Allyson is the most recent addition to the board of Trustees and brings with her more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector where she has held senior marketing positions with responsibility for strategy, global brand and communications.
Like James, Allyson has not had a playing career with Wasps, but has a great passion for Rugby and many other outdoor sports.
Nabs Suma joined wasps in 1990 playing until 1994 when he was recalled to Africa on family business. He returned in 1997 and ended his playing days with Wasps in 1999/2000. He is a Cocoa specialist who currently works with the commodity market through the InterContinental Exchange (ICE) as a specialist in cocoa. He has created and run several commodity based businesses both from origin, exporting cocoa to developing whole sale finished chocolate and drinking chocolate products for speciality (organic / fairtrade) chocolate brands. Nabs was a member of the Fairtrade Foundation Board between 2003 to 2009 and was re-appointed in 2011 to 2014. His is the representative for the Fairtrade movement at the European Commission’s DG Agriculture Advisory Committee since 2006 and is still the current representative.
Peter joined Wasps in 1992 and retired in 2003. He was part of the first batch of professional players when the game turned pro in 1995.
During his career he represented England at U18, 21’s, A, Sevens and the Barbarians teams.
He was the founder of the Past Players Network in 2005 whilst working as Commercial Director for London Wasps. In 2011, with the help of a number of other Wasps former players, the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation was created.
Peter is a main board Director at Alpha Solutions which is a Business Services Group in London
James is both the newest and the only trustee not to have played rugby for Wasps but brings a huge passion for rugby alongside many sports. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the services sector with a focus on hospitality, events and consumer experience. Formerly, James was the UK Managing Director of the Sports & Leisure division of Sodexo working with sporting venues & clubs and major events bodies alongside running Sodexo owned commercial operations. James is now a management consultant working with clients and boards across industries including sport, major events, higher education, media and corporate institutions. He specialises in advising and delivering strategical development, alongside change and improvement programs.
Sol played for Wasps 1st XV and RAF during the amateur era. This was followed by a number of team management and coaching positions until 2016. He also managed the group responsible for Wasps Stewarding that provided services, principally to Wembley Stadium and Arena, which resulted in a decade of large scale fund raising for the club. He is President of Wasps FC, sits on the Exec committee and has been on the board of the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation for 3 years. Sol advises outdoor public events in the use of drone operational services which includes the implementation of drone detection and lawful countermeasure options. He also provides Expert Witness services covering public event injuries for lawyers and courts to use in civil litigation cases and also speaks at public events on a range of related subject matters.
Mark has had a long association with Wasps FC dating back to 1984 when he first played for the club in its days at Sudbury. His involvement continues having joined the Board of the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation a number of years ago.
Mark is an Exec Director at St James’s Place Wealth Management where he has responsibility for the largest businesses in the UK.
Genevieve is a former Wasps and England A player. Since joining the Club in 1991, she has held a number of roles including Honorary Secretary, was made a Vice President in 2003 and remains a Trustee. She has been on the Board of the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation for 5.5 years, 2.5 of those as Chair. Genevieve also sits on the RFU Council.
Genevieve is Group HR Director at Barchester Healthcare, a private healthcare provider specialising in residential and care homes and private hospitals. Barchester has 16,500 staff caring for over 11,000 residents and patients across the UK.