The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust photos of Cyrille

Trustee Board

Brendon Batson OBE


Brendon is a former professional footballer and since retiring has undertaken various strategic roles with the Football Association and the Professional Footballers Association. He is a former Director (is) of Sporting Equals a charity which exists to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities - particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population. Brendon is considered an expert in his field and has a wide range of strategic and governance experience in sport.

Graham Daniels


Graham is the General Director of Christians in Sport. He is also Director of Football at Cambridge United and Chair of the club’s Community Trust. Graham is also an associate staff member of St Andrew the Great church in Cambridge.

Julia Regis



Julia has over 25 years experience of working in the field of leadership and organisational development. She has successfully assisted individuals and organisations to improve service delivery and profitably through developing people resulting in increased performance levels and enhanced productivity in the workplace. Julia has held a number of non executive board positions over the years primarily in the eduction and housing sectors.  She is also an Ambassador with Wateraid.

Simon Lansley


Chief Executive
Simon is founder of ConnectSport a not-for-profit online directory and media channel dedicated to organisations using sport and physical activity to generate positive social outcomes. It is also the official media partner of the UK Sport for Development Coalition. He also works as Senior Consultant for sportanddev, the international platform on sport and development, and is a member of the Sports Journalists' Association national committee. He was previously Sports Editor and Editorial Director at the Press Association, the UK's national news agency, 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 previously a director of Merito Financial Services.  David brings a wealth of experience in managing businesses and relationships; and advising clients on managing their investments to best advantage.

Trina Charles


Trina Charles formerly of BBC, ITV & Channel 4 has worked with the UK's
leading broadcast television companies, most recently as a Production
Coordinator at Sky Sports.  Alongside this, Trina is an international Digital Content Creator and in 2014 cofounded an online platform which now spans over 50,000 followers
across all social media platforms.  She has received several awards, both in the
media and community.  Trina is a qualified NLP practitioner and has chosen to hone those skills in the education setting, working as an achievement coach in a secondary school
and frequently runs workshops mentoring teenagers within her community.

Simona Charles


Simona started her career in the legal sector as a paralegal before transitioning into the financial regulation sector.  She is an experienced manager who has lead her to team to achieve high levels of performance and improve efficiency in regards to processes and systems. Simona is a highly skilled project manager and has a reputation for taking on complex projects and delivering outputs with excellence.