The Board

Trevor Pearce CBE QPM
Chair

Trevor Pearce CBE QPM was appointed as Chair of UK Anti-Doping's Board in February 2017, having been a Board member since 2016. Prior to this, Trevor spent 40 years in law enforcement, retiring in 2015.

During his extensive career, Trevor was Director General of the National Crime Squad of England and Wales, and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency; in both he led the UK’s operational response against serious organised crime nationally and internationally. Trevor is also a Commissioner of the GB Gambling Commission, and is Chairman of its National Lottery Committee.

Dr Frances Akor
Board Member

Dr Frances Akor is a Consultant Pharmacist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council's Fitness to Practice and Investigating Committees.

She was a member of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Pharmacy Clinical Services Group between 2009 and 2012. For the last 15 years, Frances has worked in academia, consultancy, the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS.

Pippa Britton
Board Member

Pippa Britton is a double Paralympic archer having competed for ParalympicsGB at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Pippa has broken three world records and has represented Great Britain at six World Archery Championships, gaining a medal at each one - three individual medals, two team golds and one team silver.

Pippa is currently Vice-Chair of the Sport Wales Board, a member of the Anti-Doping Committee of the International Paralympic Committee and a member of the Para-Archery Committee at World Archery.

Nicholas Griffin QC
Board Member

Nicholas Griffin QC is a barrister with expertise in both criminal and public law. He has worked with the police and other agencies in relation to significant investigations and cases.

He regularly appears at public inquiries covering a wide variety of issues, from allegations of widespread abuse to military and police action. Additionally, Nicholas conducts internal investigations for institutions concerned about irregular activity and advises in relation to bribery, corruption and compliance matters.

Professor Nicola Phillips OBE
Board Member

Professor Nicola Phillips is an internationally registered Sports Physiotherapy specialist and a Professor at Cardiff University.

She has worked extensively with both the Welsh and British teams at Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games for over 25 years. She was chef de mission for Wales’s Commonwealth Games team for 2018 and President of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy 2011-2017.

Nicola’s main areas of both clinical and academic work are in rehabilitation of high performance athletes. Her publications include logistical and ethical considerations for athlete support staff working at Major Games.

Dr Claire-Marie Roberts
Board Member

Dr Claire-Marie Roberts is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, Senior Lecturer of Sport & Exercise Psychology and Co-programme Leader for the MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

In addition to her academic work, Claire-Marie works as a sports psychology consultant to National Governing Bodies, professional sports teams, athletes, their parents, coaches and sport scientists. She has helped prepare a number of athletes and teams for international competitions including the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.

Sarah Winckless MBE
Board Member

Sarah Winckless MBE is a former GB rower who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and was world champion in both 2005 and 2006.

Following her retirement from rowing in 2009, Sarah chaired the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission from 2010 to 2014, and was Team GB Chef de Mission at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - also performing that role for Team England for the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 and Commonwealth Games in 2018. In 2015 Sarah was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Sport and Young People.