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Culture Secretary reappoints Members of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has reappointed Peter Rowley and Derek Wilson as Board Members of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority.


Both Peter Rowley and Derek Wilson have been reappointed as Board Members of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority for one and two years until 12 July 2017 and 12 July 2018 respectively.

Derek Wilson is a practising architect. He runs his own practice, Wilson Owens Owens. He was a Principal of HOK Sport until 2006, and was previously a Director of Lobb Sports Architecture. He has specialised in stadium design and sports event masterplanning (including London’s Olympic Park) for over 20 years. He was Head of Design and Overlay for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Peter Rowley retired as a director and Chief Executive of Darlington Building Society in 2009. Since then Peter has developed a portfolio of interests in sport administration. He is a board member of Sport England and chairs the Audit Risk and Governance Committee thereof, chairman of SkillsActive UK, chairman of British Weightlifting (the national governing body of the sport), a director of Coachwise, the commercial trading subsidiary of sports coach UK and a trustee of Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.

Published 13 November 2015