November 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Zoë Collins – Chief Content Officer for the Jamie Oliver Group – as the new Chair of Trustees for the UK’s leading women’s sport charity.

Zoë is responsible for setting the creative direction and delivery of all TV and digital content for the Jamie Oliver brand. She is has worked as a communications professional in both a corporate and social change environment and is passionate about sport and healthy, active lifestyles, having built her career around the promotion of healthy eating over the last 15 years.

Having made great strides to drive women and girls’ increased participation in sport, and to have achieved the 30% target for women on boards enshrined in the Code for Sport Governance, it is now time for Women in Sport to look to the future.

Ruth Holdaway, CEO of Women in Sport, said:

“There is still much to be done before we can say that the gender gap in sport is finally closed, and that every woman and girl in the UK feels empowered by the benefits of an active lifestyle. Zoë brings a wealth of influencing and social change campaigning experience to the charity, and is extremely well placed to lead our work to drive this important agenda forward. We can’t wait to start working with her.”

Zoë Collins said:

“I am delighted to become Chair of the Board of Trustees for Women in Sport. The charity has a pivotal role to play in empowering women and girls to regularly participate in sport and reap all the benefits it offers, as well as educating and supporting the sport sector itself as to the benefits of diversity. Building on my experience of working with Jamie on food and nutrition campaigns, I am excited to now be taking those same principles and values into other areas and to be leading such an influential and important charity.”

This appointment follows Sally Hancock’s decision earlier in the year to stand down from the role at the end of her four-year term this month.

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