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5 new members have been appointed to Sport Wales’ board by the Welsh Government.

First published:
21 August 2019
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

They are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds to both elite and grassroots sport in Wales.

Candidates were sought who:

  • promote the benefits of sport and physical activity and the positive benefits they have for Wales’ diverse society, in line with Sport Wales’ vision as a main deliverer of Government policy on sport
  • are able to challenge Sport Wales to ensure it meets its aims, objectives and performance targets
  • act in a way that promotes high standards in areas including protection of public finance
  • have an appreciation or understanding of the importance of corporate responsibility and risk management to ensure that Sport Wales’ activities are conducted effectively and efficiently;

Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:

“Organisations are at their best when there is a diversity of culture, thinking and perspective. I’m very pleased to see such a diverse field, all of whom have a wealth of experience. Diversity and inclusion on boards is so important to the business agenda.”

Chair of Sport Wales, Lawrence Conway, said:

“I’m delighted that the minister has appointed 5 new board members to join the Sport Wales Board in September. They bring a wealth of experience with them from a range of sectors. Most importantly, they are all passionate about bringing that experience to the table as we work to embed our new strategy across the organisation.”

Sport Wales board member appointments 2019
  • Rajma Begum
  • Dafydd Trystan Davies
  • Hannah Murphy
  • Delyth Evans
  • Nicola Mead-Batten