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Culture Secretary reappoints five Board Members of Sport England

Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, has reappointed Debbie Jevans CBE, Charles Reed, Ian Drake, Kate Bosomworth and David Goldstone as Board Members of Sport England for second terms.

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DEBBIE JEVANS CBE

Debbie Jevans has spent her entire career in sport. She was a professional tennis player who represented Great Britain at junior and senior levels competing in all four Grand Slams. Following work as a consultant she served as General Secretary of the International Tennis Federation for 12 years, was the first woman to be appointed as Director of Sport for an Olympic and Paralympic Games when she took on this role in London and was then Chief Executive at England 2015, the company that delivered the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Having served on a number of IOC Committees she is currently a Director at Football League and a trustee of the Invictus Games Foundation. Debbie has been reappointed for a further three years, with her second term starting on 28 October 2016 and ending on 27 October 2019.

CHARLES REED

Former Director of Group Communications and Customer Service at Nationwide, Charles Reed ended a successful career in financial services in 2008. In 2010 he joined the board of English Federation of Disability Sports (EFDS), becoming Chair in 2011. He is also a Trustee of the London Marathon Charitable Trust; and Chair of the Advisory Board for Cirencester College’s Sports Career Academy which helps develop students who are seeking careers in the sports sector. Charles has been reappointed for a further two years, with his second term starting on 28 October 2016 and ending on 27 October 2018.

IAN DRAKE

Ian Drake joined British Cycling in 1997, becoming Chief Executive in 2008. Under his leadership, he has overseen unprecedented growth in cycling at all levels, with the British elite cycling teams dominating internationally and record numbers of people getting on their bikes regularly. He has also developed partnerships with commercial and public sector organisations alike. Ian has been reappointed for a further two years, with his second term starting on 28 October 2016 and ending on 27 October 2018.

KATE BOSOMWORTH

Kate Bosomworth is a communications professional with a 20year career specialising in sport, fitness and well-being. Kate is Managing Director for Speed Communications and is also is a trustee for Disability Sports Coach, a charity which provides sporting opportunities to disabled people. Kate has been reappointed for a further three years, with her second term starting on 28 October 2016 and ending on 27 October 2019.

DAVID GOLDSTONE

David Goldstone’s is Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, the Mayoral body responsible for delivering the regeneration promise of the 2012 Games bid, to transform the area in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. His previous career has involved operating as a senior financial and corporate leader and successfully delivering major public and private investment programmes. He was the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Finance Director for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games for the five years up to 2012. David has been reappointed for a further three years, with his second term starting on 28 October 2016 and ending on 27 October 2019.

Published 6 January 2016