Board of Directors

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Heather Glanville

Association Chair: Heather Glanville

Heather was elected as Association Chair in March 2019 having previously been on the CSMA Board for 5 years. Heather is responsible for leading the Association Board together with supporting the CEO. Heather has nearly 20 years’ experience holding office within the Club. She has risen steadily through governance, gaining knowledge of all divisions within the Club and has worked closely with members, senior leadership and staff throughout this period. Prior to retirement, Heather had extensive experience and knowledge gained working in both the public and private sectors. Her later career was in HR management, staff development and training.

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Non-Executive Directors

Heather Glanville

Association Chair:

Heather Glanville

Association Chair: Heather Glanville

Heather was elected Association Chair in March 2019 having previously been on the CSMA board for five years. She’s responsible for leading the Association board, together with supporting the CEO, and has nearly 20 years’ experience holding office within the Club. Heather has risen steadily through governance, gaining knowledge of all divisions within the Club and has worked closely with members, senior leadership and staff throughout this period. Prior to retirement, Heather had gained extensive experience and knowledge working in both the public and private sectors. Her later career was in HR management, staff development and training.

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Alan Thurbon

Vice Chairman:

Alan Thurbon

Vice Chairman: Alan Thurbon

Alan was elected Vice Chairman in 2015, having been a member for almost 50 years, joining CSMA on passing his driving test and insuring his first car. Since that day, he’s been constantly involved with every level of administration, organisation and promotion of the Club. A highlight of this involvement was many years’ membership of the Insurance Committee which gave him both financial and commercial business experience. In 2011 he was elected to the role of Club Treasurer, which also carries with it membership of the Board of Directors. Alan’s expertise within the Club, having chaired and supported numerous committees, has given him huge experience in all Boundless-related matters and he retains his connection with grass-roots members by still acting as Secretary to his Local Group. Alan’s professional career, prior to taking a very early retirement, was devoted to British Telecom, having begun an apprenticeship with their research department on leaving grammar school and moving on to look after security projects in later years.

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Madeleine Grubb

Club Leader:

Madeleine Grubb

Club Leader: Madeleine Grubb

Madeleine was elected Club Leader in May 2019, having previously been Club Treasurer since January 2016. Madeleine has been an active member of the Association for over 40 years and regularly organises and participates in Motorsports, Classic Vehicle and Local Group events, currently serving as Treasurer to the Motorsports Committee. Madeleine is a BSc (Hons) graduate and started her professional life at Barclays Bank, working there for 10 years. She was employed as a school bursar for over 20 years, gaining extensive experience in financial budgeting and control, HR management, premises management and health and safety monitoring. Madeleine is an accredited Clerk to Governors and has also served as a school governor.

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Gerard O'Sullivan

Club Treasurer:

Gerard O'Sullivan

Club Treasurer: Gerard O'Sullivan

Gerard was elected Club Treasurer in May 2019 having been a member of CSMA since 1993. He has over 26 years’ experience in the technology, IT and telecoms sectors, having worked in executive operational and commercial management roles for BT in the UK, Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America. Gerard was also more recently Chief Operating Officer with a UK local authority where he was responsible for over 1500 employees and an operational budget of £250m. He’s also a non-executive director of a Scottish charity and was appointed in 2018 by the Scottish government to the board of its resource efficiency and sustainability body, Zero Waste Scotland. Gerard graduated from the London Business School with an MBA in Corporate Finance and Strategy, and holds degrees in computer and electrical engineering. An active outdoors, sport and exercise enthusiast, he climbs mountains regularly and is also working hard on his karate!

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Tom Howe

Non-Executive Director:

Tom Howe

Non-Executive Director: Tom Howe

Appointed to the board in February 2015, Tom is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has over 35 years’ financial-sector experience, having worked in corporate finance for Lazard in London, Schroders in Hong Kong and London and Deloitte in India and Central Europe. More recently, he was Group Finance Director of the Conran Group for six years and is also a non-executive director of two other companies. Tom graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Executive Directors

Colin Slinn

Chief Executive Officer:

Colin Slinn

Chief Executive Officer: Colin Slinn

Colin is the Association’s Chief Executive Officer, having overall responsibility for the operation and direction of the company and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the Association. He joined the Association in 2004 and has over 25 years of experience as a finance professional within different organisations of varying size and scale. Prior to being appointed as CEO, Colin held the position of Chief Financial Officer at the Association for over 15 years. He previously worked within the senior finance team at Lloyds TSB Private Banking and before that at American Express Global Network Services. He also has extensive experience within the retail insurance and travel sector. Colin graduated from Swansea University with a bachelor’s degree in Economic and Social History and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

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Darren Milton

Chief Marketing Officer:

Darren Milton

Chief Marketing Officer: Darren Milton

Darren is the Chief Marketing Officer at Boundless with overall responsibility for marketing. He has been with the organisation since 2009, working in various positions within the marketing, publishing and commercial teams. Prior to that he held the position of Creative Director at a brand and marketing agency, working on marketing strategy and brand development with clients such as Unilever, Kuoni and Lloyds TSB. He has over 23 years’ experience in the travel and leisure industry and holds an HND in Graphic Design and Communication. Darren is a keen outdoor fitness enthusiast and has participated in a number of events including the Brighton Marathon.

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Lisa Parrott

Chief Financial Officer:

Lisa Parrott

Chief Financial Officer: Lisa Parrott

Lisa is the Association’s Chief Financial Officer, having overall responsibility for finance, company secretarial, insurance and compliance. Lisa joined the Association in February 2021 and has 25 years’ experience as a finance professional through a range of organisations of differing sizes and complexities, including a FTSE 250 Plc. Prior to the role of CFO, Lisa held the position of Group Finance Director at CLS Group Services. The majority of her career has been with Saga, where she gathered senior experience across their financial services, central costs and travel divisions, with her last role being Director of Finance for their personal finance company. Lisa is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

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Peter Worster

Chief Operating Officer:

Peter Worster

Chief Operating Officer: Peter Worster

Pete is the Association’s Chief Operating Officer. He leads the Group’s Strategic Change Programme, as well as being responsible for membership recruitment, engagement and retention. He oversees business operations, IT and operational risk. A Chartered Director and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Pete joined in 2020. He has over 25 years’ experience leading and advising businesses on strategy development and delivery, having been CEO of international loyalty marketing, data and CRM agencies and consultancies. Prior to that he spent eight years at Barclays and started his career at IBM. He’s won numerous awards for his work with clients such as Barclays, Barclaycard, Glenfiddich, Achmea Insurance and IKEA. He is also a trustee at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, where he is Chair of the Finance Committee. Pete graduated from Bradford University’s School of Management with a first-class degree in Managerial Science and IT, and also holds a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies from the University of Portsmouth.

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