The Netball Players Association (NPA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Guest and Shona Silton as directors of the association as it embarks on the next phase of its growth and development.
Mary Guest, General Counsel and Interim HR Director at Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited. Mary heads the Legal and HR teams at LRS where she is responsible for legal compliance, corporate governance, and all people matters across Great Britain and Ireland. Mary has previously worked in private practice for both Clifford Chance and Linklaters, and she spent six years at The FA working across the commercial landscape including on The FA’s sponsorship and broadcast programmes, as well as the development of the women’s game. In particular, she was involved in the set-up of the WSL and the launch of Central Contracts for the Senior England Women’s team during her time there.
“The opportunity to work with the NPA will allow me to combine my professional knowledge and experience with my passion for sport and commitment to equality for women in elite sport. I can’t wait to get started!”. Mary Guest
Shona Silton, Director, Global Agency Facebook
Shona is responsible for driving education, advocacy, and strategic partnerships with holding companies and their global advertising agencies. She focusses on leading scalable opportunities that transform Facebook's partnerships with agencies.
In her spare time, Shona is a keen Netballer. She plays at a high level and coaches her local team having previously coached Back to Netball and teams in the US.
“I am looking forward to being able to use my extensive experience in the digital world to support and progress the NPA who are providing such an essential service to the elite netball players”. Shona Silton
“We are so pleased to have been able to recruit two such highly qualified and experienced individuals as Mary and Shona to be part of the NPA. Their respective legal and commercial experience across brands, sport, marketing, and social media will be invaluable in supporting the ambitions of the NPA, the only all- female players association in the UK. Their involvement will support our mission to be delivering the very best support and services to our members and representing their voices as netball in the UK moves into a professional era”. Liz Bloor, NPA Managing Director