Andy Reed OBE
Co-Founder and Director
Andy was the MP for Loughborough between 1997 and 2010. During that time he became known as the 'backbench voice' on sport at all levels in Parliament from school, grassroots to elite. After leaving Parliament Andy has been approached to use his experience to help sport - something he has been only too willing to take up!
He has argued consistently that a Sports Think Tank would help develop the link between academic research and evidence based decision making at the heart of government and allow sport to be challenging of itself.
Mark has been involved in Sports Think Tank since its inception and has been the Director since October 2013. He is also a public affairs consultant for a number of sport sector clients. Previously, he was a civil servant at the DCMS where he advised Ministers on professional sport policy until 2011. This work took him into the heart of European and UK policy making including Football governance, retaining the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and the relationship between professional and grassroots sport.
Mark has been involved in sport from an early age both as a wide-ranging participant and as a fan. He has taught physical education and coached rugby and cricket at St Pauls' Boys School.
Luke graduated with a Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2010. He has always been a passionate sportsman, cycling, running, playing tennis, padel tennis and football as well as engaging in the power of sport and physical activity for social change.
Luke has been involved in sport professionally for 13 years. As well as coaching, Luke has worked as a consultant in sport psychology and a lecturer in sports science in further education.
Rob Cook Edited
Sports Think Tank
Rob is a positive and resourceful leader with a real passion for making a lasting difference to peoples lives, a proven ability to deliver on complex projects/events and effectively form local, national and international partnerships. He has held both senior management executive and non-executive director roles within the sports industry and third sector, including roles in both Singapore and the UK.
Lucy is a Loughborough University Sport Management graduate with several years of experience in marketing, communications and research. She has achieved International Honours in athletics and continues to train and compete at an elite level.
Lucy leads the marketing and organisational side of the operations. An aspiring entrepreneur, she is passionate about the business side of sport and is always keen to take on any new challenge that is presented to her.