Director of Operations
From an early career in journalism, Richard has raised the profile and funds for a number of worthy causes in art, education and healthcare.
He spent time on the frontline in India developing the operations and communications strategy for an international NGO, to treat, educate and give a voice to people living on the margins of society. He also led a major PR campaign prompting celebrity endorsement and global media interest.
Back in the UK, he spearheaded the successful launch of a charity for ex-servicemen with mental health issues and designed the campaign to transform Gainsborough’s House Museum and Gallery, as well as raising significant funding for air ambulance and wildlife trusts.
Since joining The Legacy List in 2012, Richard has led the charity’s drive to secure over £4 million, making it one of the most successful start-up charities in London.
In his spare time, Richard manages a football team and is often found on the cricket pitches of Suffolk.
Claire leads the creative direction of the Charity, looking at our range of arts and culture, creative education and skills projects and ensuring that they make a difference to the people living around the Park.
Claire has been involved in shaping the Olympic Park since 2008, when she started working with the Olympic Delivery Authority to embed arts and culture in the construction of the Park. She managed the Art in the Park programme of over 30 permanent and temporary artworks and projects. Before that, she spent over eight years in the London office of Arts Council England.
Claire studied design history from 1850 to the current day, and is an avid culture vulture. She is also passionate about supporting women to achieve their potential, and has just become a mentor to young women who are at the beginning of their discovery of what they want to do.
In her spare time, Claire is a very talented baker, which has crossed over with working life on a few occasions – she once created the entire Park in cupcakes! She has taken up running in the last few years, and recently completed a half marathon.
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Sarah has worked with The Legacy List since its launch in 2011. As well as managing our busy office providing HR and operational support to the team, she delivers efficient support to the Executive Team, and is a conduit for all information. Together with Campaigns and Development Manager Rebecca Scurlock, she works on all of The Legacy List’s corporate events, and also manages Trustee Board meetings and AGM’s.
Sarah previously worked as PA to the Head of Art and Culture at the Olympic Delivery Authority, and a number of other high profile figures at the Environment Agency and Toni&Guy Media.
She finds something new and exciting every time she visits the Park, and adores the beautiful flowers.
In her spare time Sarah is a keen snowboarder and runner, as well as pursuing her interests in art, antiques, vintage fashion and photography.
Yollande has been working for the Charity for over two years, with sole responsibility for financial accounting. She is currently studying for ACCA and has successfully completed 9 out of 14 exams.
Her favourite feature of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the water fountains, watching children’s reaction to the changing colours.
In her spare time, Yollande is a hairdresser. She enjoys doing her friends and families’ hair and has turned this into a business, making wigs and extensions for her clients.
Creative Projects Officer
Leanne joined The Legacy List in April 2014 and has taken on the day to day management of our projects, brainstorming and helping to set up new ones, and working closely with other members of the team to tie together information for marketing and fundraising campaigns.
She joined The Legacy List after working in the Arts and Culture team at the LLDC, and previously worked at Spitalfields Music and Hidden Art after completing an MA in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths.
Her favourite place in the Park is Carpenter’s Lock, the reflection of the water in the mirrors beneath the bridge overhead and the sudden quietness when you walk down the stairs to get there (and the opportunity for it to be used as an amphitheatre to put on performances!)
In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, attending as many gigs and concerts as possible, and planning backpacking trips that may or may not actually ever happen.