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Leadership team

Our small (but perfectly formed!) Leadership Team have responsibility for our various charity functions.

Mark is DSUK’s CEO and reports to the board of Trustees. He has overall responsibility for our exciting charity. Mark calls us the A team
(He doesn’t know the A stands for Apres…)

Mark Kelvin

Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for increasing access to snowsport locally, Rachel loves skiing, snow, DSUK and her family... fuelled by redbull and a desire for anyone to access the ski slopes


Business Development Manager

Keira loves money and talking, so it's a good thing that she is responsible for  fundraising and communications! Other passions include creativity, country music, cowboy boots and coffee!

Keira Young

Fundraising & Communications Manager

Overseeing DSUK's finance and HR functions, Catherine is a keen runner and cyclist. Catherine works from the Aviemore office where the variable weather doesn't stop her running every lunch time!

Catherine Rose

Finance & HR Manager

Responsible for DSUK’s Snowsport schools. Steve loves skiing, watching rugby and spending time with family. Steve believes everyone should have the opportunity to participate in snowsports.

Steve Smaje

Snowsports Manager

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Our Development Officers are responsible for increasing access to adaptive snowsports. They do this by recruiting and supporting volunteers, supporting and delivering fundraising events, and submitting applications to Trusts and Foundations.

Cesca discovered Apres ski long before discovering the joy of skiing. We’re not sure which one challenges her balance the most! Cesca loves meeting new people and building relationships and so this is the perfect role for her.

Francesca DiMascio

Development Officer

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Development Officer

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Activities and membership team

Our Activities and Membership Team develop and support the delivery of all of our DSUK activities. They listen to our skiers and members and make sure that we're delivering exciting activities suitable for everybody.

Responsible for all things activities and membership, Bis works from the Aviemore office and can never finish a cup of tea. In her spare time, she loves adventuring by foot, bike, canoe or skis with her dog Liath or her Girl Guides.

Bis Williams

Activities and Membership Manager

Josef is a bit mad about snowsports. When not in the office he'll be found on a slope (snowy or dry) teaching, coaching... you name it he does it - generally accompanied by a cheesy soundtrack

Josef Tautscher

Activities and Membership Co-ordinator

Ilona is the bookings and admin assistantand works in the Aviemore office. When Ilona is not working in the office she isusually traveling across Scotland and further afield playing music.

Ilona kennedy

Bookings and Admin Assistant

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snowsports school managers

Snowsport School Managers are responsible for the development and delivery of adaptive snowsport in regions across the UK.

James is the Snowsports School Manager for DSUK Hemel & DSUK Sandown.  James’s passions include Snowsports, Cycling/Mountain Biking and Hiking. James believes in the power of Snowsports to transform and improve people’s lives.

James Sterry

Snowsports School Manager
Hemel Hempstead

John is the Snowsports School Manager for DSUK Manchester. John wants to ski all day, every day, for the rest of his life. John hates the thought that anyone, for any reason, should feel like they can’t ski or snowboard. Always thirsty for tea.

John Lawson

Snowsports School Manager

Peter is the Snowsports School Manager for DSUK Tamworth. From DESK to DSUK. After 30 years at a desk, Peter is now proudly all things adaptive snowsport and has been part of team DSUK since 2010.  He says you can count the grey hairs to prove it!

Peter thorpe

Snowsports School Manager

Shaun is the Snowsports School Manager for DSUK Central Belt. Shaun has a passion for the mountains and helping people achieve their potential, both in Snowsports and other life skills including the DofE Award.

Shaun murphy

Snowsports School Manager
Central Scotland