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New Governance Director Appointed to the NISA Board

NISA is pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Worsfold to the Board as the new Governance Director. The new role is responsible for supporting the continuous improvement in the governance which is required by UK Sport and the Governments new Sports Governance Code expected in the Autumn.


The appointment is made following UK Sports decision to NISA increase funding towards the World Class Figure Skating programme. The Award will be increased by up to £300, 000 to £1,215,881 (over a four year period) to support Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland, who are confirmed as Podium level athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The increase is awarded on the basis that NISA continues its Governance reform, which is also a fundamental requirement for the return of the Short Track Speed Programme to NISA, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang.


The appointment has been made in accordance with the Associations Articles of Association, from a pool of candidates. Maggie has a wealth of experience in employee and corporate governance, having worked in senior positions within the Scottish NHS. This includes managing significant change in large, complex organisations and developing communications strategy working with key stakeholders such as the Scottish Government, European Health Care Committee and counterparts in the Home Nations.


Jackie Sheldon, NISA CEO said “I welcome the Board’s decision to appoint Maggie who, as a former Board Director has worked with UK Sport and has a good understanding of their governance framework. Governance reform is part of NISA’s new ‘Time for Change’ campaign aimed to modernise the organisation and create more value for its’ members. Good Governance provides an opportunity to embed integrity, sustainability and diversity within the organisation, and I look forward to working closely with Maggie to drive this agenda forward”.