Cerebral Palsy Sport have recently recruited new Trustees to the Board.
Cerebral Palsy is governed by a Board of Trustees. These volunteers play a vital role in the charity. The Trustee Board is collectively responsible for establishing the essential purposes of Cerebral Palsy Sport and are also responsible for safe-guarding its ethos and values.
The Board has a number of roles and responsibilities including working with the Senior Management Team to develop long-term strategy, creating policies to govern organisational activity and personnel policies and making sure the Memorandum and Articles of Association are followed.
Cerebral Palsy Sport are extremely pleased to introduce the following members to the Board:
Ken has worked in disability sport for a large part of his working life, both as a volunteer with a number of National Disability Sports Organisations and also, more recently, in a professional capacity with National Governing Bodies of Sport. Amongst these he has worked for British Athletics and the England and Wales Cricket Board in helping to develop their disability programmes and also for the British Paralympic Association.
Leon was a Goalkeeper with the England Cerebral Palsy Football Team from 2003-2011 and competed in international tournaments across Europe and the rest of the world. Leon has long played an important role in supporting the charity as an ambassador and said;
“As a disabled person I am passionate about everyone being treated fairly and not being discriminated for being “different”. Difference is an important aspect of society and I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to realise their potential. For that reason I am delighted to join the Board of CP Sport.”
Paul’s stepdaughter Rebecca is 26 and has cerebral palsy. Rebecca has shown her family that, although sport is a step too far for her, using any means to deliver someone’s true potential is very rewarding for everyone but especially for Rebecca. Paul is a qualified CIMA accountant, an experienced technology transformation consultant whilst working for organisations such as PwC.
Paul retired as the Financial Director and Company Secretary of Glenstone Property Plc in September 2016, following 40 years in both the professional and corporate sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with experience in financial management and reporting, corporate governance and auditing. Paul said;
“My decision to retire from full-time employment was based on a long-term desire to work within sport. I am delighted to have to have the opportunity of combining my skills and passion to promote the excellent work carried out by Cerebral Palsy Sport.”
For the full list of Board members please click here