Governance Review 2018

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A robust governance structure that allows for maximum participation in hockey within a safe environment underpinned by an organisational structure that ensures consistency, accountability, transparency and communication at all levels.  

At the March 2017 England Hockey AGM, a resolution to review the structures within the sport was proposed and passed with a 98% majority. 

The AGM resolution in full read as follows:

“This resolution proposes that England Hockey review the sport's current governance structure across the country so that it provides the best opportunity to develop the sport; increasing participation levels and the chances of sustained success at national and international level while safeguarding participants and giving members the best possible experience in the 21st century”. 

A working group to drive this initiative forward was established shortly after the AGM, comprising the following key individuals:

Chair                                                        Liz Pelling (England Hockey Vice President) 

Board Members                                           Andy Tapley (Membership Elected Non-Executive Director) 
                                                                Richard Sykes (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Regional Consultative Committee (RCC)         Neville Wrench (nominated by the RCC)

Executive Directors                                     Rich Beer (Development Director) 
                                                                Ian Wilson (Finance and Administration Director) 

Independent                                               Christine Fisher

Since its establishment, the Working Group has presented a scope and timescale for the initial stages of the project to the Board at its July 2017 meeting and agreed a set of overarching Principles and Requirements (set out in the Briefing Paper below), both of which are a direct result of the feedback provided by Members during the research and consultation exercise conducted by Yew Consulting between September and December 2017.

The progress of the Working Group and development of the Review will be published here.

Please email with any comments or questions regarding the Review.