Governance Review 2020

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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 majority of 98%. The AGM resolution 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."

Working group
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 Member - Richard Sykes (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) - Neville Wrench (nominated by the RCC)
Executive Director - Rich Beer (Development Director)
Independent - Christine Fisher
Head of Governance – Jennifer Agnew (joined the Working Group in June 2018).

Progress timeline