After the recent sad passing of the British Blind Sport (BBS) Chair, Ken Nash, BBS has announced that Sallie Barker has stepped in as Interim Chair, assuming the role and responsibilities until the position is filled permanently.
Sallie, whose career in sports administration spanning 30 years, working for both Sport England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance, was voted into the position by the Board of Trustees on Monday 15th April. Sallie has a track record in working with volunteers, project management and good governance as well as partnership working. Sallie had been a Trustee of BBS since her retirement in 2016. For her services to sport, Sallie was made an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
‘I am delighted and honoured to become Interim Chair of BBS. The organisation does some fantastic work with, and for, visually impaired people and I look forward to continuing the great work Ken Nash had been leading. We are about to undertake a review of our governance and I hope the changes we make will ensure BBS is able to meet future challenges and continue to thrive and grow.’Sallie Barker, British Blind Sport Interim Chair
British Blind Sport look forward to working closely with the Board of Trustees, led by Sallie, continuing to steer the strategic direction of the charity towards a bright future for inclusive sport.