Honorary Vice Presidents

Bernard Theobald


Brian Hyde

Brian Hyde represented Warwickshire LTA for many years in all the main offices. He was elected to The LTA in 1985 and represented them on the Sports and Recreation Alliance as a Director and Chairman of the Enterprise Company.

Charles Woodhouse

Charles Woodhouse was a partner at Farrer & Co, solicitors, for thirty years and was CCPR legal adviser from 1971 until shortly before he retired. He also acted for many national sports governing and representative bodies, many of whose constitutions and rules he drafted when they incorporated as guarantee companies or merged and restructured. He also for example helped British athletics with its original anti doping regulations in the 1980s.

He negotiated and wrote the 1972 CCPR Heads of Agreement with the then GB Sports Council and was closely involved in many CCPR campaigns, including the reform of charity law to include amateur sport and the creation of CASCs, and the case for dispute resolution in sport. This lead to the creation of Sport Dispute Resolution Panel--now Sports Resolution UK, of which he was founder (honorary) chair from 1997 to 2007.

 He was also closely involved in drafting and setting up the new charity British Sports Trust, when the successful CCPR run sports leaders' courses like CSLA and BETA were hived off in 1987 to become what is now Sports Leaders UK.

He has chaired many companies and has been --and still is -- trustee of many charities, some of which he formed. He and his wife Margaret now live in Cumbria. They have three children and nine grandchildren. He is still actively helping Sports Leaders UK roll out Energy Club initiatives in primary schools. He has always believed passionately in sport participation as part of education and self esteem and confidence.

Chris Satterthwaite

Chris Satterthwaite has been a keen supporter of Sports Leaders UK since its' founders, who included his father, launched the idea. He is Chief Executive of Chime Communications PLC and Chairman of the Roundhouse.

Deke Arlon

Deke launched himself onto the music scene with his own band 'Deke Arlon and the Tremors' in the mid-50's. Theatre and television shows followed including 'Crossroads' where he met his future wife, Jill when he had a career move from performing to music publishing. He was quickly head-hunted and was made Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the newly formed April/Blackwood Music in 1968.

In the mid-70's he left April Music and joined Yorkshire Television and two years later he set up his own independent company, not just as a publisher but as an artist manager too. As a music publisher he has received many BMI and ASCAP Awards over the years and his sales of albums over the world have run into hundreds of millions for which he and his writers and producers have been awarded innumerable gold and platinum discs.

In the mid 90's the music industry invited him to produce the debut of their first major award show now known as the 'The Brit Awards' and he produced and directed the show for the first two years. He received the gold Novello Award for his outstanding contribution to the Music Industry. In 2001 Deke was invited to join a major public music company as Chairman of the Entertainment Division and Chairman of Music Publishing. As a publisher Deke has received one BMI award for over three million plays and four BMI awards for over one million.

It was whilst producing shows for The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards Scheme’ that Arlon was first introduced to the original concept of the British Sports Trust’ by H.R.H. The Prince Philip, at a private dinner. From that moment Arlon, as a founder member, focussed his charity work solely on the BST and has influenced its development from the very beginning.

Owing to Government legislation, Arlon has recently retired as a Trustee and Board member but continues to support in his role as an Honorary President.


Martin King


Peter Harper K.S.G., F.C.A.

Peter Harper was a Director of Hanson Plc and is now, inter alia, Chairman of M & H Laing Charitable Trust and WORKAID (Registered Charity), Council member of the Institute of Business Ethics, grandfather of 9, golfer and Arsenal supporter. Note: K.S.G. is Knight of St Gregory - a papal knighthood.

Stuart Errington CBE JP

Stuart completed his National Service as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery and was educated at Rugby, Trinity College, Oxford. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career including Director of Barclays Merchant Bank, Chairman then Chief Executive of Mercantile Credit Company, Chairman and Chief Executive of Leasing Associations, Vice Chair Council, Royal Holloway and Chairman of Sportsmatch England Award Panel. He was also Chairman of Berks and Oxfordshire Magistrates Courts Committee and a JP for Windsor Forest. His interests include fishing, golf, opera and travel.

Tony Richards TD, FCSI, FIoD

Tony had a career running money for Charities, and before his retirement in 2008 was Chairman of the Charities Property Fund. Since then he has taken on the same role on behalf of five Military, one educational and one religious charity.

He served two terms as Hon Treasurer to the CCPR (now Sports and Recreation Alliance) where he remains a Vice President, and he was the first Honorary Treasurer to the British Sports Trust and was delighted to be made an Honorary Vice-President in 2009.

He has had a lifetime love of Cricket (watching) Skiing and Offshore sailing with an Atlantic crossing achieved in 1994.

Date printed: 24/08/2019

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