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Sally Hancock to step down as Chair of Board of Women In Sport

Sally Hancock, the Chair of Trustees at Women in Sport, has announced her intention to step down from the role at the end of her four-year term in November 2017.


Ruth Holdaway, CEO of Women in Sport, said:

“Working with Sally has been a huge privilege as well as being great fun. The charity has benefitted enormously from her expertise and networks. Sally joined the charity in 2013, not long after me, and together we relaunched it under the new name and brand of Women in Sport in 2014. Since then, Sally has overseen a period of rapid expansion and many successes. This includes our successful lobbying for a minimum gender diversity target for sports Governing Boards, which has now been adopted in the new ‘Code of Sport Governance’. Needless to say, we are hugely grateful to Sally, she will be missed and we wish her well for the future.”

Sally said:

“It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to chair Women in Sport over the last four years. We’ve witnessed real progress in the sector, with a greater recognition of the rights of girls and women to take part in, be visible in and work in sport, and I’m really proud that Women in Sport has played a significant role in this. There’s still much to be done before we can say that the gender gap in sport is finally closed, and I’m pleased that Women in Sport is very well placed to continue to lead, campaign, and drive this important agenda forward. I’ll continue to be an active and avid supporter, and wish Ruth and the team all the very best for the future.”

Recruitment for a new Chair has started with further details available here