Martin Announced As New sportscotland Chair

May 23, 2008

Louise Martin CBE was announced today by the Scottish Government as the new Chair of sportscotland.

Louise, who is an existing sportscotland Board Member said: “I have enjoyed a long association with sportscotland both as a Board Member and in my capacity as Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and believe the organisation has a significant role to play in driving Scottish sport forwards.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to take up the position of Chair at this crucial time for the organisation, as it prepares to relocate to Glasgow and at the same time, ensuring it is well placed to lead the delivery of a sporting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”

Welcoming the appointment, Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland said: “We are delighted to welcome Louise on board as our new Chair, and we look forward to working with her over the coming months and years.
“Her track record speaks for itself and I am sure her wealth of sporting experience at both national and international level will be of immense benefit to our organisation at this important juncture for Scottish sport.”

Louise retains her position as Past Chair on the Board of Commonwealth Games Scotland and will continue in her role as Honorary Secretary with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

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