Sally Munday elected to EIS Board

Sally Munday

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has announced three new Board members to help provide strategic direction for the organisation in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond. These include England Hockey's Chief Executive Sally Munday - her role at England Hockey will be unaffected by the new EIS Board inclusion.

Sir David Tanner CBE and Vic Luck will also join the EIS Board at the start of 2016 and bring a huge wealth of knowledge and experience of the high performance sport and corporate sectors.

Sir David has been British Rowing’s Performance Director since 1996, and led the sport through its richest ever period of success.

Vic Luck has had senior leadership roles at international corporations PwC, IBM and Ford.

Sally Munday has been Chief Executive of England Hockey since January 2009 and has over 18 years work experience in national governing bodies (NGBs). Since taking the helm at England Hockey, she has led the organisation to achieve their strategic goals which include Team GB claiming their first Olympic medal in 20 years when the women’s team took bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, as well as winning a gold medal at last summer's Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015.

The three will replace outgoing Board members Karen Pickering and Ian Watmore who step down after reaching the end of their term limits and Malcolm Brown MBE who steps down due to sport commitments.

EIS Chairman John Steele said: “The EIS is delighted to welcome Sir David Tanner CBE, Sally Munday and Vic Luck to our Board. Collectively they bring a wealth of knowledge based on outstanding achievement and experience in the sports and corporate world, and they will be hugely valuable to the EIS Board as we move into an Olympic and Paralympic year and beyond into the Tokyo cycle.”

Sally Munday said: “I strongly believe in the role that the team behind the team play in supporting our British athletes to achieve medal success. The EIS are vital to this and I am really excited to be joining the Board to play a role in the organisations strategy moving forwards.”