An experienced Board Member and Chairman in the private, public and academic sectors. Steven is currently the part time Chief Executive at Warrington Borough Council. He was also the Council Chief Executive from 1997 to 2003. Steven holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Education at Liverpool Hope University. In May 2011 he gave his inaugural professorial lecture “Making Britain enterprising, entrepreneurial, forward wealth creating again – restoring faith to the centre stage”. In 2007 the University of Chester named their new library the ‘Broomhead Library’. From 2003 to 2011 he was Chief Executive of the North West Development Agency. Steven has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Warrington Wolves Rugby Super League Football Club since 2009 and a Board Member since 2002. He is also a trustee of the National Football Museum and Chairman of the Trustees of St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Recycling Lives a charity based in Lancashire. He is also the Founding Chairman of “State of Mind”. Prior to working in local government Steven has been principal of 2 colleges (Durham and Warrington) and has been a Board Member of 3 Universities.
Roger Draper is Chief Executive of Warrington Wolves. He is one of the new breed of sports leaders who are applying direct experience of competing as an athlete and first rate business skills and experience to achieve radical improvement in the way sport is run.
Over the past 20 years he has been involved in all aspects of the transformation of British sport, putting in place practical and widely acclaimed strategies, modernising organisations, engineering the joining up of all aspects of sport and securing new commercial backing. He is now leading a more informed approach to sports business management ensuring that Warrington Wolves are one of the leading Rugby League Clubs in the world.
He has wide experience in the business of sport, this has included 4 years as Chief Executive at Sport England, leading a major review and reorganisation of the 500m spent on sport in the UK, involvement in the London 2012 bid and he was Accounting Officer for the completion of the Wembley National Stadium project. He then spent 7 years as CEO of the Lawn Tennis Association where he completed a ground breaking £25m commercial partner deal with Aegon and grew the turnover of the business by 45% to £65m. He left the LTA in September 2013, two months after Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77 year wait for a male champion. He became Chief Executive of Warrington Wolves in March 2015.
Stuart Middleton is the Creative Director and shareholder of Card Factory Plc, the 800+ store nationwide retailer of Cards & Gifts.
He joined the Card Factory operational board in 2005 following the merger of Excelsior Graphics Ltd, the business that he founded in 1996.
Card Factory successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2014 and is now a FTSE 250 listed company.
Warrington born and bred, Stuart is a life-long fan of Warrington Wolves and joined the board in 2015 in the role of Non- Executive Director.
Mike was asked to join the board by Simon Moran in September 2014 following the departure of Bill Holroyd.
Currently Mike holds various positions at the club, he's a trustee for the Wolves foundation, on the board of Youth development and in his spare time he works at Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd.
Mike is passionate and enthusiastic about helping to develop the future of rugby league in Warrington and working closely with all our community clubs.
In business he has over 30 years experience in the Steel industry and in 2006 he was honoured with the Warrington Business Man of the year award.
He is married with two adult children, he has a group of close friends that he's known since a teenager from his football days at Greenalls.
Since Mike's appointment the Wolves haven't won anything, haven't made the play off's and like his friends say "well Lomax you've really made a difference"
Outside the Wolves he's active in other sports and supports various charities.
On a weekend if he's not watching the rugby or Liverpool he always finds time to walk his two chocolate Labradors (Rolo and Harvey) and occasionally see's his family.
Norman, a Scottish Chartered Accountant,is a Non-executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee
has oversight of the Clubs financial operations.
Norman was the Clubs first Chairman in the 1998-2000 period and coordinated and managed the financial reconsolidation
of the Club leading to the new stadium opening in 2004.
Previously Norman was a senior executive with the international firm of accountants,Ernst & Young and was Director of
Financial Operations of The Greenalls Group,then the Clubs principal sponsor.
Lance James is one of the Warrington Wolves Board of Directors and a much loved Shareholder of Warrington Wolves. Outside of his Wolves duties, Lance is the Managing director of JLJ Group which has been successfully trading for over 30 years in all aspects of Engineering. From Design, Construction to Installations throughout UK, Europe and Sub-African countries his projects include various builds stretching over North East to South East Corners. Closer to home you may recognise the superb infrastructure that is Warrington Campus Gym, Training Hall and 3G pitch at Cheshire Uni, Padgate.
As head of the Youth Development he is a committed and a firm believer in the development of local talent.
Over the years Lance has been a key supporter of Warrington Wolves and is always found spreading the word of our great club. From providing rugby kit and training shirts (kindly donated by Warrington Foundation) to a schools in Ethiopia, he has also sponsored one of JLJ Engineers to compete in the Formula One Power Boat Race in Abu Dhabi who proudly wore both the JLJ Group branding and the Warrington Wolves crest!
Lance and his family have been loyal Warrington wolves’ fans, and will continue the tradition for generations to come.