Operational Group

The BASES Office has seven members of staff:

  • BASES Executive Director
  • Office Managers (2 staff members in job share)
  • Professional Standards Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Administrative Officers x 2

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

Tom Holden

Tom Holden

Executive Director

Jane Bairstow

Jane Bairstow

Office Manager

Katy Spink

Katy Spink

Office Manager

Kate Mills

Kate Mills

Professional Standards Manager

Emma Forsyth

Emma Forsyth

Marketing and Communications Manager

Marsha Stankler

Marsha Stankler

Administrative Officer

Jane Gillott

Jane Gillott

Administrative Officer

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 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.


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Office Manager (Part-time)

Jane Bairstow

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6162 
Email: officemanager@bases.org.uk 
Mon - Tues (9am - 5pm) Wed (9am - 2pm)

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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Katy Spink

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6162 
Email: officemanager@bases.org.uk
Wed (12noon - 5pm) Thurs - Fri (9am - 5pm)

Katy joined BASES in September 2016 as Office Manager. After graduating from Loughborough University she began working in financial services, initially as a Mortgage Adviser. Her former post was Policy Analyst at Ipswich Building Society, where she focused on implementing regulatory change and corporate governance. She has also volunteered as a Trustee for two charities, Age UK Suffolk and Lighthouse Women's Aid. She shares the role of Office Manager with Jane Bairstow.


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Professional Standards Manager

Kate Mills

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6165
Email: kmills@bases.org.uk
Mon - Tues (9am - 5pm) Thurs (9am - 12noon)

Kate joined BASES as Education Officer on 24th November 2008. She studied Sport Science at the University of Brighton, which included a semester at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Following a year travelling in Australia, Kate worked at Stag Furniture, in Sunderland, as a Graduate Management Trainee resulting in a position as Assistant Brand Manager with the company. Kate now joins us from the Rugby Football League where she worked as Performance Officer, working with elite junior rugby league players.


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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 UKs 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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Administrative Officer (Part-time)

Marsha Stankler

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6163
Email: mstankler@bases.org.uk
Mon - Fri (11am - 5pm)

Marsha is a part-time administrative assistant (Nov 2005). She has a background in educational administration (University College London, University of Leeds, Trinity and All Saints and Leeds Metropolitan University), media (BBC, Screen Yorkshire) and the voluntary sector (Carers National Association). 


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Admininstative Officer (Part-time)

Jane Gillott

BASES
Fairfax Hall
Leeds Beckett University
Tel: 0113 812 6164
Email: jgillott@bases.org.uk 
Mon - Thurs (9.30am - 3.30pm)

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.


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