Board of Trustees

Our executive board provides the strategic leadership, management and operations of Disability Sports Coach, who approve our annual delivery and business plans.

Chris Mounsey-Thear

Chair & Communications, Marketing & PR

Chris is a communications and stakeholder engagement professional. Having set up his own business and worked for a number of PR & Marketing agencies, Chris brings his experience in social change communications and passion for grassroots sport to Disability Sports Coach.

A firm believer in the social and personal benefits that sporting involvement brings to young people and communities, Chris is determined to increase the opportunities available to all those wishing to participate in sport across the country.

Chris Mounsey-Thear

Chris Mounsey-Thear

Chair & Communications, Marketing & PR

Chris is a communications and stakeholder engagement professional. Having set up his own business and worked for a number of PR & Marketing agencies, Chris brings his experience in social change communications and passion for grassroots sport to Disability Sports Coach.

A firm believer in the social and personal benefits that sporting involvement brings to young people and communities, Chris is determined to increase the opportunities available to all those wishing to participate in sport across the country.

Kate Grey

Kate Grey

Sport & Disability

Kate represented Great Britain for 10 years competing at European and World Championships, and the highlight of her career; the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Since retiring from swimming she now works across the country as an Athlete Mentor in schools and communities, as well as a Broadcaster for the BBC.

Kate has supported Disability Sports Coach as a patron since 2015 and has always been really impressed by what the charity does and the difference it makes to so many disabled peoples lives. So to be a part of the Disability Sports Coach board is an exciting opportunity to help the charity grow and develop in new areas and with new ideas.

This is Kate's first experience as a board member and she feel it suits her passions and ambitions of improving disabled people’s lives through the power of sport and physical activity.

Chris Randall

Chris Randall

Treasurer & Accountancy

Chris is a chartered accountant and has been working in the financial services industry since 2001 both as an external and internal auditor.

Married with three children, Chris is passionate about sport having been involved as a player and supporter throughout his life. He is a strong believer in the joy and benefits that it can bring to all and is keen to help Disability Sports Coach improve lives by providing people with access to sport where they otherwise would not have the opportunity.

Sam Vardy

Sam Vardy

Legal

Sam is a solicitor, having spent ten years working in private practice before moving to work as a lawyer within an insurance broking business. Sam joined the board in 2021.

A keen runner, Sam appreciates the physical and mental health benefits of sporting activity, and relishes the opportunity to provide those benefits to a broader base of people. Although as a Mansfield Town fan, Sam knows that sport has its ups and downs!

Agneta Briedyte

Agneta Briedyte

Finance

Agneta is an investment professional and has been working in the financial services industry since 2013. Agneta is an Investment and Risk Actuary, with her work focusing on research, design, development, and delivery of innovative investment funds and solutions to help meet the investment objectives of institutional clients and their assets.

From a very young age, Agneta has always been deeply passionate about sports (thanks to her father who was also her PE teacher!) having played basketball, boxing, track and field and dancing. Agneta firmly believes that sports benefits people as much mentally as it does physically – for her, exercise is self-love, inside and out, which is why she is passionate about fitness and healthy living. Her mission is to increase awareness and opportunities available to disabled people and is excited to be part of the Disability Sports Coach journey to reach more people to lead healthy, happy and active lives.

Karen Sorab OBE

Karen Sorab OBE

Parents & Carers

Karen Sorab is a social entrepreneur with over 20 years senior leadership experience in the charity sector. She is the founder, former CEO and current Chair of BeyondAutism, a UK registered charity, providing education for people with autism and training for those who support them.

Karen has both lived and professional experience of people with autism, learning difficulties and communication disorders. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of the education sector, especially in special educational needs and has first-hand knowledge of adult social care.

Karen is a passionate supporter of Disability Sports Coach who believes that access to sports brings both physical and mental wellbeing to people with disability. Karen’s daughter, Alex, is an active member of a Community Club and the online programme. Alex has grown in confidence and independence through her participation in all the activities offered by the charity, as a result Alex has not only discovered new sports but has also made lots of new friends.

Meagan Leggett

Meagan Leggett

Parents & Carers

After a career in finance, project and operations management, Meagan now works in the charity sector, supporting the families of children with disabilities with information and advice around all aspects of living with a child with a disability.

Meagan is a keen swimmer and a longstanding supporter of the work of Disability Sports Coach. She believes that the social, emotional and health benefits of sport should be accessible to everyone, regardless of skill or ability. Meagan’s daughter Grace is one of the founding participants of Community Club Wandsworth.

Adrian Hulston

Adrian Hulston

Governance

Adrian is a qualified chartered accountant with over a decade experience in external audit, internal audit, risk management and regulatory compliance, specialising within the financial services sector.

From a young age Adrian has taken a keen interest in sport, both from a playing and coaching perspective. Adrian has seen first-hand the mental and physical benefits from playing sports and being involved in sporting clubs and community, and looks forward to helping bring the some opportunities to all.

Adrian is keen to bring his skills and expertise to Disability Sports Coach from both a governance and coaching perspective, with an Australian flavour including introducing Australian Rules Football to the Disability Sports Coach community.