Meet the Welsh Triathlon staff members
Beverley Lewis - Chief Executive Officer
Beverley has worked with Welsh Triathlon since September 2011. In March 2015 she was appointed to the role of Executive Officer. Her interest in the sport sector followed a career in the Oil and Gas/Mining exploration industry. She is an active club triathlete, starting in 2011 as a novice, and has now completed numerous triathlons including long distance triathlons.
Amy Jenner - Workforce Officer
Amy was appointed as Workforce Officer in September 2017 after working for 2 years as Office Administrator . Her role is to provide day to day contact with the membership and the Welsh Triathlon workforce. Amy currently leads on the coach education programme in Wales, delivering an annual programme of coach education courses, activators courses and CPD opportunities for our volunteer workforce (club, coach, event, tutors, and officials). Amy has most recently been part of the development of a Physical Literacy schools resource for teachers. The course is designed to empower teachers to deliver triathlon activities in key stage 2 underpinned by physical literacy by being motivated, confident, competent and inclusive organisers that instill the same values in their school children.
Amy Is the Safeguarding Lead Officer and an UKAD Accredited Educator for Welsh Triathlon.
Amy first volunteered in traithlon back in 2002, even though she has been involed in the sport for 20 years it wasn't until 2014 that she completed her first triathlon in Vichy, France and has been racing ever since. She has a real passion for encouraging others to get involved in triathlon and can be very persuasive, she has even set up her own Triathlon Club in 2017 and was club chair untill 2020, Amy is also a qualified level 2 Triathlon Coach.
Steph Makuvise - Participation Officer
Steph has recently taken on the role of Participation officer following on from her role as GO TRI officer. Steph has a background in Sport Development, volunteering within the wider sporting community as well as graduating Cardiff Metropolitan University with a masters degree in Sport Management and Leadership. Steph’s role includes providing club support and club development and working with our membership program. Steph will also continue to provide support on GO TRI, working with event organisers as well as increasing opportunities to participate in GO TRI events.
Gareth Evans - Head of Development
Gareth was appointed as Welsh Triathlon Events Officer in September 2017. His role is to develop and implement an events strategy for Welsh Triathlon, as well as to provide assistance for clubs, organisers and local authorities who require assistance in organising, facilitating and promoting events of their own.
Having graduated from UWIC with a Masters in Sports Development and Coaching, Gareth comes to Welsh Triathlon having been working in the financial sector for the last 4 years, and prior to that was responsible for Player Development with the Welsh Rugby Union and Community Sports Development within Newport.
Louis Richards - Head of Performance
Louis started working as Welsh Pathway Manager in November 2016. His role is to develop an athlete development pathway for youth and junior athletes in Wales. Louis has been actively coaching in the sport since 2009 and since graduating from his Sport Coaching Masters from Loughborough in 2013 Louis has been heavily involved in coaching young talented athletes as well as working for British Triathlon within their coach education team.
Luke Watson - Performance Coach
Luke is the new Performance Coach for Welsh Triathlon. Primarily based in Cardiff, he will be responsible for running the National Triathlon Performance Centre Wales, a joint venture between Welsh Triathlon, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. He will also support Welsh Performance athletes from National Talent level right through to Commonwealth Games delivery, and will work closely with Louis to provide opportunities throughout the pathway. As an athlete, Luke was previously a member of the Welsh Talent Squad before going on to study at Loughborough, where he competed for Great Britain in the World University Championships, and as a guide for visually-impaired paratriathletes at international level. More recently he was assistant coach to the Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programmes in Loughborough.
Vicky Johnston - Development Coach
Vicky started as the Development Coach in October 2018. Vicky's role is split between working with athletes in the Performance Centre and as the lead coach for the Youth and Junior Academy programme. She has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University where she was also an athlete in the High Performance Squad. Vicky has been coaching since 2015 within a range of roles such as local junior/senior clubs, Loughborough Students Triathlon Club, East Midlands Academy and triathlon specific swim schools.