UK Sport and Sport England: Membership

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2001.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who appoints the members of UK Sport and Sport England; who are the present members; with which sports each of them have previously been associated; and when do their current appointments expire.

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Appointments to both UK Sport and Sport England are made by the Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, following procedures which meet the standards and principles laid down by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Information on the present members of UK Sport and Sport England and dates their current appointments expire, together with details of those sports they have previously been associated with are shown in the following table:

UK Sport
Present Members Appointment Expiry Previous Sporting Associations
Sir Rodney Walker-- Chair 18 September 2003 Chairman of Leicester City plc, Chair of Donnington Estates, former non-Executive Chair of Brands Hatch Leisure plc, former Chair of Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Football Club, former Chair of the organising Committee for 2002 Commonwealth Games
Tanni Grey- Thompson OBE 22 November 2001 Paralympic athlete
Zahara Hyde Peters 22 November 2001 Former international athlete
Diana King OBE 22 November 2001 Glider pilot, Former Chief Executive of the English Ski Council
Adrian Metcalfe OBE 22 November 2001 Former Olympic athlete, Head of Sport at Channel 4 and Eurosport
Professor Myra Nimmo 22 November 2001 Former international athlete
Gavin Stewart 22 November 2001 Former international rower
Gareth Davies 31 March 2002 Former international Rugby Union player, Head of Sport for BBC Wales
Trevor Brooking CBE 11 April 2002 Former professional footballer
Alistair Dempster 30 June 2002 General sports enthusiast--tennis and golf
Craig Reedie CBE-- Deputy Chair 18 September 2002 Chairman of the British Olympic Association, Former Chair and President of International Badminton Federation
Professor Sarah Springman OBE 18 September 2002 Former international squash player, triathlete, rower. University representation at swimming, tennis, lacrosse, athletics
Judy Simpson 5 February 2003 Former international heptathlete
Des Wilson 12 March 2003 General sports enthusiast--golf, cricket, rugby union, squash and long distance/cross country running
Professor Eric Saunders 31 March 2003 Qualified PE teacher, General sports enthusiast--rugby union, squash, cricket
Sport England
Present Members Appointment Expiry Previous Sporting Associations
Trevor Brooking CBE--Chair 11 October 2002 Former professional footballer
Des Wilson--Senior Vice Chair 11 April 2002 General sports enthusiast--golf, cricket, rugby union, squash and long distance/cross country running
Tessa Sanderson OBE--Vice Chair 22 December 2001 Former Olympic javelin champion
Julia Bracewell OBE 18 September 2001 Former Olympic fencer
Tim Marshall MBE 18 September 2001 Mountaineering, disability sport
Geoff Thompson MBE 18 September 2001 Former karate world champion
Brigid Simmonds 22 December 2001 Chief Executive of Business in Sport and Leisure
David Oxley OBE 18 September 2002 Former Chief Executive of Rugby Football League
Brendan Barber 24 October 2002 General sports enthusiast
Lucinda Green MBE 24 October 2002 Former Olympic equestrian
Sir Robin Knox- Johnston 24 October 2002 Former yachtsman
Patrick Collins 24 October 2002 Journalist who has written on a wide variety of sports
David Ross 24 October 2002 Sports sponsorship
David Geldart 24 October 2002 Physical education teacher
Roger Bottomley 24 October 2002 Sports facility management, especially tennis
Irene Lucas 24 October 2002 Involved in various sports through local authority
Andy Worthington 24 October 2002 Former professional footballer
Garth Crooks OBE 12 January 2004 Former professional footballer
Carol Gustafson 12 January 2004 Youth sport

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