Appointment of new Trustees
I am delighted to inform you that two new independent Directors have been appointed to the Board.
Leanne Woods is a barrister specialising in professional regulation, human rights, public and administrative law and healthcare law. She also provides advice on governance and disciplinary issues, including within sport. Her expertise will be invaluable in helping us ensure we are fully compliant with all aspects of running an NGB. Away from work Leanne is a keen athlete. A former junior international athlete, she enjoys running, skiing hockey and netball.
Richard Spencer is Head of Individuals Fundraising for the RSPB a role he has held for 10 years. During that time he has grown net income by 50% to £66m which represents 80% of RSPB net income. His expertise at raising donations from major donors, corporate donations and partnerships, legacies and individual giving will be of enormous benefit to us. Increasing funding from a range of sources in addition to Sport England and UK Sport is key to our continued success and growth plans
I am delighted that we have attracted such high calibre people to our Board and am sure you will join me in welcoming them to Goalball.