GB Boxing’s Performance Team is led by Rob McCracken MBE who was appointed Performance Director in November 2009 and has responsibility for all aspects of performance and the success of the Podium and Academy squads.

Rob leads a team of seven full-time coaches, more than 10 part-time coaches and a host of performance staff that are responsible for specific aspects of the World Class Programme (WCP) such as nutrition, coach development and identifying, recruiting and developing new talent.  Former Olympic bronze medallist, Richie Woodhall, also works with the Podium Squad as a coaching consultant for two-days per week.

The Performance team is supported by a number of sport science and medical practitioners from the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that are contracted to work with GB Boxing and are embedded into the team and work daily with the boxers and coaches.  These include a Team Doctor and practitioners in a range of specialities including Physiotherapy, Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, Performance Psychology, Performance Analysis and Performance Lifestyle.  The EIS is the UK’s leading provider of sport science and medical services to elite sport and works with over 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports.

Performance Director

Rob McCracken, Performance Director

Full-time coaches

Dave Alloway, World Class Podium Coach

Lee Pullen, World Class Podium Coach

Gary Hale, World Class Podium Coach

Graham Alderson, World Class Podium Coach

Paul Bennett, World Class Podium Coach

Darren Maher, World Class Podium Coach

Phil Sellers, World Class Podium Coach

Performance staff

Rebecca Edginton, Elite Performance Manager

Richie Woodhall, Consultant Coach

Sport science and sport medicine staff

Ian Gatt, Head of Performance Support

Dr Mike Loosemore, Lead Team Doctor

Dr Harjinder Singh, Physician

Dr Rebecca Robinson, Physician

Mark Ellison, Performance Nutritionist

Gary Hutt, Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sam Grady, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jessica Smith, Senior Performance Analyst

Adam Baker, Performance Analyst

Sean Hannon, Physiotherapist

Aiden Doyle, Physiotherapist

Robert Lillis, Physiotherapist

Kate Ludlam, Performance Psychologist

Elliot Sharp, Sport Psychologist

Jamie Mitchell, Physiologist

James Hooper, Performance Lifestyle Coach & Anti-Doping Manager


GB Boxing is led by Chief Executive, Matt Holt, who is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and the delivery of the WCP.

Matt works closely with Rob McCracken on strategic performance issues and helping to create the best possible performance environment for men and women in GB Boxing’s Podium and Academy squads.  He oversees a team which looks after all operational and administrative aspects of the WCP covering financial management, operations and logistics, commercial activities, communications and programme strategy.

Chief Executive

Matt Holt, Chief Executive

Operations staff

Laura Ross, Head of Operations

Lee Murgatroyd, Media & Communications Consultant

Debbie Reilly, Pathway Operations Manager

Mandy Seddon, Management Accountant

Ryan Byrne, Finance Administration Manager

George Baker, Social Media Executive

Isabel Sloan, Operations Manager

Ali Amana Nazim Ladiwala, Operations Executive