UK Sport's Board meets six times per year 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.

Upcoming Board meeting dates 

25 June 2020

22 September 2020

16 December 2020

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

  • Chris Pilling

    Board Member

    Chris was most recently the Chair of Yorkshire 2019, the body responsible for delivering the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in Yorkshire

  • Ismail Amla

    Board Member

    Ismail Amla is also the current Chief Growth Officer at Capita

  • John Dowson

    Board Member

    John Dowson is former Chair of the UK Boccia Federation and an experienced finance professional

  • 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 & education

  • Martyn Worsley

    Board Member

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sally Bolton OBE

    Board Member

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

  • Nick Bitel

    Board Member

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

Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
  • BAES logo
  • BUPA
  • IHG logo
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland