Nik has been working at a strategic and practitioner level in the public and third sectors in the fields of sport, health, community safety and regeneration for over 20 years. This has resulted in extensive experience of developing projects and partnerships that deliver impact to local communities.
Before joining Sporting Equals, Nik was Acting Chief Executive of a regional third sector organisation that worked to ensure that black and minority ethnic communities were engaged in the economic, social and cultural development of the East Midlands.
Nik enjoys most sports and is a Qualified Community Sports Leader, an accredited Equality Standard in Sport Advisor and has a BA (Honours) Degree in Public Administration.
Shaheen Bi - Head of Research and Projects
Shaheen graduated from Sunderland University in 2000 with a Business Studies Degree, and began her career in the housing sector working for the National Housing Federation and the Birmingham Social Housing Partnership supporting housing policy in the midlands region.
Lorraine Deschamps - Trustee
Lorraine was educated in three different continents giving her a unique perspective on cross-cultural matters. Born in Kenya, she spent her early childhood in East Africa, her teenage years in Brazil and pursued her college and university education in the UK, where she still lives.
Beverley Mason - Trustee
Beverley has seen first hand how heritage, sports and the arts are vital engines that inspire, fuel and sustain individuals to be their very best, transforming lives and communities. Her father, a former WI forces boxing champion in the Caribbean and her mother a budding pianist provide the bedrock to her values.