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. To deliver the workforce administration and compliance, to provide administrative support in key areas and to work alongside the Executive Officer, Development and Performance teams to help promote, support and deliver triathlon and related multi-sports within Wales. Amy Is the Equality and Diversity Lead Officer , Deputy Safeguarding Lead and the UKAD Accredited Educator for Welsh Triathlon. If you ever need to phone the Welsh Triathlon office, Amy is the one at the end of the line ready to help.
She completed her first triathlon in Vichy, France in 2014 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 and qualified as a Level 2 Triathlon Coach in 2018.
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.
Verity Cook - Programme Coordinator
Verity started as Programme Administrator in October 2018. Verity has a background in Sport and Exercise Science recently graduating from Swansea University with a research Masters. Her interest in sport started with competitive swimming and has now teaches swimming to a wide range of ages and abilities and disabilities. Also, previously completing internships with Swim Wales and WRU, developed not only sport-specific experiences but also a valuable and transferable skill set.
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.