management team

The management team is responsible to the Board. It develops the strategy and plans for the organisation for approval by the Board, and is accountable for all aspects of execution.

The Team

Leigh Bruce – Executive Chairman

Hilary Lissenden – Chief Executive Officer
Hilary is a founding director of LCB and its current CEO. She is also a director on the Board of England Boxing  – the sport’s national governing body – and an England Major Panel boxing referee and judge. Hilary is a published author (sports and poetry) and has worked as a commissioning editor, copywriter and literary agent.

Ricardo Williams – Gym Manager and Head of Coaching
Ricardo has achieved his current position as LCB Head Coach through hard graft, passion and determination. He gained an Open College education whilst contributing to the community as a youth worker, teaching assistant and boxing instructor, before becoming an England Boxing Level 2 and London ABA Talent Pathway Coach. Ricardo’s commitment to personal development makes him an inspiring role model, ideally placed to communicate and represent the social as well as the physical benefits of boxing to those at risk of exclusion/marginalisation, and encouraging active participation in the sport at all levels.

Chris McKenzie – Assistant Gym Manager

Our Coaching team

LCB’s coaching team delivers all our activities, from boxing fitness classes and outreach into schools, community centres, youth clubs and other venues, to classes and personal training sessions, as well as coaching our competitive amateur boxing squads.

Our team is led by Gym Manager and Head of Coaching, Ricardo Williams. Ricardo sets the standards for and supervises all coaching activities in the gym, in outreach activities, and in competitive boxing, ensuring consistency and high quality wherever we deliver. He also supervises and approves all personal training in our community facility. In addition, Ricardo is Head Coach of LCB’s Amateur Boxing Club (link to be added on live server).

All our coaches have England boxing qualifications and are cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service, enabling them to work with participants in any Health & Safety cleared venue in the UK. The 13-strong coaching team includes four Level 2 and three level 1 England Boxing qualified coaches. All others have at least one accredited BOX or Boxing Tutor qualification.

Click here to learn more about our gym coaches, including personal trainers

Click here to learn about our outreach coaches

Click here to learn more about our amateur boxing club coaches