Baroness Grey-Thompson officially began as Sport Wales Chair on 4 July and now becomes a member on the UK Sport Board.
With 16 Paralympic medals, Tanni is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympians. She won bronze at her first Paralympic Games in Seoul 1988, followed by four golds in Barcelona, where Tanni became the first women to break the 60 second barrier for 400m. Since finishing her racing career, Tanni Grey-Thompson has accumulated a wealth of experience in areas of politics, motivational speaking, and became a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords in 2010.
Tanni currently serves as Board Member for several other sporting and non-sporting organisations, this includes London Legacy Development Corporation and previously the London Marathon, Transport for London, and the London 2017 Organising Committee. Each have offered Tanni a unique and well-rounded stance on society, which will contribute to driving positive change going forward.
UK Sport Chair Dame Katherine Grainger said: “I am delighted to welcome Tanni to our Board here at UK Sport. My congratulations go towards her well-deserved appointment to Chair of Sport Wales. She has had an exceptional career as a Paralympian, which is something that will only enrich our pool of experience as an organisation, where we strive to enhance the platform for all members of the high-performance sport community.”
Tanni Grey-Thompson said: “I am very much looking to forward to starting my appointment at Sport Wales and the involvement that this will lead to with UK Sport’s Board. I hope that my background and experience can provide a fresh perspective to the high-sport performance community in the best way possible.”