Sallie has worked in sport for over 30 years. She originally trained to be a teacher and holds an MA in Physical Education. Sallie then worked at the GB Sports Council and Sport England for 12 years before joining the Sport and Recreation Alliance in 2002, where she was the Head of Operations.
Sallie retired in 2015 and is now able to use her time on her passion - volunteering and working for her community. She is chair of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Steering Group, Finance and Governance Director on the Board of World Lacrosse, chair of GB Lacrosse Women's World Cup and President of her local Women's Institute. Sallie has enjoyed using her knowledge and expertise to assist the development of BBS and the visually impaired community and in leading our work on the 2023 IBSA World Blind Games. For her services to sport, Sallie was made an MBE in the 2017 New Year's Honours list.
"I am delighted and honoured to be Chair of BBS. The organisation does some fantastic work with, and for, visually impaired people and I hope the changes we have recently made to our governance will ensure BBS is able to meet future challenges and continues to thrive and grow."