Press releases 22nd January 2016

UKAD Welcomes Appointment of Three New Board Members

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Secretary of State has appointed three new members to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Board. In March 2016, Pippa Britton, Trevor Pearce CBE QPM and Sarah Winckless MBE will start a three year term as UKAD Non-Executive Directors. Philip Carling, Michael Brace CBE and Andy Sellers will retire from the UKAD Board in March, April and June respectively.

Pippa Britton is a double Paralympic archer having competed for Paralympics GB at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Pippa has broken three world records and has represented Great Britain at the last six World Archery Championships, gaining a medal at each one – three individual medals, two team golds and one team silver. Pippa is currently Chair for Disability Sport Wales, a member of the Elite Sport Sub-Group of Sport Wales and a member of the Para-Archery Committee at World Archery.

Trevor Pearce CBE QPM spent 40 years in law enforcement, retiring in 2015 from his post as the Director of Special Investigations of the National Crime Agency. During his extensive career, Trevor was Director General of both the National Crime Squad and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Trevor was recently appointed as a Commissioner for the Gambling Commission.

Sarah Winckless MBE is a former GB rower, who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and was world champion in both 2005 and 2006. Following her retirement from rowing in 2009, Sarah has chaired the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission for the last four years and was Team GB Chef de Mission at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. In 2013 Sarah was awarded the Sky Sports and Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration, and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 for services to Sport and Young People.

UKAD Chair David Kenworthy QPM DL said: “I am delighted to welcome Pippa, Trevor and Sarah to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Board. At a time when anti-doping is under the spotlight around the globe, I am confident that their wealth of experience and knowledge will be invaluable to UKAD as we drive the anti-doping agenda in the UK. The Board plays a pivotal role in maintaining a strong and robust governance structure and driving the strategic objectives of the organisation. Pippa, Trevor and Sarah will bring fresh perspectives on how we can grow and develop UKAD, ensuring that we continue to protect clean sport in the UK.”

• This media release was originally published by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) on 21 January 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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