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EIS welcomes two new board members

James Platt | 18 October 2019

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is pleased to announce two new appointments to the organisation’s board.

Andy Parkinson will replace Sally Munday, who has been appointed as Chief Executive of UK Sport, while Emma Boggis joins as a new Non-Executive Director.

Andy is CEO of British Rowing, having previously been the first Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD). Andy has worked in sport for over 20 years, holding a number of positions in national and international sporting organisations, including Medical & Scientific Director of the International Paralympic Committee Taskforce.

Emma was formerly Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) having joined the organisation from the Cabinet Office, where she was Head of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit. Emma has also held roles as the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Deputy Head of Mission in the British Embassy in Madrid.

EIS Chair John Steele said:

“I’m excited to welcome Andy and Emma to the board, both of whom bring a wealth of experience from the world of sport which will be vital as we set the future direction of the EIS.

“As we approach a games year, this is a unique moment to be joining the organisation and I’m sure that Andy and Emma will relish the opportunity to shape the way we continue providing world class support to the sports we work with.

“I would also like to thank Sally for her valuable contribution as she moves onto her new challenge of leading UK Sport.”

Andy Parkinson said:

“I am delighted to be appointed as a board member of the EIS, having been a supporter of the organisation for many years and, since being at British Rowing, seen first-hand the value their staff bring to the performance environment.

“I am looking forward to working with John and the rest of the board, and contributing to the long term strategy of the EIS so that it can continue to best support our athletes and sports.”

Emma Boggis said:

“I am delighted to be joining the EIS board. In the run up to Tokyo 2020 and Birmingham 2022, we have great opportunities for our athletes across a myriad of different sports and disciplines to showcase their talents, but ensuring that the team behind the team is strong and effective is critical to their success.

“I look forward to drawing on my executive and non-executive experience from the sports sector and beyond to ensure that our people and services are also medal winning.”

For more information on the new board members, see the EIS board profiles