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New board member appointed

Natalie Daniels will help to set our direction over her three-year term.

7th August 2023

A new member has been appointed to our Board by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Natalie Daniels joins our Board today on a three-year term, joining the team who are responsible for:

  • setting and agreeing strategy and policy
  • overseeing the development and implementation of major projects
  • approving all grant awards which exceed £2 million
  • approving Sport England’s Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • overseeing performance management.

And our chair, Chris Boardman, is looking forward to working with Natalie as we look to build on the work already done to deliver on our Uniting the Movement strategy.

“I’m delighted to welcome Natalie to Sport England,” he said.

“She brings a wealth of experience to our Board having dedicated her career to building sustainable and inclusive communities.

“She will play an important role as we continue to deliver on the ambitions set out in our Uniting the Movement strategy.

“Natalie has been involved in sport all her life and I know she shares our ambition that everyone in England should be able to enjoy the benefits of being physically active.”

  • Natalie Daniels

    Natalie has been committed to building sustainable and inclusive communities throughout her career.

    As an urbanist, she has worked in the UK, the USA, Africa and Asia delivering a variety of major programmes, and has won multiple awards for this work.

    Currently a senior public servant in regional government, Natalie is proud to lead a team committed to improving the lives of Londoners through housing delivery, specialist and supported housing services, and housing policy.

    An experienced board member, she has had the privilege of serving charities working across housing, homelessness and international development.

    The leadership, energy and collaborative spirit Natalie brings to all her work she believes was built through her sporting escapades.

    She had the pleasure of playing – and coaching – football, rugby league and rugby union to respectable levels.

    As well as having the scars to show for her sporting experience, it has also given her a deep understanding of the immense benefits of exercise to individuals and communities.

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