Operational Team

The BASES Office currently has four members of staff:

  • Executive Director
  • Marketing and Communications Manager and Intern
  • Senior Administrative Officer
  • Professional Standards Administrator

Staff members can be contacted on the main office telephone number: 0113 8126162

Tom Holden

Tom Holden

Executive Director

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Executive Director

Jane Bairstow

Jane Bairstow

Senior Administration Officer

Emma Forsyth

Emma Forsyth

Marketing and Communications Manager

Jane Gillott

Jane Gillott

Professional Standards Administrator

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor

Marketing Communications Intern 

Tom Holden

Executive Director

Tom Holden

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6165
Email: tholden@bases.org.uk
Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Tom joined BASES from Sport England, where he worked as a member of the Research and Evaluation team. His role included responsibility for commissioning research projects, conducting evaluations of Sport England investments and supporting the management of the Active Lives survey Ė the largest and most comprehensive national survey into sport and physical activity participation. 

Before Sport England, he worked in research, insight and project management roles in the private sector (Hallmark Cards, Ferrero) and spent two years working in Africa, managing a national community health programme in Malawi.
Tom obtained an MSc in Sport Management and Development from UCLAN, where the focus of his dissertation was the relationship between physical activity participation and attitudes towards ageing amongst older women.


Executive Director

Ian Wilson

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BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6165
Email: iwilson@bases.org.uk
Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Ian Wilson joins us with extensive involvement and experience in sport, as an elite athlete, national Team Manager, and various management roles within the UK Sports Institute, the English Institute of Sport; Sports Coach UK, British Swimming and UK Coaching.

Ianís recent role was Head of Operations at UK Coaching, a sport and physical activity charity, where he ran the Operations Department to develop, lead and manage the Groupís ongoing operations and procedures. He was responsible for the efficient operation of the business and worked closely with senior colleagues to develop, deliver and monitor a wide range of operational and strategic programmes, projects and initiatives.

As an elite athlete, Ian was on the National Swimming Team between 1985 and 1999, competing at World Championships, Olympic Games, European Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Student Games. Ian finished 5th at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and won World and European medals over 1500m Freestyle.

Senior Administration Officer

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Jane Bairstow

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6162 
Email: officemanager@bases.org.uk 
Mon/Tues/Thurs (9am - 5pm) 

Jane joined BASES in December 1999. She previously worked at Sports Coach UK (formerly the National Coaching Foundation) as the Senior Administration Officer for the Education and Training Division and provided administrative support for the former Sport Science Education Programme. She previously worked as a PA at Leeds College of Building for the Deputy Principal gaining extensive IT knowledge and organisational/secretarial skills and as a Sales Admin Assistant for the No.1 market leading outdoor advertising company More O'Ferrall Adshel.


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Marketing and Communications Manager

Emma Forsyth

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6164 
Email: eforsyth@bases.org.uk
Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Emma joined BASES on 1 July 2016. She has returned back to her old stomping ground as she graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2011. Since then Emma has worked within the sports industry at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club and Xtra Mile Events and is looking forward to bringing her marketing knowledge to her new role. The role was newly created as BASES recognised there were areas to develop and to do this a marketing and communications strategy was needed across all platforms. The main aim of the role is to deliver BASES strategic vision of being recognised as the UKís leading professional body in sport and exercise sciences. This will be done by increasing communications with stakeholders and developing key activities and services BASES have to offer.


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Professional Srtandards Administrator

Jane Gillott

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6164
Email: jgillott@bases.org.uk 
Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Jane took up post as a part-time administrative assistant in August 2006 after relocating from Wiltshire to Leeds. She has previously worked as a Travel Consultant and as PA to the General Manager for Medicine in the NHS so comes to us with extensive administrative skills.


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Marketing and Communications Intern

Amy Taylor

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6164
Email: ataylor@bases.org.uk
Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Amy joined BASES in 2019. She has recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University and will be taking on the role of Marketing Communications Intern for the next year whilst covering maternity leave. She has a passion for marketing and has gained some experience working with social media through her involvement on the Leeds Beckett Marketing Society. 

About BASES

BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

My BASES

My BASES

Contact us
  • Rooms G07 and G08 Fairfax Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus. Headingley, Leeds LS6 3QT
  • 0113 812 6162