director of Finance of a major London Borough responsible for all section 151 responsibilities, shared service, procurement and key aspects of the implementation of a major organisational change programme.  Stephen has a national reputation for work on key areas on local government finance policy, considerable experience of the corporate financial management of local authorities in particular resource attraction, budget management and council tax reduction.

Joanna Aitken
Joanna is Director of Pro-Active East London, the East London CSP that covers the largest geographical area in London across 10 Local Authority areas. The partnership has the highest number of children and young people in London, is the third largest CSP area in the country. Joanna brings considerable knowledge and experience at a strategic level of grassroots to elite sport as well as extensive experience and skills in income generation through the public sector and grant making organisations including Lottery distributors and drafting of funding prospectuses; 

Joy Johnston
Joy is Chief of Games Officials at Abu Dhabi Ice Sports Club.  Joy is an Olympic Ice Hockey Referee with strong academic qualifications and has experience of building and maintaining professional networks with influential leaders, managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders and advising organisations on Board Development and wider governance issues.

Karen Rothery
Karen is Chief Executive of British Universities and Colleges Sport, reporting to the Chair of the Board on all matters of governance, management, strategy and delivery of the organisations vision and strategic goals. In this role, Karen is responsible for a team of 28 staff based in London and regionally. Her major achievements in the sport sector include the growth of Lottery and Commercial income and the securing of Sky TV rights for Netball.

Councillor Alan Till
Alan is the member representative and former mayor of Lewisham and has been involved in the London Youth Games for many years.  

Councillor Joyce Ryan
Joyce is the member representative for Redbridge.  Joyce works as a primary teacher and has a great interest in Education. She serves as a school governor.  During her time on the Council Joyce has held various positions as Chairman/Spokesperson and Cabinet Member on Leisure and Libraries and serves on the Fairlop Saling Centre Panel.

Stuart Burnside

Stuart is the Chairman of Wapping Hockey Club and in this capacity has negotiated anchor tenancies at the new national hockey stadium on behalf of Wapping and three other clubs, as well as several significant sponsor arrangements. Under his leadership, Wapping HC has developed consistently across its four key performance indicators: performance, participation, inclusion and spectator experience. He has signed several England & GB internationals to its coaching staff, as well as significantly expanding the club’s youth & disability offering. He was named Club Volunteer of the Season at the 2013/14 England Hockey Awards and has also been honoured at the Canary Wharf Sports Personality Awards. Stuart is an Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley, with responsibility for legal coverage of their European investment fund range.

Martyn Worsley

Martyn is the EMEA Human Resources Director for BNY Mellon where he manages a division consisting of approximately 180 dispersed HR staff, delivering all of the HR products, services and functionality for BNY Mellon in the Region. He specialises in all people related matters ranging from recruitment through to talent management and strategy. Martyn sits on the International Advisory Board for the Said Business School at Oxford and also currently serves on the Women’s & Girls Integration Board and the Performance Advisory Group for the Rugby Football Union which builds on his background of having played senior grade rugby and coached the England Academy for a number of years.