Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport, has announced the appointment of Rod Carr and Chris Holmes as independent members of the Board of UK Sport.
Carr is the Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association, whilst Holmes is Britain's most successful Paralympic swimmer. Both will bring significant experience to the board, specifically their expertise in the Olympic and Paralympic sectors.
Rod Carr OBE is the Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Performance and has extensive experience of performance management at Olympic level, having been doing so since 1984 and achieving particular success at the Sydney and Athens Games. Rod was awarded the OBE this year for services to sailing, and also received the National Coaching Foundation's Geoffrey Dyson award in 2000.
Chris Holmes MBE has nine Paralympic golds to his name and was a member of the National Swim Team 1985-2001, captaining it for five years. He has served as a Commissioner for the Disability Rights Commission and was also an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Bid. Chris, a lawyer, was awarded the MBE in 1992 for services to sport.
Their terms of appointment will run for three years as of today.