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The ECB’s ACCESS Group is chaired by the former Chief Constable of Dorset, Jane Stichbury, and comprises of individuals with specialist expertise in sports law, policing, education and security.

The ACCESS Group’s role is to support, advise and direct the ECB’s anti-corruption operational executive, Chris Watts (who was previously with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and is a former senior Detective in the Metropolitan Police Service), in his investigations pursuant to the ECB Anti-Corruption Code.

It will also advise on anti-corruption policy and related security issues, as well as working closely with the PCA on training and education matters and collaborating with other sports governing bodies to share best practice on anti-corruption.

It has a dedicated confidential hotline and email address which is overseen by Chris Watts.

Contact details

Confidential direct line: 0845 265 8000
Secure email address:

Chris Watts contact details

Tel: 0207 4321203
Mob: 07969 863389


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