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Meet the Partnerships & Programmes team

Meet the team who are helping to inspire a new generation of players.


Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Partnerships & Programmes Director

Mark leads the partnerships and programmes team and is charged with identifying new ways to get people involved in playing squash. His aim is to transform squash into a vibrant, sustainable and growing sport.

With eleven years’ experience in squash, he has a good understanding of the sport, the wider landscape and what squash needs to do to thrive. Away from work, Mark enjoys running, playing hockey and spending time with his family.


Get in touch with Mark: mark.williams@englandsquash.com

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Linda works with our key partners including County Associations and the County Association Network (CAN), and the wider squash community to promote and drive the key initiatives of England Squash forward. Her aim is to support the squash network to develop a sustainable and growing sport by improving communication and sharing good practice.

Having been involved in squash since she was 16, from being a player to a coach and a squash mum, Linda has a great drive and passion to see the sport develop to its full potential. She brings not only her sports expertise to the role but also her business networking and marketing background. When not spending time with her family, Linda enjoys running half marathons, horse riding and is often found creating various dishes in the kitchen.

Get in touch with Linda: linda.taylor@englandsquash.com

Chris Peach

Chris Peach

National Education & Pathways Manager

Chris promotes squash development and delivery at schools across the country, driving up the numbers of young players. Chris previously worked in local authorities as a sports development officer, seeing first hand how national sports programmes were implemented at a local level.

He has run the Barcelona, London and Paris marathons, and is a keen Tottenham supporter.


Get in touch with Chris: chris.peach@englandsquash.com

Joanna Rowbottom

Joanna Rowbottom

Partnerships and Communities Manager

Jo works with key partners including clubs, county associations and leisure providers to help keep current squash players active and attract new players to the game. She works on initiatives including Squash Girls Can and Squash 101 as well as developing toolkits and resources for clubs.

With a passion for sport from a young age, Jo has worked in various sporting settings including school sport, national governing bodies and the National Trust. Outside of work, Jo loves to travel and enjoys getting outdoors, hiking, cycling and snowboarding, and basically trying anything new.

Get in touch with Jo: joanna.rowbottom@englandsquash.com

Andrew Pilling

Andrew Pilling

Project Support Officer

Andrew provides administration for a number of squash events and tournaments including the inter-counties. He also oversees the England Squash Foundation and provides support to facilities.

Graduating from Liverpool Hope University with a degree in sports development and law, Andrew's worked as a PE teacher in schools across the North West as well as volunteering in South Africa. He lived in the United States for three years where he worked as a Head Football Coach and Events Co-ordinator at the FC USA Texas Academy and a number of high schools.

In his spare time, Andrew coaches junior football and enjoys playing sport, travelling and cooking.

Get in touch with Andrew: andrew.pilling@englandsquash.com