Meet the team

Alison Davidson

Director of Sport

Prior to becoming Director of Sport in 2014, Alison had worked for a number of organisations within the leisure sector, extensively with the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) since 2002, becoming Regional Director in 2004 and then Divisional Business Manager of the South and West Region in April 2013.   Alison has been involved in managing national programmes of the NGB and overseeing strategic delivery across the south of the Country.

As Director of Sport Alison leads the University of Exeter Sport team, overseeing each department and working closely with the directors and assistant directors of each area.

Email: A.Davidson2@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723595

Jon Wills

Assistant Director of Sport

A qualified tennis and rugby coach, Jon has over 20 years experience of working in the leisure industry. A graduate from Loughborough University he joined the University of Exeter in 2000 and has since performed a number of roles.

As Assistant Director of Sport he is responsible for the management of all Sports Office programmes and services as well as supporting the Director in the advancement of long term strategy.

Email: j.wills@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 725118

Neil Sheppard

Assistant Director of Sport

Neil joined the Sports Office in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Sports and Leisure industry. He has worked as an Operations Director at a local authority sports centre in Dorset and acted as a Physical Training instructor for The Royal Artillery.

In his current role Neil oversees the management of a number of the university’s Exeter-based Sports facilities, including the Sports Park, St Luke’s Sports Centre and the Cornwall House Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Email: n.j.sheppard@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724447