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Executive Team

The British Triathlon Federation Executive Team is listed below 

Name Position
Ruth Daniels Chief Executive Officer
Mike Cavendish Director of Performance
Ben Cummings Director of Partnerships & Commercial
Helen Marney Director of Development
Anne Vinestock Director of Finance
Kirsten Fasey Director of People, Governance & Integrity
Nikki Phillips Director of Digital Transformation & IT

Executive Team Profiles

Ruth Daniels

Chief Executive Officer

Ruth became CEO of British Triathlon in February 2024.

Sport has been important throughout Ruth’s life; swimming, horse-riding, playing netball and hockey and then moving to various gym activities, culminating in her current love of open water swimming and the occasional triathlon when her knees allow! Ruth is passionate about the role sport plays in society – never has the need to inspire, support and facilitate an active nation been greater.

Its role in developing leadership skills and future leaders has been a keen interest for Ruth, in particular its impact on girls and women. She joined us following an extensive successful commercial career, most recently at Superdry plc, bringing fresh insight and skills and strong values-led leadership.

Ruth is also the CEO of Triathlon England and a Trustee of the Triathlon Trust.


Mike Cavendish

Director of Performance

Mike joined British Triathlon in September 2018, having worked in athletics since the 2008 Beijing Olympic/Paralympic Games.

With a background in physiology, Mike’s role in athletics was responsible for delivering Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme strategy and operations through the London, Rio and early part of the Tokyo Cycles.

As Director of Performance, Mike leads a large Performance team of coaches, science/medicine practitioners and operational staff (encompassing both the Talent and Olympic/Paralympic World Class Programmes) with the ultimate aim of developing Elite triathletes who can be successful on the global stage. Mike will lead the Olympic and Paralympic Teams to Tokyo where British Triathletes hope to improve on their medal haul from Rio.


Helen Marney

Director of Development

Helen Marney took on her role as Director of Development at the end of 2019 having previously held the role of Director of Development at Yorkshire Sport Foundation, responsible for shaping vision, strategy, and leading on developing new partnerships to increase activity levels across the county.

As a junior and at university, Helen competed in Karate and has taken the first steps into triathlon since joining the organisation.


Ben Cummings

Director of Partnerships & Commercial

Ben joined British Triathlon in September 2018 overseeing the commercial and major event portfolio. 

Ben has spent his career working in sport across public affairs, community engagement, marketing, sponsorship and commercial development. He has extensive experience working for agencies, brands and governing bodies in the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America. 

Ben has been involved with the ITU World Triathlon Series since 2012 both with leading sports marketing agencies, blue chip sponsors and rights holders. 

He is passionate about endurance and multisport and the power of sport to benefit society and communities.


Anne Vinestock

Director of Finance

Anne joined British Triathlon in March 2018. She qualified with CIMA twenty years ago starting her career in Agriculture. She then moved to work in Shared Services across Europe, returning to the UK and the insurance industry, before completing her Corporate career in the Financial Services sector.

Despite being an enthusiastic volunteer at various Triathlon events she has still resisted the urge to don a wetsuit and prefers to be a professional supporter instead!


Kirsten Fasey

Director of People, Governance & Integrity

Kirsten joined British Triathlon in February 2021 leading on organisational development and governance before becoming Director of People and Culture in December 2021.

Kirsten was a lawyer for twenty years before embarking on a second career in organisational development. Her recent PhD, the first to explore organisational resilience in elite sport, ignited a passion for supporting the collaborative development of individuals and teams, and creating the right environments for people to thrive.

Having had what can kindly be called a mixed history in triathlon events of all distances, Kirsten still loves to swim, bike, and run, just not necessarily all on the same day.


Nikki Phillips

Director of Digital Transformation and IT

Nikki joined British Triathlon in January 2023 to oversee the organisations Marketing, Communications and Digital infrastructure.

She has experience in the fitness and leisure industry having been Head of Digital at Be Military Fit and both Marketing Implementation Manager and Global Sales Manager Development Manager at Les Mills International.

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