England Hockey Board Synopsis - May 2019

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Meeting Name: England Hockey Board 
Venue: Bisham Abbey 
Date: 21 May 2019

Lead: Royston Hoggarth
Note Taker: Helen Clarke
Present: Andy Tapley (AT), Ed Barney (EB), Ian Wilson (IW), Jonathan Cockcroft (JC), Kate Swann (KS), Mike Stoddard (MS), Rich Beer (RB), Richard Sykes (RS), Sally Munday (SM), Sheila Morrow (SMo), Neville Wrench (NW)
Guest: James Farndon (UK Sport)
Apologies: Katy Roberts (KR), Andy Hunt (AH)


Minutes of meeting held on 19th March 2019
Points of accuracy: The minutes were approved as a true and accurate recording.
Matters arising: EH are developing a Diversity strategy. Recruitment of a Hockey Futures Chair is ongoing
Declarations of interest: None

Executive Report
As read with the following points: 
  • SM updated the Board on the communication of her departure and recruitment of replacement
  • RB continuing to work with other countries and the FIH to resolve the challenges of the FIH rule changes
Jon Cockcroft updated on the delivery of FIH Pro League and ticketing/hospitality progress to date, highlighting the opportunity presented with the upcoming Stoop session. The Board recognised the achievements to date given and were positive about the future opportunities FIHPL offers. 

International success
Ian Wilson updated on the financial position of the performance budget against the 4 year funding cycle, confirming this is on track.

Ed Barney presented on the developed position of the Fit for the Future- systemic success strategy. The Board discussed the proposal including risks and mitigation and approved EB to continue development of the project.

Of note with regards to UK Sport future funding, SM confirmed that she will not be involved in any way with any funding decisions relating to Hockey in her new role as CEO of UK Sport

Enhanced Infrastructure
Rich Beer provided details of the AGM Resolution roadshows being delivered at ten locations nationally.
  • 26 June – Harrogate – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 27 June – Warwick – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 1 July – Taunton – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 9 July – Caterham – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 10 July – London central – 7.30pm-9.30pm 
  • 11 July – Manchester – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 16 July – Reading HC – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 17 July – Cambridge – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 16 Sept – St Albans – 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • 30 Sept – Sheffield – 7.30pm-9.30pm
Strong and respected NGB
Management Accounts
Ian Wilson detailed the actions undertaken to ensure a positive year end financial position

Health and Safety
An internal Health and Safety group is being established

Committee Updates including EDG Panel
Taken as read. Andy Tapley provided an update on EDG Panel