Our Chief Executive, Monica Shafaq has been appointed Non-Executive Director at the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Joining the board alongside Monica are Lizzie Noel and Caroline White, ensuring that the Alliance board is balanced, inclusive and highly skilled, while reflecting the diversity.

The recruitment process used to appoint Monica, Lizzie and Caroline follows the approach set out in the Alliance’s new governance framework, The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation, which supports all board members in achieving the highest standards of good governance.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance provide advice, support and guidance to their members and the sector which represent traditional governing bodies of games and sport, county sports partnerships, outdoor recreation, water pursuits, and movement and dance exercise. As the voice of the sector, they work with Government, policy makers and the media to make sure grassroots sport and recreation grows and thrives.

Monica was appointed to the board due to her in-depth knowledge regarding mental health and wellbeing as well as her provision and good governance.

Monica was thrilled to be selected as part of the board and is hopeful she can help the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

She said “I’m delighted to have been appointed to the board of the Sport and Recreation Alliance

“I’m particularly looking forward to helping the Alliance demonstrate the immense value sport and recreation can deliver across a range of areas, particularly building greater social cohesion in our local communities and highlighting the significant benefits that being active has on positive emotional and mental wellbeing.”

Chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Andrew Moss is pleased about bringing in the new board members.

He said: “I’m very excited to welcome Monica, Lizzie and Caroline to our board.

“The three of them bring a wealth of diverse experience, complement the existing skills we have on the board and will undoubtedly bring fresh perspectives, insights and energy to the table.”

Chief Executive of the Alliance, Emma Boggis added: “Monica, Lizzie and Caroline join the Alliance at an important and exciting time for our organisation given the recent publication of our new strategy, The Heart of an Active Nation.

“They bring expertise and experience from the worlds of education, social care, youth development and governance, all of which complement the future focus of our organisation.”