Four new members have been appointed to our Board by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Mel Bound, Michelle Cracknell, Jason Fergus and Helene Raynsford have been appointed as Board members for terms of three years, running until 31 December 2025.
Their remit as Board members will include:
- 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.
Chris Boardman, our chair, said he was looking forward to working with the new Board members as we continue to deliver on our Uniting the Movement strategy.
“I’m delighted to welcome Mel, Michelle, Jason and Helene to Sport England,” he said.
“Whilst all different, they are collectively a powerful group of people who will bring an impressive range of skills and experience to the Board. Together with our existing members, they will play a crucial role in helping us to continue to deliver on the ambitious goals set out in our Uniting the Movement strategy.
“They share our ambition to ensure the benefits of being active are available to everyone in England regardless of their background and will greatly help us in our ongoing work to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.”
The appointments, which started on 1 January, replace Andy Long, Karen Pickering, Ian Cumming, Natalie Ceeney and Chris Grant, who stepped down at the end of their terms last year.
“I’d like to thank them all for their hard work and dedication to Sport England throughout their terms,” added Chris. “They’ve all made a huge contribution to the organisation and we wish them all the best for their future endeavours.”