Sport 4 Life trustees

Learn more about our Board of Trustees.

Our board is made up of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and are responsible for the charity’s strategic direction. They meet regularly to discuss and review our strategies and policies to help make sure Sport 4 Life continues to support young people in the community.


Hitesh Patel


Hitesh is the Head of International Sport, Major Sports Events and Sports Integrity at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He has held a range of senior positions since entering the Civil Service in 2002.

Hitesh has been responsible for major sports events since 2012 and his team led on the Government’s support of events including the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and the ICC Champions Trophy.

Sport 4 Life UK trustee, Hitech Patel

Mundeep Johal


Mundeep is the Head of Financial Reporting at Secure Trust Bank Plc, where she has responsibility for regulatory reporting, tax and external reporting.

Mundeep began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, after which she moved into financial services, working at Santander and Coventry Building Society. Mundeep joined Sport 4 Life in 2020 and brings to the Board experience of financial accounting and reporting.

Mundeep Johal, Sport 4 Life board member

Thomas Crane


Thomas is the General Counsel at Coventry Building Society, where has responsibility for legal, procurement, data protection and corporate governance matters. He began his career at Theodore Goddard, before moving on to roles in private practice and the financial services sector.

Tom joined Sport 4 Life in 2019 and brings to the Board experience of strategy, governance and legal matters.

Sport 4 Life UK trustee, Thomas Crane

Alexandra Ireland


Alexandra is a solicitor specialising in general commercial contracts work, grant funding agreements, brand protection issues, intellectual property matters, data protection and privacy. Alexandra has experience working with a wide range of clients from smaller charities working in local communities through to much larger organisations working both nationally and internationally, education sector clients such as independent schools, academies and universities.

Alexandra joined Sport 4 Life in 2019 and brings commercial experience, intellectual property and charity legal matters.

Sport 4 Life UK trustee, Alexandra Ireland

Max McLoughlin

Vice Chair

Max is the Chief Executive Officer of the Birmingham based charity Aston Students’ Union. He is responsible for the effective support and representation of over 15,000 students.

Max has held various senior roles in charities over a number of years including CEO at De Montfort Students’ Union. Max brings to the board considerable experience and expertise in contemporary governance, management and organisational development issues that many modern and relatively young charities face.

Sport 4 Life UK trustee, Max McLoughlin