Our Team

DSY is led by a passionate and active team of people, from our dedicated and experienced staff team, to our skilled and committed board of trustees. Our ambassadors, Danielle, Hannah and Elizabeth, are Paralympians who as young athletes have been engaged in DSY events and activities.


Staff Members

Fiona Hall

Project Officer
 Development of sport and physical activity for disabled people ...

Ian Spencer

Project Officer
Overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the Active ...

Kevan Halliday-Brown

Chief Executive Officer
Overall responsibility for the development and operation of Disability ...

Wayne Ball

Sports Development Officer
Development of sport and physical activity Fitness instructor and ...

Our Board

Disability Sport Yorkshire as a charity is managed by nine Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for the overall direction of our organisation and ensuring up-to-date operational policies, financial stability and for meeting all our legal obligations. Following our regional consultation on disability sport in Yorkshire a couple of years ago we committed to modernising the Federation through changes in governance and moved to a skills based Board of Trustees. We recruited talented and committed individuals with the vision and business experience to support us in embracing innovative and efficient management of the business.


Trustees

Robin Barron

 For a number of years Robin held a senior post in the Sport England ...

Bryony Olney

Having spent nearly 15 years in government funded education, Bryony brings with ...

David Oxley CBE

President and Trustee
President and TrusteeDavid has had a distinguished career in sport. He ...

Dr Barrie Hopson

 Barrie is a psychologist and his business life has been devoted to ...

Kevan Baker OBE

 Kevan is a four times Paralympian with two Paralympic medals and four ...

Judith Russell MBE

Chairperson and Life President
Chairperson and Life President Following a decade in the field, Judith ...

Mark Winder

 As a PE graduate, Mark began his career in primary schools in ...

Vivienne Duke

 A former recipient of the 'Yorkshire Woman of Achievement' Business ...

DSY Ambassadors

Our DSY Ambassadors are vital role models for disabled children and young people who are engaged with DSY. They assist us to raise the profile and role of sport to disabled people in Yorkshire.


Danielle Brown

  DSY Ambassador Danielle Brown is a double Paralympic gold medallist ...

Elizabeth Wright

 Born in Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth has made Yorkshire her home. As ...

Hannah Cockcroft

 With the support of an experienced coach, Hannah progressed from ...