The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust photos of Cyrille

Trustee Board

Brendon Batson OBE


Cyrille’s team-mate and part of West Bromwich Albion’s iconic trio, Brendon now works closely with the Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association. Former director of Sporting Equals, a charity which promotes greater involvement in sport for BAME people, Brendon is considered an expert in his field with a wide range of strategic and governance expertise.

Graham Daniels


Graham is the General Director of Christians in Sport and Director of Football at Cambridge United Football Club. After starting his playing career at Cardiff City, Graham moved to Cambridge in 1983, representing both United and City until his retirement in 1990. Graham is an associate staff member of St Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge and also sits as Chair of Cambridge United Community Trust.

Julia Regis



Julia has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of leadership and organisational development. An expert in developing people, Julia has helped businesses improve service delivery and profitability through increased performance levels and productivity. She has held a number of executive positions in the education and housing sectors and is continues her role as Ambassador with Wateraid and is a Trustee of Smart Works Birmingham.

Simon Lansley


Simon is the CEO and Founder of ConnectSport, a not-for-profit directory of organisations using sport and physical activity to generate positive social outcomes. Working as a consultant for sportanddev, the international platform for sport and development, Simon previously held the roles of Editorial Director at the Press Association and Head of Marketing and Communications for Street League, the leading sport for employability charity.

David Yelloly


David is Sales Director for Prosperity Wealth and former director of Merito Financial Services. He brings a wealth of experience in managing businesses and relationships, as well as advising clients on appropriately handling their investments.

Trina Charles


Formerly of BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Trina has worked with the UK leading broadcast companies, most recently as Production Director for Sky Sports. In 2014, she co-founded an online platform which has grown to more than 50,000 followers on social media. Trina is a qualified NLP practitioner, honing her skills in the education sector as an achievement coach and running workshops for teenagers in her local community.

Simona Charles


Simona started her career as a paralegal before moving to the financial regulation sector. An experienced manager and motivator, Simona has a proven track record of achieving high levels of performance and efficiency for her clients. She boasts a reputation of delivering first-class results for complex projects.