UK Sport's Board meets every two months to provide strategic direction to the organisation, as well as considering and making decisions on those recommendations put forward by UK Sport's various panels.

UK Sport Board members are appointed for a fixed term of three years and may be reappointed thereafter as determined by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The four Chairmen of the Home Country Sports Councils automatically sit on UK Sport's Board.

UK Sport Panels, each chaired by a Board member, include other individuals of relevant expertise and experience who advise and make recommendations as appropriate.

Board meeting dates for 2019

7 February

28 March

16 May

27 June

25 September

4 December

Board documents

Royal Charter


UK Sport Management Agreement

UK Sport Board Terms of Reference

UK Sport Board Declarations of Interest

Example Appointment Agreement: Board Member

Diversity Action Plan

Governance Action Plan

Board minutes

Board members

  • Dame Katherine Grainger is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete

  • Lis Astall

    Senior Independent Board Member

    Lis was formerly the UK Managing Director of public and private sector work at Accenture

  • Annie Panter

    Board Member

    Annie is a former athlete who competed in the Beijing and London Olympic Games winning a bronze medal in 2012 with the GB women’s hockey team.

  • Sally Bolton OBE

    Board Member

    Sally is Strategic Planning & Operations Director at the All England Lawn Tennis Club

  • Mel Young MBE

    Board Member

    Mel Young MBE is the President and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup, an organisation established to use sport as a mechanism to create change.

  • Nick Bitel

    Board Member

    Nick has been the Chief Executive of the London Marathon since 1995.

  • Sarah Springman

    Board Member

    Professor Sarah Springman was Vice President of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) from 1992-1996 and 2008-2016 and President and Chair of British Triathlon from 2007 -2012.

  • Nicky Roche

    Board Member

    Nicky Roche is Director of Strategy for Sporting Assets, a social enterprise which works with communities to use sport for wider social benefit such as employment, health and education.

  • John Dowson

    Board Member

    John Dowson is a board member of the UK Boccia Federation which he joined in 2013 and has chaired since 2014.

  • Martyn Worsley

    Board Member

    Martyn Worsley is currently Tate & Lyle's Vice President for Global Talent and Organisational Development.

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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland